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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 differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. 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?

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

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

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

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

  50. 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?

  51. What was "Operation Wooden Nickel"?

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

  53. 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.

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

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

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

  57. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

  60. I'm a teacher. Which is better for me, a 401(k) or 403(b)? What is the difference? From whom do I get these plans?

  61. 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?

  62. What is the difference between options and futures?

  63. What is dilutive stock?

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

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

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

  67. What is the difference between a Keogh and an IRA?

  68. What kinds of investments are allowed in a qualified retirement plan, and what kinds are forbidden?

  69. How do I go about opening up a Roth IRA?

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

  71. I have several jobs. Can I contribute the maximum to multiple employer retirement plans?

  72. Why are options very active when they are at the money?

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

  74. What is variable life insurance?

  75. As a temporary resident of the US, can I withdraw funds from my Traditional IRA without penalty when I leave the country?

  76. I own options on a stock, and it's just announced a split. What happens to my options?

  77. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

  78. Do I own a stock as of the trade date or the settlement date?

  79. How does leverage work in the forex market?

  80. Do I need to take the Series 6 examination after I have already successfully completed the Series 7?

  81. How does pyramiding work?

  82. I overcontributed to my 401(k). What are my options?

  83. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

  84. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

  85. Do stop or limit orders protect you against gaps in a stock's price?

  86. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  87. I am not a resident of the United States, but would like to be qualified as a registered representative in the U.S. Is it still possible for me to write the Series 7 exam?

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

  89. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  90. Why should I invest?

  91. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

  92. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

  93. I am in the second year of taking SEPP distributions from my IRA. Can I transfer some of the funds to a new IRA with different investment options?

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

  95. Why do options with the same underlying stock and strike prices trade for different amounts?

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

  97. What are some of the features and benefits of SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs?

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

  99. I own shares of a company that just received a delisting notice from Nasdaq. Does this mean I will lose my shares?

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

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