Options And Futures FAQs

  1. How much influence does OPEC have on the global price of oil?

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

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

  4. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

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

  6. How does somebody make money short selling?

  7. How can I make my home run on energy that is 100% off the grid?

  8. How can I invest in gold?

  9. What is variable life insurance?

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

  11. Which country has the most gold?

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

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

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

  15. How can I buy oil as an investment?

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

  17. How can I track gold prices?

  18. Why are stocks and oil so correlated right now?

  19. What is a derivative?

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

  21. Why do some oil refineries get tax exemptions?

  22. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

  23. Can hedge funds outperform the market?

  24. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  25. How do futures contracts roll over?

  26. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

  27. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  28. What does a futures contract cost?

  29. How do I set a strike price in foreign exchange trading?

  30. What are common delta hedging strategies?

  31. To what extent do seasonal factors influence the utilities sector?

  32. Why are the term structure of interest rates indicative of future interest rates?

  33. How much oil must be produced to maintain inventory levels in the United States?

  34. How do I determine the breakeven point for a short put?

  35. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the retail sector?

  36. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the telecommunications sector?

  37. What are the most important equity market indexes?

  38. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the ...

  39. How can an investor profit from a fall in the utilities sector?

  40. What are the main risks associated with trading derivatives?

  41. How can I profit from a decline in the telecommunications sector?

  42. What are examples of some of the major global companies in the utilities sector?

  43. How does the risk of investing in the utilities sector compare to the broader market?

  44. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

  45. How can electricity be traded as a commodity by an individual investor?

  46. How are rights distributed in a rights offering?

  47. How can I use an out-of-the-money put time spread for downside risk?

  48. Can an investor buy leveraged ETFs that track the automotive sector?

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

  50. What are the main benchmarks that track the performance of the Internet sector?

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

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

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

  54. What industries typically use delta hedging techniques?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  62. How can I use Bollinger Bands® to trade binary options?

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

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

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

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

  67. Can I have a short put position in my IRA?

  68. Why should investors consider the fully diluted share amount?

  69. What's the difference between basic shares and fully diluted shares?

  70. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  71. How do traders combine a short put with other positions to hedge?

  72. What are the differences between delta hedging and beta hedging?

  73. What is the difference between economic value and market value?

  74. How do I set a strike price in an options spread?

  75. Why do companies release financial figures in terms of fully diluted shares outstanding?

  76. How is a short call used in a bear call spread option strategy?

  77. Can I buy index options on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  78. How quickly can an oil and gas producer react to changing oil prices?

  79. How do the costs of oil sands producers compare to traditional drillers?

  80. Do all oil companies received the quoted price of West Texas Intermediate for their ...

  81. What's an effective options strategies for investing in the food and beverage sector?

  82. How does an oil and gas company measure and state its production?

  83. What credit rating should I look for in an oil and gas company?

  84. What debt level should I look for when investing in an oil and gas company?

  85. How do I set a strike price for a future?

  86. How does the risk of investing in the oil and gas sector compare to the broader market?

  87. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the oil and gas sector?

  88. How can derivatives be used to earn income?

  89. How can I calculate the delta adjusted notional value?

  90. How much of the United States' energy comes from oil and gas?

  91. What does a falling open interest on a stock signal?

  92. What are common mutual funds an investor should consider for investing in oil and ...

  93. What does it cost per barrel for an oil producer to store inventory on a supertanker?

  94. How is the price of a derivative determined?

  95. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the oil and ...

  96. What expiry months are typically available for derivatives?

  97. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  98. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

  99. With what kinds of securities does it make the most sense to enter a long position?

  100. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the utilities sector?

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