Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

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

  5. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  6. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  7. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  9. What is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  20. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  21. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  22. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  23. A Straddle

  24. What is the gold standard?

  25. What is an alligator spread?

  26. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

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

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

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

  30. What is the salad oil scandal?

  31. What is a wild-card play?

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

  33. What is a vest fleece?

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

  35. How do I measure option liquidity?

  36. I made involuntary contributions to a retirement plan while temporarily employed. ...

  37. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

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

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

  40. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

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

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

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

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

  45. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  46. Can an option have a negative strike price?

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

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

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

  50. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

  52. What do the phrases "sell to open", "buy to close", "buy to open", and "sell to close" ...

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

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

  55. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

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

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

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

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

  61. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

  62. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

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

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

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

  67. How can I invest in gold?

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

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

  70. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

  72. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

  73. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

  74. Do stop or limit orders protect you against gaps in a stock's price?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  82. Who or what are the turtles?

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

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

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

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

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

  88. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

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

  91. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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

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

  94. Can I leave my pension to my spouse when I pass away?

  95. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

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

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

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

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