Options And Futures FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Where can I purchase options?

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

  9. What is a derivative?

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

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

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

  13. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

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

  25. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  26. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  27. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  29. What is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  40. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  41. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  42. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  43. A Straddle

  44. What is the gold standard?

  45. What is an alligator spread?

  46. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

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

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

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

  50. What is the salad oil scandal?

  51. What is a wild-card play?

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

  53. What is a vest fleece?

  54. How does pyramiding work?

  55. What is market capitulation?

  56. I have a short period of time (1 year or less) during which I will have money to ...

  57. I make over $100,000/yr and my adjusted gross income precludes standard IRA contributions. ...

  58. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

  59. Why can't I have fixed rollover costs in forex?

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

  61. I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell ...

  62. What does "in street name" mean, and why are securities held this way?

  63. Are we in a bull market or a bear market?

  64. What's the difference between absolute P/E ratio and relative P/E ratio?

  65. If an IRA owner dies after starting required minimum distributions (RMD) but the ...

  66. What are the disadvantages of using net present value as an investment criterion?

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

  68. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

  69. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  70. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  71. How does somebody make money short selling?

  72. Does the seller (the writer) of an option determine the details of the option contract?

  73. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  74. How can I find out which stocks also trade as options?

  75. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  76. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  77. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

  78. What does "guns and butter" refer to?

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

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

  81. What do all of the letters in a stock option ticker symbol mean?

  82. I want to invest in equities, but I don't have much money. Is there a minimum number ...

  83. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  84. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

  85. Can I roll my 403(b) and 457 into other low-cost venders when I change jobs?

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

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

  88. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

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

  90. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

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

  92. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  93. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

  94. I have a KSOP through my employer that I've invested 100% in company stock. I am ...

  95. How can I buy oil as an investment?

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

  97. I converted my former IRA to a Roth for tax purposes in 1998, so even though the ...

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

  99. How do I measure option liquidity?

  100. How can I invest in gold?

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