Markets FAQs

  1. What transactions are included in a country's balance of payments?

  2. How does the risk of investing in the automotive sector compare to the broader market?

  3. Can retail investors buy commercial paper?

  4. Is the airline sector commonly included in the portfolio of a growth investor?

  5. What is the difference between initial margin and maintenance margin?

  6. What is the formula for calculating gross national product (GDP)?

  7. What's does the current account have to do with the trade balance?

  8. What are the SEC regulations regarding stock splits?

  9. What economic measures can be taken to encourage free enterprise?

  10. How much does China's growth affect the price of industrial metals?

  11. Does investing in small cap stocks have advantages over investing in big cap stocks?

  12. Why are futures contracts important?

  13. How does the stock market affect gross domestic product (GDP)?

  14. What are the different kinds of shares that a Public Limited Company (PLC) can issue?

  15. What is the difference between disposable income and discretionary income?

  16. How does a government decide what industries to subsidize?

  17. How risky is a straddle?

  18. What are the long-term economic effects of a negative current account?

  19. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  20. How did mercantilism contribute to the American Revolution?

  21. Do options make more sense during bull or bear markets?

  22. What is the current yield curve and why is it important?

  23. What is the difference between ceteris paribus and mutatis mutandis?

  24. How do I train for a career in management information systems (MIS)?

  25. How were nominal interest rates in the economy set before the Federal Reserve?

  26. What are some examples of different types of capital?

  27. Where can I find out about upcoming stock splits?

  28. What can cause price deflation?

  29. Does the buyer or the seller control a call option?

  30. What is the difference between asset-price inflation and economic growth?

  31. How do I invest or trade market indicators?

  32. How does the Federal Government track the business cycle?

  33. Why would I need total debt to total assets represented as a ratio, as opposed to ...

  34. What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

  35. What advice has Larry Page given to would-be entrepreneurs?

  36. How does Tim Cook's vision for Apple differ from that of the late Steve Jobs?

  37. What are the implications of a low Federal Funds Rate?

  38. What does dividend per share tell investors?

  39. How does monetary policy impact the cost of debt?

  40. What impact does industrialization have on wages?

  41. What are some ways to reduce downside risk when holding a long position?

  42. How are investment banks regulated in the United States?

  43. To what extent can a government intervene in a market economy?

  44. Is Pareto Efficiency the same thing as perfect competition?

  45. Where did the terms in-the-money and out-of-the-money come from?

  46. What does free cash flow to equity (FCFE) really tell an analyst?

  47. Why would growth investors be attracted to the automotive sector?

  48. What's the difference between the current account and the balance of payments?

  49. What is the difference between a long position and a call option?

  50. How does total capital investment influence economic growth?

  51. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Japanese stock market and ...

  52. Why does delta only range from 1 to -1?

  53. What are some examples of stratified random sampling?

  54. How did John Maynard Keynes influence business cycle theory?

  55. What kinds of financial instruments can I use a straddle for?

  56. How do I determine what the right situation is to make a covered call?

  57. Why is the crowding out effect less likely to occur during a deep recession?

  58. What is the difference between a covered call and a regular call?

  59. What phase of the economic cycle tends to be strongest for companies in the Internet ...

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

  61. What is GDP and why is it so important to investors?

  62. Are monopolies always bad?

  63. How do the risks of large cap stocks differ from the risks of small cap stocks?

  64. What is the difference between extensive margin and intensive margin in economics?

  65. What is the relationship between interest rates and inflation?

  66. How can I protect my investment portfolio from recessions?

  67. How does fiscal policy impact the budget deficit?

  68. What are some examples of failed subsidies?

  69. Why do some analysts argue that trade deficits aren't bad for the economy?

  70. What is the maximum I can lose if I make a covered call?

  71. How does the bank profit off of escrow accounts?

  72. What are analysts looking for when they use free cash flow to equity (FCFE)?

  73. What country holds the largest negative current account in the world?

  74. How did Nathan Rothschild attain his wealth?

  75. Is the banking sector appropriate for a growth investor?

  76. What are some examples of cash flow from operating activities?

  77. How are forward contracts regulated in the United States?

  78. What are "booms" and "busts" in the business cycle?

  79. Under what circumstances should I pursue a straddle?

  80. How are subsidies justifiable in a free market system?

  81. What causes businesses to fail during a downturn in the business cycle?

  82. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  83. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Chinese stock market and ...

  84. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a command economy?

  85. What is the difference between real and nominal interest rates?

  86. What does it mean if the correlation coefficient is positive, negative, or zero?

  87. What are the primary advantages of using mezzanine financing?

  88. How does government policy impact microeconomics?

  89. Why does unemployment tend to rise during a recession?

  90. What does it mean if something is described as "recession-proof?"

  91. What is the difference between "right" and "obligation" on a call option?

  92. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Indian stock market and ...

  93. How does an entrepreneur help the economy?

  94. How does the price of oil affect Venezuela's economy?

  95. What is an option's implied volatility and how is it calculated?

  96. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in banks?

  97. What are the best measurements of economic growth

  98. What is the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  99. How did the LIBOR scandal affect interest rate swaps?

  100. What does it mean to say that a straddle is "delta neutral?"

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