Investing FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. How does off balance sheet financing work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  43. What is private wealth management?

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

  45. Which securities are considered investment grade?

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

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

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

  49. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  67. How is deferred revenue treated under accrual accounting?

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

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

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

  71. How big is the derivatives market?

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

  73. How is a corporate bond taxed?

  74. Why might two companies calculate capital employed differently?

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

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

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

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

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

  80. What percentage of an electronics company's spending is typically spent on research ...

  81. How can an investor profit from a decline in the real estate sector?

  82. Who regulates the various types of exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

  83. What does the notional principal of a derivative contract refer to?

  84. Why is Manchester United (MANU) carrying so much debt?

  85. What mutual funds can be used for investing in the industrial sector?

  86. What is the difference between a custodian bank and a mutual fund custodian?

  87. Why does zero-based budgeting require ongoing evaluation and management?

  88. Who is the counterparty of a derivative?

  89. How can derivatives be used for speculation?

  90. Why did Warren Buffett invest heavily in Coca-Cola (KO) in the late 1980s?

  91. How does arbitrage affect the price of exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

  92. How do I use the principles of convexity to compare bonds?

  93. How are new exchange traded funds (ETFs) created?

  94. What does it mean to roll a derivative contract?

  95. What can cause a security to go from investment grade to "junk" grade?

  96. What is affected by the interest rate risk?

  97. What is the correlation between a coupon rate and the convexity of a given bond?

  98. What taxes will I pay if I win a lot of money while gambling in Las Vegas?

  99. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the chemicals sector?

  100. How can I calculate convexity in Excel?

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