Active Trading FAQs

  1. Where do investors tend to put their money in a bear market?

  2. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

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

  4. What is a derivative?

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

  6. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

  7. Can mutual funds use leverage?

  8. How do hedge funds use leverage?

  9. Do nonprofit organizations have working capital?

  10. How do hedge funds use equity options?

  11. How do mutual funds split?

  12. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

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

  14. Tame Panic Selling with the Exhausted Selling Model

  15. Point and Figure Charting Using Count Analysis

  16. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

  17. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

  18. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

  19. What does a futures contract cost?

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

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

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

  23. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

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

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

  26. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the food and beverage sector?

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

  28. What are common delta hedging strategies?

  29. How attractive is the food and beverage sector for a growth investor?

  30. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the insurance sector?

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

  32. What is the formula for calculating the receivables turnover ratio?

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

  34. How does a broker decide which customers are eligible to open a margin account?

  35. How was the stochastic oscillator developed?

  36. How do I place a buy limit order if I want to buy a stock during an initial public ...

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

  38. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the retail sector?

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

  40. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the retail sector?

  41. What is the interest rate offered on a typical margin account?

  42. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the utilities sector?

  43. How does the risk of investing in the telecommunications sector compare to the broader ...

  44. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the telecommunications sector?

  45. What option strategies can I use to earn additional income when investing in the ...

  46. Why should an investor in the retail sector consider the Consumer Confidence Index?

  47. Which type of retailers tend to perform best during weak periods in the economy?

  48. What category of retailers will perform most strongly when the economy is doing well?

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

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

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

  52. How can I profit from a decline in the telecommunications sector?

  53. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

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

  55. How are rights distributed in a rights offering?

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

  57. Can an investor buy leveraged ETFs that track the automotive sector?

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

  59. What are some common cash-debt strategies that occur during a spinoff?

  60. What are the similarities and differences between the savings and loan (S&L) crisis ...

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

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

  63. Why should I consider buying an option if it's out-of-the-money?

  64. How does Net Operating Profit After Tax give a clearer view of the operating efficiency ...

  65. How can I determine the degree of financial leverage (DFL) for a particular company?

  66. How do traders use out-of-the-money options to hedge?

  67. What industries typically use delta hedging techniques?

  68. Why should investors be wary of off balance sheet financing activities?

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

  70. What major events and policy decisions led to the savings and loan crisis (S&L crisis)?

  71. How is a short call used in a covered call option strategy?

  72. How does implied volatility impact the pricing of options?

  73. How is a short call used in a naked call writing option strategy?

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

  75. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the insurance sector?

  76. What are the key differences between financial risk and business risk to a company?

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

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

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

  80. What does a high unlevered free cash flow indicate about a business?

  81. How is a short call used in a collar option strategy?

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

  83. How does degree of financial leverage (DFL) affect earnings per share (EPS)?

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

  85. How do prepaid expenses affect liquidity ratio calculations?

  86. Can I have a short put position in my IRA?

  87. Why should investors consider the fully diluted share amount?

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

  89. How do traders combine a short put with other positions to hedge?

  90. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  91. What is a double Bollinger Bands® strategy?

  92. What are the differences between delta hedging and beta hedging?

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

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

  95. When should a business avoid debt financing?

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

  97. How is a short call used in a bear call spread option strategy?

  98. Can I buy index options on the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  99. What's an effective options strategies for investing in the food and beverage sector?

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

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