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  1. What does it mean to be long or short a derivative?

  2. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

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

  4. What kinds of derivatives are types of contingent claims?

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

  6. How can derivatives be used for speculation?

  7. What does it mean to roll a derivative contract?

  8. How can derivatives be used for risk management?

  9. How can I profit from monitoring open interest?

  10. Why would a company issue a rights offering?

  11. What is the difference between share purchase rights and options?

  12. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  13. In what ways can a sinking fund affect bond returns?

  14. Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?

  15. What is the difference between a banker's acceptance and a post-dated check?

  16. What are some examples of horizontal integration?

  17. Why is a company's diluted EPS always lower than its simple EPS?

  18. What is the difference between earnings per share (EPS) and diluted EPS?

  19. How do I change my strike price once the trade has been placed already?

  20. What happens when a security reaches its strike price?

  21. What are the most popular and useful measures of credit spread?

  22. Are stop orders only used for stocks?

  23. What securities can I use to engage in speculation of an asset while limiting my ...

  24. How can I generate a yield from stocks in the Internet sector that do not pay a dividend?

  25. What does passing the Series 6 enable me to do?

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

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

  28. What is the difference between open interest and volume?

  29. What does a rising open interest on a stock signal?

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

  31. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the chemicals sector?

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

  33. What options strategies are commonly used for investing in the electronics sector?

  34. When is an options straddle deep in the money?

  35. How can I use equity options to protect my stock portfolio from downturns?

  36. What types of options positions create unlimited liability?

  37. How does the term 'in the money' describe the moneyness of an option?

  38. What is the difference between in the money and out of the money?

  39. If a long call is owned on the record date of a stock, is the owner of the option ...

  40. How can an investor profit from the cyclical nature of the electronics sector?

  41. What does negative vega mean for credit spreads?

  42. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the banking sector?

  43. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the drugs sector?

  44. What's the difference between a credit spread and a debt spread?

  45. What does positive theta mean for credit spreads?

  46. When is a call option considered to be "in the money"?

  47. Why choosing the right investment advisor is crucial for your portfolio's health

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

  49. When is a put option considered to be "in the money"?

  50. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the aerospace sector?

  51. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the Internet sector?

  52. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

  53. Where can I buy covered call ETFs (exchange-traded funds)?

  54. How do I set a strike price in a put?

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

  56. Is there a better metric for hedging options than delta?

  57. What is index option trading and how does it work?

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

  59. What technical skills must one possess to trade options?

  60. What are the limitations of using delta to hedge options?

  61. What is the history of binary options?

  62. How do I set a strike price for an option?

  63. How risky is a straddle?

  64. Do options make more sense during bull or bear markets?

  65. Where can I find out about upcoming stock splits?

  66. Does the buyer or the seller control a call option?

  67. How do I invest or trade market indicators?

  68. What are some ways to reduce downside risk when holding a long position?

  69. Where did the terms in-the-money and out-of-the-money come from?

  70. What is the difference between a long position and a call option?

  71. Why does delta only range from 1 to -1?

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

  73. How do I determine what the right situation is to make a covered call?

  74. What is the difference between a covered call and a regular call?

  75. What is the maximum I can lose if I make a covered call?

  76. What is the difference between "right" and "obligation" on a call option?

  77. What is an option's implied volatility and how is it calculated?

  78. What does it mean to say that a straddle is "delta neutral?"

  79. What is the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  80. How can I profit with call options?

  81. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  82. Why are call and put options considered risky?

  83. Is it more advantageous to purchase a call or put option?

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

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

  86. How are call options priced?

  87. Is going long considered to be less risky than going short?

  88. What is the difference between diversification and hedging?

  89. Can warrants be written on any security?

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

  91. How risky are futures?

  92. What is the history of futures?

  93. How do traders use debit spreads to protect against loss?

  94. How can I trade in foreign futures?

  95. Are warrants more desirable than options?

  96. What is the difference between a stop loss order and a limit order?

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

  98. If I use hedging as a risk strategy, do I have to keep my eye on my portfolio all ...

  99. What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

  100. What is the CBOE Volatility Index? (VIX)

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