Bonds FAQs

  1. What are the advantages of using a mini forex account for trading?

  2. How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

  3. What is a gatekeeper?

  4. What recognized CEO earned the moniker "Neutron Jack"?

  5. Does investing in sustainable or "green" companies provide lower returns?

  6. Does it make sense to get my house and car insurance at the same place?

  7. How can I use an "airbag swap"?

  8. Why do forex traders use a currency converter?

  9. Do I receive the posted dividend yield every quarter?

  10. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators? What are they for?

  11. Can I roll my 401(k) and/or IRA funds into a more liquid investment fund without penalty?

  12. What are some of the features and benefits of SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs?

  13. What does it mean when a stock symbol has a .PK after it?

  14. Are we in a bull market or a bear market?

  15. I am considering taking a loan from my qualified retirement plan. What is the definition of a "reasonable interest rate"?

  16. Can an IRA be used as security for a loan?

  17. My broker just sold securities out of my account without my permission. Is this legal?

  18. My wife and I both converted our Traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs in Dec 1998 and have invested the maximum amount each year to date in the Roth. I am purchasing a new home in January. Do my wife and I each qualify for a one-time, tax-free $10,000 "qualified

  19. What does membership in the New York Stock Exchange entail, and why is it known as "owning a seat"?

  20. What are these points that the Dow is always gaining or losing?

  21. Can preferred stocks be traded like common stocks? Are their prices the same?

  22. Does the seller (the writer) of an option determine the details of the option contract?

  23. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

  24. Can a stock have a negative price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

  25. I am 52 years old and wish to make a withdrawal from my 401(k) plan. Is there any way I can avoid having to pay additional tax on the grounds of hardship - e.g. unemployment?

  26. Why does my broker allow me to enter only day orders for short selling?

  27. What happens to the fines collected by the Securities and Exchange Commission?

  28. How do I sign up for the saver's tax credit?

  29. Can IRAs be held jointly by spouses?

  30. What is a spider and why should I buy one?

  31. I stopped distributions from my retirement account while under Rule 72(t). Will this have any effect on future distributions that I do take? Am I subject to the 10% penalty?

  32. How do I figure out my cost basis on a stock investment?

  33. Where can I find information on how to distribute my deceased parent's assets?

  34. What is the difference between iShares, VIPERs and Spiders?

  35. Is an employee eligible for an SEP if the plan has already been set up for other employees?

  36. When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate determined?

  37. How are realized profits different from unrealized or so-called "paper" profits?

  38. Why would a stock that pays a large, consistent dividend have less price volatility in the market than a stock that doesn't pay dividends?

  39. How does the required rate of return affect the price of a stock, in terms of the Gordon growth model?

  40. How does leverage affect pip value?

  41. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  42. Are domestic and foreign subsidiaries included on a company's financial statements?

  43. Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?

  44. What is the history behind the opening and closing bells on the NYSE?

  45. What is the difference between open-market and closed-market transactions?

  46. Will I incur a tax penalty when making withdrawls from my IRA in excess of my SEPP?

  47. Does a strong trend (ADX > = 40) cause an increase in volatility?

  48. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

  49. I retired and transferred part of my pension distribution to a Roth IRA. If I am over 55, do I still qualify for the age 55 exemption?

  50. I want to start my own brokerage company, how do I become a member of FINRA?

  51. Can I return funds to my Roth IRA after I have taken it as a distribution?

  52. If I do not have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, can I still qualify for registration in the CFA program?

  53. How do I find mutual funds that track indexes?

  54. What is fair capital?

  55. What does it mean when my broker says that shares are for auction?

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

  57. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized bond obligation (CBO)?

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

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

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

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

  62. Can I match a fund to my religion?

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

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

  65. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

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

  67. I'm worried about the economy and want to move my IRA funds from stocks and bonds to cash. Will I taxed for this?

  68. When an applicant submits a registration application, under the USA, it must include a consent to service of process, this means that the applicant:

  69. What happens to the stock prices of two companies involved in an acquisition?

  70. Are long-term U.S. government bonds risk-free?

  71. Who's in charge of managing exchange-traded funds?

  72. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  73. Where can I find a company's annual report and its SEC filings?

  74. How does somebody make money short selling?

  75. My old company offers a 401(k) plan and my new employer only offers a 403(b) plan. Can I roll over the money in the 401(k) plan to this new 403(b) plan?

  76. Can I move my IRA to a better income-producing opportunity?

  77. What is late-day trading? Why is it any different from buying and selling stocks in the after-hours market?

  78. Can you short sell stocks that are trading below $5? My broker says that I can't.

  79. Is my husband's ex-spouse entitled to receive my spouse's retirement benefits?

  80. What is the difference between stated annual return and effective annual return?

  81. What are pro forma earnings?

  82. What are defensive stocks?

  83. What do all of the letters in a stock option ticker symbol mean?

  84. What's the difference between a bank guarantee and a letter of credit?

  85. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  86. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? Can I sell the stock at the after-hours price?

  87. What is the cheapest, fastest way to research, buy and trade stock?

  88. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

  89. I make over $100,000/yr and my adjusted gross income precludes standard IRA contributions. My contributions to my 401(k) plan at work are limited to about $7,000/yr. It seems I'm being penalized for my income. Are there other retirement savings options av

  90. I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased employees? Does this term refer to outside contractors who receive 1099-Rs? If so, how would the 5305-SEP need to be worded to make it acceptable to the IRS?

  91. What is a convertible bond?

  92. My spouse is the primary beneficiary of my IRA. I also have a contingent beneficiary. Can my spouse still transfer my IRA assets tax-free to her own IRA?

  93. Can I make money using put options when prices are going up?

  94. Why do commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills?

  95. How do I find the CUSIP number for a particular stock?

  96. I am in the second year of taking SEPP distributions from my IRA. Can I transfer some of the funds to a new IRA with different investment options?

  97. Where can I get bond market quotes?

  98. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  99. What are the differences between affiliate, associate and subsidiary companies?

  100. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do capital improvements affect it?

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