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Economy And Economics

  1. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

  2. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

  3. Does the federal government fund any NGOs? Which ones?

  4. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

  5. How does the government spend my taxes?

  6. What is QE3 (quantitative easing)?

  7. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

  8. How does TARP affect the economy?

  9. How is Libor determined?

  10. What is the difference between weighted average shares outstanding and basic weighted average shares?

  11. What are the main differences between the Republican and Democratic approaches to regulating the economy?

  12. What are austerity measures?

  13. Why do interest rates change?

  14. What are Government Pension Offsets, and who is subject to them?

  15. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

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

  17. If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

  18. What does deflation mean to investors?

  19. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  20. What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex market?

  21. Am I responsible for fraudulent charges on my credit card?

  22. What is an antitrust law?

  23. How do open market operations affect the U.S. money supply?

  24. What is the difference between LIBOR, LIBID and LIMEAN?

  25. How are bonds rated?

  26. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed by the company?

  27. What is the difference between a Ponzi and a pyramid scheme?

  28. How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

  29. Who was the first person charged by the SEC?

  30. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  31. What was the Marshall Plan?

  32. What is the difference between LIBID and LIBOR?

  33. The real rate of return is the amount of interest earned over and above the:

  34. Which of the following is not needed to calculate the net present value of an investment?

  35. Do stimulus checks work?

  36. Which constitutional amendment made income tax legal?

  37. The interest rate used to define the “risk-free” rate of return is the

  38. Does it make sense to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth when the market’s down?

  39. What is a convertible insurance policy?

  40. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

  41. Which is not a process the Federal Reserve uses to control the level of business activity?

  42. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

  43. What was the South Seas bubble?

  44. Which is NOT an element of Keynesian expenditure?

  45. What is the Mont Pelerin Society?

  46. What is the Keynesian multiplier?

  47. What is the difference between systemic risk and systematic risk?

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

  49. What is a V-shaped recovery and how is it different from other recoveries?

  50. What are the benefits of credit ratings?

  51. Where does stimulus economics come from?

  52. What is a permanent portfolio?

  53. Which is NOT an element of M2 money supply?

  54. What is a growth recession?

  55. Why aren't economists rich?

  56. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

  57. What is the gold standard?

  58. What was the Gold Reserve Act?

  59. What is moral hazard?

  60. What is the difference between an acquisition and a takeover?

  61. Is there a correlation between inflation and house prices?

  62. What are some cheaper alternatives to sending children to summer camp?

  63. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

  64. When and why did the euro make its debut as a currency?

  65. What is a Greenspan put?

  66. When did the U.S. start using paper money?

  67. How did Dow Chemical defeat an international monopoly in the 1900s?

  68. What is Fisher's separation theorem?

  69. Why did the U.S. government take control of the steel industry in 1952?

  70. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

  71. What is the difference between a gilt edged bond and a regular bond?

  72. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

  73. What is a "force majeure"?

  74. What currency is affected by the interest rate decisions of the Bank of England (BoE)?

  75. How do companies like Moody's rate bonds?

  76. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

  77. What is the salad oil scandal?

  78. What is a baby bell?

  79. Which of the following are tools that are employed by the Federal Reserve in its efforts to control the money supply?

  80. What does "fool in the shower" mean?

  81. What are leading, lagging and coincident indicators? What are they for?

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

  83. Is tracking error a significant measure for determining ex-post risk?

  84. How do government-issued stimulus checks affect the economy?

  85. Are long-term U.S. government bonds risk-free?

  86. What's the difference between old- and new-economy stocks?

  87. If a country's currency is determined by the strength of its economy, why isn't the U.S. dollar worth more than the British pound?

  88. What does it mean to have orphan drug status?

  89. How do interest rate changes implemented by the Fed affect the stock market?

  90. Why was Microsoft subject to antitrust charges in 1998?

  91. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders is selling it to you?

  92. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

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

  94. What is the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

  95. If I take a severance package from my employer, how will it be taxed?

  96. Who is Mr. Copper?

  97. Where can I buy government bonds?

  98. What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

  99. How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?

  100. What happens when a circuit breaker is put into effect?

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