Markets FAQs

  1. Is the Bureau of Labor Statistics accurate?

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

  3. Where is the cost of living lowest in the U.S?

  4. What is the difference between cost and price?

  5. What are the main reasons for why there could be a negative gross profit margin and ...

  6. What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

  7. Who runs the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

  8. Where is the Bureau of Labor Statistics located?

  9. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

  10. Why do Bitcoins have value?

  11. What economic indicators do agriculture investors need to watch?

  12. What's the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?

  13. What's the difference between the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile ...

  14. What are the advantages of paying with Bitcoin?

  15. What's the difference between a market economy and a command economy?

  16. What's the difference between a cash account and a margin account?

  17. Why doesn't England use the euro?

  18. When did the real estate bubble burst?

  19. What is the difference between the cost of living and the cost of inflation?

  20. Who owns Dow Jones & Company?

  21. How is the cost of living index calculated?

  22. What's the difference between an IBAN and a swift code?

  23. Is the cost of living adjustment (COLA) mandatory?

  24. How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics determine the unemployment rate?

  25. What does the Bureau of Labor Statistics do?

  26. What is the cost of living difference between the U.S and the U.K?

  27. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock ...

  28. What data does the Bureau of Labor Statistics collect?

  29. What is the cost of living difference between Texas and California?

  30. What is the cost of living difference between Boston and New York City?

  31. How can I make equity investments in real estate?

  32. How does a cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  33. Does it make sense to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth when the market’s down?

  34. What exactly is being done when shares are bought and sold?

  35. Where does stimulus economics come from?

  36. Why do companies decide to unbundle their lines of business?

  37. What is the Pac-Man defense?

  38. Are oil prices and interest rates correlated?

  39. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

  40. If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

  41. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  42. What is a tuck-in acquisition?

  43. Who determines interest rates?

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

  45. A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I own, but why isn't my stock ...

  46. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

  47. What is the downtick-uptick rule on the NYSE?

  48. What is an echo bubble?

  49. Who are Amgen Inc.'s (AMGN) main competitors?

  50. What does the Daily Average Revenue Trade (DART) tell me about a brokerage?

  51. What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures market?

  52. What's the difference between housing starts and building permits?

  53. What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

  54. What's the most expensive stock of all time?

  55. What's the difference between binary options and day trading?

  56. What is a BRIC nation?

  57. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

  58. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment ...

  59. Is there ever a bad time to invest in gold?

  60. How are share prices set?

  61. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  62. Is it possible to beat the market?

  63. How does TARP affect the economy?

  64. Where can I purchase options?

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

  66. What are austerity measures?

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

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

  69. What is a derivative?

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

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

  72. How do you make money trading money?

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

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

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

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

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

  78. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

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

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

  81. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

  84. How are international exchange rates set?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  92. What is the difference between the bond market and the stock market?

  93. Why are most bonds traded on the secondary market "over the counter"?

  94. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed ...

  95. What is the difference between an options contract and a futures contract?

  96. After exercising a put option, can I still hold my option contract in order to sell ...

  97. What is the difference between a Ponzi and a pyramid scheme?

  98. What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

  99. What is a "wash sale"?

  100. What are some common hand signals on the trading floor?

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