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 is a call rule?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

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

  19. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  20. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  21. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  22. A Straddle

  23. What is an alligator spread?

  24. What is the gold standard?

  25. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

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

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

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

  29. What is the salad oil scandal?

  30. What is a wild-card play?

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

  32. What is a vest fleece?

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

  34. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  35. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  42. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. How do I measure option liquidity?

  57. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  69. Why should I invest?

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

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

  72. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  73. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

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

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

  77. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

  79. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. How is a put option exercised?

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

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

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

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

  92. How are futures used to hedge a position?

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

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

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

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

  97. How do speculators profit from options?

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

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

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

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