Markets FAQs

  1. What is the difference between notional value and market value?

  2. What risk factors should investors consider before purchasing a callable bond?

  3. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the chemicals sector?

  4. Why are growth investors attracted to the chemicals sector?

  5. Which stage of the economic cycle is most favorable for the chemicals sector?

  6. What are some common markets where notional value is used?

  7. How does an investor make money on a zero coupon bond?

  8. What are the main differences between a mixed economic system and pure capitalism?

  9. How can I calculate the forward p/e of the S&P 500?

  10. How can an investor profit from a fall in the chemicals sector?

  11. How does being overweight affect my healthcare costs?

  12. What are some disadvantages of a mixed economic system?

  13. How do earnest money deposits work in a short sale?

  14. Why is a premium usually paid on a callable bond?

  15. How is a leveraged buyout different from a buyout?

  16. How can a change in fiscal policy have a multiplier effect on the economy?

  17. Why would a company have a subsidiary in a different sector from its main source ...

  18. What risks are associated with a closed end investment?

  19. Did the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  20. What are the benefits of investing in a cyclical stock?

  21. Should I buy and hold a cyclical stock for long-term gains?

  22. How can I use interest rates to indicate the right time to buy a cyclical stock?

  23. How did moral hazard contribute to the financial crisis of 2008?

  24. What options strategies are commonly used for investing in the electronics sector?

  25. Why would growth investors be attracted to the electronics sector?

  26. Is the nominal value of GDP a sufficient metric for measuring the economy's health?

  27. How did the Glass-Steagall Act affect commercial and investment banking?

  28. If markets give information on value through price, how can nominal values be out ...

  29. How much does M1 enhance the multiplier effect of fractional reserve banking?

  30. What is the best managed fund for trading mid-cap stocks?

  31. How effective is a poison pill defense against a hostile takeover?

  32. How do companies report the value of their capital stock?

  33. What are some of the more common reasons divestiture occurs?

  34. Is it wise for a company to have heavy cash flow investing activities outside of ...

  35. What happens when my bank account is debited?

  36. What is considered an accretive acquisition?

  37. What are some examples of successfully executed leveraged buyouts?

  38. What is the relationship between nominal GDP and PPP (purchasing power parity)?

  39. How can the yield curve help me make investment decisions?

  40. How does lower borrowing costs affect new airlines in the aerospace industry?

  41. When is an options straddle deep in the money?

  42. How can I use equity options to protect my stock portfolio from downturns?

  43. What is continuously compounding interest?

  44. What does a high equity risk premium signify about a company's stock future?

  45. What are some causes of structural unemployment?

  46. What is the difference between a penny stock and a small cap stock?

  47. How does an economic downturn affect a cyclical stock?

  48. Who are the most famous people convicted of insider trading?

  49. What types of options positions create unlimited liability?

  50. What is the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500

  51. What is the difference between frictional unemployment and structural unemployment?

  52. How many components are listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  53. What's the difference between a capital stock and a treasury stock?

  54. What are some common features of a mixed economic system?

  55. How does market risk affect the cost of capital?

  56. How does the Affordable Care Act affect moral hazard in the health insurance industry?

  57. How do wholly owned subsidiaries operate in the European Union?

  58. What is the difference between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

  59. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

  60. How do I convert a spot rate to a forward rate?

  61. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

  62. What is the difference between an accretive and a dilutive merger?

  63. What is the difference between tier 1 capital and tier 2 capital?

  64. What is the rate of return I can expect on a savings account?

  65. How can I calculate the tier 1 capital ratio?

  66. How can I calculate the leverage ratio using tier 1 capital?

  67. How accurate is the forward rate in predicting interest rates?

  68. Do creditors have the same rights in all 50 US states?

  69. What is a Z bond in a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)?

  70. Were collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) responsible for the financial crisis ...

  71. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  72. What are some examples of fiduciary duty?

  73. What institutions employ the human development index (HDI)?

  74. How does analyzing a bank's financial statements differ from companies in other sectors?

  75. How much of a diversified portfolio should be invested in the chemicals sector?

  76. How are junk bonds regulated?

  77. How can you calculate your cash budget in Excel?

  78. Why is the capital adequacy ratio important to shareholders?

  79. What are the top investing strategies for investing in the utility sector?

  80. How was Glass-Steagall weakened prior to its repeal?

  81. What are some prominent examples of hostile takeovers?

  82. What's the difference between the prime rate and the repo rate?

  83. Can you accidentally engage in insider trading?

  84. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the banking sector?

  85. How do open market operations affect the overall economy?

  86. What's the difference between the prime rate and the discount rate?

  87. What is a geometric mean in statistics?

  88. Which economic factors most affect the demand for consumer goods?

  89. How does the term 'in the money' describe the moneyness of an option?

  90. Are there critics of the human development index (HDI)?

  91. What are some real-life examples of the economies of scope?

  92. How can an investor reduce interest rate risk?

  93. What role do shareholders play in a capital budget?

  94. How do government bailouts increase moral hazard?

  95. What content does a letter intent have to have?

  96. What is the difference between in the money and out of the money?

  97. What is the difference between a letter of intent and a memorandum of understanding?

  98. How do spinoffs differ from initial public offerings (IPOs)?

  99. How is free enterprise affected by monetary policy?

  100. What are the key metrics of the human development index (HDI)?

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