Bonds FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

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

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

  14. 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?

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

  16. What is a BRIC nation?

  17. Are there regulations against monopolies?

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

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

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

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

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

  23. How do NGOs get funding?

  24. How are capital gains and dividends taxed differently?

  25. Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

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

  27. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

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

  29. What is an annuity?

  30. How does the government spend my taxes?

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

  32. What is a monopoly?

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

  34. Who is eligible for student loan forgiveness?

  35. What is a stock ticker?

  36. What is an asset?

  37. What exactly is a startup?

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

  39. How do you flip a home?

  40. How do I start using technical analysis?

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

  42. What is a reasonable amount of debt?

  43. How are share prices set?

  44. Where can I look for a financial planner?

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

  46. Can my insurance company refuse me coverage?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  54. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

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

  56. Is it possible to beat the market?

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

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

  59. What is a dividend?

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

  61. How do I retire?

  62. How does TARP affect the economy?

  63. How is Libor determined?

  64. Where can I purchase options?

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

  66. What credit cards offer the lowest interest rates?

  67. 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?

  68. Why should I pay myself first?

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

  70. What is the difference between investing and trading?

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

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

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

  74. What are austerity measures?

  75. Why do interest rates change?

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

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

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

  79. I have a 403(b) from a old employer. I would like to convert it to a 401(k). How can I do that?

  80. What is finance?

  81. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

  82. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  83. What is a derivative?

  84. If you have a house that is under your company name and you want to sell it back to yourself, do you have to pay capital gains taxes?

  85. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

  86. Our broker switched firms in the middle of 2011. As a result we lost track of our required minimum distribution (RMD) amounts and ended up withdrawing much more than our RMD. Is there a way to defer some of the withdrawal to 2012 to avoid the tax liabilit

  87. What is the correlation between American stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

  88. What do the terms weak dollar and strong dollar mean?

  89. What is "whoops" and how did it come to refer to one of the biggest municipal bond defaults in history?

  90. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  91. What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?

  92. How do you make money trading money?

  93. How does margin trading in the forex market work?

  94. How do I convert dollars to pounds, euros to yen, or francs to dollars, etc.?

  95. Why is the U.S. dollar shown on the top of some currency pairs and on the bottom of others?

  96. What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

  97. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  98. Can a company be state-run and publicly traded at the same time?

  99. How can I trade in cross currency pairs if my forex account is denominated in U.S. dollars?

  100. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

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