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

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

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

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

  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 distribution options for an inherited annuity?

  39. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  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's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  66. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

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

  68. I own options on a stock, and it's just announced a split. What happens to my options?

  69. What requirements must a company meet for options to be traded on its stock?

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

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

  72. What is options backdating?

  73. What is variable life insurance?

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

  75. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

  77. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade taxes?

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

  79. What types of accounts are available for forex trading?

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

  81. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

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

  83. Can an option be exercised on the expiration date?

  84. What does it mean when a bond has a put option?

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

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

  87. What will happen to my SEP IRA if I leave my current employer?

  88. Which is better for tax deductions, itemization or a standard deduction?

  89. How do I register for the CFA program for the first time?

  90. What are managed futures?

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

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

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

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

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

  96. What is dilutive stock?

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

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

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

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

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