Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What is the difference between compounding interest and simple interest?

  2. Should I purchase a master limited partnership (MLP) in my retirement account?

  3. What is the difference between the loss ratio and combined ratio?

  4. How can a company resist a hostile takeover?

  5. How do prepaid debit cards work?

  6. How do I calculate the combined ratio?

  7. How does debt-to-capital change when a company issues new shares of stock?

  8. What is the difference between product differentiation and price discrimination?

  9. What does the lapse ratio in the insurance sector measure?

  10. What are some examples of a value added tax?

  11. What are the tax implications of owning a master limited partnership (MLP)?

  12. What do mortgage lenders use the securitization food chain?

  13. Are there any regulations on transfer pricing?

  14. Do joint ventures need an exit strategy?

  15. How does the performance of the stock market affect individual businesses?

  16. How do interest rate changes affect price elasticity in consumer discretionary goods?

  17. What qualities are necessary to be an effective member of the c-suite in a publicly-traded ...

  18. What are the risks associated with investing in a treasury bond?

  19. What are some examples of positive correlation in economics?

  20. How do notaries reduce asymmetric information risk?

  21. What emerging markets are best suited for investing in the aerospace sector?

  22. Are investments in the drug sector appropriate for ethical investors?

  23. What are examples of businesses that exhibit social responsibility?

  24. How does a monopoly contribute to market failure?

  25. How do I get a higher limit on my credit cards?

  26. What's the difference between budgeting and financial forecasting?

  27. Why some insurance policies are more expensive than others?

  28. Why should I keep track of my insurance policy?

  29. How should I invest the money I keep on my IRA?

  30. Why choosing the right investment adviser is crucial for your portfolio's health

  31. What documents I need to transfer an IRA/SEP/SIMPLE to a Traditional IRA?

  32. Who developed the human development index (HDI) and why?

  33. Why should investors pay attention to a corporation's selling, general and administrative ...

  34. Should I be worried about my insurance company?

  35. Where are secured credit cards accepted?

  36. Is there a limit on how much I can move from my IRA to my Roth IRA?

  37. Do prepaid Credit Cards have monthly fees?

  38. How can stock dividends provide protection against inflation?

  39. How does the combined ratio measure the financial health of insurance companies?

  40. What caused Black Monday, the stock market crash of 1987?

  41. What is the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities?

  42. Why do banks securitize some debts, and how do they sell them to investors?

  43. What caused the stock market crash of 1929 that preceded The Great Depression?

  44. Do mortgage escrow accounts earn interest?

  45. What is the difference between adverse selection and moral hazard?

  46. How does money supply affect inflation?

  47. Which markets are most prone to market failure from adverse selection?

  48. How does adverse selection affect insurance premiums?

  49. Other than my savings account, what other types of holdings compound my interest?

  50. How did the stock market operate prior to the Securities and Exchange Commission?

  51. How much impact does government regulation have on the automotive sector?

  52. What are the key differences between marketing and advertising?

  53. To what extent do changing input prices affect the profitability of the chemicals ...

  54. What caused the American Industrial Revolution?

  55. What is the pro rata condition of average on an insurance claim?

  56. What are some common risks that are unique to investing in the electronics sector?

  57. How does adverse selection contribute to market failure?

  58. What types of risk should an investor consider before investing in the chemicals ...

  59. What types of industries are the main consumers of the products of the chemicals ...

  60. Why is a shareholder rights plan called a "poison pill?"

  61. What commodities are the main inputs for the electronics sector?

  62. What is the difference between consumer surplus and economic surplus?

  63. How important are seasonal trends in the automotive sector?

  64. How is the basket of goods selected for the Consumer Price Index?

  65. What does it signify about a given product if the consumer surplus figure for that ...

  66. What are common reasons for governments to implement tariffs?

  67. Why do banks use the Five Cs of Credit to determine a borrower's credit worthiness?

  68. Which financial statements are most important when performing ratio analysis?

  69. What is the difference between fiat money and representative money?

  70. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

  71. How have low interest rates affected lease rates in the automotive sector?

  72. Where can I find a good compound interest calculator free on the Internet?

  73. What is the automotive sector?

  74. What's the average hourly wage of waiters and bartenders before tips

  75. What are the main objectives of cost accounting?

  76. What does U.S. law say about contingent beneficiaries?

  77. What are some of the arguments in favor of a value-added tax (VAT)?

  78. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of DuPont Analysis?

  79. How does a company derecognize a deferred tax liability?

  80. How can a business determine its most effective value proposition?

  81. What can cause the rate of return to be negative?

  82. Which factors can influence a country's balance of trade?

  83. How are Rupert Murdoch's holdings distributed?

  84. Can unearned rent be considered deferred revenue?

  85. How much of the asset management industry has moved from traditional managers to ...

  86. How did mercantilism affect the colonies of Great Britain?

  87. Places where I can open an IRA Account?

  88. Does shopping for the best interest rate affect my credit score?

  89. What other sectors are most highly correlated with the automotive sector?

  90. Why should an investor add exposure to the automotive sector to his or her portfolio?

  91. How is compound interest taxed?

  92. According to the law of supply and demand, what is the effect of an increase or decrease ...

  93. How do you calculate the income effect distinctly from the price effect?

  94. Is backward integration ever illegal?

  95. What is the difference between fiat money and legal tender?

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

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

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

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

  100. What warning signs should an investor look for when reading an automaker's sales ...

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