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  1. The BEST definition of a benchmark portfolio is:

  2. Is short selling allowed in India?

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

  4. Why are most bonds traded on the secondary market "over the counter"?

  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds?

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

  7. Under the USA, there are antifraud provisions that apply to securities. Which of ...

  8. What is a "wash sale"?

  9. Where do I look for fees that I am charged on investments? What are those fees called?

  10. When diversifying a bond portfolio, you should make sure to take into account all ...

  11. Which transactions affect the retained earnings statement?

  12. How quickly should my financial advisor sell a stock that I have asked him or her ...

  13. If I buy a stock at $45 and I put a stop limit in to sell at $40, will I be guaranteed ...

  14. Why are traders on the floor of the exchange?

  15. How do I know when to "rebalance" my investments?

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

  17. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  18. How are oil reserves accounted for on an oil company's balance sheet?

  19. The “effective date” is defined as:

  20. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  21. The primary reason for an IA to rebalance a client’s portfolio is to:

  22. Should computer software be classified as an intangible asset or part of property, ...

  23. In a corporate liquidation, why are unpaid taxes and wages paid before general creditors ...

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

  25. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  26. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

  27. What are the GAAP standards for digital document storage?

  28. Do stocks that trade with a large daily volume generally have less volatility?

  29. Which is NOT a component of investment income?

  30. Which two companies underwent the biggest corporate merger of the 1990s?

  31. What was the South Seas bubble?

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

  33. How do companies calculate revenue?

  34. Who was the youngest CEO to be indicted for securities fraud?

  35. What did Knight Trading Group do to incur a $1.5 million fine for violating trading ...

  36. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, ...

  37. How do I choose which insurance company to use?

  38. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

  39. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  40. Where did the term "tenbagger" originate?

  41. Does a company logo change require a material disclosable event?

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

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

  44. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

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

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

  47. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

  48. What is the significance of a Schedule 13D?

  49. Do speculators have a destabilizing effect on the financial system?

  50. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  51. What is a permanent portfolio?

  52. How do you use a back-to-back loan?

  53. What is a growth recession?

  54. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  55. Does the balance sheet always balance?

  56. The conduit theory...

  57. What is the difference between investing and speculating?

  58. What is moral hazard?

  59. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

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

  61. What does it mean when "N/A" appears for a company's P/E ratio?

  62. What does churning mean?

  63. What was the first company with a $1 billion market cap?

  64. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

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

  66. What burst the Mississippi bubble?

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

  68. What is "hammering"?

  69. Is there short selling in China?

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

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

  72. What was the millionaire boom?

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

  74. What is the performance cult?

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

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

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

  78. What is the Coppock curve?

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

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

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

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

  83. What is financial double-dipping?

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

  85. The "effective date" is defined as:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  93. What is leakage?

  94. What is the salad oil scandal?

  95. How do sunshine laws help investors?

  96. What is a Chinese hedge?

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

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

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

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

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