Markets FAQs

  1. What is considered a good turnover ratio for a mutual fund?

  2. What is the difference between economic value and market value?

  3. Why is the Nasdaq more heavily weighted to tech stocks than other stock exchanges?

  4. How do I set a strike price in an options spread?

  5. How can a divestiture help a company?

  6. Has the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform bill protected consumers?

  7. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

  8. What are the major categories of financial institutions and what are their primary ...

  9. Can pro forma financial statements be more helpful to analysts and investors than ...

  10. What do regulators think of Value at Risk (VaR)?

  11. How does bank reconciliation affect a cash control policy?

  12. Why do companies release financial figures in terms of fully diluted shares outstanding?

  13. What impact does the balance of trade have on GDP calculations?

  14. What happens to the US dollar during a trade deficit?

  15. What is the key difference between the participation rate and the unemployment rate?

  16. How is a short call used in a bear call spread option strategy?

  17. What are examples of economic values in use today?

  18. Why are financial markets considered to be transparent?

  19. Can I buy index options on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  20. Are there derivatives that pay dividends?

  21. Do all oil companies received the quoted price of West Texas Intermediate for their ...

  22. How quickly can an oil and gas producer react to changing oil prices?

  23. How do the costs of oil sands producers compare to traditional drillers?

  24. What's an effective options strategies for investing in the food and beverage sector?

  25. How long does it take an oil and gas producer to go from drilling to production?

  26. How do the average costs compare for the different types of oil drilling rigs?

  27. How does an oil and gas company measure and state its production?

  28. What credit rating should I look for in an oil and gas company?

  29. What debt level should I look for when investing in an oil and gas company?

  30. What is the difference between a custodian bank and a self-directed retirement account ...

  31. What risks does a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) face?

  32. How does a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) manage currency risk when investing ...

  33. How do companies use the equity multiplier to determine a financing strategy?

  34. How do I set a strike price for a future?

  35. How should an investor interpret the consumer and business confidence index when ...

  36. What factors must a company consider before establishing an American Depository Receipt ...

  37. How can I use the equity multiplier to determine if a stock is a good investment?

  38. What economic indicators should an investor in the aerospace sector consider?

  39. How does the crowding out effect influence the multiplier effect of a government ...

  40. Which benchmarks / indexes track the automotive sector?

  41. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the automotive sector?

  42. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

  43. How does horizontal integration allow companies to share resources?

  44. What countries are driving most of the growth of the food and beverage sector?

  45. What economic indicators should an investor in the real estate sector consider?

  46. What factors drive share prices in the real estate sector?

  47. How does the risk of investing in the oil and gas sector compare to the broader market?

  48. What economic indicators are important for investing in the wholesale sector?

  49. What are common factors that affect a security's spot rate?

  50. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the oil and gas sector?

  51. How can derivatives be used to earn income?

  52. What makes companies that provide seismic data for oil and gas companies attractive ...

  53. Are custodians barred from engaging in commercial banking?

  54. How can minimum wages contribute to a market failure?

  55. Can a foreign individual open a savings account in the United States?

  56. What happens when M2 money supply grows faster than the overall economy?

  57. What impact does the growth in horizontal drilling have in the oil and gas sector?

  58. What does a falling open interest on a stock signal?

  59. What are the main substitutes for oil and gas energy?

  60. How can I calculate the delta adjusted notional value?

  61. How much of the United States' energy comes from oil and gas?

  62. How much influence does OPEC have on the global price of oil?

  63. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in oil and ...

  64. What extent do interest rate changes have on the profitability of the oil and gas ...

  65. What impact has the increase in shale gas drilling had on the oil and gas industry?

  66. What debt to equity ratio is common for a oil and gas company?

  67. What measures can be used to evaluate the capital adequacy of an oil and gas company?

  68. What does it cost per barrel for an oil producer to store inventory on a supertanker?

  69. How does the equity multiplier change in relation to asset turnover?

  70. How is the price of a derivative determined?

  71. What expiry months are typically available for derivatives?

  72. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the oil and ...

  73. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  74. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

  75. With what kinds of securities does it make the most sense to enter a long position?

  76. What is additional paid-in capital and how does it relate to stockholder equity?

  77. What is the difference between a bank guarantee and a bond?

  78. What is the outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the utilities sector?

  79. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the utilities sector?

  80. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the ...

  81. What options strategies are best for investing in the industrial sector?

  82. What are the best options strategies for investing in the real estate sector?

  83. What does it mean when a derivative is marked to market?

  84. How are interest rates related to open market operations?

  85. How does gross domestic product (GDP) affect standard of living?

  86. How can a social responsibility consulting firm benefit a business?

  87. Over what time period should I be looking at the forward rate?

  88. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

  89. How do open market operations (OMOs) affect bond prices?

  90. How are bank reserve requirements determined and how does this affect shareholders?

  91. What are the key economic indicators that are used to calculate gross national income ...

  92. How does analyzing an oil and gas's financial statements differ from companies in ...

  93. How does monetary policy affect a bank's deposit multiplier?

  94. How does limited government affect corporate citizens?

  95. Do rising unemployment rates tend to increase or decrease investor sentiment and ...

  96. What are the typical factors that cause the economy to repeat a boom and bust cycle?

  97. What are key economic factors that can cause currency depreciation in a country?

  98. What are the IRS regulations regarding a share premium account?

  99. Is the banking sector subject to any seasonal trends?

  100. What measures can be used to evaluate the capital adequacy of a bank?

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