Markets FAQs

  1. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  2. What is moral hazard?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

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

  12. Is there short selling in China?

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

  14. What is a Greenspan put?

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

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

  17. What was the millionaire boom?

  18. How do I invest in the Nasdaq or the NYSE? Is it even possible? Would I want to? ...

  19. How do I know if I am buying unregistered securities or stocks?

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

  21. What are unregistered securities or stocks?

  22. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  23. Why would a company do a reverse merger instead of an IPO?

  24. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

  25. Where can I find all of the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  26. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  27. What currency is affected by the interest rate decisions of the Bank of England (BoE)? ...

  28. What is an unregistered security scam?

  29. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust ...

  30. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

  31. Investment advisors must register with the SEC when their assets under management ...

  32. What is the salad oil scandal?

  33. What are the penalties for withdrawing from my Traditional IRA less than a year after ...

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

  35. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

  36. Which of the following are tools that are employed by the Federal Reserve in its ...

  37. What is a wild-card play?

  38. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  39. What is a vest fleece?

  40. What does "in street name" mean, and why are securities held this way?

  41. Why don't stocks begin trading at the previous day's closing price?

  42. How does somebody make money short selling?

  43. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

  44. What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

  45. What is an efficient market and how does it affect individual investors?

  46. If an IRA owner dies after starting required minimum distributions (RMD) but the ...

  47. Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from ...

  48. What is a stock-for-stock merger and how does this corporate action affect existing ...

  49. What does the diluted share price reveal about a company's financial strength?

  50. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

  51. What should I use as a benchmark for my small-cap stock portfolio?

  52. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  53. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

  54. I just opened an IRA. What can I do to help my money grow?

  55. What is Black Monday?

  56. How does pyramiding work?

  57. What is an echo bubble?

  58. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  59. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  60. Is it important to check the professional history of my investment advisor?

  61. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

  62. What exactly is a company's float?

  63. Are ETFs required to pay out a percentage of income as dividends?

  64. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  65. Who are the key players in the bond market?

  66. Which is the best index to use to study the possible future price action of a given ...

  67. Why are options very active when they are at the money?

  68. What is the history behind the opening and closing bells on the NYSE?

  69. Why do brokers ask for personal information before they make any trades?

  70. Who or what are the turtles?

  71. How do central banks inject money into the economy?

  72. Can I leave my pension to my spouse when I pass away?

  73. What does "guns and butter" refer to?

  74. Why was Microsoft subject to antitrust charges in 1998?

  75. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators? What are they for?

  76. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  77. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

  78. Who determines interest rates?

  79. What is GDP and why is it so important?

  80. Is there such a thing as a nano cap or micro cap index?

  81. I live in the U.S. How can I trade stocks in China and India?

  82. What is the haircut rate imposed by clearing corporations?

  83. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

  84. What is political risk and what can a multinational company do to minimize exposure?

  85. What is options backdating?

  86. Can I roll my 403(b) and 457 into other low-cost venders when I change jobs?

  87. Why does a crisis in emerging markets cause U.S. Treasury yields to decrease?

  88. How does a credit crunch occur?

  89. Who is Mr. Copper?

  90. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

  92. What does a cut in interest rates mean for the stock market?

  93. I converted my former IRA to a Roth for tax purposes in 1998, so even though the ...

  94. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  95. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

  96. What is a staggered board?

  97. How is spread calculated when trading in the forex market?

  98. If a country's currency is determined by the strength of its economy, why isn't the ...

  99. How does leverage work in the forex market?

  100. Can an option have a negative strike price?

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