Markets FAQs

  1. What role did junk bonds play in the financial crisis of 2007-08?

  2. What impact has robotic production had on profitability in the automotive sector?

  3. Is fiat money more prone to inflation than commodity money?

  4. How important are fleet sales to an automaker's business?

  5. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

  6. What information should I focus on in my mutual fund's prospectus?

  7. What are the differences between Ex Works (EXW) and Free On Board (FOB)?

  8. What role did securitization play in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis?

  9. What impact will growth in the emerging markets have on automotive sector?

  10. Which asset classes are the most risky?

  11. How do standby letters of credit help facilitate international trade?

  12. What types of companies are in the automotive sector besides auto manufacturers?

  13. How can I get a free mutual fund prospectus?

  14. How is the interest rate on a treasury bond determined?

  15. What is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the automotive sector?

  16. What is the best way to get exposure to electric cars when investing in the automotive ...

  17. How is a bank guarantee different from a traditional loan?

  18. Where can I buy covered call ETFs (exchange-traded funds)?

  19. What is the best reason to pursue a backward integration?

  20. What is the difference between a drawdown in banking and a drawdown in trading?

  21. How should fixed-income investors prepare for a bear market?

  22. What advantages do corporations have over privately held companies?

  23. Is backward integration the same thing as vertical integration?

  24. What are the most popular mutual funds that invest in the automotive sector?

  25. How risky are small cap stocks?

  26. What information does the SEC require in an investment company's prospectus?

  27. What is the long-term outlook of the banking sector?

  28. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the drugs sector?

  29. What is the difference between a summary prospectus and an offering memorandum?

  30. How much of an automaker's revenue is derived from service?

  31. Which commodities are the main input materials for the automotive sector?

  32. How much of the United States' money supply is M1?

  33. What are the most common ETFs that track the automotive sector?

  34. What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?

  35. When the Federal Reserve Bank engaged in Quantitative Easing, did it add to M1?

  36. What are the primary risks to understand when investing in the automotive sector?

  37. What is the best form of equity financing for a start-up company?

  38. What impact does the Federal Reserve have on a bank's profitability?

  39. What does it mean when someone refers to the "Big Three" automobile sector?

  40. Is all paper money fiat money?

  41. What are the major differences between investment banking and private equity?

  42. What are some advantage of raising capital through private placement?

  43. What is the difference between CI (competitive intelligence) and competitive analysis?

  44. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the automotive sector?

  45. How are leveraged buyouts financed?

  46. How can traders use contango to take advantage of the storage shortage for crude ...

  47. Are there any exceptions to the law of demand?

  48. Are mid-cap stocks more profitable than large-cap stocks?

  49. Why is purchasing stocks on margin considered more risky than traditional investing?

  50. Besides Porter's 5 forces, what other forces shape industry in the 21st century?

  51. How does agency theory propose to deal with the agency problem?

  52. Which countries make up the majority of the global airline sector?

  53. How is the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chosen?

  54. What are some famous scandals that demonstrate the agency problem?

  55. I have passed the Series 63 and FINRA Series 7, but would like to become licensed ...

  56. What key U.S. economic indicators do economists track to determine if the conditions ...

  57. What's the difference between a merger and a hostile takeover?

  58. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and SWOT analysis?

  59. What are the primary factors that drive prices in the gold industry?

  60. What are examples of popular companies in the metals and mining sector?

  61. What does market segmentation theory assume about interest rates?

  62. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and PESTLE analysis?

  63. What are some of the best small cap index funds?

  64. What are some of the arguments in favor of debt securitization?

  65. Why are treasury bond yields important to investors of other securities?

  66. How does a government raise the economy's money supply?

  67. What does a buyback signify about a given company's financial health?

  68. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the banking sector?

  69. How do I set a strike price in a put?

  70. How does LIBOR compare to the Federal Reserve rate as an accurate indicator?

  71. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

  72. Which factors most influence fixed income securities?

  73. What is the history of the S&P 500?

  74. What are the different equity financing options available to companies in the United ...

  75. What are the main factors that drive share prices in the automotive sector?

  76. How does contractionary fiscal policy lead to the opposite of the crowding out effect?

  77. How can I profit from a decline in the drugs sector?

  78. How do interest rate changes affect the profitability of the banking sector?

  79. What are common advantages of investing in large cap stocks?

  80. How do investors and lenders benefit from financial accounting?

  81. What is the difference between business intelligence and competitive intelligence?

  82. Where do I take the Series 63 examination?

  83. What are some examples of free market economies?

  84. What types of investors are susceptible to interest rate risk?

  85. What is demand-side economics?

  86. What months of the year typically have the highest float?

  87. What are the most important interest rates?

  88. How does the law of supply and demand affect the oil industry?

  89. What is the difference between holdover float and transportation float?

  90. I decided not to take the Series 63 exam. Can I get a refund?

  91. Does technology follow the law of diminishing marginal returns?

  92. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and PEST analysis?

  93. What are the advantages and disadvantages of preference shares?

  94. What are the primary factors that led to the difficult period of stagflation during ...

  95. What's the difference between a merger and an acquisition?

  96. What are my options if I fail my Series 63 exam?

  97. How are S&P 500 index components weighted?

  98. How did LIBOR come into use?

  99. What are the Securities and Exchange Commission regulations regarding swaps?

  100. What types of money are included in money supply?

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