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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  11. How can I profit with call options?

  12. Why are call and put options considered risky?

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

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

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

  16. How are call options priced?

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

  18. What is the difference between diversification and hedging?

  19. Can warrants be written on any security?

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

  21. What is the history of futures?

  22. How risky are futures?

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

  24. How can I trade in foreign futures?

  25. Are warrants more desirable than options?

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

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

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

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

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

  31. What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

  32. How do you trade put options on Ameritrade?

  33. How do you trade put options on E*TRADE?

  34. What is the difference between a short position and a short sale?

  35. Are there any risks involved in trading put options through a traditional broker?

  36. What is a volatility smile?

  37. Is short selling ethical?

  38. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  39. What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

  40. What role does intrinsic value play in call options?

  41. How is the Put-Call Ratio calculated and where does the information come from?

  42. What is spread hedging?

  43. What role does intrinsic value play in put options?

  44. What are the most common momentum oscillators used in options trading?

  45. How are Bollinger Bands® used in options trading?

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

  47. If a LEAP option is purchased and held for more than 12 months, is the tax treatment ...

  48. Where can I purchase options?

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

  50. What is a derivative?

  51. Is it possible to trade forex options?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  58. After exercising a put option, can I still hold my option contract in order to sell ...

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

  60. What is a "wash sale"?

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

  62. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

  63. Why is Game Theory useful in business?

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

  65. What are the differences between AMEX and Nasdaq?

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

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

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

  69. Which of the following BEST describes tax treatment of a long option that expires ...

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

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

  72. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  73. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  74. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  75. A Straddle

  76. What is an alligator spread?

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

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

  79. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust ...

  80. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  81. What is a vest fleece?

  82. Can an option have a negative strike price?

  83. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  84. My company is the trustee of our 401k plan (which has 112 participants). What are ...

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

  86. How do I measure option liquidity?

  87. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

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

  89. I am in the second year of taking SEPP distributions from my IRA. Can I transfer ...

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

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

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

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

  94. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

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

  96. I made involuntary contributions to a retirement plan while temporarily employed. ...

  97. How can I invest in gold?

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

  99. What is a Bermuda swaption?

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

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