Investing FAQs

  1. What are key factors that are generally considered in demographic studies conducted by companies?

  2. Why should I consider buying an option if it's out-of-the-money?

  3. How can I use expected return with my risk profile to make an investment decision?

  4. What types of assets may be considered off balance sheet (OBS)?

  5. How is abatement cost accounted for on financial statements?

  6. How does an investor compute a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Sales for an automotive company?

  7. What are the components of a financial account?

  8. What is prime cost in managerial accounting?

  9. What is the difference between shareholder equity and net tangible assets?

  10. What are the differences between B-shares and H-shares traded on Chinese stock exchanges?

  11. How can I determine the degree of financial leverage (DFL) for a particular company?

  12. Why is degree of financial leverage (DFL) important to shareholders?

  13. What are typical examples of capitalized costs within a company?

  14. How might a company use demographics to assess the size of a potential market?

  15. If a company offers a buyback of its shares, how do I decide whether to accept the tendered offer?

  16. How does the deposit multiplier affect a bank's profitability?

  17. How can the price of a stock change on the ex-dividend date?

  18. How do traders use out-of-the-money options to hedge?

  19. How is a tender offer used by an individual, group or company seeking to purchase or gain control of a publicly traded company?

  20. What are the typical requirements to qualify for closed end credit?

  21. How have portfolios from within the efficient frontier performed historically?

  22. What are some examples of smart beta ETFs that use passive and active management?

  23. How are net tangible assets calculated?

  24. Why should investors be wary of off balance sheet financing activities?

  25. When might a business incur abatement costs?

  26. What industries typically use delta hedging techniques?

  27. How is portfolio variance reduced in Modern Portfolio Theory?

  28. How do I determine a company's floating stock?

  29. What are the pros and cons of downround financing?

  30. How do I use the rule of 72 to estimate compounding periods?

  31. What type of companies use downround financing?

  32. What are typical forms of capital assets within a manufacturing company?

  33. What happens when I want to sell my A-shares of a mutual fund?

  34. What are the pros and cons of holding a non-controlling interest in a company?

  35. Why do companies often treat events such as the purchase of an asset or construction of a factory as a capitalized cost?

  36. What are examples of inherent risk?

  37. On which financial statement does a company list its raw material costs?

  38. Why would it be in the interest of shareholders to accept a tender offer?

  39. How is a short call used in a covered call option strategy?

  40. How does implied volatility impact the pricing of options?

  41. How is the ex-dividend date for a dividend on a stock determined?

  42. How do corporate actions affect floating stock?

  43. How does a company record profits using the equity method?

  44. On which financial statements does a company report its long-term debt?

  45. What happens to the price of a premium bond as it approaches maturity?

  46. What are the advantages of portfolio planning with the efficient frontier?

  47. How is a short call used in a naked call writing option strategy?

  48. What does the information ratio tell about the design of a mutual fund?

  49. What is the difference between shares outstanding and floating stock?

  50. What are the differences between H-shares and A-shares on Chinese and Hong Kong stock exchanges?

  51. What are the key differences between financial risk and business risk to a company?

  52. What type of funding options are available to a private company?

  53. What are typical forms of long-term debt for a public company?

  54. What are the key factors that will cause a bond to trade as a premium bond?

  55. What is the process for a building owner depreciating leasehold improvements in a property?

  56. What does floating stock tell traders about a particular stock?

  57. What are the differences between downround and upround financing?

  58. What usually happens to the price of a stock when a tender offer for shares of the company is made public?

  59. What is the difference between the equity method and the proportional consolidation method?

  60. What are some ratios I can use the operating cash flow ratio with?

  61. What types of raw materials would be used by an auto manufacturer?

  62. How are commodity spot prices different than futures prices?

  63. Which economic factors impact treasury yields?

  64. What are the main principles of the Heckscher-Ohlin Model?

  65. Is it better to buy A-shares or a no-load mutual fund?

  66. What external factors can influence EBITDA margins?

  67. What does a high unlevered free cash flow indicate about a business?

  68. Why is unlevered free cash flow important when reviewing a company's finances?

  69. What are common scenarios in which managerial accounting is appropriate?

  70. How do commodity spot prices indicate future price movements?

  71. What is the importance of calculating tax equivalent bond yield?

  72. How do I use smart beta funds to create a diversified portfolio?

  73. What will examining a company's cash flow from operating activities tell an investor?

  74. What are the benefits of global depositary receipts (GDRs) to investors?

  75. What is the difference between Class A shares and other common shares of company's stock?

  76. What are the advantages and disadvantages of listing on the Nasdaq versus other stock exchanges?

  77. Is goodwill considered a form of capital asset?

  78. How is a short call used in a collar option strategy?

  79. Are Class A mutual funds a better choice for long-term investments or short-term investments?

  80. How is direct cost margin calculated?

  81. How is the expected market return determined when calculating market risk premium?

  82. What forms of debt security are available for the average investor?

  83. How does degree of financial leverage (DFL) affect earnings per share (EPS)?

  84. How is market to market (MTM) treated under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)?

  85. What are financial risk ratios and how are they used to measure risk?

  86. Are capital assets normally immediately expensed or are they amortized/depreciated over the life of the asset?

  87. What are the highest-yielding investment grade bonds?

  88. What kinds of real estate transactions use triple net (NNN) leases?

  89. What are the best free online resources to compare no-load mutual funds?

  90. What are the differences between preference shares and debentures?

  91. How can I use risk return tradeoff to determine my risk tolerance and investment objectives?

  92. How can I run linear and multiple regressions in Excel?

  93. Why is market to market (MTM) accounting considered controversial?

  94. Where did market to market (MTM) accounting come from?

  95. What can cause the terminal growth rate to be negative?

  96. How do I calculate my portfolio's investment returns and performance?

  97. What is the average return on equity for a company in the aerospace sector?

  98. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the automotive sector?

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

  100. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the aerospace sector?

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