Bonds FAQs

  1. How quickly should my financial advisor sell a stock that I have asked him or her to sell for me?

  2. What are some common hand signals on the trading floor?

  3. Because I missed a few credit card payments, the issuer raised my interest rate from 9.9% to 19.9%. What should I do?

  4. Why are traders on the floor of the exchange?

  5. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

  6. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  7. How do I know when to "rebalance" my investments?

  8. Should I collect early Social Security?

  9. How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

  10. What is the "stretch IRA" concept?

  11. Who was the first person charged by the SEC?

  12. My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to prevent foreclosure?

  13. How much life insurance should I have?

  14. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  15. How are oil reserves accounted for on an oil company's balance sheet?

  16. What was the Marshall Plan?

  17. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

  18. The risk an investor is most likely to face when investing in a discounted U.S. Treasury bond is

  19. Which of the following is not needed to calculate the net present value of an investment?

  20. The “effective date” is defined as:

  21. When is it acceptable for a broker to commingle funds with a client?

  22. The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned over and above the:

  23. What are the distribution options for an inherited annuity?

  24. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  25. What is a call rule?

  26. Do stimulus checks work?

  27. What are G7 bonds?

  28. The primary reason for an IA to rebalance a client’s portfolio is to:

  29. What are the pros/cons of naming a trust as the beneficiary of a retirement account?

  30. Which constitutional amendment made income tax legal?

  31. Is it wise to consolidate credit card debt?

  32. Should computer software be classified as an intangible asset or part of property, plant and equipment?

  33. In a corporate liquidation, why are unpaid taxes and wages paid before general creditors but after secured bondholders?

  34. The interest rate used to define the “risk-free” rate of return is the:

  35. The interest rate used to define the “risk-free” rate of return is the

  36. What is PMI, and does everyone need to pay it?

  37. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  38. What is the difference between nonconvertible debentures and fixed deposits?

  39. What happens to insurance policies and variable annuities if the insurance company itself goes bankrupt - do the policyholders get anything out of it?

  40. What certification series does one need to be a bond broker?

  41. A hypothecation agreement allows a broker-dealer to

  42. How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

  43. What are the GAAP standards for digital document storage?

  44. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

  45. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

  46. The risk an investor is most likely to face when investing in a discounted U.S. Treasury bond is:

  47. My variable annuity account took a beating. Should I seek other alternatives?

  48. Does it make sense to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth when the market’s down?

  49. What is a convertible insurance policy?

  50. Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

  51. Do stocks that trade with a large daily volume generally have less volatility?

  52. When did earnings conference calls become open to the public?

  53. Which is NOT a component of investment income?

  54. What is a long-short mutual fund?

  55. Is there more to insurance policies than price?

  56. What are Schedule K-1 documents used for?

  57. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

  58. Why might a bond agreement limit the amount of assets that the firm can lease?

  59. Which is not a process the Federal Reserve uses to control the level of business activity?

  60. Which two companies underwent the biggest corporate merger of the 1990s?

  61. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

  62. What was the South Seas bubble?

  63. Who set the record loss for "rogue traders"?

  64. What is the difference between early retirement and full retirement as it applies to Social Security retirement benefits?

  65. How do companies calculate revenue?

  66. Who was the youngest CEO to be indicted for securities fraud?

  67. All of the following are allowable deductions used in determining taxable estate EXCEPT

  68. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, or do you have to sell the option and pay commissions?

  69. How much of a company's stock can a mutual fund own?

  70. What did Knight Trading Group do to incur a $1.5 million fine for violating trading rules?

  71. What is "leverage" as it is used in closed-end funds?

  72. How do I choose which insurance company to use?

  73. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

  74. What is disability-income insurance?

  75. How do I find out how much money a mutual fund manager has in his or her fund?

  76. The right to preempt allows a common shareholder to...

  77. What does the "agency cost of debt" mean?

  78. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

  79. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

  80. Should I pull my money out of an annuity if the insurance company is having financial problems?

  81. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  82. Which is NOT an element of Keynesian expenditure?

  83. What is a "twinternship"?

  84. What is the Mont Pelerin Society?

  85. Does a company logo change require a material disclosable event?

  86. Where did the term "tenbagger" originate?

  87. What was the first mutual fund?

  88. Which of the following BEST describes tax treatment of a long option that expires without exercise?

  89. What is an elimination period?

  90. What is the "bait & switch" technique?

  91. What is the difference between systemic risk and systematic risk?

  92. What is the Keynesian multiplier?

  93. In forex, what are the commodity pairs?

  94. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

  95. How do I employ a cash-and-carry trade?

  96. What are all of the securities markets in the U.S.A?

  97. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

  98. Is there a limit on the amount of disability insurance that I can buy?

  99. What is a V-shaped recovery and how is it different from other recoveries?

  100. All of the following are regulated by the Investment Companies Act of 1940 EXCEPT

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