Financial Careers FAQs

  1. What are the benefits of an investment club and how can I find one?

  2. How does a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  3. What's the difference between outsourcing and insourcing?

  4. Human capital vs. physical capital: What is the difference?

  5. What is a blackout period?

  6. What are restricted shares?

  7. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

  8. How Do Insiders Buy Stock at Below Market Value?

  9. What is the difference between a president and a CEO?

  10. The life of a stockbroker: a typical day

  11. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  12. How did Richard Branson make his fortune?

  13. What's the difference between a CFA and a CPA?

  14. What is a trailing commission?

  15. What licenses does a hedge fund manager need to have?

  16. What are the differences between the Series 6 exam and the Series 7 exam?

  17. How can I purchase stock directly from a company?

  18. What's the average salary of a chief financial officer (CFO)?

  19. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  20. What is a rainmaker?

  21. How are share prices set?

  22. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

  23. What's the average salary for a finance major?

  24. What is real estate underwriting?

  25. What's a Typical Day for Someone in M&A?

  26. Consumer Confidence Vs. Consumer Sentiment

  27. What does asset management mean in regards to real estate?

  28. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

  29. Do real estate agents need a degree?

  30. What do real estate attorneys do?

  31. How are real estate agents, brokers, and realtors different?

  32. What's the Best Way to Contact Warren Buffett?

  33. Can I still pass the CFA Level I if I do poorly in the ethics section?

  34. Warren Buffett's History in School

  35. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

  36. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

  37. Why did Howard Schultz decide to keep Starbucks a chain rather than allow franchising?

  38. Why Does Larry Page Pay Himself a $1 Salary?

  39. What is Tim Cook's Managerial Style?

  40. Can I Apply for an O-1 Visa If I Don't Get an H-1B?

  41. What are Major Differences Between Investment Banking and Private Equity?

  42. What are the most common interview questions for banking/finance jobs?

  43. Other than accounting, what does a corporate finance job involve?

  44. For which kind of jobs is having Magna Cum Laude most important?

  45. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  46. If I am looking to get an investment banking job, what education do employers prefer? MBA or CFA?

  47. What kinds of financial analysis jobs are there?

  48. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

  49. What's the average salary of a loan officer?

  50. What's the average salary of a market research analyst?

  51. What types of companies hire a chartered financial analyst (CFA)?

  52. What is the difference between Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude?

  53. What's the average salary of a financial advisor?

  54. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

  55. How to Get from CIO or CFO to CEO

  56. Can LLCs have employees?

  57. Are Cafeteria plans subject to FICA, ERISA or FUTA?

  58. Does working capital include salaries?

  59. Do financial advisors have to find their own clients?

  60. Do financial advisors get drug tested?

  61. Do financial advisors have to be licensed?

  62. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

  63. Do financial advisors need to be approved by FINRA?

  64. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

  65. Do financial advisors work only in banks?

  66. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

  67. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

  68. How does a broker decide which customers are eligible to open a margin account?

  69. How can an investment banker switch to a career in corporate finance?

  70. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

  71. How stressful is the typical corporate finance job?

  72. What should I study in school to prepare for a career in corporate finance?

  73. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

  74. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  75. Why is the Nasdaq more heavily weighted to tech stocks than other stock exchanges?

  76. How do I get started with a career in asset management?

  77. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

  78. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

  79. How can I buy shares in the primary market?

  80. What are employee share purchase plans?

  81. If I have only a limited amount of time to study for the Series 6, what should I focus on?

  82. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

  83. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

  84. How many years can structural unemployment last?

  85. What are some classes I can take to prepare for the Series 6 exam?

  86. Which consumer goods do Americans buy the most of?

  87. What developed countries have the highest concentration in the banking sector?

  88. How does the always be closing (ABC) strategy benefit a salesperson's sales funnel?

  89. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the internet sector?

  90. What are some common questions an interviewer may ask during an interview for a position at an investment bank?

  91. What qualities are necessary to be an effective member of the c-suite in a publicly-traded company?

  92. I completed the Series 6, do I have to complete the entire Series 7?

  93. How is buying on margin regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

  94. What's the average hourly wage of waiters and bartenders before tips

  95. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

  96. How are asset management firms regulated?

  97. Do I need a class to take the Series 63 exam?

  98. How are Rupert Murdoch's holdings distributed?

  99. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

  100. What is the difference between a principle agent problem and moral hazard?

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