Markets FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

  12. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

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

  14. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  15. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

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

  17. What was the Marshall Plan?

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

  19. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  20. What is a call rule?

  21. Do stimulus checks work?

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

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

  24. What is a convertible insurance policy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. What was the South Seas bubble?

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

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

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

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

  37. In forex, what are the commodity pairs?

  38. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

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

  43. Which insurance policies do I really need?

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

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

  46. The SEC's Rule 144

  47. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  48. What is a permanent portfolio?

  49. What is a growth recession?

  50. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

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

  52. A Straddle

  53. What is the gold standard?

  54. What is an alligator spread?

  55. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  56. What is moral hazard?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  64. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

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

  66. Is there short selling in China?

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

  68. What is a Greenspan put?

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

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

  71. What was the millionaire boom?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  80. What is an unregistered security scam?

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

  82. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

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

  84. What is the salad oil scandal?

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

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

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

  88. What is a wild-card play?

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

  90. What is a vest fleece?

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

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

  93. What exactly is a company's float?

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

  95. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

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

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

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

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

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