Stocks FAQs

  1. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

  2. What does it mean to be long or short a derivative?

  3. What does Value at Risk (VaR) have to do with maximization of shareholder wealth?

  4. How can I calculate the tracking error of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  5. Does an ETF pay out the full dividend that comes with the stocks held in that ETF?

  6. Who are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCAU) main suppliers?

  7. How big is the derivatives market?

  8. As an investor in stock, how should I evaluate a company's capital employed?

  9. Which stocks in the industrial sector pay the highest dividends?

  10. What impact is the farm-to-table movement having on the food & beverage industry?

  11. How can I calculate prime costs?

  12. Who are General Motors' (GM) main suppliers?

  13. Who are Ford's (F) main suppliers?

  14. What are most popular benchmarks that track the chemicals sector?

  15. Why did Warren Buffett invest heavily in Coca-Cola (KO) in the late 1980s?

  16. What does it mean to roll a derivative contract?

  17. What is affected by the interest rate risk?

  18. How can I look up average banker's acceptance yields?

  19. Are investments in the chemicals sector appropriate for ethical investors?

  20. To what extent will changing fuel costs affect the profitability of the airline industry?

  21. How is liquidity risk captured by the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

  22. Why does Warren Buffett largely avoid investing in the technology sector?

  23. Which stocks in the wholesale sector pay the highest dividends?

  24. What are some risks a company takes when entering a currency swap?

  25. What is the relationship between degree of operating leverage and profits?

  26. Is the drugs sector better suited for active or passive investment?

  27. How does the strength of the IPO market affect the drugs sector?

  28. Why should investors research the C-suite executives of a company?

  29. How does transfer pricing help business?

  30. How does the risk of investing in the aerospace sector compare to the broader market?

  31. How does a company decide when it is going to split its stock?

  32. How are C-suite officers measured on performance?

  33. What makes the chemicals sector attractive to value investors?

  34. What is the most important section in an investment company's prospectus?

  35. Why should investors care about the Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)?

  36. What affects an asset's liquidity?

  37. How does the long-term outlook of the Internet sector compare to the broader economy?

  38. What are some of the uses of the coefficient of variation (COV)?

  39. Who are Charles Schwab's (SCHW) main competitors?

  40. Who are Rite Aid's (RAD) main competitors?

  41. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

  42. What's the difference between cash-on-delivery differ and delivery against payment?

  43. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

  44. Why is the Trade Volume Index (TVI) important for traders and analysts?

  45. What is the Trade Volume Index (TVI) formula and how is it calculated?

  46. How does zero-based budgeting help lower operating costs?

  47. Why doesn't Warren Buffett own Apple (AAPL) stock?

  48. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  49. Why should investors care about risk weighted assets of a bank?

  50. Why is the automotive sector a good choice for value investing?

  51. What is the risk return tradeoff for stocks?

  52. Which companies in the chemicals sector pay the highest dividends?

  53. What is the difference between a primary and a secondary market?

  54. How does price elasticity affect my stock purchase decisions?

  55. What are the benefits of investing in a money market fund?

  56. How can an investor determine a company's annual return from looking at its financial statements?

  57. How does equity financing affect a company's financials compared with the effects from debt financing?

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

  59. How can I calculate a company's forward p/e in Excel?

  60. For what sorts of purposes can the funds in a share premium account be disbursed?

  61. Why are simple-interest loans preferred by payday loan companies and pawn shops?

  62. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the automotive sector?

  63. What level of return on equity is average for companies in the chemicals sector?

  64. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the chemicals sector?

  65. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the electronics sector?

  66. What is the average return on equity for a company in the electronics sector?

  67. What are some examples of just in time (JIT) inventory processes?

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

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

  70. What is the difference between earnings per share (EPS) and diluted EPS?

  71. How does the division of regional and national banks affect investing in the banking sector?

  72. What happens when a security reaches its strike price?

  73. How do I calculate the equity risk premium in Excel?

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

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

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

  77. What is the difference between a short squeeze and short covering?

  78. Are simple moving averages backward or forward looking?

  79. How can I generate a yield from stocks in the Internet sector that do not pay a dividend?

  80. How are risk profiles and speculation related?

  81. What is the difference between speculation and hedging?

  82. How can I use systematic sampling in finance?

  83. What does a rising open interest on a stock signal?

  84. What does "System on a Chip" refer to in the electronics sector?

  85. Can I receive dividends on ordinary shares of a company?

  86. What are some characteristics of ordinary shares?

  87. Why are growth investors attracted to the chemicals sector?

  88. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the chemicals sector?

  89. What is the difference between notional value and market value?

  90. What are some common markets where notional value is used?

  91. What are the most effective hedging strategies to reduce market risk?

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

  93. How does holding period return yield differ between short and long positions in the market?

  94. Where can I find current data on stock buyback offers?

  95. What does a positive capital account balance mean?

  96. What does a negative balance in the capital account mean?

  97. What is the difference between a buy limit and a sell stop order?

  98. What is the difference between a company's annual return and its annualized return?

  99. What types of stocks have a small difference between bid and ask prices?

  100. When is a buy limit order executed?

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