Personal Finance FAQs

  1. Unemployment resulting from changes in the basic composition of the economy ...

  2. Which of the following is not a reason why a company might issue a stock dividend ...

  3. Below is an example of US Treasury yields for various maturities ...

  4. You expect to sell your only stock in 2 years time at a price of $42.50 ...

  5. All of the following statements are true with respect to the various ways that equity investments may ...

  6. Which of the following strategies is (are) appropriate? I. If a borrower has a fixed rate debt and is ...

  7. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the key characteristics of the Global ...

  8. XYZ Corp. has an asset turnover ratio of 0.75. Because the economy is currently sluggish ...

  9. At the beginning of the year, OPQ Corp. began to lease a building using the capitalized method ...

  10. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to setting the proper constraints in managing ...

  11. You observe the following exchange rates in the following markets ...

  12. Which of the following statements most accurately describes the impact of an expansionary fiscal policy ...

  13. An appraiser forms the following estimates for a rental property ...

  14. Anna Jones, a portfolio manager at XYZ Securities, has handled the retirement fund of ABC Industrial

  15. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the calculation of returns of composites ...

  16. A U.S. investor purchased some shares in Germany for 25 euros and sold them a year later for 42 euros

  17. Joanne Bume, CFA, is the head of research at large brokerage firm ...

  18. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to price-earnings (P/E) multiples ...

  19. John King, a CFA, resides in Jurisdiction A, where the securities laws and regulations are more strict ...

  20. A company issues some shares in order to finance the purchase of some more production facilities ...

  21. At the beginning of the year, ABC Corp. began to lease a major piece of equipment ...

  22. You are currently reviewing the following information for JKL Corp ...

  23. If a foreign currency dealer is quoting a bid-ask spread of $1.0500-35 ...

  24. A CFA Member or Candidate may be justified in disclosing confidential information received from a client

  25. For each widget that a manufacturer sells, it records a sale of $5 and a variable cost of $3 ...

  26. Stock A has a standard deviation of 16% and a beta of 1.1 ...

  27. XYZ Company stocks have an expected return of 12% and a standard deviation of 8% ...

  28. Joe just bought a house for $750,000, of which 65% was financed with a 20 year ...

  29. Over a period of one year, Mono Corp. saw it sales increase by 16% ...

  30. Which of the following statements least accurately describes the ways in which a swap may be terminated

  31. The covariance between Stock A and Stock Z is 10.32, while the correlation coefficient between the two ...

  32. A company starts the year with five widgets in its inventory ...

  33. A manager is claiming that her stock picks, on average ...

  34. Which one of the following uses of the "CFA" trademark is correct ...

  35. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the factors that a manager must take ...

  36. A portfolio hedge is purchased in the form of a spread ...

  37. Which of the following is the most true regarding the type of assets found along the efficient ...

  38. Which of the following statements least accurately describes the characteristics of futures contracts ...

  39. Which of the following steps is inaccurate with respect to calculating a figure for shareholder's equity

  40. Which of the following events would cause an increase in a firm's P/E ratio ...

  41. Which of the following statements is least accurate with respect to the various theories that exist ...

  42. If during a period of rising prices, a LIFO liquidation occurs ...

  43. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the coefficient of determination ...

  44. Deciles, percentiles, quintiles and quartiles divide a distribution into how many portions ...

  45. Which of the following statements is(are) true with respect to the factors that a manager must take ...

  46. Darth Vader, CFA, will begin a new job next week with a regional brokerage firm ...

  47. KLM Corporation shares just paid a dividend of $1.34. Earnings are expected to grow at 7% while the ...

  48. Under a pegged exchange rate system which of the following measures can be undertaken by a home country ...

  49. Helen Carter, CFA, is a portfolio manager working for a large multi-service financial services firm

  50. At the beginning of the year, HIJ Corp. began to lease new equipment ...

  51. A 10-year, 8% coupon bond is currently trading at 98.5 of par ...

  52. If consumption was $2B, investment $0.5B, government purchases $3B, exports $1B ...

  53. 529 plans may do all of the following except: a) As a prepaid tuition plan ...

  54. How can I start an IRA for my child?

  55. What changes might I need to make to my insurance policy?

  56. Under the USA, registration as an IAR includes all of the following EXCEPT:

  57. A parent would choose to set up a Coverdell Education Savings Account for a child in order to save for college expenses AND:

  58. Why do you need an emergency fund?

  59. Because I missed a few credit card payments, the issuer raised my interest rate from 9.9% to 19.9%. What should I do?

  60. My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to prevent foreclosure?

  61. Is it wise to consolidate credit card debt?

  62. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

  63. How do I stop emotional spending?

  64. What kind of summer interships are available for a finance student?

  65. Why are credit cards able to charge such high interest rates compared to other lenders?

  66. When is it a good idea to take out a loan to invest?

  67. Which credit card company holds the honor of most profitable IPO?

  68. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust them to give me a good deal?

  69. What is the best way to budget for holiday and special event spending?

  70. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

  71. How is my credit score calculated?

  72. Are credit cards and debit cards considered debt instruments?

  73. What is the difference between a 2/28 and a 3/27 ARM?

  74. What is the difference between bad credit and no credit?

  75. How does the number of credit card accounts I have affect my credit score?

  76. What are the benefits of an assumable mortgage?

  77. What is the difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan?

  78. Will credit card inactivity affect my credit score?

  79. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

  80. How can I find an investment club in my area?

  81. How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

  82. I hold a professional degree. Am I eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP)certification examination?

  83. Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to sit for any NASD examinations?

  84. Since I do not have a certificate of completion, where can I get a copy of my exam score(s)?

  85. What happens if there are no places available for me to sit for my exam within my window?

  86. Do I need to take the Series 6 examination after I have already successfully completed the Series 7?

  87. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  88. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

  89. I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can re-take it?

  90. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?

  91. When must the required three years of qualifying work experience be completed in order to become a CFA charterholder?

  92. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

  93. Can I bring food and drink into the CFA testing room?

  94. If I do not have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, can I still qualify for registration in the CFA program?

  95. If I already hold a professional certification am I eligible for any exemptions from CFA Program requirements?

  96. I am interested in pursing the CFA charter, but I do not have a degree in business and have not worked within the financial or investment environment. Do I still have a chance of successfully completing the course?

  97. Is there any difference between a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and a Certified Financial Analyst?

  98. What type of work experience can count towards the work experience required in order to obtain the CFA charter?

  99. What forms of ID are acceptable for admittance into the CFA examination room?

  100. What is the maximum amount of time that can elapse between CFA examinations?

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