Stocks FAQs

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

  2. How do I calculate the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a bank in Excel?

  3. How is the short interest of a company related to a short squeeze of a company?

  4. What is the best ETN for trading mid-cap stocks?

  5. What is the best ETF for trading mid-cap stocks?

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

  7. What is the difference between a simple moving and an exponential moving average?

  8. How can I use simple moving averages to swing trade?

  9. Is it more beneficial to invest in a blue chip stock or a penny stock?

  10. How can I use simple moving averages to signal when to buy or sell stocks?

  11. What are the key differences between pro forma statements and GAAP statements?

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

  13. What are some examples of risk management techniques?

  14. How can you calculate Book Value Of Equity Per Share (BVPS) in Excel?

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

  16. How can you calculate a company's coverage ratio in Excel?

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

  18. What metrics are most commonly used to evaluate companies in the insurance sector?

  19. When might an analyst take an overweight position in a particular stock?

  20. What is the difference the operating cash flow ratio and solvency ratio?

  21. How can I calculate the operating cash flow ratio on Excel?

  22. Which financial statement can I find noncurrent assets on?

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

  24. How does fundamental analysis differ from technical analysis?

  25. What is an alternative ratio to forward p/e?

  26. What items on the balance sheet are most important in fundamental analysis?

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

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

  29. What does a high capital employed imply about risk?

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

  31. Is it better to use fundamental analysis, technical analysis or quantitative analysis ...

  32. What does the forward p/e indicate about a company?

  33. How can I calculate degree of operating leverage on Excel?

  34. What is the difference between carrying value per share and earnings per share?

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

  36. Why is an increase in capital stock on a company's balance sheet a bad sign for stockholders?

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

  38. Why should I dig further if I find a company has positive cash flow from investing ...

  39. When is it better to use unlevered beta than levered beta?

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

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

  42. How does product pricing affect gross profit and EBITDA?

  43. How can I use cash flow investing activities to determine if a company is growing?

  44. How should I evaluate a company with negative cash flow investing activities?

  45. What effect do stock buybacks have on the economy?

  46. How do I determine cash flow investing activities for a publicly traded company?

  47. What is the average annual return in the utilities sector?

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

  49. What is considered an accretive acquisition?

  50. What is the difference between forward p/e and trailing p/e?

  51. Why do analysts sometimes give an overweight recommendation on a stock?

  52. What are some alternatives a company can attempt prior to resorting to liquidation?

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

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

  55. How can I use value chain analysis to evaluate investment decisions?

  56. What is the difference between carrying value and fair value?

  57. How does a strong value chain management team help a company?

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

  59. What mobile apps are best for tracking your cash budget?

  60. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  61. What is the best software for calculating the cash budget of an individual?

  62. What is the point of calculating gross sales?

  63. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Tweezer pattern?

  64. What are some prominent examples of hostile takeovers?

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

  66. Is there a difference between the cash budget and a credit budget?

  67. What information should I look at on a publicly traded company for use in fundamental ...

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

  69. What is the difference between degree of operating leverage and degree of financial ...

  70. How is a simple moving average calculated?

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

  72. Why would you use the TTM (trailing twelve months) rather than the data from the ...

  73. Why is it important for an investor to understand business accounting?

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

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

  76. Why does the efficient market hypothesis state that technical analysis is bunk?

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

  78. How do you use a financial calculator to determine present value?

  79. What advantages does EBTIDA-margin have over other profitability ratios?

  80. How do you analyze inventory on the balance sheet?

  81. How is convertible bond valuation different than traditional bond valuation?

  82. How does portfolio management software work?

  83. How accurate is the equity risk premium in evaluating a stock?

  84. What does the operating cash flow ratio measure?

  85. How do you calculate the geometric mean to assess portfolio performance?

  86. What's the difference between the coverage ratio and the levered free cash flow to ...

  87. How can I use market capitalization to evaluate a stock?

  88. What are some ways a company can improve on its Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)?

  89. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Tri-Star pattern?

  90. How are swap agreements financed?

  91. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using systematic sampling?

  92. When can I use the Dividend Discount Method (DDM) to value a stock?

  93. What exactly does EBITDA margin tell investors about a company?

  94. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the internet sector?

  95. How does DuPont Analysis measure operating efficiency?

  96. Why would you look at a company's net debt rather than its gross debt?

  97. How is perpetuity used in the Dividend Discount Model?

  98. How do S&P 500 futures work?

  99. What are the differences between three-step and five-step DuPont Analysis?

  100. How can you use a cash flow statement to make a budget?

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