Investing FAQs

  1. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  2. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  3. Why do low interest rates cause investors to shy away from the bond market?

  4. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  5. What does it mean when a bond has a put option?

  6. Do all international markets trade between 9:30am and 4pm local time?

  7. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

  8. How do I avoid paying excess taxes on securities I have sold?

  9. How do you determine a company's percentage of credit sales?

  10. What is the best method of analysis for forex trading?

  11. Can I match a fund to my religion?

  12. How do I use a "basket" option?

  13. What is market capitulation?

  14. What's the smallest number of shares I can buy?

  15. What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?

  16. What's the smallest number of shares of stock that I can buy?

  17. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

  18. What is a pure play?

  19. A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

  20. Can a stock have a negative price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

  21. When short selling a stock, how long does a short seller have before covering?

  22. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  23. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

  24. Why do commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills?

  25. How are foreign exchange rates affected by commodity price fluctuations?

  26. Is there a difference between ADR and ADS?

  27. Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

  28. What is the best time of the day to trade?

  29. Can a church issue a bond?

  30. Does a company's American depositary share equal one share of common stock?

  31. I sold my house. Can I exclude the gain from my income?

  32. What is fair capital?

  33. What is securitization?

  34. Is scalping a viable forex trading strategy?

  35. What is Black Monday?

  36. I have several CDs in my IRA with different maturities. Can I roll them over to another ...

  37. What is the "Nifty 50"?

  38. What does it mean when a bond is selling at a premium? Is it a good investment?

  39. What's the difference between shares and stocks?

  40. I have a short period of time (1 year or less) during which I will have money to ...

  41. What happens if I maintain a short position in a stock that is delisted and declares ...

  42. If the price of the bond falls, does that mean the company won't pay me the par value?

  43. What are pro forma earnings?

  44. What's the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  45. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  46. In the forex market, how is the closing price of a currency pair determined?

  47. What is a basis point (BPS)?

  48. What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?

  49. Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital gains tax?

  50. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

  51. How can I invest in gold?

  52. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  53. How does a depository bank benefit from issuing an ADR for a foreign company for ...

  54. Who sets the price of commodities?

  55. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  56. Can an open-ended fund's price appreciate significantly?

  57. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

  58. What are managed futures?

  59. How did George Soros "break the Bank of England"?

  60. Why should investors pick less risky investments as they approach retirement?

  61. The risk an investor is most likely to encounter when investing in a Standard & Poor’s ...

  62. What is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to buy a bond?

  63. What does it mean to book the basis?

  64. What is the difference between asset-based lending and asset financing?

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