Stocks FAQs

  1. How does a letter of intent work in the context of mergers and acquisitions?

  2. What happens to the shares of a company that has been the object of a hostile takeover?

  3. How does a company decide which key performance indicators (KPIs) to use?

  4. Why is social responsibility important in marketing?

  5. What are some roles of an investment bank?

  6. What does a Z-Score tell a stock analyst about the health of a company?

  7. What are the benefits for a company using equity financing vs. debt financing?

  8. What is the impact of retained earnings on stockholders equity?

  9. What companies will typically exercise buybacks, and why do they do it?

  10. Why should investors pay attention to a corporation's selling, general and administrative ...

  11. Which is better: A high or low equity multiplier?

  12. How important are descending tops for a trading strategy?

  13. How does the combined ratio measure the financial health of insurance companies?

  14. How can I tell whether a particular small cap stock has a positive investment outlook?

  15. What are the most popular forms of technical analysis?

  16. What is the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities?

  17. How do you craft an effective social responsibility policy?

  18. Why should I be looking at small cap stocks as a potential investment?

  19. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the Internet sector?

  20. What is the difference between the cash ratio and the solvency ratio?

  21. What is the relationship between the cash ratio and liquidity?

  22. Why is the price to sales ratio commonly used for comparing companies in the Internet ...

  23. How are Tweezer patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

  24. Why would a company buyback its own shares?

  25. What does the cash ratio of a company measure, and how does it affect decision making?

  26. What are some alternative liquidity ratios to the cash ratio?

  27. How do I find the information needed for input into the Dividend Discount Model (DDM)?

  28. What does the Dividend Discount Model (DDM) show an investor about a company?

  29. If a company has a high debt to capital ratio, what else should I look at before ...

  30. How can a firm bring down its operating leverage?

  31. Why do banks use the Five Cs of Credit to determine a borrower's credit worthiness?

  32. How does DuPont Analysis measure profitability?

  33. Which financial statements are most important when performing ratio analysis?

  34. Can the correlation coefficient be used to measure dependence?

  35. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

  36. How do I discount Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF)?

  37. What are the main objectives of cost accounting?

  38. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of DuPont Analysis?

  39. How can investors influence the c-suite?

  40. How is perpetuity used in determining the intrinsic value of a stock?

  41. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

  42. Which asset classes are the most risky?

  43. How does financial accounting help decision making?

  44. What is the best reason to pursue a backward integration?

  45. What is the difference between variance and covariance?

  46. Why would a value investor consider the Internet sector?

  47. What is the difference between a drawdown in banking and a drawdown in trading?

  48. Is backward integration the same thing as vertical integration?

  49. How risky are small cap stocks?

  50. What is the difference between book-to-market ratio and cash flow to price?

  51. How does a company determine the right level of sales volume?

  52. Where did market segmentation theory come from?

  53. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

  54. How can the exponential moving average be used in swing trading?

  55. Why is the Triple Exponential Moving Average (TEMA) important for traders and analysts?

  56. How are leveraged buyouts financed?

  57. Are mid-cap stocks more profitable than large-cap stocks?

  58. Why would a company choose to pay a stock dividend instead of a cash dividend?

  59. What can I tell about a company by looking at its solvency ratios?

  60. Does 'hurdle rate' mean different things in different industries?

  61. What key U.S. economic indicators do economists track to determine if the conditions ...

  62. What are examples of popular companies in the metals and mining sector?

  63. What's the difference between a merger and a hostile takeover?

  64. What's the difference between Porter's 5 forces and SWOT analysis?

  65. What are common examples of bad decisions made due to the sunk cost fallacy?

  66. What are some of the best small cap index funds?

  67. How can an investor determine the efficiency of a company's working capital management?

  68. What are the components associated with working capital management?

  69. What are some of the arguments in favor of debt securitization?

  70. What does a negative correlation coefficient mean?

  71. What does a buyback signify about a given company's financial health?

  72. Are exponential moving averages more effective than simple or weighted moving averages?

  73. What are the different types of tangible assets?

  74. What does a low working capital ratio show about a company's working capital management?

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

  76. Why is trading volume important to investors?

  77. What are common advantages of investing in large cap stocks?

  78. What are the different types of operating expenses?

  79. Besides free cash flow to equity (FCFE), what are other metrics for estimating a ...

  80. When does positive correlation prove causation?

  81. What is considered a good net debt-to-equity ratio?

  82. Can private investors benefit from collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  83. Besides operating leverage, what are other important forms of leverage for businesses?

  84. How far above the hurdle rate makes for a good investment?

  85. How do operating expenses affect profit?

  86. What is the difference between the capital adequacy ratio and the leverage ratio?

  87. What's the difference between a merger and an acquisition?

  88. How does working capital management affect corporate earnings?

  89. How does the bottom line affect shareholder returns?

  90. How are S&P 500 index components weighted?

  91. Is the market risk premium the same for stocks and bonds?

  92. What seasonal trends exist in the metals and mining sector?

  93. How can you calculate free cash flow to equity (FCFE) in Excel?

  94. How does a merger affect the customer?

  95. What level of return on equity is common for a company in the banking sector?

  96. What can cause a merger or acquisition deal to fail?

  97. Where did DuPont Analysis come from?

  98. Are there ways to invest in gold and get a dividend?

  99. How does a merger affect the shareholders?

  100. How should I interpret a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

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