Bonds FAQs

  1. What are the benefits of an assumable mortgage?

  2. What is the chaos theory?

  3. Calculate the total return of the municipal bond described below.

  4. What does investment grade mean?

  5. What are the income limits for Roth IRA contributions?

  6. I overcontributed to my 401(k). What are my options?

  7. What's the difference between shares and stocks?

  8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying stocks instead of bonds?

  9. Why would a stock have no par value?

  10. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  11. How do I go about opening up a Roth IRA?

  12. How do you find out the price of a mutual fund?

  13. Can my spouse and I convert our IRAs to Roth IRAs regardless of earned income?

  14. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

  15. What is the best way to measure the total market?

  16. How can I buy an S&P 500 fund?

  17. What is GDP and why is it so important?

  18. What is the full phrase for 'GmbH', and what do the words in this acronym mean in English?

  19. I've heard that workers who don't roll over their 401(k)s after retiring face some problems related to estate planning. I was told it was some type of final 2002 government regulation. Is this true?

  20. In the forex market, how is the closing price of a currency pair determined?

  21. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

  22. Which amount should the brokerage use for the 1099-R?

  23. Can I roll over my IRA assets to a sheltered Canadian plan?

  24. I placed a limit order to buy a stock after the market closed, but the stock's price gapped above the entry price and my order never got filled. How can I prevent this from happening?

  25. I earn more than the income limit for both a Roth and Traditional IRA deduction. Should I contribute anyway?

  26. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

  27. What methods can be used to measure and profit from investor sentiment?

  28. Would a slow stochastic be effective in day trading?

  29. What causes a significant move in the stock market?

  30. Why do companies merge with or acquire other companies?

  31. What are reverse stock splits?

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

  33. How do university endowments work?

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

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

  36. Where do companies keep their cash?

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

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

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

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

  41. Where do investors tend to put their money in a bear market?

  42. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

  43. How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

  44. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common stocks?

  45. I inherited a Roth IRA. What are my options for taking distributions from the account?

  46. What activities can an Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Representative perform?

  47. Is it possible to buy mutual funds using a margin account?

  48. When is a takeover bid legally canceled?

  49. If my employment with my current firm terminates relatively soon, do I have two years before my FINRA exams expire no matter how long I was with the last member firm?

  50. When would a corporation want to refinance its debt?

  51. What is socially responsible investing?

  52. Can I roll the funds in an SEP-IRA over to a profit-sharing plan or self-directed retirement vehicle?

  53. What is hedging as it relates to forex trading?

  54. Is there such a thing as a foolproof stock-picking strategy?

  55. What should I consider when I select an executor for my will?

  56. What does "cutting a melon" mean?

  57. To whom was the term "corporate kleptocracy" first applied?

  58. What is the difference between a ROTH, SEP and Traditional IRA?

  59. What is a back door listing?

  60. What is a currency converter and how do I use one?

  61. Why is my insurance premium so high/low?

  62. When am I considered "married" for tax purposes?

  63. What's the difference between book and market value?

  64. I am in my mid thirties and have nothing invested for retirement. Is it too late to start contributing for a retirement plan?

  65. Why do stock prices change following news reports?

  66. Why don't stocks begin trading at the previous day's closing price?

  67. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

  68. What is a wrap account and what are the advantages of using one?

  69. How does an investor make money on bonds?

  70. I have conservative views on investing. How should I go about investing in a Roth IRA?

  71. What is mutual fund timing, and why is it so bad?

  72. I am a teacher in a public school system and I don't presently have a 403(b) plan, but I do have some money in a Roth IRA and also a self-directed IRA. Can I roll my IRA funds into a newly opened 403(b) plan, since I am presently employed by the school sy

  73. I've heard some "market gurus" claim returns of up to 400% annually. Is this possible?

  74. What is a pure play?

  75. What is the difference between a president and a chief executive officer? Can there be more than one of each?

  76. How does a pump and dump scam work?

  77. My husband has a 401(k) account which is 100% vested with an $8,000 balance. We are in foreclosure and need a hardship withdrawal. The investment management company which handles my husband's account says we can't withdraw anything because we have not con

  78. Can a spouse who is not named as a beneficiary receive assets from an IRA?

  79. I own shares of a company that just received a delisting notice from Nasdaq. Does this mean I will lose my shares?

  80. Upon my death, will the beneficiaries of my IRA be compelled to take the entire amount in the IRA as ordinary income, forcing them into unusually high income tax brackets?

  81. Do long-term bonds have a greater interest rate risk than short-term bonds?

  82. Can I fund a Traditional IRA, a 403(b) or a Roth IRA using pension money? I'm 56 years old. What limits apply if I can?

  83. I live in the U.S. How can I trade stocks in China and India?

  84. I am only 17 years old. I don't have a job or pay taxes. Can I contribute to an IRA?

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

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

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

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

  89. 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?

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

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

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

  93. How is rollover interest calculated?

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

  95. How do speculators profit from options?

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

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

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

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

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

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