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  1. Are there different tax rates depending on what kind of investment income I have?
  2. Are there different tax rates depending on what kind of investment income I have?
  3. What's the difference between global and international equity mutual funds?
  4. What's the difference between market value and book value?
  5. When a bond is said to be “investment grade”, what does that mean?
  6. What are the bond rating services and what do they do?
  7. What's the difference between value and growth stock investing strategies?
  8. What's the most important factor affecting the price of a stock?
  9. I have some old share certificates, how can I find out if they have any value?
  10. Why are stocks held in my brokerage firm's name and not in mine?
  11. What is dollar-cost averaging and how does it work?
  12. When should an investor consider opening a self-directed RRSP?
  13. What are the pros and cons of using index participation units instead of equity mutual funds?
  14. In general, what is the least risky type of mutual fund?
  15. How can I get foreign equity exposure without investing in mutual funds?
  16. What are the pros and cons of investing in segregated funds?
  17. How does a corporate takeover work
  18. What is currency risk and how does it affect my foreign investments?
  19. Should I be making changes to my investments because of a volatile stock market?
  20. What are installment receipts and how do they work?
  21. Are exchange-traded funds the financial wave of the future?
  22. Why do the shares of publicly-traded companies get delisted?
  23. Why do companies issue subordinate voting shares and non-voting shares?
  24. What is a pooled fund?
  25. What is asset allocation?
  26. What is insider trading?
  27. What are American Depository Receipts?
  28. What is a bond?
  29. What are equity-linked notes and how do they work?
  30. How can I maximize foreign exposure in my RRSP using mutual funds?
  31. What are royalty trusts?
  32. I've been hearing that our economy may be falling into a recession. If so, what is a good investment strategy?
  33. Both my husband and I are 61 and plan to retire in the next 2 to 4 years. What should we consider before tapping into our retirement savings?
  34. What should I do to make sure I have the right types of investments?
  35. I want to take advantage of today's bargain-basement stock prices. Should I borrow to invest?
  36. Why are preferred shares considered to be a fixed-income investment?
  37. What are labour-sponsored venture capital investments?
  38. What lies ahead for Canadian online investors?
  39. What are the main asset allocation styles used by mutual fund managers?
  40. Is there such a thing as not taking enough investment risk?
  41. What is a stock market index?
  42. Why is paying off personal debt a good investment?
  43. What on-going costs do I pay as a mutual fund investor?
  44. Bonds pay a fixed amount of interest. Why do rising interest rates cause bond prices to fall?
  45. How powerful is compounding as a tool for growing your money?
  46. What are i60s? What should I consider before investing in them?
  47. What's focus investing?
  48. How do strip bonds work? What's the best way to use them?
  49. What is the difference between stock market indices and averages?
  50. What are the benefits and risks of flow-through shares?
  51. I turn 69 this year. How can I benefit from a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)?
  52. What are the pros and cons of investing in bonds directly versus using a bond mutual fund?
  53. What are the benefits of using a portfolio approach?
  54. Why would I consider investing in preferred shares?
  55. Where can I find regulatory filings on the web for Canadian companies and mutual funds?
  56. What is meant by old economy versus new economy?
  57. Can you explain economic indicators and how they affect me?
  58. I've been reading that biotechnology is the investment wave of the future. What are the risks and rewards of this sector?
  59. I want to combine ethical investing with good returns, but feel that I'm limited in my choices. Can you give me more information on ethical investments?
  60. Why does a company buy back its own shares?
  61. How does a locked-in RRSP differ from a regular RRSP and how can I obtain more information about locked-in plans?
  62. What is short selling a stock?
  63. What are stock splits?
  64. A financial advisor mentioned tax-advantaged investments to me such as limited partnerships. Are these investments suitable for me?
  65. Why does the share or unit price of a mutual fund fall after a distribution?
  66. How can I safeguard my children’s education savings plan?
  67. What defines large-, mid- and small-cap stocks?
  68. What is the significance of stock indices and averages to ordinary investors?
  69. Should I be making changes to my investments because of a volatile stock market?
  70. What are F-class funds?
  71. What is meant by “adjusted cost base”, and what does it mean to me as an investor?
  72. Recently I inherited an old stock certificate. How can I find out if the shares are worth anything?
  73. What does “class” mean when included in the name of a mutual fund?
  74. What are the pros and cons of IPOs?
  75. What is the advantage of RRSP-eligible clone funds over regular RRSPs?
  76. What does the earnings per common share ratio measure?
  77. Why is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) becoming a public company? Are any other stock exchanges that are public companies?
  78. I’m receiving annual reports from companies in which I invest, but I don’t know how to interpret the financial statements. What are the essentials I should consider?
  79. How will recent interest-rate cuts affect me as an investor?
  80. I have been watching the television coverage of the Enron scandal in the United States. Is anything being done in Canada to address these issues?
  81. What is “T + 1”? When will this change go into effect?
  82. What are the tax benefits of Canadian oil and gas limited partnerships?
  83. on the internet, where can I find annuity calculations?
  84. I have heard that a new regulatory board has been formed to audit the auditors. What is it called and what is its role?
