Bonds FAQs

  1. What was the first company to issue stock?

  2. What is the doctor advisory scam?

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

  4. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  5. Your client has a net short-term gain of $3,000 and a net long-term loss of $8,0 ...

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

  7. What is a vest fleece?

  8. What is earnings management?

  9. What kinds of investments are allowed in a qualified retirement plan, and what kinds ...

  10. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  11. Why do some closed-end mutual funds trade above or below their net asset values?

  12. Where did the bull and bear market get their names?

  13. Are certificates of deposit a kind of bond?

  14. My Traditional IRA has been converted to a Roth IRA. Can I still make a qualified ...

  15. How do you calculate the percentage gain or loss on an investment?

  16. What is a treasury stock?

  17. What is a DRIP?

  18. What is a CUSIP number?

  19. What is the carbon trade?

  20. What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

  21. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

  22. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  23. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  24. I hold stock certificates in a company that just had a stock split. What happens ...

  25. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

  26. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  27. Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

  28. I participate in a profit-sharing plan at work. If I retire at age 62, will I be ...

  29. I didn't record my Traditional IRA contributions. Is there a website that lists ...

  30. What are the components of the risk premium for investments?

  31. What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially ...

  32. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

  33. Does issuing preferred shares offer a tax advantage for corporations?

  34. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

  35. Can a bond have a negative yield?

  36. What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect on some of its receivables?

  37. Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

  38. Given a good bookkeeping system, would financial accounting be necessary?

  39. How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

  40. If I roll my annuity into an IRA and receive after-tax distributions, will this be ...

  41. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  42. Can I contribute to my company-sponsored 401(k) after the company's year-end but ...

  43. Do I have to continue SEPPs for an inherited IRA?

  44. I am rolling my 401(k) into an IRA. After a year, can I convert this amount to a ...

  45. Which States do not require a Representative to write the Series 63 exam?

  46. How can I use a child tax credit?

  47. What are the exceptions to the early distribution penalty for a non-qualified Roth ...

  48. How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

  49. How long will my Series 7 license last after my employment has been terminated at ...

  50. Can I give stock as a gift?

  51. If I have already completed the Series 6 examination, do I have to complete the entire ...

  52. Do I have to successfully complete the Series 7 exam before I can register for the ...

  53. How does a credit crunch occur?

  54. Can a creditor seize my retirement savings?

  55. What is the candle maker's petition?

  56. How do government-issued stimulus checks affect the economy?

  57. What is the Ricardian vice?

  58. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  59. Who is Mr. Copper?

  60. What is a "dog and pony" show?

  61. What does "after the bell" mean?

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

  63. As a temporary resident of the US, can I withdraw funds from my Traditional IRA without ...

  64. I do not want to totally get out of my retirement 401(k), but I want to take 72(t) ...

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

  66. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

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

  68. What is a penny stock?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  79. I made involuntary contributions to a retirement plan while temporarily employed. ...

  80. My mother inherited my father's IRA. When she died, I received an account application ...

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

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

  83. What is the difference between IAS and GAAP?

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

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

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

  87. What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

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

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

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

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

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

  93. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  94. Can a church issue a bond?

  95. When looking at my online broker account, I see an account value, cash value and ...

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

  97. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

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

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

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

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