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Alternative Investments

  1. Are warrants more desirable than options?

  2. For investors, what are the alternatives to owning physical gold?

  3. Which emerging markets should an investor consider for exposure to the metals and ...

  4. How are blue-chip stocks similar to mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

  5. What are some of the most popular mutual funds for investing in the metals and mining ...

  6. Does Warren Buffett invest in gold? Why or why not?

  7. How can an individual investor get involved in FDIs (foreign direct investments) ...

  8. What nations are actively recruiting FDI (foreign direct investments)?

  9. What types of items can you buy futures for?

  10. Where can traders and investors find most recent Put-Call indicator ratios and charts?

  11. If I use hedging as a risk strategy, do I have to keep my eye on my portfolio all ...

  12. What skills should I acquire to take advantage of arbitrage trading?

  13. What are the risks involved in OTC (over-the-counter) trading?

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

  15. What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

  16. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  17. Is short selling ethical?

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

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

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

  21. What is an equity-indexed annuity?

  22. Should I invest in ETFs or index funds?

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

  24. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

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

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

  27. What does FNMA stand for?

  28. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  29. How do you flip a home?

  30. What is a derivative?

  31. What is a cross hedge?

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

  33. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

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

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

  36. What is foreclosure investing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. What are managed futures?

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

  47. Who sets the price of commodities?

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

  49. What is securitization?

  50. How does the government influence the securities market?

  51. What is a tranche?

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