  85. What are momentum indicators?
  86. What role does a shareholder play at an annual general meeting?
  87. What is the Consumer Confidence Index? Who produces it?
  88. What is “death spiral financing?”
  89. Why does the net asset value of my mutual fund drop at the end of the year?
  90. What is Chapter 11 and what is the Canadian equivalent?
  91. What is IOSCO?
  92. What is the difference between exchange traded funds and index funds?
  93. What are sentiment indicators?
  94. What are managed futures?
  95. What is a reverse stock split? Why might a company undergo such a split?
  96. We are setting up an investment club, and have agreed on some ideas for how we want to proceed. How do we structure the club for tax purposes? Should we call ourselves a corporation?
  97. My husband and I are both retired, and we own our home but we have a small income. I’ve heard people talking about reverse mortgages. Are they a good idea?
  98. I’ve been asked to be an executor. What exactly does that mean?
  99. What are the responsibilities of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association? How does its role compare to the roles of other regulators such as the provincial securities commissions and the Investment Dealers Association?
  100. What is the CPI, and what does it mean to me as an investor?
  101. What is a “current” ratio, and how is it used?
  102. What are the advantages of dividend investments?
  103. What is meant by “bid and ask spread”?
  104. How is mutual fund portfolio turnover calculated?
  105. What are investment trusts?
  106. What is CanDeal?
  107. How do I find out more about analyst reports?
  108. How do I invest during a bear market?
  109. I’d like to learn how to read an annual report. Where do I start?
  110. How can I learn more about short selling?
  111. What is the Taylor Rule?
  112. How do I calculate my net worth?
  113. How is productivity measured and why is it important to the Canadian economy?
  114. What is earnings management ?
  115. What is the Q ratio?
  116. What is the World Federation of Exchanges?
  117. What is the Bank for International Settlements?
  118. When starting an Investment Club, why do you need to nominate club officials, how do they get elected and what positions should they hold?
  119. Does an investment club need to file a tax return?
  120. How do you determine how much insurance you will need?
  121. What are the responsibilities of the new National Financial Services OmbudService?
  122. I have been watching the television coverage of the Enron scandal in the United States. Is anything being done in Canada to address these issues?
  123. What do people mean when they talk about the “Dow Jones”? Why is it significant?
  124. What should I take into consideration when choosing an executor for my estate?
  125. What role does a shareholder play at an annual general meeting?
  126. What qualifications are corporate directors required to have? What are the directors’ responsibilities?
  127. What is an annuity? Are there different kinds of annuities?
  128. What is meant by the “hollowing out” of corporate Canada?
  129. What is meant by “over the counter”?
  130. Why is the popularity of income trusts rising? How should I determine which income trust to purchase?
  131. What is a momentum indicator? How is it used?
  132. What are the financial implications of retiring outside of Canada?
  133. Are there any laws in Canada that regulate the advertising of the cost of credit?
  134. I own a small private business. If I am unable to work, how do I ensure my business does not suffer financially?
  135. What is a moving average? How is it used to determine the future price of a stock?
  136. What is meant by a material change?
  137. What is EBITDA?
  138. What is a sinking fund? How do I tell if one exits? Is it an advantage or disadvantage for me as a retail investor?
  139. What is meant by securitization?
  140. What are lagging indicators?
  141. What is the “balance of payments”?
  142. What do people mean when they say a stock is “undervalued”?
  143. What are the advantages of dividend investments?
  144. What is LIBOR?
  145. What is the mandate of the new Financial Consumer Agency of Canada?
  146. What are my rights as a mutual fund unit holder?
  147. What is money laundering? Why is it done?
  148. In which types of sales practices is my Investment Advisor prohibited from engaging?
  149. How do you calculate the Management Expense Ratio (MER) on a mutual fund?
  150. What is a “Chinese Wall”?
  151. The U.S. productivity level has decreased recently. What does that mean to me as a Canadian investor?
  152. What are income trusts?
  153. What is NASDAQ?
  154. What is CFSON?
  155. What are infrastructure bonds?
  156. I have heard that a new regulatory board has been formed to audit the auditors. What is it called and what is its role?
  157. What is an “iceberg order”?
  158. What is Chapter 11 and what is the Canadian equivalent?
  159. Is it possible to access lump sums that are in a locked-in plan?
  160. What is straight through processing and how does it relate to T+1?
  161. What is a “financial portal”? Is it regulated?
  162. What are measures of volatility?
  163. What is a reverse stock split? Why might a company undergo such a split?
  164. I have read several articles about Canada having a lower standard of living than the U.S. How is this measured?
  165. What is market capitulation?
  166. What is a closed-end fund?
  167. Why is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) becoming a public company? Are any other stock exchanges that are public companies?
  168. What is in place to protect me as an investor?
  169. What is “death spiral financing?”
  170. Why do preferred shares act like bonds?
  171. Why is dividend yield important in the analysis of a company?
  172. What is NAVPS?
  173. What are penny stocks?
  174. What is a “Phillips Curve”?
  175. What is a “value ratio”? How are these ratios calculated? What do they mean?
  176. What is a hedge fund? As a small investor is this investment of interest to me?
  177. Why is the price earnings ratio so important?
  178. What is meant by “equity value per preferred share”?
  179. What is a profitability ratio? How are they calculated? What do they mean?
  180. What is an “inventory turnover ratio”? Why is it important?
  181. I’ve heard that a good way to learn about investing is to start an investment club. Why? How do I learn more about them?
  182. What are small caps?
  183. What are the different kinds of risks an investor must consider?

 

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