Options And Futures FAQs

  1. What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

  2. What is the CBOE Volatility Index? (VIX)

  3. How does seasonality affect the forest products sector?

  4. What country produces the most coffee?

  5. What are some examples of companies or products that have outstanding brand equity?

  6. What kind of risk exposure does an investor face when investing in the metals and ...

  7. Has gold been a good investment over the long term?

  8. What country is the world's largest natural gas producer?

  9. Does common stock offer the best investment vehicle in a company or sector?

  10. What country produces the most gold?

  11. What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

  12. How does fracking affect natural gas prices?

  13. What country is the world's largest coal producer?

  14. How do you trade put options on E*TRADE?

  15. Do you have to be an expert investor to trade put options?

  16. How do you trade put options on Ameritrade?

  17. Are put options more difficult to trade than call options?

  18. Is short selling a form of insurance?

  19. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the forest products sector?

  20. What is the difference between inelasticity and elasticity of demand?

  21. What other sectors are most similar to oil & gas drilling?

  22. What is the difference between a short position and a short sale?

  23. What are the most common ETFs that track the forest products sector?

  24. Are there any risks involved in trading put options through a traditional broker?

  25. What are the main benchmarks that track the forest products sector?

  26. What are the main factors that drive share prices in the forest products sector?

  27. What is a volatility smile?

  28. What percentage of the global economy is comprised of the forest products sector?

  29. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest products sector?

  30. What is the average profit margin for a company in the forest products sector?

  31. What is the average return on equity for a company in the forest products sector?

  32. How do you use put options to profit from a bear market?

  33. Which country has the most gold?

  34. What average annual return does the forest products sector generate?

  35. Is short selling ethical?

  36. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

  37. What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

  38. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  39. What role does intrinsic value play in call options?

  40. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

  41. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should be exposed to the forest products ...

  42. How is the Put-Call Ratio calculated and where does the information come from?

  43. How can particular scarcities benefit specific stocks?

  44. How does scarcity affect global agriculture stocks?

  45. What is spread hedging?

  46. What role does intrinsic value play in put options?

  47. What are the differences between divergence and convergence?

  48. What are the most common momentum oscillators used in options trading?

  49. How are Bollinger Bands® used in options trading?

  50. Why is the Accumulative Swing Index helpful for traders and/or investors?

  51. Who created Bollinger Bands®?

  52. How does a bond's coupon interest rate affect its price?

  53. Can I invest in gold or silver with my Roth IRA?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  60. Where can I purchase options?

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

  62. What is a derivative?

  63. Committing acts against the Commodity Exchange Act can result in fines up to ...

  64. A “normal market” is also called a (an): A) Inverted market b) Carrying charge market ...

  65. Customer account records of NFA members must be kept for ...

  66. Which of the following would be considered a short hedge ...

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

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

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

  70. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  79. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

  82. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  83. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  84. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  86. What is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  93. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  97. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  98. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  99. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  100. A Straddle

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