Investing FAQs

  1. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock ...

  2. What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) all-time high?

  3. Why is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) price weighted?

  4. How can I make equity investments in real estate?

  5. How do you compare Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and Nifty?

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

  7. Why do share prices fall after a company has a secondary offering?

  8. What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

  9. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for inventory reserves?

  10. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

  11. Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading when assessing long-term ...

  12. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  13. How can I budget for both short-term expenses and long-term goals?

  14. Why do stock prices change following news reports?

  15. Can I donate stock to charity?

  16. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common stocks?

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

  18. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

  19. I lost my share certificate. Do I still own the stock?

  20. Why would a company make drastic cuts to its dividend payments?

  21. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

  22. What is an echo bubble?

  23. How do I find historical prices for stocks?

  24. How long can you short sell for?

  25. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

  26. Which is better a cash dividend or a stock dividend?

  27. What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's life cycle?

  28. How does gun control policy affect the stock price of firearm companies?

  29. What are the main risks of after-hours trading?

  30. What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?

  31. When would I have to fill out a Schedule D IRS form?

  32. How do you buy Bitcoins?

  33. What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures market?

  34. What's the difference between housing starts and building permits?

  35. What are some common traits of undervalued stocks?

  36. What unforeseen circumstances affect what I'll pay in capital gains taxes?

  37. What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

  38. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

  39. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

  40. What's the most expensive stock of all time?

  41. What is the difference between shorting and naked shorting?

  42. What are the best ways to invest in mortgage-backed securities (MBS)?

  43. How does Fannie Mae (FNMA) make money?

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

  45. What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued stock?

  46. What does a high inventory turnover tell investors about a company?

  47. What's the difference between an individual retirement account (IRA) and a certificate ...

  48. Why is it sometimes better to use an average inventory figure when calculating the ...

  49. How do you calculate working capital?

  50. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash flow?

  51. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

  52. What are the main differences between return on equity (ROE) and return on assets ...

  53. What are the main differences between compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and internal ...

  54. Are companies with a negative return on equity (ROE) always a bad investment?

  55. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  56. Why is return on investment (ROI) a bad measure for calculating long-term investments?

  57. What factors go into calculating social return on investment (SROI)?

  58. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

  59. How can the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio mislead investors?

  60. How can return on investment (ROI) calculations be manipulated?

  61. Is there value in comparing companies from different sectors by using the debt-to-equity ...

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

  63. How do interest rates affect the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) calculation?

  64. What is considered a high debt-to-equity ratio and what does it say about the company? ...

  65. What are the best uses for trailing EPS, current EPS and forward EPS?

  66. How can the current ratio be misinterpreted by investors?

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

  68. What's the difference between weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and internal ...

  69. What are the main differences between the current ratio and the quick ratio?

  70. Why is earnings per share (EPS) also known as “The Bottom Line”?

  71. What is a BRIC nation?

  72. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

  73. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and ...

  74. What is a triple tax-free municipal bond?

  75. How are capital gains and dividends taxed differently?

  76. How do you flip a home?

  77. How do I start using technical analysis?

  78. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

  79. Is it a good idea to buy mutual funds from banks?

  80. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

  81. Is it possible to beat the market?

  82. What is a dividend?

  83. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

  84. How does TARP affect the economy?

  85. I recently got married and now we (together) have two houses (hers and mine). I have ...

  86. How can I invest in a foreign exchange market?

  87. What is the difference between investing and trading?

  88. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted ...

  89. What are austerity measures?

  90. What is finance?

  91. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

  92. What is a derivative?

  93. If you have a house that is under your company name and you want to sell it back ...

  94. What is "whoops" and how did it come to refer to one of the biggest municipal bond ...

  95. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  96. What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?

  97. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  98. Where do most fund managers get their market information?

  99. What do the different types of mutual fund classes mean?

  100. If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

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