Stocks FAQs

  1. What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  2. How is impairment loss calculated?

  3. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

  4. What are the differences between gross profit and gross margin?

  5. Does gross profit include tax?

  6. Does gross profit include depreciation or amortization?

  7. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

  8. What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

  9. When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate ...

  10. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

  11. What is the Pac-Man defense?

  12. If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

  13. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

  14. Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading when assessing long-term ...

  15. What is a tuck-in acquisition?

  16. What is the difference between economic value added and market value added?

  17. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  18. A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I own, but why isn't my stock ...

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

  20. What are some common traits of undervalued stocks?

  21. What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

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

  23. What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued stock?

  24. What does a high inventory turnover tell investors about a company?

  25. Why is it sometimes better to use an average inventory figure when calculating the ...

  26. How do you calculate working capital?

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

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

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

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

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

  32. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  47. How do I start using technical analysis?

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

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

  50. What is a cross hedge?

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

  52. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  61. What is high-frequency trading?

  62. Does the balance sheet always balance?

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

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

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

  66. What is the Coppock curve?

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

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

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

  70. How do I use a premium put convertible?

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

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

  73. What's the difference between old- and new-economy stocks?

  74. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  75. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end ...

  76. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  77. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  78. How long does it take for a merger to go through?

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

  80. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

  81. What is a staggered board?

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

  83. How can I determine a stock's next resistance level or target price?

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

  85. What is a typical day in the life of someone in M&A? How long does a project last? ...

  86. What is a back door listing?

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

  88. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

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

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

  91. What is the best time of the day to trade?

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

  93. Can a company declare a dividend that exceeds its earnings per share?

  94. What does it mean when a stock symbol has a .PK after it?

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

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

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

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

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

  100. What is a penny stock?

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