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Corporate Governance

  1. Can I still set up an SEP if one of my employees refuses to participate?

  2. I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased ...

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

  4. What is the difference between a shareholder and a stakeholder?

  5. What are the sources of funding available for companies?

  6. Can an employer adopt a different type of retirement plan for each employee?

  7. I lost my share certificate. Do I still own the stock?

  8. If an employee covered by a SIMPLE leaves his employer within the two-year period ...

  9. What is the difference between redemption of shares and repurchase of shares?

  10. What is the difference between a stock buyback and management buyout?

  11. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  12. Does a company have to notify its investors when it faces legal proceedings?

  13. What protects an investor’s interest in the case of terrorist sabotage, or act of ...

  14. Why do companies use reverse/forward stock splits?

  15. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed ...

  16. What is pension maximization?

  17. Where can I find a company's stance on the environment?

  18. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  19. What is a vest fleece?

  20. A corporate bond I own has just been called by the issuer. How can a company legally ...

  21. What happens to the voting rights on shares when the shares are used in a short sale ...

  22. What is the difference between a merger and a takeover?

  23. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade taxes?

  24. A company I recently looked up showed institutional holdings of more than 100%. How ...

  25. What is a staggered board?

  26. How does privatization affect a company's shareholders?

  27. What is a stock-for-stock merger and how does this corporate action affect existing ...

  28. How can I sell private company stock?

  29. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

  30. What is a treasury stock?

  31. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  32. If a stock is delisted, do shareholders still own the stock?

  33. What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's balance sheet?

  34. What is a blackout period?

  35. Why would a company have multiple share classes, and what are super voting shares?

  36. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

  37. What is a "gypsy swap"?

  38. How can I find out if my employer is a member of FINRA?

  39. What does a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) do?

  40. What is the investor rights movement?

  41. I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell ...

  42. How do you get a hard copy of a stock certificate?

  43. What is a pure play?

  44. What is the difference between a president and a chief executive officer? Can there ...

  45. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  46. When would a corporation want to refinance its debt?

  47. To whom was the term "corporate kleptocracy" first applied?

  48. If I own a stock in a company, do I get a say in the company's operations?

  49. What does the saying "What's good for Wall Street is bad for Main Street" mean?

  50. I am retiree, drawing from my 403(b) annuity. I am the sole employee of my own business. ...

  51. How do proxy fights work?

  52. Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from ...

  53. Is an employee eligible for an SEP if the plan has already been set up for other ...

  54. I have a KSOP through my employer that I've invested 100% in company stock. I am ...

  55. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

  56. Who is responsible for protecting and managing shareholders' interests?

  57. Since stockholders are entitled to a company's assets and earnings, can a stockholder ...

  58. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  59. What's the difference between a golden handshake and a golden parachute?

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