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  1. What is a derivative?

  2. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

  3. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

  4. How do futures contracts roll over?

  5. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  6. What does a futures contract cost?

  7. How can an investor profit from a fall in the utilities sector?

  8. What are the main risks associated with trading derivatives?

  9. How are commodity spot prices different than futures prices?

  10. How do commodity spot prices indicate future price movements?

  11. Where did market to market (MTM) accounting come from?

  12. Why is market to market (MTM) accounting considered controversial?

  13. What is the difference between economic value and market value?

  14. How do I set a strike price for a future?

  15. What does it cost per barrel for an oil producer to store inventory on a supertanker?

  16. How is the price of a derivative determined?

  17. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  18. What kinds of derivatives are types of forward commitments?

  19. What does the underlying of a derivative refer to?

  20. How can an investor terminate a derivative contract?

  21. How can an investor profit from a decline in the real estate sector?

  22. What does it mean to take delivery of a derivative contract?

  23. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  24. What are the major types of insurance policies that insurance companies will offer?

  25. What is the difference between speculation and hedging?

  26. What is the difference between underwriting and investment income for an insurance ...

  27. What are the benefits of using open interest as an indicator?

  28. How can I profit from a decline of stock prices in the insurance sector?

  29. How is the spot price related to a derivative's notional value?

  30. What is the difference between notional value and market value?

  31. What are some common markets where notional value is used?

  32. How can an investor profit from a fall in the chemicals sector?

  33. How can an investor make money from a decline in the electronics sector?

  34. How can an investor profit from a decline in the aerospace sector?

  35. How can I profit from a decline in the drugs sector?

  36. What other options does an investor have to buying physical silver?

  37. How can I profit from a fall in the automotive sector?

  38. Why are futures contracts important?

  39. How do I invest or trade market indicators?

  40. What kinds of financial instruments can I use a straddle for?

  41. What is the difference between extensive margin and intensive margin in economics?

  42. Should I attempt to trade futures myself using software, or is this better left in ...

  43. What kinds of fees are involved in futures trading?

  44. How can I profit from a fall in stock prices of companies in the financial services ...

  45. How do the investment risks differ between options and futures?

  46. What is the history of futures?

  47. How risky are futures?

  48. How can I profit from a fall in the metals and mining sector?

  49. How have futures performed historically?

  50. How can I trade in foreign futures?

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

  52. What's the difference between a commodity and a product?

  53. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

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

  55. Is short selling ethical?

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

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

  58. What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

  59. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

  60. What are the differences between divergence and convergence?

  61. Why is the Accumulative Swing Index helpful for traders and/or investors?

  62. What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures market?

  63. Is there ever a bad time to invest in gold?

  64. How can I invest in a foreign exchange market?

  65. Committing acts against the Commodity Exchange Act can result in fines up to ...

  66. Customer account records of NFA members must be kept for ...

  67. Which of the following would be considered a short hedge ...

  68. A “normal market” is also called a (an): A) Inverted market b) Carrying charge market ...

  69. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  70. How does margin trading in the forex market work?

  71. What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

  72. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

  75. What is the difference between an options contract and a futures contract?

  76. What are some common hand signals on the trading floor?

  77. What is a call rule?

  78. Who set the record loss for "rogue traders"?

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

  80. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

  81. How do I employ a cash-and-carry trade?

  82. What does it mean when futures prices are in contango?

  83. What is an alligator spread?

  84. What is the salad oil scandal?

  85. What is a wild-card play?

  86. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

  87. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

  88. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  89. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

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

  91. How can I invest in gold?

  92. What is hedging as it relates to forex trading?

  93. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  94. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

  95. Why should I invest?

  96. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  97. Who or what are the turtles?

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

  99. Are eurodollars related to the currency called the euro?

  100. Who is Mr. Copper?

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