Investing FAQs

  1. Are mutual funds considered cash equivalents?

  2. Are mutual funds considered equity securities?

  3. Can mutual funds invest in private equity?

  4. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  5. Are dividends considered an asset?

  6. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  7. Can mutual funds invest in MLPs?

  8. Why do mutual fund companies charge management fees?

  9. Can mutual funds invest in REITs?

  10. Are mutual funds considered liquid assets?

  11. Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

  12. Why do mutual funds require minimum investments?

  13. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement?

  14. How do I use discounted cash flow (DCF) to value stock?

  15. How do dividends affect the balance sheet?

  16. Who actually declares a dividend?

  17. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

  18. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  19. Are dividends considered an expense?

  20. Where exactly do dividends come from?

  21. Do dividends go on the balance sheet?

  22. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  23. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  24. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

  25. Are stocks real assets?

  26. Do penny stocks pay dividends?

  27. What is the difference between a Debit Order and a Standard Order in a bank reconciliation?

  28. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

  29. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  30. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

  31. How do futures contracts roll over?

  32. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

  33. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

  34. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing money?

  35. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage? (AAPL, NFLX)

  36. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

  37. Does index trading increase market vulnerability?

  38. When does the holding period on a stock dividend start?

  39. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

  40. What does a high turnover ratio signify for an investment fund? (KNOW)

  41. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

  42. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

  43. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

  44. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

  45. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

  46. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  47. How does the bond market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

  48. What is the relationship between current yield and yield to maturity (YTM)?

  49. How do I use the holding period return yield to evaluate my bond portfolio?

  50. How often should a small business owner go through a bank reconciliation process?

  51. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

  52. What is a 'busted' convertible bond?

  53. Why is a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF) important to both investors and creditors?

  54. What is the difference between recurring and non-recurring general and administrative expenses?

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

  56. What does a futures contract cost?

  57. How can I find a company's EV/EBITDA multiple?

  58. How can I use the holding period return yield to determine whether or not I should sell my bond?

  59. Should investors focus more on the current yield or face value of a bond?

  60. What is the difference between terminal value and residual value?

  61. What kind of assets can be traded on a secondary market?

  62. What is considered a healthy EV/EBITDA?

  63. What can working capital turnover ratios tell a trader?

  64. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should large cap stocks comprise?

  65. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  66. What bond indexes follow the supply and demand for junk bonds?

  67. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) exchanged?

  68. How is the marginal cost of production used to find an optimum production level?

  69. How do you find the break-even point using a payback period?

  70. What are the main factors that affect stocks in the telecommunications sector?

  71. What is a negative write-off?

  72. How does the landscape of the telecommunications sector in the U.S. compare to Canada?

  73. What metrics can be used when evaluating a telecommunications company to ensure its cash flow is sustainable?

  74. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  75. What do I do if I think an accountant is in violation of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

  76. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  77. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  78. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  79. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing food and beverage stocks?

  80. What are some of the more common types of regressions investors can use?

  81. How can I determine if my portfolio is overweight in certain sectors?

  82. How does the risk of investing in the industrial sector compare to the broader market?

  83. What types of assets lower portfolio variance?

  84. To what extent do seasonal factors influence the utilities sector?

  85. What are the financial benefits of hire purchases?

  86. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  87. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the food and beverage sector?

  88. How attractive is the food and beverage sector for a growth investor?

  89. What are common delta hedging strategies?

  90. What are some common accretive transactions?

  91. Why should an investor include an allocation to the telecommunications sector in their portfolio?

  92. What portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth in the use of cell phones?

  93. How do you calculate a reverse split using Excel?

  94. How does being overweight in a particular sector increase risk to a portfolio?

  95. Why are the term structure of interest rates indicative of future interest rates?

  96. What happens to the shares of stock purchased in a tender offer?

  97. What are some mutual funds that do not have 12b-1 fees?

  98. What are the main benchmarks that track the performance of the utilities sector?

  99. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  100. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail sector?

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