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Capital Market

  1. How are share prices set?

  2. What exactly is being done when shares are bought and sold?

  3. Is it possible to beat the market?

  4. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

  5. What is the correlation between American stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

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

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

  8. Why are most bonds traded on the secondary market "over the counter"?

  9. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

  11. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

  12. Which statement about the New York Stock Exchange is FALSE?

  13. How do I invest in the Nasdaq or the NYSE? Is it even possible? Would I want to?

  14. Where can I find all of the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  15. What is the downtick-uptick rule on the NYSE?

  16. Who or what is Dow Jones?

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

  18. If the stock market is so volatile, why would I want to put my money into it?

  19. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company and the company goes private, what happens to my stock?

  20. What is the difference between the Dow and the Nasdaq?

  21. If different bond markets use different day-count conventions, how do I know which one is used in any particular market?

  22. What are elves?

  23. What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

  24. How does the government influence the securities market?

  25. Where can I get bond market quotes?

  26. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  27. What does membership in the New York Stock Exchange entail, and why is it known as "owning a seat"?

  28. Do traders, market makers, specialists or others ever deliberately drive a stock's price down to "shake out" the last sellers?

  29. What is a CUSIP number?

  30. How do investors lose money when the stock market crashes?

  31. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  32. What is the best way to measure the total market?

  33. What does it mean to be "above water"?

  34. What do the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq futures contracts represent?

  35. Who employs the specialists at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)? Do they work for themselves, for the NYSE or for brokerage firms?

  36. Do noise traders have any long-term effect on stock prices?

  37. Why don't stocks begin trading at the previous day's closing price?

  38. Why did the New York Stock Exchange report prices in fractions before it switched to decimal reporting?

  39. What is the history behind the opening and closing bells on the NYSE?

  40. What does "after the bell" mean?

  41. What does a cut in interest rates mean for the stock market?

  42. What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

  43. Is an earnings surprise priced into the opening value by market makers or does the buyer/seller response drive the price?

  44. What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500?

  45. What is an efficient market and how does it affect individual investors?

  46. Do all international markets trade between 9:30am and 4pm local time?

  47. Where did the bull and bear market get their names?

  48. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? Can I sell the stock at the after-hours price?

  49. Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours trading?

  50. What's the difference between a Nasdaq market maker and a NYSE specialist?

  51. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange, such as, for example, on both the Nasdaq and the NYSE?

  52. On what days are the American stock exchanges closed?

  53. What are the listing requirements for the Nasdaq?

  54. What is the cheapest, fastest way to research, buy and trade stock?

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

  56. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  57. Who are the key players in the bond market?

  58. Who or what are the turtles?

  59. If everyone is selling in a bear market, does your broker have to buy your shares from you? If so, won't he be losing his shirt?

  60. What causes a significant move in the stock market?

  61. Where can I find all of the stocks in the Nasdaq Composite Index?

  62. How does a company move from an OTC market to a major exchange?

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