Active Trading FAQs

  1. What are the differences between gross profit and EBITDA?

  2. Can real estate agents give referral fees?

  3. What's the difference between a market order and a limit order?

  4. What's the difference between a cash account and a margin account?

  5. What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?

  6. What are some common traits of undervalued stocks?

  7. What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

  8. What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued stock?

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

  10. What's the difference between Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) and Money Flow Index (MFI)?

  11. What's the difference between on-balance volume (OBV) and accumulation/distribution?

  12. What's the difference between moving average and weighted moving average?

  13. What's the difference between Bollinger Bands® and Keltner Channels?

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

  15. What happens if I cannot pay a margin call?

  16. How do I start using technical analysis?

  17. Where can I purchase options?

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

  19. What is a derivative?

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

  21. What does it mean when there is "price action"?

  22. What are the rules for placing stop and limit orders in forex?

  23. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

  25. I don't understand how a stock has a trading price of 5.97, but when I buy it I have ...

  26. Why can't I enter two sell orders on the same stock?

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

  28. Is there a buy-and-hold strategy in forex, or is the only way to make money by trading?

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

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

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

  32. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed ...

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

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

  35. What is a "wash sale"?

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

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

  38. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  39. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  40. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  42. Do stimulus checks work?

  43. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  44. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

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

  46. Do stocks that trade with a large daily volume generally have less volatility?

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

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

  49. How do I use the Nova/Ursa ratio?

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

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

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

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

  54. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

  55. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  56. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

  57. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  58. What is high-frequency trading?

  59. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  60. A Straddle

  61. What is an alligator spread?

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

  63. What is "hammering"?

  64. Given the below information, all of the following statements are FALSE regarding ...

  65. What is the Coppock curve?

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

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

  68. A customer has the following in his long margin account. Market value: $18,000, ...

  69. How do I use a premium put convertible?

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

  71. What is a vest fleece?

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

  73. I just opened an IRA. What can I do to help my money grow?

  74. What are elves?

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

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

  77. What qualifies a person as a day trader?

  78. What is the difference between fundamental and technical analysis?

  79. Can I roll over a profit-sharing plan to an SEP IRA account without suffering any ...

  80. What's the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  81. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  82. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  83. What do the "BxA" numbers on my brokerage's trading screen mean?

  84. What is dilutive stock?

  85. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end ...

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

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

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

  89. What is the best time of the day to trade?

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

  91. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  92. What does "buy and hold" mean?

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

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

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

  96. What is relative strength?

  97. What is authorized stock?

  98. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  99. Who is Mr. Copper?

  100. What is earnings management?

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