Bonds FAQs

  1. What are the rules behind the delisting of a stock?

  2. What does it mean when futures prices are in contango?

  3. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  4. What is an ABC Agreement?

  5. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

  6. What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

  7. Which of the following accounts does ERISA cover?

  8. Why is the British pound / U.S. dollar currency pair known as "trading the cable"?

  9. How is my insurance premium calculated?

  10. Will Medicare pay for long-term costs?

  11. Where does stimulus economics come from?

  12. What is the significance of a Schedule 13D?

  13. Do speculators have a destabilizing effect on the financial system?

  14. The SEC's Rule 144

  15. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  16. What is a permanent portfolio?

  17. What is the "three-legged stool"?

  18. How do you use a back-to-back loan?

  19. Which is NOT an element of M2 money supply?

  20. What is a growth recession?

  21. Why might one insurance policy cost more than another?

  22. What is high-frequency trading?

  23. Why aren't economists rich?

  24. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

  25. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  26. A Straddle

  27. When did mutual funds come to the U.S.A.?

  28. Does the balance sheet always balance?

  29. What is an alligator spread?

  30. What is the gold standard?

  31. Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

  32. What is an e-meeting?

  33. What is long-term care insurance?

  34. What is indexed universal life insurance?

  35. What is pension maximization?

  36. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  37. The conduit theory...

  38. Is it wise to put an IRA account into a fixed or variable annuity?

  39. What is moral hazard?

  40. What is the difference between investing and speculating?

  41. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company must have minimum net assets of how much before it can issue shares to the public?

  42. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company, or mutual fund company, must have minimum net assets of how much before it can issue shares to the public?

  43. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

  44. What is long-term care?

  45. What is the difference between an acquisition and a takeover?

  46. What does it mean when "N/A" appears for a company's P/E ratio?

  47. What is a typical day in the life of a stockbroker, from start to finish?

  48. What is the Big Mac index?

  49. What does churning mean?

  50. What is the difference between yields and interest rates?

  51. Is there a correlation between inflation and house prices?

  52. How is the forex spot rate calculated?

  53. Where can I find a company's stance on the environment?

  54. What is an absolute rate?

  55. What was the first company with a $1 billion market cap?

  56. What are activities of daily living (ADL)?

  57. All of these apply to an option exercise notice EXCEPT:

  58. What are some cheaper alternatives to sending children to summer camp?

  59. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

  60. How did corporate ownership almost lead to the ruin of Adelphia in 2002?

  61. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

  62. Which statement about the New York Stock Exchange is FALSE?

  63. Can I still make money with a couch-potato portfolio?

  64. Is there short selling in China?

  65. What is "hammering"?

  66. When and why did the euro make its debut as a currency?

  67. Which statement is FALSE about a prospectus issued under the Securities Act of 1933?

  68. What is a Greenspan put?

  69. How do indexes determine which stocks are removed or added to them?

  70. A lot of retirement projections seem to assume an 8% rate of return. Is this realistic?

  71. When did the U.S. start using paper money?

  72. What is a "phishing scam" and how can they be avoided?

  73. What was the millionaire boom?

  74. What kind of summer interships are available for a finance student?

  75. What would happen to a company's external fund requirements if it reduces the payout ratio, or if it suffers a decline in its profit margin?

  76. What is the performance cult?

  77. How did Dow Chemical defeat an international monopoly in the 1900s?

  78. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  79. Why did the U.S. government take control of the steel industry in 1952?

  80. What is Fisher's separation theorem?

  81. Given the below information, all of the following statements are FALSE regarding this existing margin account EXCEPT:

  82. All of the following statements about convertible bonds are FALSE EXCEPT:

  83. What is the name of the currency in New Zealand?

  84. What is the Coppock curve?

  85. What was the Mahonia company and why did it become the subject of a lawsuit?

  86. An investor is in the 36% tax bracket and holds municipal bonds with an 8% yield-to-maturity. What is the equivalent taxable yield?

  87. How do I invest in the Nasdaq or the NYSE? Is it even possible? Would I want to?

  88. What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?

  89. Why did the Department of Justice launch an inquiry into the sale of ImClone shares in 2001?

  90. How do I know if I am buying unregistered securities or stocks?

  91. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

  92. The de Minimis clause for investment advisers means:

  93. Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

  94. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

  95. Why would a company do a reverse merger instead of an IPO?

  96. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

  97. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  98. Compute the offering price for a mutual fund with NAV of $1,200,000,000, an 8% front-end load, and 1,000,000 shares outstanding.

  99. What does "pro bono" mean?

  100. When is it a good idea to take out a loan to invest?

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