Markets FAQs

  1. Is it possible to beat the market?

  2. How does TARP affect the economy?

  3. Where can I purchase options?

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

  5. What are austerity measures?

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

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

  8. What is a derivative?

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

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

  11. How do you make money trading money?

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

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

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

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

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

  17. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

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

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

  20. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

  23. How are international exchange rates set?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. What is a "wash sale"?

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

  40. If I buy a stock at $45 and I put a stop limit in to sell at $40, will I be guaranteed ...

  41. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  42. Who was the first person charged by the SEC?

  43. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  44. How are oil reserves accounted for on an oil company's balance sheet?

  45. What was the Marshall Plan?

  46. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

  47. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  49. Do stimulus checks work?

  50. What is a call rule?

  51. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

  52. My variable annuity account took a beating. Should I seek other alternatives?

  53. What is a convertible insurance policy?

  54. Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

  55. When did earnings conference calls become open to the public?

  56. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

  57. Which is not a process the Federal Reserve uses to control the level of business ...

  58. Which two companies underwent the biggest corporate merger of the 1990s?

  59. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

  60. What was the South Seas bubble?

  61. Who set the record loss for "rogue traders"?

  62. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, ...

  63. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

  64. Which of the following BEST describes tax treatment of a long option that expires ...

  65. What is the difference between systemic risk and systematic risk?

  66. In forex, what are the commodity pairs?

  67. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

  68. How do I employ a cash-and-carry trade?

  69. What are all of the securities markets in the U.S.A?

  70. What is a V-shaped recovery and how is it different from other recoveries?

  71. What does it mean when futures prices are in contango?

  72. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  73. Why is the British pound / U.S. dollar currency pair known as "trading the cable"?

  74. What is the significance of a Schedule 13D?

  75. The SEC's Rule 144

  76. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  77. What is a permanent portfolio?

  78. What is a growth recession?

  79. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

  80. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  81. A Straddle

  82. What is the gold standard?

  83. What is an alligator spread?

  84. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  85. What is moral hazard?

  86. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, an investment company must have minimum ...

  87. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

  88. What is the difference between an acquisition and a takeover?

  89. What was the first company with a $1 billion market cap?

  90. All of these apply to an option exercise notice EXCEPT:

  91. What are some cheaper alternatives to sending children to summer camp?

  92. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

  93. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

  94. Which statement about the New York Stock Exchange is FALSE?

  95. Is there short selling in China?

  96. When and why did the euro make its debut as a currency?

  97. How do indexes determine which stocks are removed or added to them?

  98. What is a Greenspan put?

  99. When did the U.S. start using paper money?

  100. What was the millionaire boom?

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