Investing FAQs

  1. How does the Private Sector Adjustment Factor (PSAF) affect competition in the private-sector?

  2. How important is credit rating on a fixed income security?

  3. When is the best time to buy a fixed income security?

  4. What is the formula for calculating the internal rate of return (IRR)?

  5. What does it mean to invest in base metals?

  6. What does the Efficient Market Hypothesis have to say about fundamental analysis?

  7. How is the bottom line increased or decreased?

  8. What does the S&P 500 index measure and how is it calculated?

  9. What is the relationship between accumulated depreciation and depreciation expense?

  10. Does a negative correlation between two stocks mean anything?

  11. What makes command economies fail?

  12. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the Internet ...

  13. How is the Altman Z-Score used in fundamental analysis?

  14. What does it mean when a company has a high capital adequacy ratio?

  15. What is the difference between the capital adequacy ratio vs. the solvency ratio?

  16. What are the differences between solvency ratios and liquidity ratios?

  17. How do financial markets react to recessions?

  18. When do stock market exchanges close?

  19. How do you use discounted cash flow to calculate a capital budget?

  20. What are some examples of efficiency ratios used in measuring businesses?

  21. What is the difference between EBIT and cash flow from operating activities?

  22. How do banks measure the Five Cs of Credit?

  23. What are some of the limitations and drawbacks of using the cash conversion cycle ...

  24. What is the difference between an accrual and an account payable?

  25. How do drawdowns help assess investment risk?

  26. How do I find out my own risk tolerance?

  27. What are some examples of different taxable events?

  28. How can you calculate Value at Risk (VaR) in Excel?

  29. What is the difference between a prospectus and summary prospectus?

  30. What are some examples of Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

  31. What are the different capitalization ratios?

  32. Why is there a negative correlation between quantity demanded and price?

  33. How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Upside Gap Two Crows Pattern?

  34. What are the best technical indicators to complement the Triple Exponential Moving ...

  35. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Vortex Indicator (VI)?

  36. What are the differences between a treasury bond and a treasury note and a treasury ...

  37. What are the primary assumptions of Efficient Market Hypothesis?

  38. What is the difference between comparative advantage and absolute advantage?

  39. Why are private equity investments usually reserved for rich people?

  40. What can cause an asset to trade above its market value?

  41. What skills do I need to become a Portfolio Analyst?

  42. What questions are commonly asked during a portfolio management job interview?

  43. What is the difference between portfolio management and financial planning?

  44. What is the difference between present value and net present value?

  45. Which countries run the largest budget deficits?

  46. What is the difference between rebalancing and diversifying a portfolio?

  47. Why is the disparity index indicator important to contrarian investors?

  48. What transactions are included in a country's balance of payments?

  49. How does the risk of investing in the automotive sector compare to the broader market?

  50. What kinds of securities are influenced most by systematic risk?

  51. Can retail investors buy commercial paper?

  52. Is the airline sector commonly included in the portfolio of a growth investor?

  53. Why is Average Collection Period important to a company?

  54. What are some common examples of marketable securities?

  55. How exactly does buying on margin work and why is it controversial?

  56. What is the purpose of drawing up a cash flow statement?

  57. What are the SEC regulations regarding stock splits?

  58. Which financial ratio best reflects capital structure?

  59. What is considered to be a good fixed asset turnover ratio?

  60. What are the different types of preference shares?

  61. How do investors calculate the present value of a future investment?

  62. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Trade Volume Index (TVI)?

  63. What happened to Nathan Rothschild's estate after his death?

  64. What is the best way to diversify an investment portfolio?

  65. What was Nathan Rothschild's interest in funding the Napoleonic Wars?

  66. How much debt is too much when calculating capital budgeting?

  67. What is the difference between the Five Cs of Credit and credit rating?

  68. What's the difference between an index fund and an ETF?

  69. What role does ratio analysis play in valuing a company?

  70. Is it possible for a country to have a comparative advantage in everything?

  71. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and total revenue?

  72. What are the risks of using CI (competitive intelligence) for espionage?

  73. What economic measures can be taken to encourage free enterprise?

  74. Are capital gains taxed differently in different countries?

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

  76. What is the formula for calculating free cash flow?

  77. How can an investor use the Z-Score to compare investment options?

  78. Does investing in small cap stocks have advantages over investing in big cap stocks?

  79. What sorts of factors increase cash flow from operating activities?

  80. How does the stock market affect gross domestic product (GDP)?

  81. How does accumulated depreciation affect net income?

  82. What is the difference between efficiency ratios and profitability ratios?

  83. What are the different kinds of shares that a Public Limited Company (PLC) can issue?

  84. What are the macroeconomic effects of allowing stock buying on margin?

  85. Why would you look at year-over-year rather than quarterly growth?

  86. What are the different groups involved in corporate governance?

  87. What is the difference between paid-up capital and share capital?

  88. How do I determine a particular company's market share?

  89. How risky is a straddle?

  90. Is there a difference between capital gains and dividend income?

  91. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  92. Why did Howard Schultz leave Starbucks, only to return eight years later?

  93. Why do index funds tend to have low expense ratios?

  94. What does total stockholders equity represent?

  95. What is the current yield curve and why is it important?

  96. What is the difference between ceteris paribus and mutatis mutandis?

  97. Why is the time value of money (TVM) an important concept to investors?

  98. Why is the EBITDA margin considered to be a good indicator of a company's financial ...

  99. What is the formula for calculating opportunity cost?

  100. How attractive is the internet sector for a growth investor?

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