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

  2. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

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

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

  5. What does FNMA stand for?

  6. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  7. How do you flip a home?

  8. What is a derivative?

  9. What is a cross hedge?

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

  11. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

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

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

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

  15. What is a tranche?

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

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

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

  19. Who sets the price of commodities?

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

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

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

  23. How does the government influence the securities market?

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

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

  26. What is foreclosure investing?

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

  28. What is securitization?

  29. What are managed futures?

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