Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What does it mean to roll a derivative contract?

  2. Why do investors look at dayrates when evaluating an oil company's contracts?

  3. What is the difference between Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate?

  4. How can derivatives be used for risk management?

  5. How can I profit from monitoring open interest?

  6. To what extent will changing fuel costs affect the profitability of the airline industry?

  7. Which is a better metric, modified duration or Macaulay duration?

  8. How does the Fisher effect illustrate returns on bonds?

  9. What is the difference between share purchase rights and options?

  10. Why would a company issue a rights offering?

  11. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  12. In what ways can a sinking fund affect bond returns?

  13. Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?

  14. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  15. What is the breakdown of subjects covered on the Series 6 exam?

  16. What is the difference between a banker's acceptance and a post-dated check?

  17. What are the major types of insurance policies that insurance companies will offer?

  18. What are some examples of horizontal integration?

  19. What is the average debt/equity ratio for the Internet sector?

  20. Why is a company's diluted EPS always lower than its simple EPS?

  21. What is the difference between earnings per share (EPS) and diluted EPS?

  22. How do I change my strike price once the trade has been placed already?

  23. What happens when a security reaches its strike price?

  24. What are the most popular and useful measures of credit spread?

  25. What is the difference between speculation and hedging?

  26. Are stop orders only used for stocks?

  27. What securities can I use to engage in speculation of an asset while limiting my ...

  28. How can I generate a yield from stocks in the Internet sector that do not pay a dividend?

  29. What does passing the Series 6 enable me to do?

  30. What is the difference between underwriting and investment income for an insurance ...

  31. What are the benefits of using open interest as an indicator?

  32. How can I profit from a decline of stock prices in the insurance sector?

  33. How do changes in interest rates affect M2?

  34. What is the difference between open interest and volume?

  35. What does a rising open interest on a stock signal?

  36. How is the spot price related to a derivative's notional value?

  37. What is the difference between notional value and market value?

  38. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the chemicals sector?

  39. What are some common markets where notional value is used?

  40. How does an investor make money on a zero coupon bond?

  41. How can an investor profit from a fall in the chemicals sector?

  42. Why is a premium usually paid on a callable bond?

  43. How can I use interest rates to indicate the right time to buy a cyclical stock?

  44. What options strategies are commonly used for investing in the electronics sector?

  45. When is an options straddle deep in the money?

  46. How can I use equity options to protect my stock portfolio from downturns?

  47. What types of options positions create unlimited liability?

  48. What does high open interest tell you about an option?

  49. What is the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500

  50. How many components are listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  51. Why do companies issue callable bonds?

  52. How does the term 'in the money' describe the moneyness of an option?

  53. How can an investor reduce interest rate risk?

  54. What is the difference between in the money and out of the money?

  55. How is convertible bond valuation different than traditional bond valuation?

  56. If a long call is owned on the record date of a stock, is the owner of the option ...

  57. What techniques can be used for hedging exposure to the electronics sector?

  58. How can an investor profit from the cyclical nature of the electronics sector?

  59. How do S&P 500 futures work?

  60. What does negative vega mean for credit spreads?

  61. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the banking sector?

  62. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the drugs sector?

  63. How can an investor make money from a decline in the electronics sector?

  64. What's the difference between a credit spread and a debt spread?

  65. If oil producers run out of room to store oil, will the price of gasoline plummet?

  66. What does positive theta mean for credit spreads?

  67. When is a call option considered to be "in the money"?

  68. Why choosing the right investment advisor is crucial for your portfolio's health

  69. What product categories make up the chemicals sector?

  70. How can an investor profit from a decline in the aerospace sector?

  71. When is a put option considered to be "in the money"?

  72. What caused the stock market crash of 1929 that preceded The Great Depression?

  73. How were bonds and derivatives manipulated in the LIBOR scandal of 2012?

  74. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the banking sector?

  75. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the aerospace sector?

  76. Is credit a form of fiat money?

  77. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the Internet sector?

  78. Why should you invest in tangible assets?

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

  80. Is fiat money more prone to inflation than commodity money?

  81. Where can I buy covered call ETFs (exchange-traded funds)?

  82. Is all paper money fiat money?

  83. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the automotive sector?

  84. How can traders use contango to take advantage of the storage shortage for crude ...

  85. What are the primary factors that drive prices in the gold industry?

  86. What are examples of popular companies in the metals and mining sector?

  87. What does market segmentation theory assume about interest rates?

  88. How do I set a strike price in a put?

  89. What is the history of the S&P 500?

  90. Which factors most influence fixed income securities?

  91. How can I profit from a decline in the drugs sector?

  92. How does the law of supply and demand affect the oil industry?

  93. What are the primary factors that led to the difficult period of stagflation during ...

  94. What seasonal trends exist in the metals and mining sector?

  95. What other precious metals are there beyond gold and silver?

  96. Is there a better metric for hedging options than delta?

  97. What is index option trading and how does it work?

  98. What other options does an investor have to buying physical silver?

  99. What criteria classify a company as a junior gold miner?

  100. Are there ways to invest in gold and get a dividend?

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