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  1. How are retained earnings related to a company's income statement?

  2. What is the best timeframe to use when evaluating return on sales (ROS)?

  3. Are small cap companies more risky investments than large cap companies?

  4. What main factors affect share prices in the metals and mining sector?

  5. What does the efficient market hypothesis assume about fair value?

  6. What role do core competencies play in a balanced scorecard?

  7. What value metrics are best for analyzing companies in the metals and mining sector?

  8. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to metals and mining?

  9. Are small cap companies a safer investment than large cap companies?

  10. What are the differences between Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's business philosophies?

  11. If the intrinsic value of a stock is significantly lower than the market price, should ...

  12. What was the largest company Warren Buffett ever bought through Berkshire Hathaway?

  13. What was the first stock Warren Buffett ever bought?

  14. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

  15. What is the average growth rate of the oil & gas drilling sector?

  16. What are the most common metrics for evaluating utilities?

  17. What is Warren Buffett's relation to "Supercat" insurance?

  18. What impact does brand equity have on profit margins?

  19. What was the worst investment Warren Buffett made in his career?

  20. Does Warren Buffett invest in gold? Why or why not?

  21. Why is time an important factor when evaluating supply?

  22. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

  23. What does it mean if a share's market value is significantly higher than its book ...

  24. What is the difference between the Sharpe ratio and alpha?

  25. What is the difference between book value and market value

  26. How do I calculate incremental return on investment capital?

  27. When and why were GAAP first established?

  28. What is the difference between standard deviation and average deviation?

  29. What does operating margin measure?

  30. Who uses book value to estimate the value of a company?

  31. What is the difference between gross profit margin and net profit margin?

  32. What is the difference between operating margin and gross margin?

  33. What are the main factors that drive share prices in the railroads sector?

  34. How does seasonality affect the railroads sector?

  35. What is the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure?

  36. What is the average return on equity for a company in the railroads sector?

  37. What is the average profit margin for a company in the railroads sector?

  38. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the railroads sector?

  39. What is the average growth rate of the forest products sector?

  40. What are examples of popular companies in the railroads sector?

  41. What is the difference between book value per common share and NAV (net asset value)?

  42. What's the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet approach?

  43. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

  44. What is cash or pro forma income on an income statement?

  45. How can a company improve its Economic Value Added (EVA)?

  46. What types of companies have a high proportion of intangible assets?

  47. What kinds of events or circumstances will increase or decrease the proportion of ...

  48. Are a bank's current assets counted as liquidity?

  49. What is the difference between a company's equity and its shareholders' equity?

  50. What is the difference between the cost of capital and required return?

  51. How do I use the news to find arbitrage opportunities?

  52. What is the difference between EBIT and EBT?

  53. Why is the PEG (price to earnings growth) ratio something I should be looking at ...

  54. How are taxes treated in the consumer price index (CPI)?

  55. How do I use the PEG (price to earnings growth) ratio to determine whether a stock ...

  56. What is the difference between cost of equity and cost of capital?

  57. How do ridesharing companies like Uber make money?

  58. How do intangible assets appear on a balance sheet?

  59. What does a high weighted average cost of capital (WACC) signify?

  60. How do hedge funds use short selling?

  61. What is the difference between operating cash flow and net income?

  62. How do I calculate dividend payout ratio from a balance sheet?

  63. What is common stock and preferred stock?

  64. Why should fundamental investors pay attention to Cash Value Added (CVA)?

  65. What is considered a good PEG (price to earnings growth) ratio?

  66. What is the difference between profitability and profit?

  67. How do you calculate operating cash flow in Excel?

  68. What are the main benchmarks that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

  69. Are taxes calculated in operating cash flow?

  70. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the forest products sector?

  71. What is the difference between the acid test ratio and working capital ratio?

  72. Do you always have to consider intrinsic value when purchasing a stock? Why or why ...

  73. What are some examples of return on investment capital?

  74. What is the difference between the yield of stock and the yield of a bond?

  75. For which types of investments is the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) the most ...

  76. What is the difference between EBIT and operating income?

  77. How accurate or important is the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) in evaluating ...

  78. How do I calculate the dividend payout ratio from an income statement?

  79. Over what duration should I be examining a given stock's PEG (price to earnings growth) ...

  80. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest products sector?

  81. Should I care about the book value per common share when dealing with a blue chip ...

  82. What is the average profit margin for a company in the forest products sector?

  83. What is the average return on equity for a company in the forest products sector?

  84. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

  85. Why would you take DCF into account rather than simply projecting future revenues?

  86. What is face value and how is it determined?

  87. What is the average profit margin for a utility company?

  88. What is the difference between the debt ratio of a company and the debt ratio of ...

  89. What is the difference between debt to income and debt to assets?

  90. What is the difference between cash flow and revenue?

  91. How useful is ROCE as an indicator of a company's performance?

  92. If a company has a low price to book ratio, does this mean its stock is undervalued?

  93. What is the difference between yield and rate of return?

  94. What is the difference between intrinsic value and current market value?

  95. What industries tend to use discounted cash flow (DCF), and why?

  96. Is it important for a company always to have a high liquidity ratio?

  97. What is the difference between ROCE and ROI?

  98. To what extent should you take a company's liquidity ratio into account before investing ...

  99. How can a company quickly increase its liquidity ratio?

  100. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

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