Bonds FAQs

  1. What is market cannibalization?

  2. How do I use a rollercoaster swap?

  3. What is an echo bubble?

  4. What was the Whitewater scandal?

  5. Use the following information about a customer’s margin account to answer the question.

  6. What are the differences between chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy?

  7. As a temporary resident of the US, can I withdraw funds from my Traditional IRA without penalty when I leave the country?

  8. I do not want to totally get out of my retirement 401(k), but I want to take 72(t) distributions. What should I consider?

  9. What's the difference between a Nasdaq market maker and a NYSE specialist?

  10. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, I can save 6.5%. Should I do this?

  11. How are a company's financial statements connected?

  12. What is a penny stock?

  13. What happens if I maintain a short position in a stock that is delisted and declares bankruptcy?

  14. What does it mean when people say they "beat the market"? How do they know they have done so?

  15. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

  16. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  17. If a stock is delisted, do shareholders still own the stock?

  18. What is after-hours trading? Am I able to trade at this time?

  19. What is a "socially responsible" mutual fund?

  20. When should I take my Canadian Pension Plan distributions?

  21. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for inventory reserves?

  22. What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

  23. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

  24. I made involuntary contributions to a retirement plan while temporarily employed. Can I withdraw these funds without penalty?

  25. What does it mean when financial news reports say that more issues were sold than bought?

  26. My mother inherited my father's IRA. When she died, I received an account application listing me as the beneficiary, as well as notice that my brother and I will have to take my mom's required distribution. My brother is nowhere to be found. How should I

  27. Can an employer adopt a different type of retirement plan for each employee?

  28. What is the five-year waiting rule for Roth IRAs?

  29. What is the difference between a simple moving average and an exponential moving average?

  30. What is the difference between IAS and GAAP?

  31. What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's balance sheet?

  32. How is spread calculated when trading in the forex market?

  33. Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another on the same day?

  34. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

  35. I withdrew funds from my Roth IRA to contribute elsewhere. How will I be taxed?

  36. Why are big foreign companies considering delisting their American depositary receipts?

  37. In M&A how does an all-stock or all-cash deal affect the equity of the buying company?

  38. What are the determinants of a stock's bid-ask spread?

  39. Can I trade a currency when its main market is closed?

  40. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  41. Can a church issue a bond?

  42. When looking at my online broker account, I see an account value, cash value and purchase power number. How are these calculated?

  43. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

  44. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  45. What is the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

  46. How do I avoid paying excess taxes on securities I have sold?

  47. How can I tell if I'm eligible for an EITC?

  48. Why do longer term CDs pay a higher rate than the short-term CDs?

  49. What is the maximum amount of time that can elapse between CFA examinations?

  50. Are any special forms or documents required when transferring an IRA/SEP/SIMPLE to a Traditional IRA?

  51. Can I donate stock to charity?

  52. Where are the testing centers for the Series 7 examination?

  53. Does a broker always have to buy a stock if I want to sell it?

  54. What is a subprime mortgage?

  55. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

  56. What effect will a prenuptial agreement have on a 401(k)?

  57. How much will it cost me to become a casual investor on my own?

  58. What causes a recession?

  59. Why did dotcom companies crash so drastically?

  60. What is a "gypsy swap"?

  61. What is an entrepreneur's elevator pitch?

  62. What is a blackout period?

  63. What is the relationship between the PPI and the CPI?

  64. Margin accounts are established to allow investors the ability to use leverage with their investments.

  65. Under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which of the following are exempt from registration as investment advisers under normal circumstances?

  66. What is market capitulation?

  67. Who qualifies as "single" for tax or retirement purposes when spouses do not live together?

  68. Can I establish more than one IRA?

  69. What's the smallest number of shares I can buy?

  70. What is a stripped bond?

  71. What's the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics?

  72. Why do some stock symbols have three letters while others have four? What is the difference?

  73. I will be receiving monies from a QDRO executed pursuant to my divorce. I would like to take a portion of the money as a distribution to pay for a new home. What are the tax implications of doing this?

  74. If I have a number of stock shares and that company reports earnings of X amount per share, do I receive those earnings?

  75. Are professionals, such as financial planners and brokers, liable for the advice they give?

  76. If the price of the bond falls, does that mean the company won't pay me the par value?

  77. Why did my stock's ticker symbol change?

  78. What is arbitrage?

  79. What is the difference between yield and return?

  80. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment option?

  81. Why would a company have multiple share classes, and what are super voting shares?

  82. Does the party loaning shares in a short sale transaction benefit in any way other than from the interest earned on the loan?

  83. How does a point change in a major index effect its equivalent exchange-traded fund?

  84. Which is better a cash dividend or a stock dividend?

  85. What is a basis point (BPS)?

  86. What is the difference between a Traditional and a Roth IRA?

  87. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  88. I am starting a limited liability company (LLC). I will be the sole member. Can I open an SEP IRA? How much tax-deferred money would I be able to contribute each year?

  89. How does the marginal tax rate system work?

  90. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  91. What is an assumable mortgage?

  92. How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

  93. Is tracking error a significant measure for determining ex-post risk?

  94. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

  95. Are credit cards and debit cards considered debt instruments?

  96. What is the put-call ratio and why should I pay attention to it?

  97. Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

  98. How do central banks acquire currency reserves and how much are they required to hold?

  99. What are the three phases of a completed initial public offering (IPO) transformation process?

  100. How does a depository bank benefit from issuing an ADR for a foreign company for free?

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