Bonds FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

  6. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

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

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

  9. What is "hammering"?

  10. Is there short selling in China?

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

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

  13. What is a Greenspan put?

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

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

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

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

  18. What was the millionaire boom?

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

  20. 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?

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

  22. What is the performance cult?

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

  24. What is Fisher's separation theorem?

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

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

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

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

  29. What is the Coppock curve?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. The de Minimis clause for investment advisers means:

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

  39. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

  40. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

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

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

  43. 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.

  44. What does "pro bono" mean?

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

  46. Why are credit cards able to charge such high interest rates compared to other lenders?

  47. Should a Canadian citizen who lives and works in the U.S. continue to contribute to a RRSP account?

  48. I overcontributed to my Roth, then lost half of this money to the market. Does the 6% penalty apply to my original contribution, or only what's left of it?

  49. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

  50. What is financial double-dipping?

  51. What is the difference between a gilt edged bond and a regular bond?

  52. The "effective date" is defined as:

  53. What is cliff vesting?

  54. Where can I find all of the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  55. What is a "force majeure"?

  56. Which credit card company holds the honor of most profitable IPO?

  57. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  58. What is the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds?

  59. According to the U.S., prohibited conduct of an investment advisor is defined as:

  60. What do people mean when they mention real estate gazunders or gazumps?

  61. Why is a "hockey stick bid" considered fraudulent?

  62. What is an unregistered security scam?

  63. What currency is affected by the interest rate decisions of the Bank of England (BoE)?

  64. How do I use a conduit IRA?

  65. Which of the following BEST describes the requirements for advertisements of new municipal securities issues?

  66. What is foreign exchange?

  67. How often do exchange rates fluctuate?

  68. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust them to give me a good deal?

  69. We are in a 401(k) at work. Can we also do a Roth each year? If we can, can it also be deducted from our taxes?

  70. How much more will it cost me to buy an odd lot of shares?

  71. Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a DROP fund?

  72. How did Peter Young gain infamy as a "rogue trader"?

  73. A customer has the following in his long margin account. Market value: $18,000, debit balance: $10,000 and SMA: $2,000. How much of the SMA may be used to purchase additional securities?

  74. What is leakage?

  75. How do companies like Moody's rate bonds?

  76. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

  77. What is the history behind today's bankruptcy laws?

  78. Is a person an active participant in an employer-sponsored retirement plan if he or she was only active for a short time?

  79. Investment advisors must register with the SEC when their assets under management total what amount?

  80. What is the salad oil scandal?

  81. How do sunshine laws help investors?

  82. What is a Chinese hedge?

  83. What is a baby bell?

  84. What are the penalties for withdrawing from my Traditional IRA less than a year after acquisition?

  85. What is "hot money"?

  86. How did Joseph Jett cause Kidder, Peabody & Co. to lose over $350 million?

  87. How do I use a premium put convertible?

  88. What is the downtick-uptick rule on the NYSE?

  89. How do I use a barbell strategy?

  90. Am I entitled to any of my ex-spouse's retirement plan benefits?

  91. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

  92. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

  93. Which of the following are tools that are employed by the Federal Reserve in its efforts to control the money supply?

  94. What was the first company to issue stock?

  95. What is a wild-card play?

  96. What is the doctor advisory scam?

  97. What happens when someone is given the golden boot?

  98. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught for bank fraud?

  99. Your client has a net short-term gain of $3,000 and a net long-term loss of $8,000. Which of the following statements are true?

  100. What does "fool in the shower" mean?

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