Bonds FAQs

  1. Where can I purchase options?

  2. How long can you short sell for?

  3. Suppose my garage collapsed onto my car. Are damages covered by my home insurance or auto insurance?

  4. What credit cards offer the lowest interest rates?

  5. I recently got married and now we (together) have two houses (hers and mine). I have only lived in mine for 13 months and was wondering if there was an exemption to capital gains tax if we could not reasonably afford the two properties?

  6. Why should I pay myself first?

  7. How can I invest in a foreign exchange market?

  8. What is the difference between investing and trading?

  9. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted average shares?

  10. I want to transfer my house title to my child, what are the costs and tax consequences of doing so?

  11. What are the main differences between the Republican and Democratic approaches to regulating the economy?

  12. What are austerity measures?

  13. Why do interest rates change?

  14. What are Government Pension Offsets, and who is subject to them?

  15. How do you plan for retirement if you have multiple employers? Can you combine retirement plans from multiple employers?

  16. What are the biggest factors that can affect my credit score?

  17. What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

  18. My daughter would like to use some of her Roth IRA to pay for some current tuition fees and loans. Can she do this without a penalty?

  19. I have a 403(b) from a old employer. I would like to convert it to a 401(k). How can I do that?

  20. What is finance?

  21. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

  22. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  23. What is a derivative?

  24. If you have a house that is under your company name and you want to sell it back to yourself, do you have to pay capital gains taxes?

  25. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

  26. Our broker switched firms in the middle of 2011. As a result we lost track of our required minimum distribution (RMD) amounts and ended up withdrawing much more than our RMD. Is there a way to defer some of the withdrawal to 2012 to avoid the tax liabilit

  27. What is the correlation between American stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

  28. What do the terms weak dollar and strong dollar mean?

  29. What is "whoops" and how did it come to refer to one of the biggest municipal bond defaults in history?

  30. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  31. What is the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity?

  32. How do you make money trading money?

  33. How does margin trading in the forex market work?

  34. How do I convert dollars to pounds, euros to yen, or francs to dollars, etc.?

  35. Why is the U.S. dollar shown on the top of some currency pairs and on the bottom of others?

  36. What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

  37. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  38. Can a company be state-run and publicly traded at the same time?

  39. How can I trade in cross currency pairs if my forex account is denominated in U.S. dollars?

  40. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

  41. Where do most fund managers get their market information?

  42. What do the different types of mutual fund classes mean?

  43. If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

  44. What happens during the consolidation phase of an investor's life cycle?

  45. What are the rules for placing stop and limit orders in forex?

  46. Is it possible to trade forex options?

  47. How can I use layaway plans for budgeting?

  48. What happens during the spending/gifting phase of an investor's life cycle?

  49. I want to start buying stocks. Where do I start?

  50. What does deflation mean to investors?

  51. How do I use an arbitrage strategy in forex trading?

  52. How are international exchange rates set?

  53. Is it possible to invest in an index?

  54. Do ETFs have a board of directors?

  55. What is the double taxation of dividends?

  56. I don't understand how a stock has a trading price of 5.97, but when I buy it I have to pay the asking price of 6.04. How can I be paying more than what the stock is trading for?

  57. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  58. Is there any way to check the historical rates of different currencies?

  59. What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex market?

  60. How are life insurance proceeds taxed?

  61. How can I start an IRA for my child?

  62. Am I responsible for fraudulent charges on my credit card?

  63. What changes might I need to make to my insurance policy?

  64. Why can't I enter two sell orders on the same stock?

  65. What is an overnight position in the forex market?

  66. What should I look for when choosing a forex trading platform?

  67. What is a pip and what does it represent?

  68. What were the "browser wars"?

  69. What is an antitrust law?

  70. What is the difference between qualified and non-qualified plans?

  71. How does the money from the interest on my bond get to me?

  72. How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?

  73. What does "outrights" mean in the context of the FX market?

  74. What is evergreen funding?

  75. What percentage of a company's float can be shorted?

  76. Does a company have to notify its investors when it faces legal proceedings?

  77. According to the CAPM, the expected return on a stock, that is part of a portfolio, will depend on all of the following except:

  78. What is a cross hedge?

  79. The security which offers the best protection against purchasing power risk or inflation is which of the following?

  80. A formula timing plan which consists of periodic purchases of a fixed dollar amount of an investment company regardless of price is known as:

  81. Which investment would be most suitable for a client investing for retirement and seeking protection from purchasing power risk in the future?

  82. Is there a buy-and-hold strategy in forex, or is the only way to make money by trading?

  83. How do you lose money in the Forex market?

  84. What's the difference between weighted average accounting and FIFO/LILO accounting methods?

  85. Under what circumstances can an IA choose to sell a security for a client without first receiving written discretionary authority?

  86. Excessive trading is:

  87. Under the USA, registration as an IAR includes all of the following EXCEPT:

  88. Which of these is not one of Porter's 5 competitive forces?

  89. If a client has a very low risk tolerance, all of the following might be suitable investments EXCEPT:

  90. Type Of Return

  91. What effect did the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 have on debtors?

  92. What was Robert Citron's role in Orange County, California's bankruptcy?

  93. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

  94. What protects an investor’s interest in the case of terrorist sabotage, or act of war that destroys the electronic record of stock ownership?

  95. Under the “Brochure” rule of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which of these statements is true?

  96. How much money do I need to start trading?

  97. The reason why ERISA qualified plans should have an investment policy statement is to:

  98. When and why did brokerages switch from fixed commissions to negotiated ones?

  99. How do name-brand products compete with their generic competitors?

  100. A sales representative is permitted to take all of the following actions EXCEPT:

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