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1.  Operating LeverageCompany A has $300,000 fixed costs, $340,000 in variable costsCompany B has $340,000 fixed costs, $300,000 in variable costsCompany A has significantly higher capacity utilization than company B however both companies have excess capacity.if each of the companies increase unit sales by 10%, which company has faster margin growth? explanation is given here
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2.  Which contract is the most liquid?
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3.  Assume an issuer calls in a bond, where does he get money to repay his investors?
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4.  A client buys an IPO, they get a prospectus and a confirmation in the mail. Which document does the investment bank keep and how long are they required to keep it?
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5.  The issuer has the ability to repurchase a stock, typically at a premium, what type of stock is this an example of?
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6.  If a firm uses accelerated depreciation for tax reporting and straight line for GAAP reporting to shareholders, what is the effect on earnings during the early years?1)Creates lower earnings reported for tax purposes2)creates high earnings reported for tax purposes3)Increases deferred tax liability 4)Decreases deferred tax liability
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7.  What form would you use for the Registration of an IPO
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8.  On a balance Sheet, cash, Marketable securities, Accounts Receivable, and inventory are all an example of
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9.  T-notes have a duration of 
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10.  Which Tranche provides the least predictable cash flow and maturity?
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11.  If Long the Stock, the investor is
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12.  What best Describes Regulation T
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13.  An investor is looking for information on an unsponsored company such as Nintendo, where can he look? 
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14.  True or false, balance sheet indicates a Minority Interest in net earnings of the consolidated companies(minority interest AKA non controlling interest AKA NCI)
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15.  Company J had Sales (revenue) of 250, Gross Profit of 110, Operating Profit of 46, and net income of 26 (all in millions), what is the profit margins (percentage) of Operating Profit
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16.  Monetary theory, which uses its monetary policy, utilizes ______ to accomplish its goals
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17.  In November 2009, RST Corp. paid the principal on a maturing debenture from its retained earnings. how will this action be recorded on the 2009 cash flow. 
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18.  Which Security(s) are sold at a weekly auction
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19.  If an ADR is sponsored, who pays for it?
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20.  A preliminary proxy statement must be filed how long before a definitive proxy?
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21.  ________ allows the issuer to redeem the bonds prior to maturity.
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22.  Which US security(s) can be stripped? (coupon payments and principles sold separately as zero coupon securities, each discounted)
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23.  What is the statue of limitations for arbitration?
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24.  An investor may receive additional dividends based on company profits, this is an example of what type of stock?
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25.  If you notice a foreign country such as syria or north korea attempting to do business, what action must be taken.
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26.  Time Period for Annual proxy meeting by electronic notice
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27.  What is the waiting period for unsuccessful attempts on the series 79
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28.  Anyone who acquired 5% or more of equity must file
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29.  Client XYZ wants to share his losses and profits with you, is it possible?
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30.  If XYZ is offering an option to call at $110 and the market price is $109 it is
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31.  Which best describes Reserve Requirement?
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32.  After material information changes, what time frame is given to file an 8-k
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33.  How long does a special inactive last for after discharge?
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34.  Who are options created by?
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35.  True or false: the BOD decide on Ex-dividend dates.
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36.  Companies exceeding $10mm and more than 500 shareholders must register and file
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37.  Who files a WSP and how often?
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38.  Google is going to purchase its own securities back, in the process its going to either cause the company to be delisted or no longer be a reporting company, what must they file?
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39.  Who needs a series 7 as well as a series 79?
40.  If material non public information is disclosed improperly, it must be disseminated to the public under what rule and what time limit?
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41.  When using FIFO for inventory, (First in, First out) the first are costs matched with first units sold, inventories reflect the cost of the most recent purchase. What is true about FIFO
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42.  Which US Treasuries have the characteristics described below1)interest is stated annually, paid semi-annually2)Accrued interest 365 days
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43.  Which of the following corporate actions would be considered dilutive to shareholders?1)stock split2)stock dividend3)a company issuing additional stock4)A conversion of convertible stockTheres an explanation to this one.
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44.  Xyz corp has a bond with a market price of $1,000 and is convertible at $20 per share. how many common shares can you convert to?
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45.  After receiving notice, how long do you have to complete your regulatory element?
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46.  Peter knows company A needs to buy 100 units of a product.petere tells the company to buy 200 units and bring back whatever is left over for a return after a certain date so that it makes his numbers look good. What is this an example of?P.S. this is faud
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47.  If short the stock, 
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48.  T-bonds have a duration of
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49.  An OSJ, must be supervised by an
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50.  If John makes a tender offer which causes him to own 5% of the share what must the issuer file?
