Markets FAQs

  1. What is GDP and why is it so important to investors?

  2. What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

  3. What happens to the US dollar during a trade deficit?

  4. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  5. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  6. How does somebody make money short selling?

  7. How do construction loans work?

  8. How long does it take a check to clear?

  9. When Is Mortgage Insurance Typically Required?

  10. How can I make my home run on energy that is 100% off the grid?

  11. How can I invest in gold?

  12. What is variable life insurance?

  13. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  14. Which country has the most gold?

  15. Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar

  16. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

  17. What are the distribution options for an inherited annuity?

  18. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  19. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

  20. When did the real estate bubble burst?

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

  22. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  23. How can I buy oil as an investment?

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

  25. Why is Switzerland considered a tax haven?

  26. Are Certificates of Deposit (CDs) Taxable?

  27. Is Cyprus considered a tax haven?

  28. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

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

  30. What is graphene? (HAYD.L, TSLA)

  31. How can I track gold prices?

  32. Why are stocks and oil so correlated right now?

  33. What is an appropriate large cap mutual fund fee?

  34. What exactly is insider trading?

  35. What is an appropriate small cap mutual fund fee?

  36. Should I offer alternative investments to my employees?

  37. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  38. What is a derivative?

  39. What is after-hours trading? Am I able to trade at this time?

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

  41. Can CareCredit be used for family members?

  42. Is Apple Pay safe and free?

  43. Does an FHA loan require a down payment?

  44. Do FHA loans have closing costs?

  45. Are hedge funds regulated by FINRA?

  46. Does a flexible spending account (FSA) cover chiropractic?

  47. Does the FDIC cover credit unions?

  48. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  49. Why do some oil refineries get tax exemptions?

  50. How do mutual funds work in India?

  51. What is the SEC's escheatment process?

  52. Do hedge funds invest in private companies?

  53. What are Santander's escheatment services?

  54. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

  55. Is QVC publicly traded? (QVCA, QVCB)

  56. Is Social Security inflation-protected?

  57. Do interest rates increase during a recession?

  58. What happens if interest rates increase too quickly?

  59. Why isn't the cost-of-living adjustment mandatory?

  60. How are variable annuities regulated?

  61. When was the last time the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates?

  62. Do banks have working capital?

  63. Are hedge funds registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

  64. Do lower interest rates increase investment spending?

  65. How do hedge funds use equity options?

  66. Who decides to print money in Russia?

  67. Who do hedge funds lend money to?

  68. Who decides to print money in Canada?

  69. What are the risks of annuities in a recession?

  70. Is a financial advisor allowed to pay a referral fee?

  71. Do financial advisors need to pass the Series 7 exam?

  72. Can mutual funds invest in derivatives?

  73. How often do mutual funds report their holdings?

  74. Do financial advisors need to be approved by FINRA?

  75. Can mutual funds invest in private equity?

  76. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  77. Is Colombia an emerging market economy?

  78. Is Mexico an emerging market economy?

  79. Who decides when to print money in India?

  80. Where exactly do dividends come from?

  81. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

  82. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

  83. How is the Federal Reserve audited?

  84. Who decides when to print money in the US?

  85. Are Social Security payments included in the US GDP calculation?

  86. Why do some people claim the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional?

  87. How can the federal reserve increase aggregate demand?

  88. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

  89. What are the disclosure requirements for a private placement?

  90. How does the stock market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

  91. What is the difference between a Debit Order and a Standard Order in a bank reconciliation?

  92. What is the difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital?

  93. How do futures contracts roll over?

  94. How is the value of a pip determined?

  95. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  96. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

  97. When has the United States run its largest trade deficits?

  98. How can a company execute a tax-free spin-off?

  99. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

  100. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

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