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  1. Why are OTC (over-the-counter) transactions controversial?

  2. What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

  3. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  4. Is short selling ethical?

  5. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

  6. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  7. What happens if you don't hedge your investments?

  8. What is an equity-indexed annuity?

  9. Should I invest in ETFs or index funds?

  10. What is the difference between a hedge fund and a private equity fund?

  11. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

  12. How do I use Commodity Channel Index (CCI) when creating a forex trading strategy?

  13. How do I sign up for a TreasuryDirect account?

  14. What does FNMA stand for?

  15. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  16. How do you flip a home?

  17. What is a derivative?

  18. What is a cross hedge?

  19. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  20. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  21. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  22. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

  23. What is foreclosure investing?

  24. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized ...

  25. What does it mean when a bond is selling at a premium? Is it a good investment?

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

  27. What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?

  28. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  29. Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

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

  31. Who bears the risk of bad debts in securitization?

  32. What are managed futures?

  33. How does the government influence the securities market?

  34. Who sets the price of commodities?

  35. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

  36. How are foreign exchange rates affected by commodity price fluctuations?

  37. What is securitization?

  38. What is a tranche?

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