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  1. How did corporate ownership almost lead to the ruin of Adelphia in 2002?

  2. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

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

  4. What is "hammering"?

  5. Is there short selling in China?

  6. Which statement is FALSE about a prospectus issued under the Securities Act of 1933?

  7. What is a "phishing scam" and how can they be avoided?

  8. What was the millionaire boom?

  9. What would happen to a company's external fund requirements if it reduces the payout ...

  10. What is the performance cult?

  11. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  12. Given the below information, all of the following statements are FALSE regarding ...

  13. All of the following statements about convertible bonds are FALSE EXCEPT:

  14. What is the Coppock curve?

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

  16. Why did the Department of Justice launch an inquiry into the sale of ImClone shares ...

  17. Why would a company do a reverse merger instead of an IPO?

  18. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  19. What is financial double-dipping?

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

  21. The "effective date" is defined as:

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

  23. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  24. According to the U.S., prohibited conduct of an investment advisor is defined as:

  25. Why is a "hockey stick bid" considered fraudulent?

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

  27. How did Peter Young gain infamy as a "rogue trader"?

  28. A customer has the following in his long margin account. Market value: $18,000, ...

  29. What is leakage?

  30. What is the salad oil scandal?

  31. How do sunshine laws help investors?

  32. What is a Chinese hedge?

  33. How did Joseph Jett cause Kidder, Peabody & Co. to lose over $350 million?

  34. What are the penalties for withdrawing from my Traditional IRA less than a year after ...

  35. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

  36. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

  37. What is the doctor advisory scam?

  38. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  39. Your client has a net short-term gain of $3,000 and a net long-term loss of $8,0 ...

  40. What's the difference between a load and no-load mutual fund?

  41. How does somebody make money short selling?

  42. What's the smallest number of shares of stock that I can buy?

  43. What are unrealized gains and losses?

  44. When must a company announce earnings?

  45. What is a tranche?

  46. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

  47. If I short sell $5,000 worth of stock and the stock becomes worthless, I have made ...

  48. Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?

  49. What's the difference between net present value and internal rate of return? How ...

  50. If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

  51. What does it mean when the shares in my account have been liquidated?

  52. What are the risks of having both high operating leverage and high financial leverage?

  53. How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field investments or acquisitions?

  54. Who sets the price of commodities?

  55. What is a GTEM order?

  56. Who or what are the turtles?

  57. What is fair capital?

  58. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

  59. Is there such a thing as a foolproof stock-picking strategy?

  60. What causes a recession?

  61. What are the differences between chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy?

  62. What's the difference between bottom-line and top-line growth?

  63. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

  64. Is it important to check the professional history of my investment advisor?

  65. What happens if I maintain a short position in a stock that is delisted and declares ...

  66. What is a DRIP?

  67. What are pro forma earnings?

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

  69. Why would a person choose a mutual fund over an individual stock?

  70. What is the difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

  71. Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital gains tax?

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

  73. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

  74. Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

  75. Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

  76. How do I buy an over-the-counter stock?

  77. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

  78. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  79. Why does a crisis in emerging markets cause U.S. Treasury yields to decrease?

  80. Can an open-ended fund's price appreciate significantly?

  81. How does a credit crunch occur?

  82. How can I find out if a company I like is included in an index?

  83. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  84. Who is Mr. Copper?

  85. What is market capitulation?

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

  87. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

  88. What do T+1, T+2 and T+3 mean?

  89. If I have a number of stock shares and that company reports earnings of X amount ...

  90. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  91. Where does the money I have invested in a company go when the stock price decreases?

  92. What is a "socially responsible" mutual fund?

  93. Are IPOs available to short sell immediately upon trading, or is there a time limit ...

  94. What happens when the lender of the borrowed shares in a short sale transaction wants ...

  95. After an initial public offering, does a company profit from increases in its share ...

  96. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  97. What is dilutive stock?

  98. Why won't my broker allow me to sell one stock and buy another on the same day?

  99. How are realized profits different from unrealized or so-called "paper" profits?

  100. How does leverage work in the forex market?

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