Investing FAQs

  1. Did the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  2. What types of stocks have a small difference between bid and ask prices?

  3. What is the difference between a company's annual return and its annualized return?

  4. Is it better to use fundamental analysis, technical analysis or quantitative analysis ...

  5. What kinds of acts pertaining to interests in collective investment schemes are excluded ...

  6. What is the definition of "Financial Instruments Business" under the FIEA?

  7. What are the benefits of investing in a cyclical stock?

  8. When is a buy limit order executed?

  9. How did moral hazard contribute to the financial crisis of 2008?

  10. Should I buy and hold a cyclical stock for long-term gains?

  11. How do you determine the Critical Path in operations management?

  12. What options strategies are commonly used for investing in the electronics sector?

  13. What does the forward p/e indicate about a company?

  14. Why would growth investors be attracted to the electronics sector?

  15. How did the Glass-Steagall Act affect commercial and investment banking?

  16. How can I calculate degree of operating leverage on Excel?

  17. What are some examples of debt instruments?

  18. What is the difference between expected return and variance?

  19. What are some examples of risks associated with financial markets?

  20. What are the most popular leveraged ETFs that track the electronics sector?

  21. Can an investor use leveraged ETFs to invest in the airline sector?

  22. What is the best managed fund for trading mid-cap stocks?

  23. Why is an increase in capital stock on a company's balance sheet a bad sign for stockholders?

  24. Why should I dig further if I find a company has positive cash flow from investing ...

  25. How does a contra-asset account differ from a contra-liability account?

  26. How do companies report the value of their capital stock?

  27. When is it better to use unlevered beta than levered beta?

  28. Is it wise for a company to have heavy cash flow investing activities outside of ...

  29. Why would a growth investor purchase shares of companies in the drug sector?

  30. How does product pricing affect gross profit and EBITDA?

  31. What does the variance between the bid and ask price of a stock mean?

  32. How can retail investors invest in commercial paper?

  33. How can I use cash flow investing activities to determine if a company is growing?

  34. How should I evaluate a company with negative cash flow investing activities?

  35. How does the drug sector benefit from the growth of emerging markets?

  36. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and economic rent?

  37. What is the difference between par value and face value?

  38. What proportion of the chemicals sector is comprised of integrated companies with ...

  39. Should I enter a limit order to buy a position with a bid and ask that are far apart?

  40. What other sectors have the highest correlation with the chemicals sector?

  41. What is the average annual return in the utilities sector?

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

  43. How can the problem of asymmetric information be overcome?

  44. How can the yield curve help me make investment decisions?

  45. What are some real-life examples of the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) in practice?

  46. How can I use equity options to protect my stock portfolio from downturns?

  47. What is the difference between forward p/e and trailing p/e?

  48. Why is it a bad idea for beginning investors to speculate in penny stocks?

  49. What's the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a mortgage-backed ...

  50. What does a high equity risk premium signify about a company's stock future?

  51. Under what circumstances might a company decide to liquidate?

  52. When should I use a trailing stop order?

  53. How can companies reduce internal and external business risk?

  54. How can I use value chain analysis to evaluate investment decisions?

  55. What does the Macaulay duration indicate about a bond?

  56. What happens to the shares of a company that has been liquidated?

  57. What is the difference between carrying value and fair value?

  58. Why do growth investors buy insurance stocks?

  59. How many components are listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  60. How does market risk affect the cost of capital?

  61. What factors determine the strength of the crowding out effect?

  62. What is the difference between preference and ordinary shares?

  63. What is the difference between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

  64. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

  65. How do I convert a spot rate to a forward rate?

  66. What is the difference between a green field and a brown field investment?

  67. How does a strong value chain management team help a company?

  68. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should be exposed to the internet sector?

  69. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

  70. What is the difference between an accretive and a dilutive merger?

  71. What is Z-spread and option adjusted credit spread?

  72. What is the difference between tier 1 capital and tier 2 capital?

  73. What are common use cases for marginal analysis?

  74. How can I calculate the tier 1 capital ratio?

  75. What is the rate of return I can expect on a savings account?

  76. How is the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) used in portfolios?

  77. What is the difference between yield to maturity and holding period return yield?

  78. What are some of the better types of financial analysis software?

  79. What is the difference between a short squeeze and a long squeeze?

  80. What is the difference between record date and ex-dividend date?

  81. Are noncurrent assets depreciated?

  82. What is a Z bond in a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)?

  83. Were collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) responsible for the financial crisis ...

  84. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  85. What is the difference between record date and payable date?

  86. What are some examples of fiduciary duty?

  87. Why do companies issue callable bonds?

  88. What are the most common ETFs that track the chemicals sector?

  89. How were the figures 80 and 20 arrived at in the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle)?

  90. What types of data are necessary to make a technical analysis?

  91. How much of a diversified portfolio should be invested in the chemicals sector?

  92. What countries represent the largest portion of the global chemicals sector?

  93. How are junk bonds regulated?

  94. What is the difference between current and noncurrent assets?

  95. How do companies identify and manage business risk?

  96. How does the risk of investing in the chemicals sector compare to the broader market?

  97. Are short-term investments a good strategy for cash-rich small businesses"?

  98. Why is the capital adequacy ratio important to shareholders?

  99. What are the top investing strategies for investing in the utility sector?

  100. How is depreciation related to the carrying value of a tangible asset?

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