Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  2. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Toronto Stock ...

  3. What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures market?

  4. What's the difference between binary options and day trading?

  5. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment ...

  6. Is there ever a bad time to invest in gold?

  7. Where can I purchase options?

  8. How can I invest in a foreign exchange market?

  9. What is a derivative?

  10. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  11. How does margin trading in the forex market work?

  12. What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

  13. Is it possible to trade forex options?

  14. I want to start buying stocks. Where do I start?

  15. What should I look for when choosing a forex trading platform?

  16. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

  17. How much money do I need to start trading?

  18. What is the difference between the bond market and the stock market?

  19. What is the difference between an options contract and a futures contract?

  20. After exercising a put option, can I still hold my option contract in order to sell ...

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

  22. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

  25. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  26. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

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

  28. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  29. What is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  40. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  41. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  42. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  43. A Straddle

  44. What is the gold standard?

  45. What is an alligator spread?

  46. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

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

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

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

  50. What is the salad oil scandal?

  51. What is a wild-card play?

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

  53. What is a vest fleece?

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

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

  56. What is options backdating?

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

  58. What are managed futures?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  65. What is authorized stock?

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

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

  68. Who is Mr. Copper?

  69. I do not want to totally get out of my retirement 401(k), but I want to take 72(t) ...

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

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

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

  73. How does leverage work in the forex market?

  74. Who sets the price of commodities?

  75. Who or what are the turtles?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  82. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  83. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

  85. What is variable life insurance?

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

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

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

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

  90. How is a put option exercised?

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

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

  93. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

  94. What is earnings management?

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

  96. What exactly is a company's float?

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

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

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

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

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