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51.  True or False: A strong dollar will lower import prices and increase export prices.
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B.
52.  US Treasuries are exempt from
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53.  A US company manufactures goods in Germany and sells them throughout Europe. A decline in the US dollar against the euro would have what effect on the company's Revenue and operating profit margin?
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54.  If an ADR is non-sponsored who is responsible for payment?
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55.  When Capping, you
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56.  Which best describes OSJ?
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57.  Goodwill and other intangible assets are only compared when the fair value is under the book value. For instance the fair value is 120 and the book value is 145, what is the impairment charge?
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58.  A u-5 must be submitted within
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59.  Ms. jones owns a 5% bond, how much does she receive annually?
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60.  The amount over par that an issuer must pay an investor for redeeming the security early is called,
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61.  An issuer is looking to raise $100mm and issues 10 bonds with different coupons that mature at different times. This is an example of what type of bond?
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62.  What is the CURRENT YIELD, if the Nominal Yield is 8% and the bond price is $1,000
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63.  When investing in other companies, the cost method is used if ownership interest is less than
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64.  When a dividend is ________, the following occurs:1)current assets are reduced2)current liabilities are reduced3)working capital remains the same4)current ratio is increased (if greater than 1.0)
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65.  What are the penalties for a corporation who commits a criminal crime and who regulates it?
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66.  True or False: if you work for the DPP you are considered a Registered Rep
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67.  When investing in other companies, the equity method is used if ownership interest is ___________of the company
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68.  When Pegging, you
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69.  When referring to GNMA, FNMA, FHLMC, what is true about interest payments
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70.  True or false, Aggressive accounting use discount rates in calculating pension fund liabilities.
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71.  Under CIP, you must check the name of a foreign client against which list
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72.  The par value of a bond is $1,000. The interest of a bond pays 1 point. how much interest is received?
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73.  T-bills have a duration of
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74.  To decrease money supply and tighten credit, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) must:
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75.  When investing in other companies, Consolidation is used when ownership interest is more than
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76.  Hotnews.com has issued convertible bonds with a conversion price of $50 a share. if the common stock is selling at $60 a share, what price does the bond need to be selling at in order for it to be at parity with common stock?
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77.  According to positive convexity, as yields decline
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78.  When using (LIFO) for inventory, the last costs are matched with first units sold. The inventories reflect the cost of prior period purchases. what is true about using LIFO
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79.  Trading securities outside the regular scope of employement is regulated by Finra, as well as the approval of a member. Another word for this is:
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80.  Notification to the SEC of changes in position are filed in what form and when?
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81.  When acheiving insider status, what form must be file and how long
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82.  How often are customer complaints files and with who?
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83.  Stock appreciation rights (SARs) are issued by who and benefit who by providing the right to receive the difference between market value and fixed price
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84.  A CMO (Collateralized Mortgage Obligations) is a mortgage backed bond created by dividing mortgage pools into various bond classes (tranches), they are rated AAA and issue $1,000 denominations, interest is paid monthly, principle paid sequentially, and helps to manage pre-payment risk. All of the following are divided into Tranches except:
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85.  The following are all derivatives except
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86.  A contract that states "if the issuer defaults on one of their bonds, other than mine, they will automatically default on mine" is an example of:
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87.  A company may have a one-time or nonrecurring event in which earnings are affected: -sale of an asset or business-severance cost-change in the method of accounting used-litigationwhat is the effect of these events on the companies financials? (Balance Sheet)
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C.
88.  Which type of shares provides shareholders with the ability to maintain a precentage of ownership and the short term right to buy below market value?
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89.  Google has an indenture under the trust indenture act of 1939, what else is true?
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B.
90.  True or False: The Patriot act backs CIP? 
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B.
91.  If you suspect a foreign client of having $5k or more in undeclared money, what is required?
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92.  Industrial Production, Manufacturing and trade sales, personal income less transfer payments, employees on nonagricultural payrolls are all an example of
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93.  Which best describes front running?
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94.  A change in statements, projections on revenue or expenses or a change to historical documents are called: 
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B.
95.  You are a RR, your father in law asks you for money, he is your client. Are you violating any laws?
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B.
96.  True or False An issuer cannot redeem its bonds for a certain amount of time because bondholders are backed by "Call Protection".
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B.
97.  True or false: If you work in public finance, you are considered a RR
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B.
98.  Long term investments offered at a premium
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B.
