1. Which of the following statements is the most accurate description of non-sovereign and quasi-government bonds? A. Non-sovereign bonds are issued by agencies that are owned or sponsored by governments. Quasi-government bonds are issued by local government authorities. B. Non-sovereign bonds are issued by companies. Quasi-government bonds are issued by supranational organizations. C. Non-sovereign bonds… Read More


1. Which of the following is least likely a limitation of classifying companies based on statistical similarities? A. Difficulty in identifying securities with returns that are correlated. B. Falsely excluding a significant relationship. C. Falsely indicating a relationship where none exists. 2. Analyst 1: During recessions, consumers are more likely to defer purchases of products… Read More


1. Which of the following statements is least accurate? A. Investors prefer to invest in putable common shares rather than callable common shares. B. The issuing company is obligated to buy callable common shares at a predetermined price. C. Putable common shares facilitate raising capital because of their appeal to investors over callable common shares.… Read More


1. Tim observed that company XYZ’s share price reacts gradually to the public release of its annual report. With respect to efficient markets, which of the following most likely indicates the market where company XYZ trades? A. The market is weak-form efficient. B. The market is strong-form efficient. C. The market is waiting for new… Read More


1. Robert is close to retirement and has savings of $200,000. Using these funds he creates a portfolio of large-cap, dividend-paying stocks and investment grade corporate bonds. Robert would best be characterized as a (n): A. hedger. B. investor. C. information-motivated trader.   2. Alex has purchased 100 shares of a non-dividend-paying firm on margin… Read More