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  1. What are some advantages of ordinary shares?

  2. What is the difference between preference and ordinary shares?

  3. How does additional equity financing affect existing shareholders?

  4. What rights do all common shareholders have?

  5. Why is a shareholder rights plan called a "poison pill?"

  6. How can investors influence the c-suite?

  7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of preference shares?

  8. How does a merger affect the shareholders?

  9. What can shareholders vote on?

  10. Why does Richard Branson keep opening up new Virgin products instead of focusing ...

  11. What does total stockholders equity represent?

  12. Why does Berkshire Hathaway prefer to buy back shares instead of paying dividends?

  13. Why do investors with minority interest receive a minority interest discount and ...

  14. Why would a company choose to repurchase in lieu of redeem?

  15. How does the privatization of a publicly traded company work?

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

  17. When does Warren Buffett usually release his letter to shareholders?

  18. Why would I need to know how many outstanding shares the shareholders have?

  19. With an ex-dividend, why does the dividend go to the seller rather than the buyer?

  20. I get multiple mailings to my house from companies that my spouse, children and I ...

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

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

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

  24. What is an odd-lot buyback?

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

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

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

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

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

  30. The conduit theory...

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

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

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

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

  35. Do convertible bonds have voting rights?

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

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

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

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

  40. What is a staggered board?

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

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

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

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

  45. What is a "gypsy swap"?

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

  47. What is a treasury stock?

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

  49. How do proxy fights work?

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

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

  52. How can I sell private company stock?

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

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

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

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

  57. What is the investor rights movement?

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

  59. What are reverse stock splits?

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