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Bonds And Fixed Income

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  1. Which securities are considered investment grade?

  2. When should a company consider issuing a corporate bond vs. issuing stock?

  3. Does an ETF pay out the full dividend that comes with the stocks held in that ETF?

  4. How is a corporate bond taxed?

  5. Why is Manchester United (MANU) carrying so much debt?

  6. How do I use the principles of convexity to compare bonds?

  7. What can cause a security to go from investment grade to "junk" grade?

  8. What is affected by the interest rate risk?

  9. How can I calculate convexity in Excel?

  10. What is the correlation between a coupon rate and the convexity of a given bond?

  11. How can I calculate the carrying value of a bond?

  12. Besides stocks, what other asset classes can I invest in through ETFs?

  13. How can I look up average banker's acceptance yields?

  14. How does duration impact bond funds?

  15. Which is a better metric, modified duration or Macaulay duration?

  16. How does the Fisher effect illustrate returns on bonds?

  17. How can I create a yield curve in Excel?

  18. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

  19. What are the different formations of yield curves?

  20. How does a bond's coupon rate affect its price?

  21. What are the tax benefits of establishing a sinking fund?

  22. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  23. In what ways can a sinking fund affect bond returns?

  24. What is a barbell fixed-income strategy?

  25. How can I use a bond's duration to predict its return?

  26. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

  27. When does a primary market become a secondary market?

  28. How do interest rates affect a bond's coupon rate?

  29. How can I calculate a bond's coupon rate in Excel?

  30. What are the differences between an MLP exchange traded fund (ETF) and an MLP exchange ...

  31. On what basis does the sustainable growth rate fluctuate?

  32. What is the breakdown of subjects covered on the Series 6 exam?

  33. What are some classes I can take to prepare for the Series 6 exam?

  34. What level of return on equity is average for companies in the chemicals sector?

  35. What is the average profit margin of a company in the chemicals sector?

  36. What does tier 1 capital tell investors about a bank's operations?

  37. What is the risk return tradeoff for bonds?

  38. What are the different types of college savings accounts?

  39. What is the risk return tradeoff for stocks?

  40. What is the formula for calculating the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a ...

  41. Why is marketing important to a company in the utilities sector?

  42. What is the difference between a modified duration and a Macaulay duration?

  43. Can the marginal propensity to consume ever be negative?

  44. How do I calculate the loan-to-value ratio using Excel?

  45. How do I calculate a bond's modified duration using Excel?

  46. What is the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) hierarchy scale?

  47. What is the difference between horizontal integration and vertical integration?

  48. What is the most common solvency ratios used in fundamental analysis?

  49. Is there a difference between financial ratio analysis and accounting ratio analysis?

  50. How do I create a trading strategy when a stock doesn’t reach a lower swing?

  51. Why are simple-interest loans preferred by payday loan companies and pawn shops?

  52. What types of fees apply to checking accounts?

  53. What is the difference between a bond's yield rate and its coupon rate?

  54. How do debit spreads impact the trading of options?

  55. What formula can I use to calculate interest on interest?

  56. What is the difference between par value and market value?

  57. How is the term 'accretive' used in fixed income investments?

  58. What are the accounting entries when a company issues a callable bond?

  59. What is the difference between par and no par value stock?

  60. How does a company decide whether it wants to engage in a leveraged buyout of another ...

  61. Are money market accounts for short-term investments a good idea?

  62. What are the most popular and useful measures of credit spread?

  63. Why do bond coupon rates vary so greatly?

  64. What is the best ETN for trading mid-cap stocks?

  65. What are some securities that have spot rates?

  66. Is reclassification of a financial instrument ever permitted?

  67. What risk factors should investors consider before purchasing a callable bond?

  68. Under what circumstances might an issuer redeem a callable bond?

  69. How does an investor make money on a zero coupon bond?

  70. What are the advantages of investing in a callable bond?

  71. What are some examples of securities that can be found in a money market fund?

  72. What is an indenture for a fixed income security?

  73. Why is a premium usually paid on a callable bond?

  74. What are some examples of debt instruments?

  75. How can retail investors invest in commercial paper?

  76. What is the difference between par value and face value?

  77. How can the yield curve help me make investment decisions?

  78. Under what circumstances might a company decide to liquidate?

  79. What does the Macaulay duration indicate about a bond?

  80. What happens to the shares of a company that has been liquidated?

  81. What factors determine the strength of the crowding out effect?

  82. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

  83. How do I convert a spot rate to a forward rate?

  84. What is Z-spread and option adjusted credit spread?

  85. What is the difference between yield to maturity and holding period return yield?

  86. What is a Z bond in a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)?

  87. Why do companies issue callable bonds?

  88. How are junk bonds regulated?

  89. Are stock investors technically creditors?

  90. Why do zero coupon bonds tend to be volatile?

  91. What are the full rights of creditors in cases of bankruptcy?

  92. How can you use a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) to evaluate municipal bonds?

  93. How is convertible bond valuation different than traditional bond valuation?

  94. What are the advantages of using an effective interest rate figure?

  95. What are the pros and cons of operating on a balanced-budget?

  96. What is the relationship between the hurdle rate (MARR) and the Internal Rate of ...

  97. What is the rationale behind the effective interest rate?

  98. What is the difference between compounding interest and simple interest?

  99. What is the relationship between modified duration and interest rates?

  100. What does positive theta mean for credit spreads?

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