Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How does pork barrel spending hurt the economy?

  2. Can the marginal propensity to consume ever be negative?

  3. What is an aggregate limit and what type of insurance is it usually associated with?

  4. What happens to the intangible assets of a company when it is bought or sold?

  5. Should I expect growth or income from buying stock in the consumer packaged goods ...

  6. How does Federal Trade Commission use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index to evaluate ...

  7. Can the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index be used to determine competitive balance in professional ...

  8. What is the difference between the yield ratio and the dividend payout ratio?

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

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

  11. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Stochastic Oscillator?

  12. How do you calculate economic profit using Excel?

  13. What are examples of products and companies that rely on protective tariffs to survive?

  14. What are the advantages and disadvantages of horizontal integration?

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

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

  17. How can I use the correlation coefficient to predict returns in the stock market?

  18. What are some examples of horizontal integration?

  19. How do stock dividends affect the retained earnings account?

  20. How does debt affect a company's beta?

  21. How do I create grouping schedule codes and subcodes for trial balances?

  22. Why is trading volume usually higher when the price of a security is changing?

  23. What is the most common solvency ratios used in fundamental analysis?

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

  25. Do companies have to pay back their paid-up capital?

  26. What are the differences between preference shares and bonds?

  27. How do you calculate payback period using Excel?

  28. How does revolving credit differ from a general line of credit?

  29. What is the difference between a currency and interest rate swap?

  30. What does it mean if a bond has a zero coupon rate?

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

  32. What caused the European / Eurozone debt crisis?

  33. Why are coupon payments considered an annuity?

  34. What is the difference between a bond's coupon rate and yield to maturity?

  35. What factors drive share prices in the aerospace sector?

  36. What types of fees apply to checking accounts?

  37. How is investing in a corporate bond different from buying shares of the company's ...

  38. What are some reasons banks deny applications for checking accounts?

  39. What is the difference between a bond's yield rate and its coupon rate?

  40. How do debit spreads impact the trading of options?

  41. What formula can I use to calculate interest on interest?

  42. What does it signify about a company if there is a large difference between its EPS ...

  43. How does a master limited partnership (MLP) differ from other business structures?

  44. What are some examples of different corporate governance systems across the world?

  45. How does the always be closing (ABC) strategy benefit a salesperson's sales funnel?

  46. How can I use the combined ratio to compare insurance companies?

  47. Why is the strategy of 'always be closing' (ABC) popular in retail sales?

  48. How do you mediate a dispute between primary and contingent beneficiaries of a trust?

  49. What is the difference between MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) and adjusted ...

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

  51. How does revenue recognition differ between profit and non-profit companies?

  52. What is the difference between financial forecasting and financial modelling?

  53. What types of information does one need to perform a thorough financial analysis?

  54. In the context of a startup, what is sustainable growth?

  55. How important is sustainable growth for the long-term future of a startup?

  56. How can I find out the Medicare sustainable growth rate?

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

  58. What effect has the sustainable growth rate had on Medicare disbursements?

  59. Why do bond coupon rates vary so greatly?

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

  61. What is operations management theory and how can it help a business?

  62. What factors should a company consider when creating a marketing budget?

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

  64. What is the difference between structural unemployment and cyclical unemployment?

  65. What factors are most important to mezzanine financiers?

  66. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

  67. How does automated work affect structural unemployment rates?

  68. In which industries are mergers and acquisitions most common?

  69. What are some of the arguments against a value added tax (VAT)?

  70. What is the average return on equity for a company in the insurance sector?

  71. How does an insurance broker make money?

  72. Which ETFs that track the insurance sector are most popular?

  73. What is the difference between underwriting and investment income for an insurance ...

  74. Why should I consider looking for the A.M. Best rating before investing in an insurance ...

  75. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the insurance sector?

  76. How can I profit from a decline of stock prices in the insurance sector?

  77. Where does the term "always be closing" come from?

  78. How can central banks use open market operations to manipulate short-term interest ...

  79. How did the Soviet economic system affect consumer goods?

  80. How did mass production affect the price of consumer goods?

  81. What are foundry companies in the electronics sector?

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

  83. What are the advantages of hiring a third-party marketing company?

  84. What is the difference between a regressive tax versus a progressive tax?

  85. What is the difference between the death benefit and cash value of an insurance policy?

  86. Will a hike in the minimum wage result in deadweight loss to businesses and labor?

  87. What is the formula for calculating deadweight loss in Excel?

  88. How does being overweight affect my healthcare costs?

  89. What items on the income statement are considered in fundamental analysis?

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

  91. Should a small business test the substitution effect on its products before launch?

  92. How can you calculate the substitution effect in Excel?

  93. Is the substitution effect negative for consumers?

  94. What variables are most important when making a prediction through sensitivity analysis?

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

  96. What is the difference between cyclical and non-cyclical stocks?

  97. What metrics are used to gauge the effectiveness of a marketing strategy?

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

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

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

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