Investing FAQs

  1. Why would a company buyback its own shares?

  2. What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC)?

  3. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

  4. What is the difference between CAPEX and OPEX?

  5. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  6. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)?

  7. What is the formula for calculating internal rate of return (IRR) in Excel?

  8. What counts as "debts" and "income" when calculating my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

  9. What are the Differences Between a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and a Home Equity Loan?

  10. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

  11. What is an FHA Streamline Loan?

  12. How liquid are money market accounts?

  13. Why doesn't Berkshire Hathaway pay a dividend? (BRK-A, BRK-B)

  14. Can Mutual Funds Only Hold Bonds?

  15. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

  16. Can I buy a house directly from Fannie Mae (FNMA)?

  17. How much influence does OPEC have on the global price of oil?

  18. What Are the Pros and Cons of Owning an Equity REIT vs. a Mortgage REIT? (AEC, HOT)

  19. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

  20. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  21. What is the difference between an ETF's net asset value (NAV) and its market price?

  22. Vale, Mitsui Agree to Terms for Coal Mine Stake (VALE, MITSY)

  23. What is the best measure of a given stock's volatility?

  24. What is the difference between a smart beta fund and an index fund?

  25. Are qualified dividends included in ordinary dividends?

  26. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  27. Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock (i.e. dividends, rights offerings, etc.).

  28. How does depreciation affect cash flow?

  29. Is it possible to refinance a house you're renting out?

  30. Do home appraisers use Zillow? (Z)

  31. What Home-Buying Costs Can I Deduct from Taxes?

  32. How should I analyze a company's financial statements?

  33. Free & operating cash flows: What's the Difference?

  34. How do you read a P&L statement?

  35. What is the best way to diversify an investment portfolio?

  36. What is a good annual return for a mutual fund?

  37. What is the Difference Between Operating Income and Net Income?

  38. Why would you keep funds in a money market account and not a savings account?

  39. How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

  40. How can I make my home run on energy that is 100% off the grid?

  41. How are ETF fees deducted?

  42. How are you taxed after selling a mutual fund in an IRA?

  43. What exactly is an ETF portfolio?

  44. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  45. What are the advantages of an index fund over an ETF?

  46. Which country has the most gold?

  47. What determines the price of a bond in the open market?

  48. What does a negative bond yield mean?

  49. Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar

  50. What is the difference between passive and active portfolio management?

  51. When did the real estate bubble burst?

  52. Are money market funds considered cash?

  53. Are money market accounts considered checking or savings?

  54. Are money market dividends qualified?

  55. How safe are money market accounts?

  56. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized bond obligation (CBO)?

  57. What is a subprime mortgage?

  58. Is a money market account the same as a money market fund?

  59. What typically comprises a money market fund?

  60. What is the difference between a REIT and a master limited partnership

  61. Why are MLP ETFs so expensive?

  62. Who are BMW's main suppliers?

  63. When do you invest in a commingled fund vs. separate account?

  64. How do leveraged ETFs compound volatility? (SPXL)

  65. What is graphene? (HAYD.L, TSLA)

  66. How can I track gold prices?

  67. Why are stocks and oil so correlated right now?

  68. What is an appropriate large cap mutual fund fee?

  69. Why don't mutual funds trade like stocks?

  70. What is the 50/20/30 budget rule?

  71. What is an appropriate small cap mutual fund fee?

  72. Do hedge funds have ticker symbols?

  73. Is risk parity a safe investment strategy?

  74. Is the upfront cost of Class A mutual fund shares worth it?

  75. Why are mutual fund investment minimums different?

  76. How does correlation affect the stock market?

  77. What is a good turnover ratio for a mutual fund?

  78. How liquid are BlackRock mutual funds? (BLK)

  79. When does a growth stock turn into a value opportunity?

  80. What is comparative advantage?

  81. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

  82. Do plane tickets get cheaper closer to the date of departure?

  83. Are secured personal loans better than unsecured loans?

  84. How many free credit reports can you get per year?

  85. Is the Wall Street Journal considered to be a conservative publisher?

  86. Can hedge funds trade penny stocks?

  87. Does an FHA loan require a down payment?

  88. Do FHA loans have closing costs?

  89. Do banks offer FHA loans?

  90. Who actually owns the Wall Street Journal?

  91. Do financial advisors charge VATs?

  92. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  93. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

  94. Why do some oil refineries get tax exemptions?

  95. Should mutual funds be subject to more regulation?

  96. How do mutual funds work in India?

  97. Can hedge fund returns be replicated?

  98. Can working capital be depreciated?

  99. Do working capital funds expire?

  100. When are mutual fund orders executed?

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