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

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

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

  36. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  37. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

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

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

  41. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

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

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

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

  46. How do I measure option liquidity?

  47. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

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

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

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

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

  52. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  62. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

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

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

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

  67. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

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

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

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

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

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

  73. What is dilutive stock?

  74. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  75. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

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

  77. What is options backdating?

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

  79. What types of accounts are available for forex trading?

  80. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

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

  82. How does pyramiding work?

  83. Who sets the price of commodities?

  84. I make over $100,000/yr and my adjusted gross income precludes standard IRA contributions. ...

  85. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

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

  87. What are managed futures?

  88. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  89. What exactly is a company's float?

  90. How does leverage work in the forex market?

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

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

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

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

  95. What is earnings management?

  96. What is market capitulation?

  97. What does "guns and butter" refer to?

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

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

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

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