Investing FAQs

  1. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the wholesale sector?

  2. What financial metrics are best for evaluating companies in the real estate sector?

  3. What debt to equity ratio is common for a oil and gas company?

  4. What impact has the increase in shale gas drilling had on the oil and gas industry?

  5. What are the benefits of using target date fixed-income ETFs?

  6. What is the difference between linear regression and multiple regression?

  7. What is the importance of the capitalization rate in real estate investing?

  8. What measures can be used to evaluate the capital adequacy of an oil and gas company?

  9. Why should investors care about Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  10. What expiry months are typically available for derivatives?

  11. Why are fixed manufacturing costs included in inventories through the absorption ...

  12. How is Net Operating Income (NOI) used in real estate?

  13. What is the average return on equity for a company in the internet sector?

  14. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the food and beverage sector?

  15. How and why does a stock split?

  16. What level of dividend yield can be expected from companies in the drugs sector?

  17. What does it mean when utility companies are called widow-and-orphan stocks?

  18. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  19. What level of return on equity is average for a company in the telecommunications ...

  20. Why is EBITDA commonly used as a valuation metric for telecommunications companies?

  21. What are some of the more common Fibonacci retracements?

  22. How are municipal bonds taxed?

  23. What dividend yield is typical for the real estate sector?

  24. Why is a bank guarantee important in a long-term project contract?

  25. What is additional paid-in capital and how does it relate to stockholder equity?

  26. What is the difference between a bank guarantee and a bond?

  27. Why would a company choose to use global depositary receipts (GDRs) for financing?

  28. What is the relationship between equity spot prices, dividends, and future stock ...

  29. What is the average profit margin for a company in the telecommunications sector?

  30. Why is the amount of net tangible assets an important benchmark?

  31. How can I develop a profitable merger arbitrage strategy?

  32. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the telecommunications sector?

  33. What are some of the basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

  34. How does off balance sheet financing work?

  35. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the food and beverage sector?

  36. What is the average debt/equity ratio of real estate companies?

  37. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the ...

  38. What options strategies are best for investing in the industrial sector?

  39. What are the best options strategies for investing in the real estate sector?

  40. Which food and beverage stocks pay the highest dividends?

  41. Under what circumstances would I require private wealth management?

  42. In a repurchase agreement (repo) why is a longer tenor more risky?

  43. How is work in progress (WIP) typically measured in accounting?

  44. Who facilitates buying and selling on the primary market?

  45. Are there Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that offer a high bond yield?

  46. What are some examples of applications of the geometric mean?

  47. What are some of the limitations of run rates?

  48. In what situations would mutual fund fees be higher than ETF fees?

  49. Which segments of the chemicals sector are showing the fastest growth?

  50. How do open market operations (OMOs) affect bond prices?

  51. In what ways are ETFs more tax efficient than mutual funds?

  52. What is the difference between the Daily Treasury Long-Term Rates and the Daily Treasury ...

  53. How reliable is the mean variance analysis of an investment?

  54. How can smart beta be used in trading bonds?

  55. How do I calculate my year-to-date (YTD) return on my portfolio?

  56. Can a mean variance analysis be done for any investment?

  57. How does the risk of investing in the real estate sector compare to the broader market?

  58. Can two numbers have the same arithmetic and geometric means?

  59. What is the difference between foreign portfolio investment and foreign direct investment?

  60. How much of a drug company's spending is allocated to research and development on ...

  61. How does the value of the real estate impact the value of a triple net (NNN) lease?

  62. What measures can be used to evaluate the capital adequacy of a bank?

  63. What is the difference between fee-based advisors and commission-based advisors?

  64. What is private wealth management?

  65. What are some examples of a deferred tax liability?

  66. What dividend yield is typical for companies in the industrial sector?

  67. How can the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method be used to minimize taxes?

  68. Which securities are considered investment grade?

  69. What are the advantages of investing in ETFs with high trading volume?

  70. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

  71. What is the difference between an Equity REIT and a Mortgage REIT?

  72. Which oil and gas stocks pay the highest dividends?

  73. When should a company consider issuing a corporate bond vs. issuing stock?

  74. What is price-to-book ratio is typical in the electronics sector?

  75. What price-to-earnings ratio is average in the real estate sector?

  76. How have low interest rates affected the real estate sector?

  77. What kinds of derivatives are types of forward commitments?

  78. What does Value at Risk (VaR) have to do with maximization of shareholder wealth?

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

  80. Why are fee-based accounts preferred by many high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

  81. What does it mean to be long or short a derivative?

  82. What are some popular ETFs that track the industrial sector?

  83. How can I calculate the tracking error of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  84. How are prepaid expenses recorded on an income statement?

  85. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

  86. What is the difference between fee-only advisors and fee-based advisors?

  87. How do you calculate the excess return of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  88. How is deferred revenue treated under accrual accounting?

  89. Does an ETF pay out the full dividend that comes with the stocks held in that ETF?

  90. Which stocks in the industrial sector pay the highest dividends?

  91. How big is the derivatives market?

  92. As an investor in stock, how should I evaluate a company's capital employed?

  93. How did the financial crisis affect the oil and gas sector?

  94. How is a corporate bond taxed?

  95. Why might two companies calculate capital employed differently?

  96. Which segment of the oil and gas sector is most vulnerable if oil prices drop?

  97. What is the difference between the cost of capital and the discount rate?

  98. What are the main segments of the real estate sector?

  99. What kinds of derivatives are traded on an exchange?

  100. Does increasing health consciousness among consumers make investing in fast food ...

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