Markets FAQs

  1. What happens when a company defaults on its commercial paper obligations?

  2. What's the most accurate way to find out a nation's nominal GDP?

  3. Is the drugs sector better suited for active or passive investment?

  4. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

  5. Why are the terms 'merger' and 'acquisition' always used together if they describe ...

  6. What level of mergers and acquisitions is common in the chemical sector?

  7. What makes the chemicals sector attractive to value investors?

  8. Why would a company issue a rights offering?

  9. What is the difference between share purchase rights and options?

  10. Can small investors buy collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs)?

  11. How do I obtain a banker's acceptance?

  12. What are some examples of ways that sensitivity analysis can be used?

  13. How do I calculate a forward rate in Excel?

  14. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  15. In what ways can a sinking fund affect bond returns?

  16. How can a company buy back shares to fend off a hostile takeover?

  17. What are the different types of margin calls?

  18. Why are some spin-offs taxable and some are tax-free?

  19. How would a standby letter of credit be used during an export transaction?

  20. Which industries tend to have the greatest EBITDA margins?

  21. Which has performed better historically, the stock market or real estate?

  22. If I have only a limited amount of time to study for the Series 6, what should I ...

  23. How does the level of mergers and takeovers in the Internet sector compare to the ...

  24. Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?

  25. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

  26. What economic indicators are important to monitor when investing in the insurance ...

  27. How much of the global economy is comprised of the electronics sector?

  28. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

  29. What's the difference between the coverage ratio and the liquidity coverage ratio?

  30. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

  31. What is the difference between the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act?

  32. How can I use the rule of 70 to estimate a country's GDP growth?

  33. Why doesn't Warren Buffett own Apple (AAPL) stock?

  34. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  35. When does a primary market become a secondary market?

  36. What is the difference between a Nostro and a Vostro account?

  37. Where did the term 'Nostro' account come from?

  38. Why should investors care about risk weighted assets of a bank?

  39. Why is the automotive sector a good choice for value investing?

  40. What is the best way for my startup to have sustainable growth?

  41. If my brother-in-law, who works at a pharmaceutical company, tells me about his research ...

  42. What is the breakdown of subjects covered on the Series 6 exam?

  43. What is the difference between a banker's acceptance and a post-dated check?

  44. What are the major types of insurance policies that insurance companies will offer?

  45. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the chemicals sector?

  46. What is the average range for the price-to-earnings ratio in the electronics sector?

  47. What business structures expose entrepreneurs to unlimited liability?

  48. What are some of the well-known no-load funds?

  49. What role does the 'chip cycle' play in the electronics sector?

  50. For what reasons are electronics stocks commonly purchased by a value investor?

  51. Why is marketing important to a company in the utilities sector?

  52. What are the benefits of investing in a money market fund?

  53. What is the difference between a money market fund and a savings account?

  54. What are some examples of operations management in healthcare?

  55. When is a bond's coupon rate and yield to maturity the same?

  56. What are the benefits and shortfalls of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index?

  57. What is the difference between Macaulay duration and modified duration?

  58. How do I calculate the Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon bond in Excel?

  59. How are direct costs allocated differently than indirect costs?

  60. How is the Macaulay duration related to fixed income markets?

  61. How often should I measure my company's key performance metrics (KPIs)?

  62. What are the different ways I can file my income tax return?

  63. What is the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) hierarchy scale?

  64. What business risks ultimately caused Enron's collapse?

  65. What sectors are best for an investor seeking a high annual return?

  66. What are some examples of horizontal integration?

  67. How does monetary policy influence the Fisher effect?

  68. What is the average debt/equity ratio for the Internet sector?

  69. How do you calculate payback period using Excel?

  70. What are the early warning signs of a tech bubble?

  71. How does an entrepreneur choose a business structure?

  72. In what ways does Bayesian probability support the probability default model when ...

  73. What are the typical day-to-day responsibilities of a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

  74. What economic factors influence corporate bond yields?

  75. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the banking ...

  76. Why is a company's diluted EPS always lower than its simple EPS?

  77. What is the difference between earnings per share (EPS) and diluted EPS?

  78. What factors are the primary drivers of banks' share prices?

  79. What developed countries have the highest concentration in the banking sector?

  80. How does investing in banks in emerging markets compare to developed countries?

  81. How does the division of regional and national banks affect investing in the banking ...

  82. Which sectors have similar pros and cons to the drugs sector?

  83. When was the first swap agreement and why were swaps created?

  84. How do I change my strike price once the trade has been placed already?

  85. What is the difference between an accretive transaction and a dilutive transaction?

  86. What happens when a security reaches its strike price?

  87. How does a company decide whether it wants to engage in a leveraged buyout of another ...

  88. What is 'capital' in relation to the factors of production?

  89. How valuable is the forward rate as an overall economic indicator?

  90. Under what circumstances might a company decide to do a hostile takeover?

  91. How does the equity risk premium correlate with the Federal Reserve's prime rate?

  92. If I write a blog post about stocks I own, is that considered insider trading?

  93. What are the most popular and useful measures of credit spread?

  94. What incentives are there for a given country to enforce sustainable growth rate ...

  95. How does a share premium account appear on a balance sheet?

  96. How do I calculate the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a bank in Excel?

  97. What can I use the Rule of 70 for?

  98. What is the best ETN for trading mid-cap stocks?

  99. What is the best ETF for trading mid-cap stocks?

  100. Should I invest in penny stocks or large cap stocks for my retirement portfolio?

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