Options And Futures FAQs

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

  2. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

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

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

  14. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

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

  17. How do I measure option liquidity?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. How can I invest in gold?

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

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

  28. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

  30. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. How do speculators profit from options?

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

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

  40. Who or what are the turtles?

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

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

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

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

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

  46. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

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

  49. Why should I invest?

  50. Who is Mr. Copper?

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

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

  53. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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

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

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

  57. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  69. How is a put option exercised?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  76. What are managed futures?

  77. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  78. What is market capitulation?

  79. How does pyramiding work?

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

  81. What is the difference between options and futures?

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

  83. What exactly is a company's float?

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

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

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

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

  88. Who sets the price of commodities?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  97. What is options backdating?

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

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

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

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