Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What are the differences between divergence and convergence?

  2. What are the most common momentum oscillators used in options trading?

  3. How are Bollinger Bands® used in options trading?

  4. Why is the Accumulative Swing Index helpful for traders and/or investors?

  5. Who created Bollinger Bands®?

  6. How does a bond's coupon interest rate affect its price?

  7. Can I invest in gold or silver with my Roth IRA?

  8. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  9. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock ...

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

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

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

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

  14. Where can I purchase options?

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

  16. What is a derivative?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

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

  36. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  37. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  38. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  40. What is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  47. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  51. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  52. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  53. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  54. A Straddle

  55. What is an alligator spread?

  56. What is the gold standard?

  57. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

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

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

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

  61. What is the salad oil scandal?

  62. What is a wild-card play?

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

  64. What is a vest fleece?

  65. What are the oldest mutual funds, by date of inception?

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

  67. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

  68. I'm a teacher. Which is better for me, a 401(k) or 403(b)? What is the difference? ...

  69. Can I roll over a profit-sharing plan to an SEP IRA account without suffering any ...

  70. What's the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  71. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  72. What is dilutive stock?

  73. How many types of markets can an investor choose from?

  74. How do you tell whether an option is American or European style?

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

  76. Is it possible to take the Series 7 exam without being sponsored?

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

  78. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  79. What do the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq futures contracts represent?

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

  81. I have several jobs. Can I contribute the maximum to multiple employer retirement ...

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

  83. What is authorized stock?

  84. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  85. Who is Mr. Copper?

  86. What is earnings management?

  87. What kinds of investments are allowed in a qualified retirement plan, and what kinds ...

  88. Do hedge funds and mutual funds invest in commodities in high inflation environments?

  89. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  90. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

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

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

  93. I do not want to totally get out of my retirement 401(k), but I want to take 72(t) ...

  94. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

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

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

  97. What is after-hours trading? Am I able to trade at this time?

  98. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

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

  100. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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