99.  Jakey has 1,000 shares in google. Google decides that this year everyone will have cumulative voting rights. They are voting for 5 directors. How many votes does Jakey have?
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100.  When making a TO, how long does the subject company have to notify and advise shareholders?
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101.  What is the close out of an opening purchase
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102.  Which bonds are issued outside the us, pay in US currency, exempt from SEC and may trade in secondary market after 40 days?
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103.  John makes a tender offer one april 5th, on April 6th the TO was amended, how long must the offer be kept open for in total? 
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104.  Average Workweek, Initial Claims for unemployment, New orders for consumer goods and materials, money supply (m2), index of consumer expectations and interest rate spread are all examples of
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105.  If your trading a bond at a premium, the yield to maturity is
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B.
106.  Institutional investment managers file what form quarterly?
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B.
C.
107.  True or False: Operating lease shows up on your balance sheet
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B.
108.  True or false, a man owns 6% share in google and his wife owns 4% share in google, They are insiders
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B.
109.  ___________allows bondholders to redeem the bond back to the issuer on a date prior to stated maturity. 
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110.  After a u-5 how long does one have before they re-qualify?
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111.  How often are 10Qs Filed a year?
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112.  Time Period for Annual Proxy Meeting by mail is 
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113.  Who is responsible for the implementation of Monetary Theory?
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B.
114.  A company is headquartered in the US has all of its products produced in Korea. Sales of the company are split between the US (40%) and Korea (60%).What would be the effect on the company's Operating profit margin and revenue if the US dollar declines by 10% against the Korean won?
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B.
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D.
115.  If John makes a tender offer which causes him to own 6% of the share what must he file
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B.
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116.  Who is responsible for the implementation of Keynesian Theory?
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B.
117.  When a company first issues a Tender Offer than files for a short form Merger, its called
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118.  Which stock option requires a transaction fee
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B.
119.  Where would Retained Earnings and common/preferred stock go on a balance sheet?
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120.  Company J had Sales (revenue) of 250, Gross Profit of 110, Operating Profit of 46, and net income of 26 (all in millions), what is the profit margins (percentage) of gross profit
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121.  What are the penalties for an individual who commits a criminal crime and who regulates it?
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B.
C.
D.
122.  On a balance sheet, Land, Buildings, and Equipment are all an example of 
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C.
D.
123.  A Security that allows the holder to buy shares of common stock at a preset price, typically at a premium is known as a 
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124.  A company wants to buy back stocks, what section must he abide by? 
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125.  When a dividend is ______, the following occurs:1)retained earnings are reduced2)current liabilities are increased3)working capital is decreased4)current ratio is decreased
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B.
126.  Average duration of employment, prime rate, CPI for services, labor cost per unit, commercial and industrial loans are all an example of
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127.  How often does one take the regulatory element?
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128.  True or False:when referring to stock splits and dividends1) Retained earnings is debited for the market value of shares2)Common stock is credited for the par value of the shares3)Paid-in capital is credited for the differenceHint: Memorize this Crap!
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B.
129.  When filing a schedule 13d-9, who must you file it with
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130.  What are the penalties for an individual who commits a civil crime? Who regulates this?
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131.  Which tranche is the last to receive payments?
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C.
132.  If walker shoes (WS) buys 25% of Absolute Runner (AR) for $30 million, how would WS account for $10 million of net income by AR?
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B.
133.  How long do you have for the transgression of a felony or misdemeanor?
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134.  On a balance Sheet, which is an example of intangibles?
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D.
135.  Typically, a higher yield bond costs
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136.  Which best describes Discount Rate
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B.
C.
137.  If AMR is offering a put valued at $35 and the market price is $35 it is
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C.
138.  If your trading a bond at a discount, the yield to maturity is 
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B.
139.  How often is AML Tested?
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140.  If a man is looking to purchase a 5% of Google but doesn't intend on controlling or influencing the stock, what must he file?
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141.  An options contract that gives the holder the right to sell a certain quantity at a specific price up to a certain date is known as a 
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B.
C.
D.
142.  What is the close out of an opening sale
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B.
143.  If GM on june is offering an option price of $35 to call at 3 and the market price is $36, it is
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B.
C.
144.  Once the SEC approves the preliminary proxy, the company can than send the definitive proxy to the shareholders and the SEC this is known as the
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C.
145.  According to positive convexity, as durations lengthen when
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B.
146.  On april 6th 2010 google announces its going to begin trading its stock with dividends, this is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
147.  Which CMO Tranche provides the most predictable cash flow and maturity?
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B.
