Bonds FAQs

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

  2. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized ...

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

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

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

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

  7. Can I match a fund to my religion?

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

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

  10. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

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

  12. I'm worried about the economy and want to move my IRA funds from stocks and bonds ...

  13. When an applicant submits a registration application, under the USA, it must include ...

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

  15. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

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

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

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

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

  20. I recently and accidentally established a Roth IRA for my spouse instead of myself ...

  21. Can I pull out most of my assets from my IRA and use the cash as long as I replace ...

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

  23. Can a simplified employee pension (SEP) IRA be converted to a Roth IRA in the same ...

  24. Can a person who is retired continue to fund an IRA?

  25. Why do interest rates tend to have an inverse relationship with bond prices?

  26. Where does the money I have invested in a company go when the stock price decreases?

  27. What requirements must a company meet for options to be traded on its stock?

  28. What does it mean to use technical divergence in trading?

  29. What are "I Bonds" and how can I buy them?

  30. Is there such a thing as a nano cap or micro cap index?

  31. What investments are available to someone with no earned income?

  32. Does a stock split lead to the gapping up/down of the stock?

  33. What does the law say about non-U.S. citizens buying stocks of U.S. companies? Are ...

  34. What are some common and useful retirement planner designations? Are they expensive ...

  35. Earnings within a Roth IRA are tax free, so are these earnings included in the modified ...

  36. Who is responsible for protecting and managing shareholders' interests?

  37. What is an economic moat?

  38. If a trust is named as the beneficiary of an IRA, can the trustee of that trust become ...

  39. What's the difference between short-term investments in marketable securities and ...

  40. My company has three partners but plans to hire more this year. Would we be better ...

  41. Do traders, market makers, specialists or others ever deliberately drive a stock's ...

  42. Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and earnings, can a stockholder ...

  43. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  44. What are the steps to get a company listed on the OTCBB?

  45. I want to try short selling, but how can I sell something that I don't own?

  46. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

  47. Can I have a self-directed IRA or Roth IRA using the forex market?

  48. What does "buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets" mean?

  49. What is options backdating?

  50. Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours ...

  51. What's the difference between a savings account and a Roth IRA?

  52. Why do people say that September is the worst month for investing?

  53. Where can I find information on multiple annual additions for someone employed by ...

  54. What financial certifications or exams do I need to complete in order to qualify ...

  55. I hold a professional degree. Am I eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner ...

  56. Are there special benefits for U.S. armed forces personnel?

  57. If I already hold a professional certification am I eligible for any exemptions from ...

  58. Can an open-ended fund's price appreciate significantly?

  59. When my mutual fund declares an income distribution, the fund price falls by a similar ...

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

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

  62. Why should I bother creating a budget?

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

  64. Is scalping a viable forex trading strategy?

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

  66. Who coined the term "entrepreneur"?

  67. What is foreclosure investing?

  68. What is variable life insurance?

  69. What is meant by "full disclosure"?

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

  71. When is a dividend payment recognized in the shareholders equity portion of the balance ...

  72. I am self-employed and do not need most of my IRA RMD for expenses. Can I reinvest ...

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

  74. What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

  75. Is it possible to reverse an IRA? I received a QDRO and owe money to my ex-husband. ...

  76. Where can I buy government bonds?

  77. I work for a university, and I have a 403(b) with TIAA-CREF. But TIAA-CREF says I ...

  78. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

  79. Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

  80. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

  81. What exactly is a portfolio? Is it something I can carry around?

  82. Does participation in a 401(k) plan prevent an individual from contributing to a ...

  83. If I am American, can I buy a foreign mutual fund?

  84. I have several Roth IRA conversions, each with different custodians. When I spoke ...

  85. Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock ...

  86. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

  87. What is an earnings conference call?

  88. Why do accountants use debits and credits instead of simple pluses and minuses? Why ...

  89. A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

  90. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

  91. What happens to the voting rights on shares when the shares are used in a short sale ...

  92. I plan to retire in March 2005 at the age of 59.75. When and what percentage or dollar ...

  93. If one of your stocks splits, doesn't that make it a better investment? If one of ...

  94. How do I calculate how much I've gained or lost on a stock holding?

  95. Is divorce an exception to the SIMPLE IRA's two-year waiting period rule?

  96. How is the value of the S&P 500 calculated?

  97. Should I put money into a retirement account even if it isn't tax deductible?

  98. What is the difference between a merger and a takeover?

  99. I want to purchase a five-year period certain single premium immediate annuity (SPIA) ...

  100. Who are the key players in the bond market?

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