Investing FAQs

  1. What's the difference between the hurdle rate and the high water mark?

  2. How did Bernard Baruch attain his wealth?

  3. What is the difference between fixed assets and current assets?

  4. Are all mortgage backed securities (MBS) also collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  5. How can you calculate free cash flow to equity (FCFE) in Excel?

  6. What would motivate an entity to enter into a swap agreement?

  7. What is the difference between a closed end investment fund (CEF) and a unit investment ...

  8. How should I interpret a negative correlation?

  9. Why is it better to invest in a blue-chip company that pays dividends versus a blue-chip ...

  10. Are closed end investments actively or passively managed?

  11. What are some index funds that specialize in blue chip stocks?

  12. What level of return on equity is common for a company in the banking sector?

  13. Is there a better metric for hedging options than delta?

  14. What is index option trading and how does it work?

  15. How does the risk of investing in the banking sector compare to the broader market?

  16. What are some safe fixed-income investments?

  17. Where did DuPont Analysis come from?

  18. What are some examples of moral hazard in the business world?

  19. Are there ways to invest in gold and get a dividend?

  20. What are the characteristics of a marketable security?

  21. What are some examples of demand elasticity other than price elasticity of demand?

  22. What are the most popular volume oscillators in technical analysis?

  23. How does a merger affect the shareholders?

  24. What other options does an investor have to buying physical silver?

  25. How should I interpret a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

  26. What does asset management mean in regards to real estate?

  27. How can an investor hedge exposure to the aerospace sector?

  28. When during the economic cycle should I invest in the banking sector?

  29. In what situations does it benefit a company to buy back outstanding shares?

  30. What valuable information can a company's Additional Paid in Capital provide to potential ...

  31. How can I profit from a fall in the automotive sector?

  32. How do I determine what percentage of my portfolio to invest in blue chip stock?

  33. What is the average price-to-book ratio for a bank?

  34. What are the limitations of using delta to hedge options?

  35. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the banking sector?

  36. What is considered to be a healthy accounts payable turnover ratio?

  37. What do efficiency ratios measure?

  38. Why should I look at other aspects of the company, rather than just the bottom line?

  39. How do I find positive correlation in the stock market?

  40. What is the difference between market risk and country risk?

  41. Which financial ratios are considered to be efficiency ratios?

  42. What are some strategies companies commonly use to reduce their debt to capital ratio?

  43. Does a high efficiency ratio mean that the company is profitable?

  44. What is the historical market risk premium?

  45. How can I calculate the hurdle rate in Excel?

  46. How are labor and capital affected by the balance of trade?

  47. How can an investor profit from a fall in the price of bank stocks?

  48. Which factors are more important in determining the demand elasticity of a good or ...

  49. What factors cause investors to perceive large cap stocks as being low-risk?

  50. What is the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and an asset ...

  51. What are some common examples of unsystematic risk?

  52. What is the history of binary options?

  53. What would cause a decrease in accumulated depreciation?

  54. Is the bottom line the best representation of a company's financial strength?

  55. What happens to accumulated depreciation when you sell an asset?

  56. What ratios are most commonly used to judge working capital management?

  57. Why is the Toraku Index important for analysts of the Tokyo Stock Exchange?

  58. Is there a positive correlation between risk and return?

  59. How can a company with a positive bottom line be more risky than one with a negative ...

  60. How do I create an optimal thrusting line on candlestick patterns?

  61. Why would a company choose to operate on a deficit budget in lieu of a balanced budget?

  62. How does money supply affect interest rates?

  63. Why is brand equity considered an intangible asset?

  64. What's the difference between cyclical unemployment and seasonal unemployment?

  65. How does a company obtain a bank guarantee?

  66. How did moral hazard impact the financial crisis of 2007-08?

  67. How can I use the debt-to-capital ratio to evaluate a stock?

  68. Does a high debt to capital ratio make a company a bad investment?

  69. What is the difference between operating leverage and financial leverage?

  70. What country has the richest middle class?

  71. What are the main arguments in favor of the privatization of public goods?

  72. What risks does an entrepreneur face?

  73. How do returns on private equity investments compare to returns on other types of ...

  74. How are Tri-Star patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

  75. How does the risk profile of private equity investments compare to those of other ...

  76. What are the biggest risks of fixed-income investing?

  77. What is the Weighted Alpha formula and how is it calculated?

  78. How does the risk of investing in the drugs sector compare to the broader market?

  79. How can you use delta to determine how to hedge options?

  80. What are the differences between a Triple Exponential Moving Average (TEMA) and a ...

  81. What does the yield curve actually predict?

  82. How does covariance impact portfolio risk and return?

  83. What is the long-term outlook of the automotive sector?

  84. What is the difference between risk avoidance and risk reduction?

  85. Where on the Internet can I find yield curves over various periods?

  86. How are international investment banking practices regulated?

  87. How do you calculate present value in Excel?

  88. If I believe Internet sector companies are overvalued, how can I profit from a fall ...

  89. How do you use internal rate of return to calculate a capital budget?

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

  91. What factors influence a change in demand elasticity?

  92. Who uses bills of exchange?

  93. How is an accrued interest entry made in accounting?

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

  95. Do you have to sell your stocks when you get a margin call?

  96. What is a capitalization-weighted index?

  97. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the Internet sector?

  98. What factors might make a private placement a risky investment?

  99. How do commercial banks make money?

  100. What are the main benefits of a JIT (just in time) production strategy?

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