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  1. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  2. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  3. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  4. How do hedge funds use leverage?

  5. Do nonprofit organizations have working capital?

  6. How do hedge funds use equity options?

  7. What does a futures contract cost?

  8. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the retail sector?

  9. What are the similarities and differences between the savings and loan (S&L) crisis ...

  10. What are some common cash-debt strategies that occur during a spinoff?

  11. How can I determine the degree of financial leverage (DFL) for a particular company?

  12. Why should investors be wary of off balance sheet financing activities?

  13. What major events and policy decisions led to the savings and loan crisis (S&L crisis)?

  14. What are the key differences between financial risk and business risk to a company?

  15. What does a high unlevered free cash flow indicate about a business?

  16. How does degree of financial leverage (DFL) affect earnings per share (EPS)?

  17. When should a business avoid debt financing?

  18. How do companies use the equity multiplier to determine a financing strategy?

  19. How can I use the equity multiplier to determine if a stock is a good investment?

  20. How can investors benefit by understanding geometric means?

  21. How can premium financing of life insurance help high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

  22. How does off balance sheet financing work?

  23. What is the average debt/equity ratio of real estate companies?

  24. What debt to equity ratio is common for a bank?

  25. What is the relationship between degree of operating leverage and profits?

  26. What is the difference between share purchase rights and options?

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

  28. What are the pros and cons of using the fixed charge coverage ratio?

  29. What debt/equity ratio is typical for companies in the insurance sector?

  30. Why should investors care about risk weighted assets of a bank?

  31. For what sorts of purposes can the funds in a share premium account be disbursed?

  32. If my brother-in-law, who works at a pharmaceutical company, tells me about his research ...

  33. What are the benefits and shortfalls of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index?

  34. How do unfunded capital expenditures and distributions affect the fixed charge coverage ...

  35. How does debt affect a company's beta?

  36. Why are coupon payments considered an annuity?

  37. In the context of a startup, what is sustainable growth?

  38. How can I manage the three possible sources of business risk?

  39. How is a leveraged buyout different from a buyout?

  40. What risks are associated with a closed end investment?

  41. How does operating leverage affect business risk?

  42. How can I calculate degree of operating leverage on Excel?

  43. How do day traders capture profits from the difference between bid and ask prices?

  44. What are some examples of successfully executed leveraged buyouts?

  45. How can I calculate the leverage ratio using tier 1 capital?

  46. What does a high degree of operating leverage indicate?

  47. What countries contribute the largest weight to the global electronics sector?

  48. What are some prominent examples of hostile takeovers?

  49. What is the difference between degree of operating leverage and degree of financial ...

  50. What's the difference between the coverage ratio and the levered free cash flow to ...

  51. What are the different sources of business risk?

  52. How does DuPont Analysis measure financial leverage?

  53. What is the equity multiplier's affect on Return on Equity (ROE)?

  54. How does additional equity financing affect existing shareholders?

  55. How do I calculate the degree of operating leverage?

  56. How can I calculate the notional value of a futures contract?

  57. Which is better: A high or low equity multiplier?

  58. If a company has a high debt to capital ratio, what else should I look at before ...

  59. How can a firm bring down its operating leverage?

  60. What are the biggest risks involved with financial spread betting?

  61. What is the long-term outlook of the banking sector?

  62. What is the difference between a drawdown magnitude and drawdown duration?

  63. How are leveraged buyouts financed?

  64. Why is purchasing stocks on margin considered more risky than traditional investing?

  65. What can I tell about a company by looking at its solvency ratios?

  66. What is considered a good net debt-to-equity ratio?

  67. Besides operating leverage, what are other important forms of leverage for businesses?

  68. What are my options when I get a margin call?

  69. What is the difference between the capital adequacy ratio and the leverage ratio?

  70. How does working capital management affect corporate earnings?

  71. What is considered to be a healthy accounts payable turnover ratio?

  72. What are some strategies companies commonly use to reduce their debt to capital ratio?

  73. What ratios are most commonly used to judge working capital management?

  74. How can I use the debt-to-capital ratio to evaluate a stock?

  75. What is the difference between a sunk cost and an opportunity cost?

  76. Which financial ratio best reflects capital structure?

  77. Why would I need total debt to total assets represented as a ratio, as opposed to ...

  78. How does a company's capitalization structure affect its profitability?

  79. How should investors interpret unlevered beta?

  80. What is capital structure theory?

  81. How risky are futures?

  82. How is EBIT breakeven affected by leverage and financing plans?

  83. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the financial services sector?

  84. How do you find the level of EBIT where EPS doesn't change?

  85. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the metals and mining sector?

  86. What does it signify about the state of a company if it has unusually high shareholders' ...

  87. How do I use software to make arbitrage trades?

  88. What is the effect of price inelasticity on demand?

  89. How do I calculate the debt-to-equity ratio in Excel?

  90. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the utility sector?

  91. Is there a downside to having a high liquidity ratio?

  92. Is debt/equity a good metric to use when analyzing utility stocks?

  93. How can I tell if a utility will be able to pay off its debt?

  94. What is liquidity risk?

  95. What does the gearing ratio say about risk?

  96. How do hedge funds determine what assets to own?

  97. Which leverage ratios are most useful for analyzing manufacturing companies?

  98. How do I unlever beta?

  99. What are the differences between gross profit and EBITDA?

  100. Can real estate agents give referral fees?

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