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

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

  3. Why are the fair value accounting rules controversial?

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

  5. Is short selling ethical?

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

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

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

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

  10. What are the differences between divergence and convergence?

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

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

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

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

  15. What is a derivative?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

  28. What is a call rule?

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

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

  31. Which is TRUE about Treasury bond futures?

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

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

  34. What is an alligator spread?

  35. What is the salad oil scandal?

  36. What is a wild-card play?

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

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

  39. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  40. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

  41. Is technical analysis used only to analyze stocks?

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

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

  44. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  45. How can I invest in gold?

  46. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

  47. Who or what are the turtles?

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

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

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

  51. How are futures used to hedge a position?

  52. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  53. Why should I invest?

  54. Who is Mr. Copper?

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

  56. What are managed futures?

  57. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  58. What is the difference between options and futures?

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

  60. How does leverage work in the forex market?

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

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

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

  64. What is earnings management?

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

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

  67. Who sets the price of commodities?

  68. How can I buy oil as an investment?

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

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

  71. What does it mean to book the basis?

  72. What is Ginzy trading?

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