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  1. What's the difference between binary options and day trading?

  2. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment long term?

  3. Where can I purchase options?

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

  5. What is a derivative?

  6. Is it possible to trade forex options?

  7. I want to start buying stocks. Where do I start?

  8. What should I look for when choosing a forex trading platform?

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

  10. How much money do I need to start trading?

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

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

  13. After exercising a put option, can I still hold my option contract in order to sell it at a lower price?

  14. What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

  15. What is a "wash sale"?

  16. If I buy a stock at $45 and I put a stop limit in to sell at $40, will I be guaranteed a sell once the stock has reached this price?

  17. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  18. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

  19. What are the distribution options for an inherited annuity?

  20. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

  21. My variable annuity account took a beating. Should I seek other alternatives?

  22. Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

  23. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, or do you have to sell the option and pay commissions?

  24. Which of the following BEST describes tax treatment of a long option that expires without exercise?

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

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

  27. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  28. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  29. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  30. A Straddle

  31. What is an alligator spread?

  32. All of these apply to an option exercise notice EXCEPT:

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

  34. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust them to give me a good deal?

  35. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught for bank fraud?

  36. What is a vest fleece?

  37. What is the incentive to buy a stock without dividends?

  38. What requirements must a company meet for options to be traded on its stock?

  39. I make over $100,000/yr and my adjusted gross income precludes standard IRA contributions. My contributions to my 401(k) plan at work are limited to about $7,000/yr. It seems I'm being penalized for my income. Are there other retirement savings options av

  40. What are the disadvantages of using net present value as an investment criterion?

  41. What does it mean when a bond has a put option?

  42. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade taxes?

  43. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

  44. How do I use a "basket" option?

  45. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, I can save 6.5%. Should I do this?

  46. What exactly is a company's float?

  47. If an IRA owner dies after starting required minimum distributions (RMD) but the spouse is under 70.5, can the spouse roll over the IRA into his/her own IRA, and stop RMDs until age 70.5?

  48. How can I find out which stocks also trade as options?

  49. How do you calculate the cost basis for a mutual fund over an extended time period?

  50. Which is better for tax deductions, itemization or a standard deduction?

  51. I have a short period of time (1 year or less) during which I will have money to invest. What are my investment options?

  52. I want to invest in equities, but I don't have much money. Is there a minimum number of shares I must buy?

  53. When does one sell a put option, and when does one sell a call option?

  54. What effect does a company's dividend reinvestment plan have on its stock price?

  55. How do I receive sponsorship from a member firm in order to write a Series 7 exam?

  56. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

  57. Are we in a bull market or a bear market?

  58. Does the seller (the writer) of an option determine the details of the option contract?

  59. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

  60. How do you tell whether an option is American or European style?

  61. What is options backdating?

  62. I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell it for a large gain. How can they do this?

  63. What does "guns and butter" refer to?

  64. What is earnings management?

  65. How does somebody make money short selling?

  66. What do all of the letters in a stock option ticker symbol mean?

  67. How do I measure option liquidity?

  68. How can I invest in gold?

  69. What is authorized stock?

  70. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

  71. What is market capitulation?

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

  73. What's the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  74. Can I make money using put options when prices are going up?

  75. What is an evergreen provision and how does it affect shareholders?

  76. What is the difference between open-market and closed-market transactions?

  77. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

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

  79. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are the pros and cons of having the company instead of the plan provider/vendor as the trustee?

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

  81. My brokerage firm won't allow naked option positions. What does this mean?

  82. What is the put-call ratio and why should I pay attention to it?

  83. Why are corporations so concerned about their stock price?

  84. I have a KSOP through my employer that I've invested 100% in company stock. I am now concerned that I'm not diversified and would like to move out of company stock and into mutual funds. Is this allowed with the funds I've contributed to the account?

  85. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

  86. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  87. I converted my former IRA to a Roth for tax purposes in 1998, so even though the tax was paid over four years, am I correct to assume that this is now mine to withdraw, if I like, at no penalty? I am 60 years old.

  88. Which option is better on a mutual fund: a growth option or a dividend reinvestment option?

  89. What does the term "stock-for-stock" mean?

  90. Can an option be exercised on the expiration date?

  91. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  92. How do I register for the CFA program for the first time?

  93. Why was Microsoft subject to antitrust charges in 1998?

  94. What's the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund?

  95. Can I roll over a profit-sharing plan to an SEP IRA account without suffering any tax penalties and liquidation of current positions held in this account?

  96. What is the difference between options and futures?

  97. What is dilutive stock?

  98. What does the diluted share price reveal about a company's financial strength?

  99. Can I roll my 403(b) and 457 into other low-cost venders when I change jobs?

  100. What are the oldest mutual funds, by date of inception?

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