Bonds FAQs

  1. Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

  2. What is the difference between economic value added and market value added?

  3. Do I own a stock as of the trade date or the settlement date?

  4. How are foreign exchange rates affected by commodity price fluctuations?

  5. I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. internet broker. Do I have to pay taxes on the money I earn?

  6. What are reverse stock splits?

  7. How do investors lose money when the stock market crashes?

  8. How do university endowments work?

  9. What am I buying and selling in the forex market?

  10. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  11. Where do companies keep their cash?

  12. Can investors short sell pink sheet or over-the-counter stocks?

  13. Do underwriters make guarantees to sell an entire IPO issue?

  14. Why do brokers ask for personal information before they make any trades?

  15. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  16. I passed my Series 7 exam, but I terminated employment at my sponsoring firm before I received my license. Is my exam still valid?

  17. Who or what are the turtles?

  18. How do I get credit for my retirement plan contributions?

  19. Are my IRAs secure against possible liens?

  20. When must the required three years of qualifying work experience be completed in order to become a CFA charterholder?

  21. I have already obtained my Series 7; however, I am no longer working for a member firm. How do I prevent my license from expiring?

  22. Is there a limit on how much I can move from my IRA to my Roth IRA?

  23. Why does the majority of my mortgage payment start out as interest and gradually move toward mostly principal?

  24. Do I need to have my Series 7 license for at least 36 months before I take the Series 9/10 exam?

  25. I have two jobs. Can I contribute to two SIMPLE IRA plans?

  26. What are cleantech stocks?

  27. How long does an IRA beneficiary have to take an RMD after the IRA holder dies?

  28. Where is the central location of the forex market?

  29. How do proxy fights work?

  30. Are all bank accounts insured by the FDIC?

  31. How can I tell if I'm an emotional investor?

  32. What is the Razor/Razorblade model?

  33. What is the difference between a Keogh and an IRA?

  34. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  35. Who was Parker Dozhier and why was he called a "bag man"?

  36. What is the difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan?

  37. What is multiline insurance?

  38. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  39. What's the difference between bills, notes and bonds?

  40. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  41. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

  42. Are my investments insured?

  43. If I own a stock in a company, do I get a say in the company's operations?

  44. Why do companies report earnings at different times?

  45. I know there is a form of deposit insurance where a portion of my bank account deposits is protected. Is there anything like this for my investments?

  46. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

  47. What do you do for a non-spouse beneficiary receiving a required minimum distribution (RMD) when the plan terminates? Is the purchase of an annuity the only option? Any thoughts on whether an IRA could be opened?

  48. Can a stock lose all its value? How would this affect a long or short position?

  49. What does it mean when someone says that a stock went up X points? Does this refer to a percentage or numerical value?

  50. If I buy a $1,000 bond with a coupon of 10% and a maturity in 10 years, will I receive $100 each year regardless of what the yield is?

  51. There are so many stockbrokers out there. How do I go about choosing the best one for me?

  52. What does the saying "What's good for Wall Street is bad for Main Street" mean?

  53. I'm having trouble getting my former employer to distribute my 401(k) plan balance to a rollover. Can you tell me the reasons why an employer might delay distributions and if there is a government agency I could contact to encourage the distribution?

  54. What happens when the lender of the borrowed shares in a short sale transaction wants to sell his/her shares?

  55. What happens when a company buys back its shares?

  56. I am the beneficiary of an IRA and a Keogh. Can I combine them into one plan?

  57. My uncle died recently. He designated my mother and father as his beneficiaries in 1997, after his divorce, and did not make any changes after he remarried in 2000. My uncle's current spouse is now fighting for money from the plan. Does she have a leg t

  58. I am retiree, drawing from my 403(b) annuity. I am the sole employee of my own business. Do I qualify for a SIMPLE IRA account? I want to defer some of my income from taxes.

  59. What's the difference between net present value and internal rate of return? How are they used?

  60. Can I add my higher income spouse's name to my Roth IRA in order to raise our contribution limits?

  61. Is finance an art or a science?

  62. What is the difference between a quote driven market and an order driven one?

  63. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

  64. How is a put option exercised?

  65. What does it mean when the shares in my account have been liquidated?

  66. What is the difference between forward and futures contracts?

  67. What happens to the stock of a public company that goes bankrupt?

  68. How is rollover interest calculated?

  69. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

  70. How do speculators profit from options?

  71. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

  72. What is the difference between a compiled and a certified financial statement?

  73. What is the difference between a zero-coupon bond and a regular bond?

  74. Is it possible to fund limited partnership interests with SEP contributions?

  75. Can my spouse and I combine our Traditional IRAs?

  76. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  77. Why does a crisis in emerging markets cause U.S. Treasury yields to decrease?

  78. What are some commonly missed deductions for business owners?

  79. Can I still set up an SEP if one of my employees refuses to participate?

  80. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

  81. My job with a member firm has recently been terminated and I do not want to write all of my securities exams again. How do I prevent my licenses from expiring?

  82. Why doesn't the price of a callable bond exceed its call price when interest rates are falling?

  83. Is there a limit to how many stocks and/or bonds an interested investor can buy?

  84. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

  85. What is a liquidity squeeze?

  86. What is Black Friday?

  87. When is earnings season?

  88. How can I find out if a company I like is included in an index?

  89. How long does it take for a merger to go through?

  90. I have several CDs in my IRA with different maturities. Can I roll them over to another institution with a better rate as they mature?

  91. What is a rainmaker?

  92. Will credit card inactivity affect my credit score?

  93. How do investors "chase the market"? It this a bad thing?

  94. What is reinsurance?

  95. If two people own a securities account, listed as joint tenants-in-common, it means:

  96. What is the difference between term and universal life insurance?

  97. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  98. Why should I invest?

  99. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

  100. What are the listing requirements for the Nasdaq?

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