Markets FAQs

  1. What is the difference between a merger and a takeover?

  2. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company ...

  3. How do investors lose money when the stock market crashes?

  4. In M&A how does an all-stock or all-cash deal affect the equity of the buying company? ...

  5. How do you calculate the cost basis for a mutual fund over an extended time period?

  6. Why are corporations so concerned about their stock price?

  7. What happens to my call options if the underlying company is bought out?

  8. How can I find out if my employer is a member of FINRA?

  9. What is hedging as it relates to forex trading?

  10. What do people mean when they say there is a "bubble" going on in the market, such ...

  11. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  12. What is the difference between a Keogh and an IRA?

  13. What happens to the stock prices of two companies involved in an acquisition?

  14. As a temporary resident of the US, can I withdraw funds from my Traditional IRA without ...

  15. What's the difference between pre-money and post-money?

  16. How do I go about opening up a Roth IRA?

  17. What are pro forma earnings?

  18. What is the difference between options and futures?

  19. What is the cheapest, fastest way to research, buy and trade stock?

  20. My brokerage firm won't allow naked option positions. What does this mean?

  21. If different bond markets use different day-count conventions, how do I know which ...

  22. What is the difference between forward and futures contracts?

  23. How do central banks acquire currency reserves and how much are they required to ...

  24. How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field investments or acquisitions?

  25. Are eurodollars related to the currency called the euro?

  26. Where do investors tend to put their money in a bear market?

  27. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

  28. What causes a recession?

  29. Why did dotcom companies crash so drastically?

  30. What is variable life insurance?

  31. What is the relationship between the PPI and the CPI?

  32. What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

  33. I overcontributed to my 401(k). What are my options?

  34. I know there is a form of deposit insurance where a portion of my bank account deposits ...

  35. Who employs the specialists at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)? Do they work for themselves, ...

  36. How does a pump and dump scam work?

  37. I made involuntary contributions to a retirement plan while temporarily employed. ...

  38. What does the term "stock-for-stock" mean?

  39. I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. ...

  40. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  41. What's the difference between a golden handshake and a golden parachute?

  42. What are goldbrick shares?

  43. What is Ginzy trading?

  44. How does a company move from an OTC market to a major exchange?

  45. What does it mean to book the basis?

  46. Where can I find all of the stocks in the Nasdaq Composite Index?

  47. How do I "vest" something?

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