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  1. What is the formula for calculating the quick ratio in Excel?

  2. What are some historical examples of the relative strength index (RSI)?

  3. How do quant traders build the relative strength index (RSI) into their algorithms?

  4. What is the advantage of using the relative strength index (RSI)?

  5. How does preferred stock differ from company issued bonds?

  6. Does it make sense for me to have a money market account if I don't want to buy any ...

  7. How successful is fiscal policy in guiding the national economy?

  8. How does the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) work, and what asset mix does it hold?

  9. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Rounding Top pattern?

  10. What is the difference between profitability and profit?

  11. Should companies break out accounts receivables into subledgers?

  12. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Rising Three Methods pattern?

  13. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Rounding Top pattern?

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

  15. Are taxes calculated in operating cash flow?

  16. Are there any risks involved in trading put options through a traditional broker?

  17. What's the difference between primary and secondary capital markets?

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

  19. What are the main benchmarks that track the forest products sector?

  20. How do you calculate r-squared in Excel?

  21. Are secondary capital markets beneficial for society, or are there purely speculative?

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

  23. What's the difference between r-squared and correlation?

  24. What is the difference between yield to maturity and the yield to call?

  25. What are the legal barriers to vertical integration?

  26. What are the components of shareholders' equity?

  27. What are the most common issues with Serial Correlation in stocks?

  28. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Sanku (Three Gaps) Pattern?

  29. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting an Sanku (Three Gaps) Pattern ...

  30. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Rounding Bottom pattern?

  31. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Runaway Gap pattern?

  32. Why is the Relative Vigor Index (RVI) important for traders and analysts?

  33. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Runaway Gap pattern?

  34. What are the most common strategies to place retracement levels?

  35. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a Rounding Bottom pattern?

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

  37. What are the best technical indicators to complement the Positive Volume Index (PVI)?

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

  39. What is the difference between a REIT and a master limited partnership

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

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

  42. What is the difference between cash flow and EBIDTA?

  43. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Polarized Fractal Efficiency ...

  44. What is the difference between an IPO and a seasoned issue?

  45. How do you use Microsoft Excel to calculate liquidity ratios?

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

  47. What is the difference between cash flow and fund flow?

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

  49. How do you use Excel to calculate a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR)?

  50. Under what circumstances is short selling advisable?

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

  52. How do I calculate yield to maturity of a zero coupon bond?

  53. How far back in a stock's history should you go when gauging its volatility?

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

  55. How do central bank decisions affect volatility?

  56. Why is short selling illegal in some countries but legal in the U.S.?

  57. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

  58. How do I calculate yield to maturity in Excel?

  59. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  60. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  61. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Relative Vigor Index (RVI)?

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

  63. What is the average return on equity for a company in the oil & gas drilling sector?

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

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

  66. What is the average profit margin for a company in the oil & gas drilling sector?

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

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

  69. What are some of the disadvantages to taking venture capital?

  70. Why should I invest in the railroads sector?

  71. What does the term 'invisible hand' refer to in the economy?

  72. Why are bond yields calculated in terms of basis points?

  73. How do you use put options to profit from a bear market?

  74. What are the differences between a Pivot and a Pivot Point?

  75. How do I build a profitable trading strategy when using Pivots?

  76. At what level is the current account deficit considered excessive, in terms of percent?

  77. How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Pennant Pattern?

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

  79. What are the pros and cons of owning preferred stock instead of common stock?

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

  81. How is the consumer price index (CPI) used in market escalation contracts?

  82. What is the formula for calculating gross profit margin in Excel?

  83. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

  84. What are the differences among gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted ...

  85. What are the effects of fracking on the environment?

  86. What is the difference between gross income and taxable income?

  87. How can growth investors benefit from investing in the oil & gas sector?

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

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

  90. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  91. What is the best cash flow management tool?

  92. What are the main communication points between a CFO and a CEO?

  93. What is the difference between capital investment decision and current asset decision?

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

  95. What is the difference between a company's outstanding shares and its float?

  96. How are Star patterns interpret by analysts and traders?

  97. What is the difference between authorized shares and outstanding shares?

  98. Is short selling ethical?

  99. What is the difference between the current ratio and the acid test ratio?

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

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