Investing FAQs

  1. Why is fiduciary duty so important?

  2. When are mutual funds considered a bad investment?

  3. Why do financial advisors have a fiduciary responsibility?

  4. Can mutual funds invest in derivatives?

  5. Are mutual funds considered cash equivalents?

  6. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

  7. Can mutual funds invest in private equity?

  8. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  9. Are dividends considered an asset?

  10. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  11. Can mutual funds invest in MLPs?

  12. Why do mutual fund companies charge management fees?

  13. Can mutual funds invest in REITs?

  14. Are mutual funds considered liquid assets?

  15. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  16. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  17. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement?

  18. How do I use discounted cash flow (DCF) to value stock?

  19. How do dividends affect net asset value (NAV) in mutual funds?

  20. Do mutual funds invest only in stocks?

  21. How do dividends affect the balance sheet?

  22. Who actually declares a dividend?

  23. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  24. Can mutual funds invest in IPOs?

  25. Where exactly do dividends come from?

  26. Are dividends considered an expense?

  27. Do dividends go on the balance sheet?

  28. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

  29. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  30. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  31. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

  32. Are stocks real assets?

  33. Do penny stocks pay dividends?

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

  35. What is the difference between a Debit Order and a Standard Order in a bank reconciliation?

  36. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

  37. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  38. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

  39. How do futures contracts roll over?

  40. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

  41. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage? (AAPL, NFLX)

  42. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing money?

  43. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

  44. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

  45. Does index trading increase market vulnerability?

  46. What does a high turnover ratio signify for an investment fund? (KNOW)

  47. When does the holding period on a stock dividend start?

  48. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

  49. What is the difference between passive and active asset management? (SPY)

  50. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

  51. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

  52. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

  53. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

  54. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  55. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

  56. How does the bond market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

  57. What is the relationship between current yield and yield to maturity (YTM)?

  58. How do I use the holding period return yield to evaluate my bond portfolio?

  59. How often should a small business owner go through a bank reconciliation process?

  60. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

  61. Why is a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF) important to both investors and creditors?

  62. What is a 'busted' convertible bond?

  63. What is the difference between recurring and non-recurring general and administrative expenses?

  64. What does a futures contract cost?

  65. How can I find a company's EV/EBITDA multiple?

  66. What is the difference between terminal value and residual value?

  67. How can I use the holding period return yield to determine whether or not I should sell my bond?

  68. Should investors focus more on the current yield or face value of a bond?

  69. What is the difference between Cost and Freight (CFR) and Free on Board (FOB)?

  70. What kind of assets can be traded on a secondary market?

  71. What is considered a healthy EV/EBITDA?

  72. What can working capital turnover ratios tell a trader?

  73. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  74. What bond indexes follow the supply and demand for junk bonds?

  75. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should large cap stocks comprise?

  76. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) exchanged?

  77. How is the marginal cost of production used to find an optimum production level?

  78. How do I calculate the expected return of my portfolio in Excel?

  79. What are the main factors that affect stocks in the telecommunications sector?

  80. How do you find the break-even point using a payback period?

  81. What is a negative write-off?

  82. What metrics can be used when evaluating a telecommunications company to ensure its cash flow is sustainable?

  83. How does the landscape of the telecommunications sector in the U.S. compare to Canada?

  84. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  85. What do I do if I think an accountant is in violation of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

  86. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  87. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  88. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  89. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  90. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing food and beverage stocks?

  91. What are some of the more common types of regressions investors can use?

  92. How does the risk of investing in the industrial sector compare to the broader market?

  93. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

  94. How can I determine if my portfolio is overweight in certain sectors?

  95. What types of assets lower portfolio variance?

  96. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  97. How attractive is the food and beverage sector for a growth investor?

  98. To what extent do seasonal factors influence the utilities sector?

  99. What are the financial benefits of hire purchases?

  100. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the food and beverage sector?

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