Active Trading FAQs

  1. What is arbitrage?

  2. How do changes in national interest rates affect a currency's value and exchange rate?

  3. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

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

  5. What is the difference between options and futures?

  6. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

  7. What do the terms weak dollar and strong dollar mean?

  8. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

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

  10. What happens to the US dollar during a trade deficit?

  11. Why is short selling illegal in some countries but legal in the U.S.?

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

  13. How does somebody make money short selling?

  14. Is technical analysis a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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

  16. What exactly is insider trading?

  17. What are some of the most common technical indicators that back up Doji patterns?

  18. Tame Panic Selling with the Exhausted Selling Model

  19. Point and Figure Charting Using Count Analysis

  20. How is the value of a pip determined?

  21. How are NDFs (non-deliverable forwards) priced

  22. How is trading volume regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

  23. How are double exponential moving averages applied in technical analysis?

  24. How do I set a strike price in foreign exchange trading?

  25. What are the goals of covered interest arbitrage?

  26. What are some examples of Apple and Google's best-selling product lines?

  27. What are some high-profile examples of wash trading schemes?

  28. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  29. How do you know where on the oscillator you should make a purchase or sale?

  30. What are the alert zones in a Fibonacci retracement?

  31. How was the Fibonacci retracement developed for use in finance?

  32. How reliable is the Fibonacci retracement in predicting stock behavior?

  33. How can a swing trader use a Fibonacci retracement?

  34. How was the stochastic oscillator developed?

  35. How do I determine the breakeven point for a short put?

  36. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the retail sector?

  37. What are the main reasons for investing in the retail sector?

  38. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the industrial sector?

  39. What average annual return has the internet sector historically generated?

  40. What precisely is a stochastic oscillator meant to predict?

  41. What are the main risks associated with trading derivatives?

  42. How can an investor profit from a fall in the utilities sector?

  43. How does a swing trader use the stochastic oscillator?

  44. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

  45. How are rights distributed in a rights offering?

  46. How can I use an out-of-the-money put time spread for downside risk?

  47. What risks should I consider when taking a short put position?

  48. What are the main benchmarks that track the performance of the Internet sector?

  49. How can I spot trading opportunities looking at year-to-date (YTD) performance?

  50. What happens if a software glitch fails to execute the strike price I set?

  51. Over what period should I use dollar cost averaging?

  52. Is a company's paid in capital affected by the trading of its shares in the secondary market?

  53. For what investments is dollar cost averaging most effective?

  54. In what market situations might a short put be a profitable trade?

  55. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to the Internet sector?

  56. Which is better: dollar cost averaging or value averaging?

  57. What is the relationship between implied volatility and the volatility skew?

  58. Why is the Nasdaq more volatile than the NYSE?

  59. How can I use Bollinger Bands® to trade binary options?

  60. How can I use Bollinger Bands® to spot options trading opportunities?

  61. How is implied volatility for options impacted by a bearish market?

  62. How do prepaid expenses affect liquidity ratio calculations?

  63. What's the difference between basic shares and fully diluted shares?

  64. What is a double Bollinger Bands® strategy?

  65. How do I set a strike price in an options spread?

  66. What are some examples of positive correlation in technical stock market analysis?

  67. How do traders use Bollinger Bands® to identify a breakout?

  68. What is the difference between wash trading and insider trading?

  69. How do I set a strike price for a future?

  70. What does a falling open interest on a stock signal?

  71. How can I calculate the delta adjusted notional value?

  72. What expiry months are typically available for derivatives?

  73. How is the price of a derivative determined?

  74. What are some of the more common Fibonacci retracements?

  75. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  76. With what kinds of securities does it make the most sense to enter a long position?

  77. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the utilities sector?

  78. How are interest rates related to open market operations?

  79. How are bank reserve requirements determined and how does this affect shareholders?

  80. Why is tenor important on credit default swaps?

  81. What countries are driving most of the growth of the Internet sector?

  82. What kinds of derivatives are types of contingent claims?

  83. What does the underlying of a derivative refer to?

  84. What does it mean to take delivery of a derivative contract?

  85. How can derivatives be used for speculation?

  86. What does it mean when I get a Fed margin call?

  87. How do I Implement a Forex Strategy when spotting a Sanku (Three Gaps) Pattern?

  88. How can I profit from monitoring open interest?

  89. How can derivatives be used for risk management?

  90. Who are GoDaddy's (GDDY) main competitors?

  91. What's a good forex strategy to use when spotting a Wedge-shaped Pattern?

  92. Why would a company issue a rights offering?

  93. How do I calculate a forward rate in Excel?

  94. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference to mortgage-backed securities (MBS)?

  95. What are the different types of margin calls?

  96. What emerging markets are best positioned to benefit from growth in the Internet sector?

  97. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

  98. How do I use Trade Volume Index (TVI) to create a forex trading strategy?

  99. How do I use Time Segmented Volume (TSV) for creating a forex trading strategy?

  100. How can I merge technical analysis and fundamental analysis with quantitative analysis to generate returns in my stock portfolio?

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