Rob Renaud

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  1. Investing

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

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an internal marketing document prepared by the underwriter and intended for distribution ...
  2. Investing

    Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct ...

    There is no law that prevents Canadians from participating in direct stock purchase plans offered by U.S. companies. There are also no laws preventing Canadians from participating in dividend reinvestment ...
  3. Investing

    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 voting rights. A convertible bond is a form of debt that features an embedded stock ...
  4. Investing

    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 serve in the world of accounting.The acronym "IAS" stands for International Accounting ...
  5. Investing

    What is the difference between investment banks and merchant ...

    Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different services. In practice, the fine lines that separate the functions of merchant ...
  6. Retirement

    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 of these instances, which include direct stock purchase plans, dividend reinvestment ...
  7. Investing

    Where does the stock come from when convertible bonds are ...

    First, let's define convertible bonds. A unique combination of debt and equity, they provide investors with the chance to convert a debt instrument into shares of the issuer's common stock, at a set price ...
  8. Retirement

    What's the difference between institutional and non-institutional ...

    There are a number of differences between institutional investors and non-institutional investors. If you are considering an investment in a particular stock that you've seen publicized in the financial ...
  9. Investing

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

    The price of a financial asset traded on the market is set by the forces of supply and demand. Newly issued stocks are no exception to this rule - they sell for whatever price a person is willing to pay ...
  10. Options & Futures

    What is dilutive stock?

    Dilutive stock is any security that dilutes the ownership percentage of current shareholders - that is, any security that does not have some sort of embedded anti-dilution provision. The reason why dilutive ...
  11. Investing

    Why do companies merge with or acquire other companies?

    Some of the reasons for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) include:1. Synergy: The most used word in M&A is synergy, which is the idea that by combining business activities, performance will increase ...
  12. Professionals

    What should I consider financially when choosing to work ...

    Globalization has made working abroad an option for many skilled workers, and the benefits of working abroad can be very enticing. However, bringing money back home from a different country is a complicated ...
  13. Budgeting

    Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or ...

    In capital budgeting, there are a number of different approaches that can be used to evaluate any given project, and each approach has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages.All other things being ...
  14. Investing

    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 on the state of the American real estate market. "Without calling the overall ...
  15. Investing

    Why do companies issue debt and bonds? Can't they just borrow ...

    Companies issue bonds to finance operations. Most companies can borrow from banks, but view direct borrowing from a bank as more restrictive and expensive than selling debt on the open market through a ...
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