Investing FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. When should I use a trailing stop order?

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Why do growth investors buy insurance stocks?

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

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

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

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

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

  20. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. What are common use cases for marginal analysis?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. Are noncurrent assets depreciated?

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

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

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

  41. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  42. What are some examples of fiduciary duty?

  43. Why do companies issue callable bonds?

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

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

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

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

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

  49. How are junk bonds regulated?

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

  51. How do companies identify and manage business risk?

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

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

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

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

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

  57. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Tweezer pattern?

  58. Can you accidentally engage in insider trading?

  59. What is the difference between carrying value and market value?

  60. Are stock investors technically creditors?

  61. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the banking sector?

  62. What is fiduciary liability insurance, and what are its benefits?

  63. Why do zero coupon bonds tend to be volatile?

  64. What is a geometric mean in statistics?

  65. What are the full rights of creditors in cases of bankruptcy?

  66. What are the best mutual funds for investing in the electronics sector?

  67. What is the difference between the expected return and the standard deviation of ...

  68. Where can I find the past record dates for a company's cash or stock dividend?

  69. Are there critics of the human development index (HDI)?

  70. What are some real-life examples of the economies of scope?

  71. How reliable or accurate is marginal analysis?

  72. What is the difference between degree of operating leverage and degree of financial ...

  73. How is a simple moving average calculated?

  74. How is the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) used in management?

  75. What role do shareholders play in a capital budget?

  76. Why would you use the TTM (trailing twelve months) rather than the data from the ...

  77. What are the long-term trends investors should consider before buying shares of a ...

  78. How do government bailouts increase moral hazard?

  79. Why is it important for an investor to understand business accounting?

  80. How can you use a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) to evaluate municipal bonds?

  81. What telecommunication companies have the largest exposure to emerging markets?

  82. Why does the efficient market hypothesis state that technical analysis is bunk?

  83. What is the difference between speculation and gambling?

  84. How do spinoffs differ from initial public offerings (IPOs)?

  85. How do I calculate production costs in Excel?

  86. How do you use a financial calculator to determine present value?

  87. What advantages does EBTIDA-margin have over other profitability ratios?

  88. How do you analyze inventory on the balance sheet?

  89. How is convertible bond valuation different than traditional bond valuation?

  90. How does portfolio management software work?

  91. What techniques can be used to hedge exposure to the chemicals sector?

  92. How accurate is the equity risk premium in evaluating a stock?

  93. What does it mean when a country has little activity in its capital account?

  94. What does the operating cash flow ratio measure?

  95. What are the most effective ways to reduce moral hazard?

  96. How do you calculate the geometric mean to assess portfolio performance?

  97. When is a share purchase marked as 'settled' by a brokerage?

  98. How much of a diversified portfolio should be invested in the electronics sector?

  99. What are the primary sources of market risk?

  100. How does beta measure a stock's market risk?

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