Markets FAQs

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

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

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

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

  5. Where does stimulus economics come from?

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

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

  8. What is the Pac-Man defense?

  9. Are oil prices and interest rates correlated?

  10. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

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

  12. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  13. What is a tuck-in acquisition?

  14. Who determines interest rates?

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

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

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

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

  19. What is an echo bubble?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. What is a BRIC nation?

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

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

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

  31. How are share prices set?

  32. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  33. Is it possible to beat the market?

  34. How does TARP affect the economy?

  35. Where can I purchase options?

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

  37. What are austerity measures?

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

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

  40. What is a derivative?

  41. Customer account records of NFA members must be kept for ...

  42. A “normal market” is also called a (an): A) Inverted market b) Carrying charge market ...

  43. Which of the following would be considered a short hedge ...

  44. Committing acts against the Commodity Exchange Act can result in fines up to ... ...

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

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

  47. How do you make money trading money?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  54. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

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

  56. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

  59. How are international exchange rates set?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  73. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

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

  77. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

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

  79. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  80. What was the Marshall Plan?

  81. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

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

  83. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  85. What is a call rule?

  86. Do stimulus checks work?

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

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

  89. What is a convertible insurance policy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  96. What was the South Seas bubble?

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

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

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

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

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

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