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Capital Market

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

  2. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

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

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

  5. How are share prices set?

  6. Is it possible to beat the market?

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

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

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

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

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

  12. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. What is a CUSIP number?

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

  22. What does "after the bell" mean?

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

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

  25. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company ...

  26. How does the government influence the securities market?

  27. If different bond markets use different day-count conventions, how do I know which ...

  28. Who or what is Dow Jones?

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

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

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

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

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

  34. Who or what are the turtles?

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

  36. What are the listing requirements for the Nasdaq?

  37. If everyone is selling in a bear market, does your broker have to buy your shares ...

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

  39. What does membership in the New York Stock Exchange entail, and why is it known as ...

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

  41. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? ...

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

  43. Where can I get bond market quotes?

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

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

  46. Do traders, market makers, specialists or others ever deliberately drive a stock's ...

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

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

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

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

  51. Why did the New York Stock Exchange report prices in fractions before it switched ...

  52. Is an earnings surprise priced into the opening value by market makers or does the ...

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

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

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

  56. What are elves?

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

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

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

  60. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange, such as, for example, on both the ...

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

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

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