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Futures

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

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

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

  4. What is a derivative?

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

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

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

  8. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

  13. What is a call rule?

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

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

  16. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

  19. What is an alligator spread?

  20. What is the salad oil scandal?

  21. What is a wild-card play?

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

  23. What is the difference between options and futures?

  24. How can I invest in gold?

  25. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

  26. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  27. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

  29. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  30. What is the difference between forward and futures contracts?

  31. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

  32. Who or what are the turtles?

  33. Why should I invest?

  34. What's the difference between absolute P/E ratio and relative P/E ratio?

  35. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

  36. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

  37. Why can't I have fixed rollover costs in forex?

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

  39. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

  40. What types of accounts are available for forex trading?

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

  42. What are managed futures?

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

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

  45. Is it possible to take the Series 7 exam without being sponsored?

  46. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  47. What is earnings management?

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

  49. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  50. Who is Mr. Copper?

  51. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  52. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  53. Who sets the price of commodities?

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

  55. How does leverage work in the forex market?

  56. What is Ginzy trading?

  57. What does it mean to book the basis?

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