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  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

  8. 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?

  9. 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?

  10. What is the difference between options and futures?

  11. What is dilutive stock?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. What is variable life insurance?

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

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

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

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

  27. How does leverage work in the forex market?

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

  29. How does pyramiding work?

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

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

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

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

  34. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  35. 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?

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

  37. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  38. Why should I invest?

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

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

  41. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

  50. What will happen to my SEP IRA if I leave my current employer?

  51. I just opened an IRA. What can I do to help my money grow?

  52. How can I buy oil as an investment?

  53. What's the difference between a golden handshake and a golden parachute?

  54. How do I "vest" something?

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