Investing FAQs

  1. What are some examples of fixed assets?

  2. Is a deficit in the balance of payments a bad thing?

  3. How does a company's capitalization structure affect its profitability?

  4. What is accounting fraud?

  5. What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

  6. What trading strategies help investors withstand a drawdown?

  7. What does dividend per share tell investors?

  8. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the banking sector?

  9. How should investors interpret unlevered beta?

  10. What does financial accounting focus on?

  11. What kinds of liabilities appear on the balance sheet?

  12. How are semi-variable costs similar to fixed costs?

  13. What is the difference between a balance sheet and a cash flow statement?

  14. What is the difference between capital gains and investment income?

  15. What is the difference between an expense and a liability?

  16. What items are considered liquid assets?

  17. Are solvency ratios more concerned with the short-term or the long-term?

  18. How does opportunity cost impact how cost of debt is evaluated?

  19. What are some ways to reduce downside risk when holding a long position?

  20. Can you realize capital gains on intangible property?

  21. When is an expense ratio considered high and when is it considered low?

  22. What does a strong null hypothesis mean?

  23. Do landlords set up escrow accounts for their tenants' security deposits?

  24. Why is a mutual fund's expense ratio important to investors?

  25. How does disposable income influence the marginal propensity to consume (MPC)?

  26. Do companies measure their cost of debt with before- or after-tax returns?

  27. Do all economists believe in perfect competition?

  28. What does free cash flow to equity (FCFE) really tell an analyst?

  29. How do I compare one junk bond to another?

  30. What is the difference between fixed cost and total fixed cost?

  31. What is the difference between ex-ante moral hazard and ex-post moral hazard?

  32. What causes dividends per share to increase?

  33. What are some ways to increase your disposable income?

  34. Why would growth investors be attracted to the automotive sector?

  35. Where on the internet can I look up price to sales ratios for specific companies?

  36. Why should investors be concerned with risk management?

  37. What are the differences between weak, strong and semi-strong versions of the Efficient ...

  38. What is the difference between a long position and a call option?

  39. Does agency theory apply to brokers and clients?

  40. What types of companies tend to have the most deferred revenue?

  41. Why does delta only range from 1 to -1?

  42. What are some examples of stratified random sampling?

  43. What is the difference between deferred revenue and accrued expense?

  44. Why is deferred revenue listed as a liability on the balance sheet?

  45. Why is it important for a financial advisor to have a unique value proposition?

  46. How is cash flow affected by Average Collection Period?

  47. Why do some economists consider entrepreneurship to be a factor of production?

  48. Which is more important when estimating cost of capital - debt or equity?

  49. Why do shareholders need financial statements?

  50. What is the formula for calculating net present value (NPV)?

  51. What are some examples of financial spread betting?

  52. What kinds of financial instruments can I use a straddle for?

  53. What are some of the limitations of only looking at the rate of return for an investment?

  54. How do I determine what the right situation is to make a covered call?

  55. How do the risks of large cap stocks differ from the risks of small cap stocks?

  56. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

  57. How can I protect my investment portfolio from recessions?

  58. What is the concept of utility in microeconomics?

  59. How are liquidity ratios different than solvency ratios?

  60. What is the maximum I can lose if I make a covered call?

  61. What commodities are not tradable?

  62. What are analysts looking for when they use free cash flow to equity (FCFE)?

  63. What country holds the largest negative current account in the world?

  64. Why are efficiency ratios important to investors?

  65. Is the banking sector appropriate for a growth investor?

  66. What is the fixed asset turnover ratio and why is it important?

  67. How exactly do I use the price to sales ratio to evaluate a stock?

  68. What are the different ways to calculate depreciation for tangible assets?

  69. What are the different ways that corporations can raise capital?

  70. What is the difference between cost of debt capital and cost of equity?

  71. What are the main advantages of fixed income securities?

  72. What is considered a favorable price to sales ratio?

  73. Why has the price to sales ratio become a more popular metric than it was in the ...

  74. What kinds of companies are the best candidates for evaluation using the Gordon Growth ...

  75. What kinds of expenses are included in the expense ratio?

  76. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Indian stock market and ...

  77. What is an option's implied volatility and how is it calculated?

  78. How does a company choose between debt and equity in its capital structure?

  79. What are the best technical indicators to complement the Haurlan Index?

  80. Should I look at a company's operating profit or net profit?

  81. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in banks?

  82. What gives the best results, an index fund or an ETF?

  83. Over what sort of time span should I be examining a company's EBITA margin?

  84. If interest rate swaps are based on two companies' different outlook on interest ...

  85. How do I calculate a price to sales ratio using Excel?

  86. What are examples of popular companies in the financial services sector?

  87. How do I calculate fixed asset depreciation using Excel?

  88. What are the best measurements of economic growth

  89. How does economics study human action and behavior?

  90. How do different economic schools of thought treat the factors of production?

  91. What is the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  92. How did the LIBOR scandal affect interest rate swaps?

  93. What does it mean to say that a straddle is "delta neutral?"

  94. What is the difference between earnings per share and dividends per share?

  95. How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

  96. How can I calculate the value of a stock as per the Gordon Grown Model, using Excel?

  97. What is the difference between current assets and fixed assets?

  98. What are the most common ETFs that track the banking sector?

  99. What are the disadvantages of an index fund over an actively managed fund?

  100. What legal privileges do residents of special administrative regions (SAR) have that ...

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