Investing FAQs

  1. Does a broker always have to buy a stock if I want to sell it?

  2. Why Are Dividend-Paying Stocks Often Less Volatile?

  3. What Was the First Mutual Fund?

  4. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange?

  5. Treasury Bond vs Treasury Note vs Treasury Bill

  6. What is a DRIP?

  7. Gross profit, operating profit and net income

  8. Reading the effect of fiscal deficits on an economy

  9. What does standard deviation measure in a portfolio?

  10. Earnings per share (EPS) versus diluted EPS

  11. What causes a bond's price to rise?

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

  13. Can coupon in fixed-income security effect bond yield maturity?

  14. How are savings bonds taxed?

  15. What are the odds of getting a perfect bracket in Warren Buffett's March Madness bracket challenge?

  16. Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

  17. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

  18. What's the difference between economic value added and market value added?

  19. What is the "Nifty 50?"

  20. Here's What Short Sellers Must Do to Short a Stock

  21. Do I receive the posted dividend yield every quarter?

  22. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

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

  24. How can I calculate the tracking error of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  25. If the stock market is so volatile, why would I put money into it?

  26. How can I create a linear regression in Excel?

  27. What is the difference between stated annual return and effective annual return?

  28. What is a back door listing?

  29. What are the benefits of credit ratings?

  30. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

  31. How can I find out if a company I like is included in an index?

  32. Does a company's American depositary share equal one share of common stock?

  33. What's the difference between old- and new-economy stocks?

  34. What is earnings management?

  35. What Is Treasury Stock?

  36. Is short selling allowed in India?

  37. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  38. How do average costs compare among various oil drilling rigs?

  39. What's the difference between a commodity and a product?

  40. What causes oil prices to fluctuate?

  41. Has gold been a good investment over the long term?

  42. How much influence does OPEC have on global oil prices?

  43. How long do oil and gas producers need to go from drilling to production?

  44. How do I convert a spot rate to a forward rate?

  45. What is the gold standard?

  46. What is the significance of a Schedule 13D?

  47. Are my investments insured?

  48. What is the relationship between oil prices and inflation?

  49. What major is required to take the Series 7 examination?

  50. Are high-yield bonds better investments than low-yield bonds?

  51. What is PMI, and does everyone need to pay it?

  52. What Is a CUSIP Number?

  53. What is the QQQ ETF?

  54. Who or what is Dow Jones?

  55. How are municipal bonds taxed?

  56. What Does it Mean When Someone Says a Stock Went Up X Points?

  57. What does the grade of a gold mine refer to?

  58. Who are Qualcomm's (QCOM) main competitors?

  59. How does Twitter make money?

  60. How do futures contracts roll over?

  61. What Is an Unregistered Mutual Fund?

  62. How does the price of oil affect the stock market?

  63. How can I protect my portfolio from market corrections?

  64. How can you calculate Value at Risk (VaR) in Excel?

  65. How do you calculate payback period using Excel?

  66. How can you calculate volatility in Excel?

  67. How do I calculate compound interest using Excel?

  68. How do you calculate variance in Excel?

  69. What is the formula for calculating net present value (NPV) in Excel?

  70. What is the formula for calculating internal rate of return (IRR) in Excel?

  71. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  72. When Did the Real Estate Bubble Burst?

  73. What does the yield curve actually predict?

  74. What is the history of the S&P 500?

  75. Are Subsidiaries Included in Company Statements?

  76. What's Required for a Stock to Trade as an Option?

  77. What Voting Rights Do Shorted Shares Have?

  78. Asset-Based Lending Vs. Asset Financing

  79. How Do Proxy Fights Work?

  80. What Happens If I Cannot Pay a Margin Call?

  81. Why not buy just before the dividend, then sell?

  82. What is the difference between shares outstanding and floating stock?

  83. Buying Stock: Primary and Secondary Markets

  84. What are all of the securities markets in the U.S.A?

  85. What is the difference between an ETF's net asset value (NAV) and its market price?

  86. What are the rules behind the delisting of a stock?

  87. Why Companies Report Earnings at Different Times

  88. Why can't I enter two sell orders on the same stock?

  89. How do I calculate the expected return of my portfolio in Excel?

  90. Calculate the profit and loss of your portfolio

  91. Foreign Portfolio Investment vs FDI

  92. How do I calculate my year-to-date (YTD) return on my portfolio?

  93. Implied Volatility

  94. Weighted Average Shares Vs. Outstanding Shares

  95. Is Dividend Payment Shown in Shareholder's Equity?

  96. I would like to invest in a dividend-paying stock. How can I find out which stocks pay dividends?

  97. How do you calculate R-squared in Excel?

  98. What are the differences between H-shares and A-shares on Chinese and Hong Kong stock exchanges?

  99. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  100. What are the major expenses that affect companies in the airline industry?

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