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  1. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

  2. Do interest rates increase during a recession?

  3. What are the risks of annuities in a recession?

  4. How does the risk of investing in the industrial sector compare to the broader market?

  5. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the retail sector?

  6. What is the correlation between term structure of interest rates and recessions?

  7. Why should an investor in the retail sector consider the Consumer Confidence Index?

  8. Which type of retailers tend to perform best during weak periods in the economy?

  9. What category of retailers will perform most strongly when the economy is doing well?

  10. What are the main risks to the economy of a country that has implemented a policy ...

  11. How does wage price spiral impact interest rates?

  12. What austerity measures can a country implement to curtail government spending?

  13. What can governments do to stop or slow a wage price spiral?

  14. How are interest rates related to open market operations?

  15. When is a bond's coupon rate and yield to maturity the same?

  16. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

  17. How can central banks use open market operations to manipulate short-term interest ...

  18. What are the benefits of investing in a cyclical stock?

  19. How does an economic downturn affect a cyclical stock?

  20. How do government bailouts increase moral hazard?

  21. What are the primary sources of market risk?

  22. How does the performance of the stock market affect individual businesses?

  23. How does expansionary economic policy impact the stock market?

  24. What's the best investing strategy to have during a recession?

  25. What can cause the rate of return to be negative?

  26. What are some examples of the law of demand in real markets?

  27. How risky are small cap stocks?

  28. How much of an automaker's revenue is derived from service?

  29. What is demand-side economics?

  30. What are the primary factors that led to the difficult period of stagflation during ...

  31. Are all mortgage backed securities (MBS) also collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  32. What are the primary reasons stagflation is unlikely to re-occur in the United States?

  33. What are some examples of moral hazard in the business world?

  34. What actions or policies can a government agency take to counteract and end stagflation ...

  35. What are the three major economic components necessary for stagflation to occur?

  36. What is the long-term outlook of the automotive sector?

  37. What are the key differences between stagflation and hyperinflation?

  38. What is a deflationary spiral?

  39. How do financial markets react to recessions?

  40. Is the airline sector commonly included in the portfolio of a growth investor?

  41. Why would I need total debt to total assets represented as a ratio, as opposed to ...

  42. What phase of the economic cycle tends to be strongest for companies in the Internet ...

  43. Why is the crowding out effect less likely to occur during a deep recession?

  44. What is GDP and why is it so important to investors?

  45. How can I protect my investment portfolio from recessions?

  46. What causes businesses to fail during a downturn in the business cycle?

  47. Why does unemployment tend to rise during a recession?

  48. What does it mean if something is described as "recession-proof?"

  49. What are some of the ways that economic growth can be achieved?

  50. What are the biggest trends affecting the profitability of the financial services ...

  51. Are economic recessions inevitable?

  52. What causes recessions?

  53. What is the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle?

  54. How do interest rates and debt ratios affect the price of a blue-chip stock?

  55. Which United States Presidents have run the largest budget deficits?

  56. Why should an investor consider the financial services sector?

  57. Is cyclical unemployment always due to recessions?

  58. Are there any economic arguments in favor of deflation?

  59. When does cyclical unemployment become structural unemployment?

  60. How successful is fiscal policy in guiding the national economy?

  61. What other sectors besides utilities are known as defensive?

  62. How did the ABX index behave during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis?

  63. Who regulates a credit rating agency?

  64. Where was the Dow Jones when Obama took office?

  65. What are the main reasons for why there could be a negative gross profit margin and ...

  66. Does it make sense to convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth when the market’s down?

  67. Where does stimulus economics come from?

  68. Does a shareholder lose all of their equity once a Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed ...

  69. Who was the first person charged by the SEC?

  70. What is a convertible insurance policy?

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

  72. What is a V-shaped recovery and how is it different from other recoveries?

  73. What is a permanent portfolio?

  74. What is a growth recession?

  75. What was the most miserable day for financial markets according to the Misery Index?

  76. What are some cheaper alternatives to sending children to summer camp?

  77. What is a Greenspan put?

  78. When did the U.S. start using paper money?

  79. How does a credit crunch occur?

  80. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

  81. What causes a recession?

  82. What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

  83. Why is the U.S. stock market doing well despite the recent U.S. economic downturn?

  84. What are defensive stocks?

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