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  5. What are the Federal Reserve's guidelines on demand deposit accounts?

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  8. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

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  11. What is the correlation between money supply and GDP?

  12. What is each party's role in a reverse repurchase agreement?

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  23. What regulations exist to protect infant industries?

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  27. What risks should I consider taking a short put position?

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  31. What risks does the dealer (lender) in a reverse repurchase agreement take on?

  32. How does protectionism affect gross domestic product (GDP?)

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  36. What are some common cash-debt strategies that occur during a spinoff?

  37. How does the neoclassical growth theory predict real GDP?

  38. What is the government's role and what is the private sector's role in neoliberalism?

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  40. What happens if a software glitch fails to execute the strike price I set?

  41. What do banks do to control the bank reserve?

  42. How did the Dodd-Frank Act change whistleblower protection and processes?

  43. Why should I consider buying an option if it's out-of-the-money?

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  46. How does wage price spiral impact interest rates?

  47. What is the difference between the deposit multiplier and the money multiplier?

  48. How might a company use demographics to assess the size of a potential market?

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  50. What are the differences between B-shares and H-shares traded on Chinese stock exchanges?

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  52. How do traders use out-of-the-money options to hedge?

  53. How does the deposit multiplier affect a bank's profitability?

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  55. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

  56. What is the minimum capital adequacy ratio that must be attained under Basel III?

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  58. In what market situations might a short put be a profitable trade?

  59. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

  60. Does the gross national income (GNI) and gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. ...

  61. What industries typically use delta hedging techniques?

  62. What major events and policy decisions led to the savings and loan crisis (S&L crisis)?

  63. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to the Internet sector?

  64. Who controls the Federal Reserve Bank?

  65. What is the minimum leverage ratio that must be attained under Basel III?

  66. What are the pros and cons of holding a non-controlling interest in a company?

  67. How is a short call used in a covered call option strategy?

  68. How does Basel III strengthen regulation and improve risk management of the global ...

  69. How does a company record profits using the equity method?

  70. What strategies can be used to achieve the goals of contractionary policy?

  71. How is a short call used in a naked call writing option strategy?

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  74. What type of funding options are available to a private company?

  75. What is the difference between shares outstanding and floating stock?

  76. What is the relationship between implied volatility and the volatility skew?

  77. How can consumer durables act as economic indicators?

  78. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the insurance sector?

  79. What austerity measures can a country implement to curtail government spending?

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  81. What types of raw materials would be used by an auto manufacturer?

  82. Is gross national income (GNI) or gross domestic product (GDP) a better measure of ...

  83. How are commodity spot prices different than futures prices?

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  87. What is the purpose of the Volcker Rule?

  88. How do commodity spot prices indicate future price movements?

  89. If left in place long term, what problems does protectionism cause for a country?

  90. How is a short call used in a collar option strategy?

  91. What role did the Great Depression play in developing America's bank reserve policies?

  92. Why have austerity policies failed to stabilize Greece's economy?

  93. What kinds of real estate transactions use triple net (NNN) leases?

  94. What are financial risk ratios and how are they used to measure risk?

  95. What is the difference between the Volcker Rule and the Glass-Steagall Act?

  96. Where did market to market (MTM) accounting come from?

  97. How is implied volatility for options impacted by a bearish market?

  98. What can cause the terminal growth rate to be negative?

  99. Why is market to market (MTM) accounting considered controversial?

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