Bonds FAQs

  1. How does the required rate of return affect the price of a stock, in terms of the Gordon growth model?

  2. How does leverage affect pip value?

  3. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  4. Are domestic and foreign subsidiaries included on a company's financial statements?

  5. Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?

  6. What is the history behind the opening and closing bells on the NYSE?

  7. What is the difference between open-market and closed-market transactions?

  8. Will I incur a tax penalty when making withdrawls from my IRA in excess of my SEPP?

  9. Does a strong trend (ADX > = 40) cause an increase in volatility?

  10. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

  11. What do the different colored candlesticks mean?

  12. How do I receive sponsorship from a member firm in order to write a Series 7 exam?

  13. Is my non-qualified Roth IRA distribution subject to taxes or early distribution penalties?

  14. Can I bring food and drink into the CFA testing room?

  15. Can you place a stop-loss order on a mutual fund?

  16. How do you determine a company's percentage of credit sales?

  17. What does it mean when my broker says that shares are for auction?

  18. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

  19. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized bond obligation (CBO)?

  20. How can I budget for both short-term expenses and long-term goals?

  21. My spouse has little/no income. Can I contribute to my spouse's IRA?

  22. What is the best method of analysis for forex trading?

  23. What is a typical day in the life of someone in M&A? How long does a project last?

  24. Can I match a fund to my religion?

  25. What's the difference between casualty insurance and disability insurance?

  26. What does it mean to be "above water"?

  27. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

  28. How do companies use the Pac-Man defense?

  29. I'm worried about the economy and want to move my IRA funds from stocks and bonds to cash. Will I taxed for this?

  30. When an applicant submits a registration application, under the USA, it must include a consent to service of process, this means that the applicant:

  31. What happens to the stock prices of two companies involved in an acquisition?

  32. Are long-term U.S. government bonds risk-free?

  33. Who's in charge of managing exchange-traded funds?

  34. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  35. Where can I find a company's annual report and its SEC filings?

  36. How does somebody make money short selling?

  37. My old company offers a 401(k) plan and my new employer only offers a 403(b) plan. Can I roll over the money in the 401(k) plan to this new 403(b) plan?

  38. Can I move my IRA to a better income-producing opportunity?

  39. What is late-day trading? Why is it any different from buying and selling stocks in the after-hours market?

  40. Can you short sell stocks that are trading below $5? My broker says that I can't.

  41. Is my husband's ex-spouse entitled to receive my spouse's retirement benefits?

  42. What is the difference between stated annual return and effective annual return?

  43. What are pro forma earnings?

  44. What are defensive stocks?

  45. What do all of the letters in a stock option ticker symbol mean?

  46. What's the difference between a bank guarantee and a letter of credit?

  47. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  48. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? Can I sell the stock at the after-hours price?

  49. What is the cheapest, fastest way to research, buy and trade stock?

  50. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

  51. I make over $100,000/yr and my adjusted gross income precludes standard IRA contributions. My contributions to my 401(k) plan at work are limited to about $7,000/yr. It seems I'm being penalized for my income. Are there other retirement savings options av

  52. I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased employees? Does this term refer to outside contractors who receive 1099-Rs? If so, how would the 5305-SEP need to be worded to make it acceptable to the IRS?

  53. What is a convertible bond?

  54. My spouse is the primary beneficiary of my IRA. I also have a contingent beneficiary. Can my spouse still transfer my IRA assets tax-free to her own IRA?

  55. Can I make money using put options when prices are going up?

  56. Why do commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills?

  57. How do I find the CUSIP number for a particular stock?

  58. I am in the second year of taking SEPP distributions from my IRA. Can I transfer some of the funds to a new IRA with different investment options?

  59. Where can I get bond market quotes?

  60. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  61. What are the differences between affiliate, associate and subsidiary companies?

  62. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do capital improvements affect it?

  63. Why can't I have fixed rollover costs in forex?

  64. Can someone who is not yet of legal age open a brokerage account?

  65. Do noise traders have any long-term effect on stock prices?

  66. I deducted my IRA contribution on my tax return but failed to transfer the funds. What do I do?

  67. How does a person gain from an investment?

  68. Can high-income earners deduct yearly defined-benefit plan contributions of over $100,000?

  69. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

  70. I did not receive my Bachelor's degree in the United States. How can I determine whether my Bachelor's degree is comparable to a U.S. Bachelor's degree?

  71. I retired and transferred part of my pension distribution to a Roth IRA. If I am over 55, do I still qualify for the age 55 exemption?

  72. I want to start my own brokerage company, how do I become a member of FINRA?

  73. Can I return funds to my Roth IRA after I have taken it as a distribution?

  74. If I do not have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, can I still qualify for registration in the CFA program?

  75. How do I find mutual funds that track indexes?

  76. What is fair capital?

  77. When my mutual fund declares an income distribution, the fund price falls by a similar amount. How does this distribution benefit me?

  78. What happens if there are no places available for me to sit for my exam within my window?

  79. What is the difference between a 2/28 and a 3/27 ARM?

  80. Why should I bother creating a budget?

  81. My husband left his ex-wife as his retirement plan beneficiary. Can this be changed?

  82. Is scalping a viable forex trading strategy?

  83. Is there any time I would want to have a zero-principal mortgage?

  84. Who coined the term "entrepreneur"?

  85. What is foreclosure investing?

  86. What is variable life insurance?

  87. What is meant by "full disclosure"?

  88. What does it mean to have "dry powder"?

  89. When is a dividend payment recognized in the shareholders equity portion of the balance sheet?

  90. I am self-employed and do not need most of my IRA RMD for expenses. Can I reinvest it in Roth IRAs?

  91. Can I roll a Traditional IRA into a 529 college account for my grandchild?

  92. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  93. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders is selling it to you?

  94. What's the difference between bottom-line and top-line growth?

  95. What is accrued interest, and why do I have to pay it when I buy a bond?

  96. What's the difference between absolute and relative return?

  97. Is it important to check the professional history of my investment advisor?

  98. I recently and accidentally established a Roth IRA for my spouse instead of myself and contributed additional monies. What should I do?

  99. Can I pull out most of my assets from my IRA and use the cash as long as I replace it in the IRA within a year?

  100. I own options on a stock, and it's just announced a split. What happens to my options?

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