Stocks FAQs

  1. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

  2. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

  3. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

  4. Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

  5. What is the average annual return for the S&P 500?

  6. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

  7. I have only $500 to invest, am I limited to buying only penny stocks?

  8. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

  9. What is the difference between paid-up capital and share capital?

  10. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  11. What does the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure?

  12. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

  13. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

  14. How Does Facebook Make Money? (FB)

  15. What is the history of the S&P 500?

  16. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

  17. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

  18. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

  19. How does one make money short selling?

  20. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash flow?

  21. What is the formula for calculating net present value (NPV) in Excel?

  22. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

  23. What is the difference between preference and ordinary shares?

  24. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

  25. Why is business ethics important?

  26. What is arbitrage?

  27. What is a CUSIP Number?

  28. What's the difference between a market order and a limit order?

  29. What Does it Mean When Someone Says That a Stock Went Up X Points? Does This Refer to a Percentage or Numerical Value?

  30. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that preceded the Great Depression?

  31. How do you calculate shareholders' equity?

  32. How and when are stock dividends paid out?

  33. What is the formula for calculating return on assets (ROA)?

  34. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

  35. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  36. What's the difference between shares and stocks?

  37. What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway's Class A and Class B shares?

  38. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

  39. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

  40. How do you calculate variance in Excel?

  41. What's the difference between primary and secondary capital markets?

  42. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

  43. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  44. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  45. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

  46. What is the formula for calculating free cash flow?

  47. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  48. How do you calculate working capital?

  49. What is the formula for calculating beta?

  50. What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?

  51. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  52. What is the 'Rule of 72'?

  53. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  54. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

  55. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)?

  56. What is the formula for calculating internal rate of return (IRR) in Excel?

  57. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

  58. How liquid are money market accounts?

  59. Why doesn't Berkshire Hathaway pay a dividend? (BRK-A, BRK-B)

  60. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

  61. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  62. Halloween's Effect on the Economy

  63. What is the best measure of a given stock's volatility?

  64. Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock (i.e. dividends, rights offerings, etc.).

  65. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  66. How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

  67. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

  68. Why is Singapore considered a tax haven?

  69. Who are BMW's main suppliers?

  70. What is graphene? (HAYD.L, TSLA)

  71. What Does the Political Economy Research Institute Do?

  72. How do I use an online security token?

  73. Is risk parity a safe investment strategy?

  74. How does correlation affect the stock market?

  75. When does a growth stock turn into a value opportunity?

  76. Is the Wall Street Journal considered to be a conservative publisher?

  77. Who actually owns the Wall Street Journal?

  78. When did Facebook go public? (FB)

  79. What are the dormancy and escheatment rules for stock accounts?

  80. What are ComputerShare's escheatment services?

  81. How is working capital different from fixed capital?

  82. Is QVC publicly traded? (QVCA, QVCB)

  83. Do hedge funds pay dividends?

  84. Do you include working capital in net present value (NPV)?

  85. Does working capital include marketable securities?

  86. Does working capital include stock?

  87. Does working capital measure liquidity?

  88. Does working capital include prepaid expenses?

  89. Does working capital include short-term debt?

  90. Why is working capital management important to a company?

  91. Do dividends affect working capital?

  92. What licenses does a hedge fund manager need to have?

  93. Are dividends considered an asset?

  94. Where exactly do dividends come from?

  95. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

  96. Are stocks real assets?

  97. Do penny stocks pay dividends?

  98. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

  99. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage? (AAPL, NFLX)

  100. When does the holding period on a stock dividend start?

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