Rob Renaud

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  1. Career / Compensation

    How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

    There are a few circumstances in which a person can buy stock directly from a company. The following is meant to cover some ...
  2. Insurance

    In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an ...
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is the difference between convertible and reverse convertible bonds?

    The difference between a regular convertible bond and a reverse convertible bond is the options attached to the bond. While ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    What should I consider financially when choosing to work abroad?

    Globalization has made working abroad an option for many skilled workers, and the benefits of working abroad can be very ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Why do companies issue debt and bonds? Can't they just borrow from the bank?

    Companies issue bonds to finance operations. Most companies can borrow from banks, but view direct borrowing from a bank ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

    Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different ...
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

    Convertible bonds usually have no voting rights until they are converted. Even after conversion, they may not be granted ...
  8. Real Estate

    What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?

    On May 20, 2005, while addressing the Economic Club of New York, the now former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan commented ...
  9. Financial Analysis

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

    The 'FIG' at an investment bank usually refers to the financial institutions group - a group of professionals that provides ...
  10. Small Business

    Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

    In capital budgeting, there are a number of different approaches that can be used to evaluate any given project, and each ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    What does the term "stock-for-stock" mean?

    The term "stock-for-stock" is popularly used in two different contexts, and it regularly makes business news headlines in ...
  12. Forex & Currencies

    What will happen to my U.S.-based stock portfolio if the U.S. dollar substantially decreases in value?

    The effect of a significant depreciation in the value of the U.S. dollar on the value of an investor's U.S-based portfolio ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between IAS and GAAP?

    To answer this question, we must first define what IAS and GAAP are, in order to get a better grasp of the function they ...
  14. Trading Instruments

    What is dilutive stock?

    Dilutive stock is any security that dilutes the ownership percentage of current shareholders - that is, any security that ...
  15. Insurance

    How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

    The price of a financial asset traded on the market is set by the forces of supply and demand. Newly issued stocks are no ...
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