Bonds FAQs

  1. What's a better way to borrow money: overdraft or credit cards?

  2. What are the pros and cons of overdraft protection?

  3. How do you calculate working capital?

  4. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash flow?

  5. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  6. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

  7. Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading when assessing long-term growth rates?

  8. What are the main differences between return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA)?

  9. What are the main differences between compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and internal rate of return (IRR)?

  10. Are companies with a negative return on equity (ROE) always a bad investment?

  11. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  12. Why is return on investment (ROI) a bad measure for calculating long-term investments?

  13. What factors go into calculating social return on investment (SROI)?

  14. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

  15. How can the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio mislead investors?

  16. How can return on investment (ROI) calculations be manipulated?

  17. Is there value in comparing companies from different sectors by using the debt-to-equity ratio?

  18. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)?

  19. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

  20. How do interest rates affect the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) calculation?

  21. What is considered a high debt-to-equity ratio and what does it say about the company?

  22. What are the best uses for trailing EPS, current EPS and forward EPS?

  23. How can the current ratio be misinterpreted by investors?

  24. What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC)?

  25. What's the difference between weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and internal rate of return (IRR)?

  26. What are the main differences between the current ratio and the quick ratio?

  27. Why is earnings per share (EPS) also known as “The Bottom Line”?

  28. How Can I Fund A Roth IRA If My Income Is Too High To Make Direct Contributions?

  29. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

  30. What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?

  31. What is a BRIC nation?

  32. Are there regulations against monopolies?

  33. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

  34. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, how would I do it?

  35. I want to invest my emergency fund to earn interest. What is a relatively safe and liquid investment I can easily withdraw from if disaster struck?

  36. How do I list the beneficiaries of my life insurance policies if I have a trust?

  37. Does the federal government fund any NGOs? Which ones?

  38. How do NGOs get funding?

  39. If I want to have some cash in a liquid account for unexpected emergencies, what is best? A savings account or another type?

  40. What is a triple tax-free municipal bond?

  41. What is the difference between redemption of shares and repurchase of shares?

  42. How are capital gains and dividends taxed differently?

  43. Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

  44. What is pay-as-you-drive auto insurance?

  45. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

  46. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment long term?

  47. What is an annuity?

  48. How does the government spend my taxes?

  49. What is the difference between a credit report and a credit score?

  50. What is a monopoly?

  51. Who is eligible for student loan forgiveness?

  52. What is the difference between a stock buyback and management buyout?

  53. What is a stock ticker?

  54. What is an asset?

  55. What exactly is a startup?

  56. What happens if I cannot pay a margin call?

  57. How do you flip a home?

  58. How do I start using technical analysis?

  59. Is there ever a bad time to invest in gold?

  60. What is a reasonable amount of debt?

  61. How are share prices set?

  62. What exactly is being done when shares are bought and sold?

  63. Where can I look for a financial planner?

  64. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

  65. Can my insurance company refuse me coverage?

  66. What pension benefits are available to military personnel?

  67. When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a down payment?

  68. Is it a good idea to buy mutual funds from banks?

  69. What should you do when you're five years from retiring?

  70. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

  71. What are the differences between a 401K and an IRA?

  72. Does paying my utility bills on time improve my credit score?

  73. How old should you be to get life insurance?

  74. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  75. If I am looking to get an Investment Banking job. What education do employers prefer? MBA or CFA?

  76. Is it possible to beat the market?

  77. What is an IPO lock-up period and how long is it?

  78. Can I still pass the CFA Level I if I do poorly in the ethics section?

  79. What is a dividend?

  80. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

  81. How does TARP affect the economy?

  82. How do I retire?

  83. Where can I purchase options?

  84. How is Libor determined?

  85. Suppose my garage collapsed onto my car. Are damages covered by my home insurance or auto insurance?

  86. What credit cards offer the lowest interest rates?

  87. I recently got married and now we (together) have two houses (hers and mine). I have only lived in mine for 13 months and was wondering if there was an exemption to capital gains tax if we could not reasonably afford the two properties?

  88. Why should I pay myself first?

  89. How can I invest in a foreign exchange market?

  90. What is the difference between investing and trading?

  91. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted average shares?

  92. I want to transfer my house title to my child, what are the costs and tax consequences of doing so?

  93. What are the main differences between the Republican and Democratic approaches to regulating the economy?

  94. What are austerity measures?

  95. Why do interest rates change?

  96. What are Government Pension Offsets, and who is subject to them?

  97. How do you plan for retirement if you have multiple employers? Can you combine retirement plans from multiple employers?

  98. What are the biggest factors that can affect my credit score?

  99. What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

  100. My daughter would like to use some of her Roth IRA to pay for some current tuition fees and loans. Can she do this without a penalty?

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