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

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

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

  4. What is an odd-lot buyback?

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

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

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

  8. What protects an investor’s interest in the case of terrorist sabotage, or act of war that destroys the electronic record of stock ownership?

  9. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed by the company?

  10. The conduit theory...

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

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

  13. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

  14. A company I recently looked up showed institutional holdings of more than 100%. How is this possible?

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

  16. What is a staggered board?

  17. How do proxy fights work?

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

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

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

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

  22. Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from a U.S. company such as Pfizer?

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

  24. What is a "gypsy swap"?

  25. I get multiple mailings to my house from companies that my spouse, children and I all own. Is there any way to stop the duplicate mailings?

  26. What are reverse stock splits?

  27. What is a treasury stock?

  28. How are realized profits different from unrealized or so-called "paper" profits?

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

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

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

  32. How can I sell private company stock?

  33. What is the investor rights movement?

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

  35. What is the difference between a president and a chief executive officer? Can there be more than one of each?

  36. Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

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

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

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

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

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