C.
148.  Which is the correct order of the dividend dates?
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B.
C.
149.  True or False: A weak dollar will increase import prices and lower export prices.
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B.
150.  When referring to TIPS, ( treasury inflation protected securities) (principle adjusted based on CPI). assume we had a principle of $1,000, a coupon of 4% and a payment of $40.00. what will be the payment if CPI increases by 1%?
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B.
151.  ______________ are foreign securities held in a us bank located in a foreign country. Typically provide common shares that pay dividends in us currency and can be either sponsored or not sponsored. 
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B.
152.  To increase money supply and ease credit, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) must:
A.
B.
153.  Rob owns a convertible bond issued by tulip.com with a conversion price of $40. Tulip.com's stock is currently selling for $50 per share. Tulip calls in the bonds at 105 ($1050). What should he do?
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B.
154.  An options contract has intrinsic value if its
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B.
C.
155.  If one wanted to use a form to find out everything they needed to know about a merger, what form would they use?
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B.
C.
D.
156.  True or False. John bought made a TO with Google, He is allowed to continue trading Google's stock.
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B.
157.  Dividends are determined by
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D.
158.  Which best describes the Securities exchange act of 1934?
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B.
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D.
159.  An example of a fixed income investment is
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160.  The calculation for market Capitalization (outstanding shares x market value per share) can be used to calculate Market Capitalization (Large Cap vs Nano cap) except when trying to calculate:
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B.
C.
D.
161.  True or False: balance sheet and income statements are combined when using consolidation method
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B.
C.
162.  A corporation has issued debentures convertible at $50. The stock pays a 10% stock dividend. According to the non-dilutive feature of the bond indenture, the new conversion price would be,
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B.
C.
D.
163.  Which Security(s) are sold at a periodic auction
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B.
C.
D.
E.
164.  Short term investments offered to shareholders at a discount
A.
B.
165.  A Stronger Foreign Currency will have
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B.
166.  Annual filings covering transactions such as gifts are filed under which form?
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B.
C.
D.
167.  If GM is offering a put valued at $60 and the market price is $54 it is
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B.
C.
168.  An adjustment of conversion prices and ratios has been issued. the original price is $100 what is the conversion price and conversion ratio after the 2:1 split?
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B.
C.
169.  From the List, which is an example of Long Term Liabilities on a Balance Sheet?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
170.  RYX Waste Developement has increased its ownership of JV Recyclers from 49% to 51%. What changes would be expected on the RYX balance sheet?
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B.
C.
D.
171.  Can a GDR be offered in the united states
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B.
C.
172.  An issuer is looking to raise $100mm, he issues bonds featuring coupons that all mature on one date. What kind of bond is this an example of?
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B.
C.
D.
173.  When quoting a yield, how much does 1% represent?
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B.
C.
174.  If a bond was previously rated AA and dropped two notches, what is the bonds new rating?
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B.
C.
D.
175.  How are T-bills quoted?
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B.
176.  If Disqualified from registration, you can file ______ for a hearing
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D.
177.  Which bond is a foreign bond that is issued in the united states, pays interest & principle in us dollars, registered with the SEC and may trade immediately.
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B.
C.
178.  Keynesian theory, has a fiscal policy that utilizes _________ to accomplish its goals?
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B.
179.  RFQ corporation reported net income of $30mm which included a one-time, pretax gain of $20mm from the sale of assets. The company's tax rate is 40%. Assuming no substantial changes in the company's operations for the next period, what is your forecast for the next periods income?
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B.
C.
D.
180.  Which Mortgage is Fully Backed by the US Government
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B.
C.
D.
E.
181.  Tulips.com issues a convertible bond with a conversion price of $25 per share. If the current market price of the bond is 120 ($1,200), what would the stock have to be selling at to be at parity with the bond.
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B.
C.
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E.
182.  The registration form used for IPO over 75 mm public float is:
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B.
C.
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E.
183.  True or false: the statement of Cash Flows (AKA statement of Sources AKA uses of Funds) reconciles changes in a company's cash position from one year to the next and is required in annual reports
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B.
184.  Jakey has 1,000 shares in google. Google decides that this year everyone will have statutory voting rights. They are voting for 5 directors. How many votes does Jakey have?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
185.  Which US Treasury has the characteristics of 1)discount security2)trades w.o accrued interest
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B.
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E.
186.  True or False, an officer, director or owner of more than 10% of voting securities is considered an insider.
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B.
187.  How long does the terminating company have to submit a u-5?
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