Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What is market capitulation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. How does pyramiding work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. How does somebody make money short selling?

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

  19. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

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

  22. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

  25. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. Can an option have a negative strike price?

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

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

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

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

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

  45. How do I measure option liquidity?

  46. How can I invest in gold?

  47. How do speculators profit from options?

  48. Do I need to take the Series 6 examination after I have already successfully completed ...

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

  50. How can I buy oil as an investment?

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

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

  53. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment ...

  54. Can I make money using put options when prices are going up?

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

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

  57. I am not a resident of the United States, but would like to be qualified as a registered ...

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

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

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

  61. What is the difference between options and futures?

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

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

  64. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

  65. Why do options with the same underlying stock and strike prices trade for different ...

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

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

  68. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

  70. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

  73. How do I use a "basket" option?

  74. Why should I invest?

  75. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

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

  77. What is dilutive stock?

  78. What is the put-call ratio and why should I pay attention to it?

  79. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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

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

  82. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  83. What are some of the features and benefits of SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs?

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

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

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

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

  88. What effect does a company's dividend reinvestment plan have on its stock price? ...

  89. I passed my Series 7 exam, but I terminated employment at my sponsoring firm before ...

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

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

  92. How do I "vest" something?

  93. What are goldbrick shares?

  94. What is Ginzy trading?

  95. What does it mean to book the basis?

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