Stocks FAQs

  1. How do you calculate working capital?

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

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

  4. What are the main differences between return on equity (ROE) and return on assets ...

  5. What are the main differences between compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and internal ...

  6. Are companies with a negative return on equity (ROE) always a bad investment?

  7. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

  8. Why is return on investment (ROI) a bad measure for calculating long-term investments?

  9. What factors go into calculating social return on investment (SROI)?

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

  11. How can the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio mislead investors?

  12. How can return on investment (ROI) calculations be manipulated?

  13. Is there value in comparing companies from different sectors by using the debt-to-equity ...

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

  15. How do interest rates affect the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) calculation?

  16. What is considered a high debt-to-equity ratio and what does it say about the company? ...

  17. What are the best uses for trailing EPS, current EPS and forward EPS?

  18. How can the current ratio be misinterpreted by investors?

  19. What's the difference between weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and internal ...

  20. What are the main differences between the current ratio and the quick ratio?

  21. Why is earnings per share (EPS) also known as “The Bottom Line”?

  22. How do I start using technical analysis?

  23. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted ...

  24. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  25. What is a cross hedge?

  26. What is the difference between an options contract and a futures contract?

  27. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  28. Do stocks that trade with a large daily volume generally have less volatility?

  29. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

  30. Which two companies underwent the biggest corporate merger of the 1990s?

  31. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, ...

  32. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

  33. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  34. How do I employ a cash-and-carry trade?

  35. What is the significance of a Schedule 13D?

  36. What is high-frequency trading?

  37. Does the balance sheet always balance?

  38. What is the difference between an acquisition and a takeover?

  39. What does it mean when "N/A" appears for a company's P/E ratio?

  40. What was the first company with a $1 billion market cap?

  41. What is the Coppock curve?

  42. Why would a company do a reverse merger instead of an IPO?

  43. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  44. What are the penalties for withdrawing from my Traditional IRA less than a year after ...

  45. How do I use a premium put convertible?

  46. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

  47. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  48. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

  49. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  50. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

  51. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

  52. Why do some stock quotes appear in bold print in the newspaper?

  53. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  54. Who is Mr. Copper?

  55. What is a penny stock?

  56. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

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

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

  59. How is spread calculated when trading in the forex market?

  60. In M&A how does an all-stock or all-cash deal affect the equity of the buying company? ...

  61. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  62. What is the "random walk theory" and what does it mean for investors?

  63. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  64. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  65. Is tracking error a significant measure for determining ex-post risk?

  66. What do the bracketed numbers following a technical indicator mean?

  67. What happens to my call options if the underlying company is bought out?

  68. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

  69. How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?

  70. What does the 'FIG' at an investment bank refer to?

  71. Do stop or limit orders protect you against gaps in a stock's price?

  72. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company ...

  73. What is the "Nifty 50"?

  74. How do I use a "basket" option?

  75. What do the phrases "sell to open", "buy to close", "buy to open", and "sell to close" ...

  76. What is the difference between options and futures?

  77. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  78. Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

  79. How does pyramiding work?

  80. Which of the following terms are associated with the purchase/redemption of open-end ...

  81. In the forex market, how is the closing price of a currency pair determined?

  82. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

  83. I placed a limit order to buy a stock after the market closed, but the stock's price ...

  84. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

  85. Would a slow stochastic be effective in day trading?

  86. Where do I place my target when the price of a stock breaks out of a technical chart ...

  87. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  88. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes represent? ...

  89. What is a GTEM order?

  90. How can I use market breadth to my advantage?

  91. What do you call a candlestick with no shadows, and what does it mean?

  92. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

  93. How does a pump and dump scam work?

  94. Can investors short sell pink sheet or over-the-counter stocks?

  95. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  96. When is a takeover bid legally canceled?

  97. What is a back door listing?

  98. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  99. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

  100. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

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