Investing FAQs

  1. What currency is affected by the interest rate decisions of the Bank of England (BoE)? ...

  2. Which of the following BEST describes the requirements for advertisements of new ...

  3. How did Peter Young gain infamy as a "rogue trader"?

  4. How do companies like Moody's rate bonds?

  5. What is the salad oil scandal?

  6. What is a Chinese hedge?

  7. What is "hot money"?

  8. How do I use a barbell strategy?

  9. How do I use a premium put convertible?

  10. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

  11. What is a wild-card play?

  12. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  13. Your client has a net short-term gain of $3,000 and a net long-term loss of $8,0 ...

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

  15. What are the oldest mutual funds, by date of inception?

  16. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

  17. What is the difference between fundamental and technical analysis?

  18. What is the difference between a blend fund and a balanced fund?

  19. What are soft dollars?

  20. What is the 'Rule of 72'?

  21. Is a company allowed to reduce its dividends?

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

  23. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  24. How do stock splits affect short sellers?

  25. Why are some shares priced in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, while other just ...

  26. What is the difference between convertible and reverse convertible bonds?

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

  28. What do the "BxA" numbers on my brokerage's trading screen mean?

  29. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end ...

  30. How many types of markets can an investor choose from?

  31. What is property, plant and equipment, and what does it mean?

  32. What is political risk and what can a multinational company do to minimize exposure?

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

  34. How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field investments or acquisitions?

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

  36. What does CHIPS UID mean?

  37. Where can I find the number of shares shorted on a specific stock?

  38. How do central banks inject money into the economy?

  39. How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them so special?

  40. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  41. Can you short sell ETFs?

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

  43. What does "buy and hold" mean?

  44. What are unrealized gains and losses?

  45. What is a tranche?

  46. I have discovered that a bond I am interested in has a sinking fund. What does this ...

  47. Are IPOs available to short sell immediately upon trading, or is there a time limit ...

  48. How can you lose more money than you invest shorting a stock? If you have no money ...

  49. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange, such as, for example, on both the ...

  50. I have only $500 to invest, am I limited to buying only penny stocks?

  51. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

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

  53. What's the difference between institutional and non-institutional investors?

  54. Can a bond be traded over-the-counter?

  55. Why are options very active when they are at the money?

  56. Why is it that when investors realize returns on a mutual fund, its price tends to ...

  57. How do segregated funds differ from mutual funds?

  58. Can I give stock as a gift?

  59. How does a credit crunch occur?

  60. Who is Mr. Copper?

  61. What is earnings management?

  62. Why do some closed-end mutual funds trade above or below their net asset values?

  63. Are certificates of deposit a kind of bond?

  64. How do you calculate the percentage gain or loss on an investment?

  65. What is a treasury stock?

  66. What is a DRIP?

  67. What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

  68. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

  69. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  70. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  71. I hold stock certificates in a company that just had a stock split. What happens ...

  72. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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

  74. Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

  75. What are the components of the risk premium for investments?

  76. What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially ...

  77. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

  78. Does issuing preferred shares offer a tax advantage for corporations?

  79. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

  80. Can a bond have a negative yield?

  81. What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect on some of its receivables?

  82. Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

  83. How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

  84. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  85. Why do longer term CDs pay a higher rate than the short-term CDs?

  86. What is the "random walk theory" and what does it mean for investors?

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

  88. What does it mean when people say they "beat the market"? How do they know they have ...

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

  90. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  91. What is a "socially responsible" mutual fund?

  92. What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

  93. What is the difference between a simple moving average and an exponential moving ...

  94. What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's balance sheet?

  95. How is spread calculated when trading in the forex market?

  96. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

  97. Why are big foreign companies considering delisting their American depositary receipts?

  98. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  99. Can a church issue a bond?

  100. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

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

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