Stocks FAQs

  1. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  2. What Are Short-Term Investment Options?

  3. What are the key differences between financial risk and business risk to a company?

  4. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that lead to the Great Depression?

  5. What Does it Mean to Use Technical Divergence?

  6. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  7. What is the difference between earnings and profit?

  8. Are dividends considered an asset?

  9. What's the smallest number of shares I can buy?

  10. How Did Rogue Trader Peter Young Become Infamous?

  11. How is a company's stock price and market cap determined?

  12. What are some of the uses of the coefficient of variation (COV)?

  13. Why do stock prices change following news reports?

  14. How is standard deviation used to determine risk?

  15. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

  16. What's more important, cash flow or profits?

  17. Why is the time value of money (TVM) an important concept to investors?

  18. How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

  19. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  20. My Stock Missed a Filing Deadline. What Now?

  21. How does a merger affect the shareholders?

  22. What's the difference between enterprise value and market capitalization?

  23. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  24. Where can I find historical stock/index quotes?

  25. Why do share prices fall after a company has a secondary offering?

  26. How is the expected market return determined when calculating market risk premium?

  27. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

  28. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  29. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

  30. What is the difference between gross profit, operating profit and net income?

  31. How do I calculate how much I've gained or lost on a stock holding?

  32. When do stock market exchanges close?

  33. What is the Difference Between an Industry and a Sector?

  34. Why is working capital management important to a company?

  35. The difference between Berkshire Hathaway's Class A and Class B shares

  36. How do I find the CUSIP number for a particular stock?

  37. Where was the Dow Jones when Obama took office?

  38. How do interest rate changes affect the profitability of the banking sector?

  39. How long does it take a broker to confirm a trade after it is placed?

  40. What is the difference between earnings per share (EPS) and diluted EPS?

  41. What is the difference between earnings per share and dividends per share?

  42. What formula can I use to calculate interest on interest?

  43. Cash dividend or stock dividend: Which is better?

  44. What are the differences between preference shares and debentures?

  45. What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?

  46. Is net income the same as profit?

  47. What Is a 'Gypsy Swap'?

  48. Why Did My Stock's Ticker Change?

  49. Can I Make Money With a Couch-Potato Portfolio?

  50. What are the fifth-letter identifiers on the Nasdaq?

  51. What is the difference between notional value and market value?

  52. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  53. How Do Stockholders Profit From Stock Ownership?

  54. How do I determine a particular company's market share?

  55. What Is the Ricardian Vice?

  56. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

  57. What Is an Evergreen Provision?

  58. What Are Pro Forma Earnings?

  59. What's the difference between primary and secondary capital markets?

  60. What's the difference between a market order and a limit order?

  61. What Is Financial Double Dipping?

  62. What is the Rule of 72?

  63. I have only $500 to invest, am I limited to buying only penny stocks?

  64. What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?

  65. How does one make money short selling?

  66. How Did John Rusnak Lose $691M in a Bank Fraud?

  67. What is private wealth management?

  68. Why Did Dot-com Companies Crash So Drastically?

  69. What Does a Share Liquidation in My Account Mean?

  70. Can an Index Fund Investor Lose Everything?

  71. What is the Short/Current Long-Term Debt Account?

  72. How do mutual funds compound interest?

  73. How and when are stock dividends paid out?

  74. How are share prices set?

  75. What Is a Split-Adjusted Share Price?

  76. How important are business ethics in running a profitable business?

  77. Who are Thomson-Reuters (TRI) main competitors?

  78. Short Selling, or Selling Something You Don't Own

  79. Determining a Firm's Percentage of Credit Sales

  80. What Is a Blank-Check Company?

  81. How Can Trading Volume Exceed Shares Outstanding?

  82. Why Do a Reverse Merger Instead of an IPO?

  83. What Does the Diluted Share Price Reveal?

  84. How Can Institutional Holdings Be More Than 100%?

  85. Why Do Brokers Ask for Personal Information?

  86. How to Get a Company's Prospectus

  87. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

  88. Absolute P/E Ratio Vs. Relative P/E Ratio

  89. How Do Speculators Profit From Options?

  90. Why Are Securities Held 'In Street Name'?

  91. Why Are P/E Ratios Higher When Inflation Is Low?

  92. How Does an Efficient Market Affect Investors?

  93. What Are the Components of a Risk Premium?

  94. When Does a Corporation Decide to Refinance Debt?

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

  96. Why would a company issue preference shares instead of common shares?

  97. What are the Advantages of Ordinary Shares?

  98. Do Shareholders Get a Say in a Firm's Operation?

  99. What Was the First Company to Issue Stock?

  100. Who Benefits From Loaning Shares in a Short Sale?

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