Investing FAQs

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

  2. How Are Convertible and Reverse Convertible Bonds Different?

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

  4. How Does a Person Gain From an Investment?

  5. What Is 'Hot Money?'

  6. Why Could A Company Have A Negative Gross Profit Margin?

  7. What are the three phases of a completed initial public offering (IPO) transformation process?

  8. After an initial public offering, does a company profit from increases in its share price?

  9. What is the difference between the equity method and the proportional consolidation method?

  10. What costs are not counted in gross profit margin?

  11. What is the Goal of Real Estate Wholesaling?

  12. What is the difference between a cash flow statement and an income statement?

  13. What are some common measures of risk used in risk management?

  14. How Does Gross Profit Margin and Operating Profit Margin Differ?

  15. What is the difference between CAPEX and OPEX?

  16. How do you calculate working capital?

  17. Why would a company buy back its own shares?

  18. Are depreciation and amortization included in gross profit?

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

  20. How to calculate return on equity (ROE)?

  21. How does gross margin and net margin differ?

  22. What is the difference between iShares, Vanguard ETFs and Spiders?

  23. How do gross margin and profit margin differ?

  24. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

  25. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  26. What are soft dollars?

  27. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share?

  28. Nonconvertible debentures versus fixed deposits

  29. How is asset turnover calculated?

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

  31. What is the telecommunications sector?

  32. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

  33. The difference between a market order and limit order

  34. Do underwriters make guarantees to sell an entire IPO issue?

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

  36. Common Examples of Marketable Securities

  37. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment option?

  38. Why doesn't England use the euro?

  39. What is the full phrase for 'GmbH', and what do the words in this acronym mean in English?

  40. What are the Differences Between Ex Works (EXW) and Free On Board (FOB)?

  41. How big is the derivatives market?

  42. How does Twitter make money?

  43. How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

  44. What are some examples of money market funds?

  45. The Relationship Between Oil Prices & Inflation

  46. Intl Trade - Comparative vs. Absolute Advantage

  47. Does the balance sheet always balance?

  48. What is a margin account?

  49. What is a BRIC nation?

  50. How does gross profit and net income differ?

  51. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

  52. Why would a company perform a reverse stock split?

  53. How do operating income and gross profit differ?

  54. How do earnings and revenue differ?

  55. How do operating income and revenue differ?

  56. Does gross profit include labor and overhead?

  57. How do operating income and net income differ?

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

  59. How do accounts payable show on the balance sheet?

  60. What are reverse stock splits?

  61. What are common examples of noncurrent assets?

  62. How do current assets and fixed assets differ?

  63. How do current assets and noncurrent assets differ?

  64. What are some examples of fixed assets?

  65. How do gross profit and gross margin differ?

  66. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  67. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  68. How do you calculate inventory turnover?

  69. What's a put-call ratio and why is it important?

  70. Which transactions affect retained earnings?

  71. What is an Islamic investment policy?

  72. What is the prime cost formula?

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

  74. How does a credit crunch occur?

  75. What should I use as a benchmark for my small-cap stock portfolio?

  76. How do the current ratio and quick ratio differ?

  77. What is a good or bad gearing ratio?

  78. What are general and administrative expenses?

  79. Is it possible to short-sell real estate?

  80. How do you calculate shareholder equity?

  81. What is the difference between yield and return?

  82. What is a boiler room operation?

  83. How do net income and operating cash flow differ?

  84. What are the pros and cons of stratified random sampling?

  85. How is computer software classified as an asset?

  86. Can I buy a house directly from Fannie Mae (FNMA)?

  87. What economic indicators are especially important to oil traders?

  88. Is there a difference between ADR and ADS?

  89. What is the difference between Cost and Freight (CFR) and Free on Board (FOB)?

  90. Which is better for capital budgeting – IRR or NPV?

  91. How do budgeting and financial forecasting differ?

  92. Profit margin versus operating margin: What's the difference?

  93. What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying stocks instead of bonds?

  94. Can a bond have a negative yield?

  95. What factors decrease cash flow from operating activities?

  96. IPO versus private placement: What's the difference?

  97. How the income statement and balance sheet differ?

  98. How to calculate a bond's modified duration with Excel

  99. How do top-down and bottom-up investing differ?

  100. How company stocks move during an acquisition

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