Options And Futures FAQs

  1. How can I invest in gold?

  2. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  3. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

  5. How does pyramiding work?

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

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

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

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

  10. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  11. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  12. I own shares of a company that just received a delisting notice from Nasdaq. Does ...

  13. Do I own a stock as of the trade date or the settlement date?

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

  15. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

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

  17. How is a put option exercised?

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

  19. How do speculators profit from options?

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

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

  22. Who or what are the turtles?

  23. What is the difference between a Keogh and an IRA?

  24. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

  26. Why should I invest?

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

  28. How do I measure option liquidity?

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

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

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

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

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

  34. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

  36. What is the difference between open-market and closed-market transactions?

  37. How do I receive sponsorship from a member firm in order to write a Series 7 exam?

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

  39. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  40. How does somebody make money short selling?

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

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

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

  44. I am in the second year of taking SEPP distributions from my IRA. Can I transfer ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. What is options backdating?

  56. What is variable life insurance?

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

  58. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  73. What are managed futures?

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

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

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

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

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

  79. What is dilutive stock?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  89. What is authorized stock?

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

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

  92. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  93. What is earnings management?

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

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

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

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

  98. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  99. Who is Mr. Copper?

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

  101. What is Ginzy trading?

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