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  1. What happens to the stock prices of two companies involved in an acquisition?

  2. What does it mean to use technical divergence in trading?

  3. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

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

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

  6. Why would a multinational corporation conduct a vertical foreign direct investment?

  7. What is the best method of analysis for forex trading?

  8. What is the "Nifty 50"?

  9. What does it mean when a stock trades on the Pink Sheets or the OTCBB?

  10. Is it possible for a company to have a positive cash flow and a negative net income?

  11. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

  12. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  13. Where do I place my target when the price of a stock breaks out of a technical chart pattern?

  14. What do the bracketed numbers following a technical indicator mean?

  15. Is scalping a viable forex trading strategy?

  16. What is a blank-check company?

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

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

  19. Stocks with high P/E ratios can be overpriced. Is a stock with a lower P/E always a better investment than a stock with a higher one?

  20. What is the difference between economic value added and market value added?

  21. Why would my stock's value decline despite good news being released?

  22. If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

  23. What are managed futures?

  24. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

  25. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  26. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to it if it dips below $27, and I want to do all this in one trading order. What type of order should I use?

  27. What is the difference between leverage and margin?

  28. What is a GTEM order?

  29. What is the "random walk theory" and what does it mean for investors?

  30. How does pyramiding work?

  31. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

  32. What is the difference between options and futures?

  33. How can I hedge against rising diesel prices?

  34. Would a slow stochastic be effective in day trading?

  35. In M&A how does an all-stock or all-cash deal affect the equity of the buying company?

  36. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  37. A cash buyout agreement has been announced for a stock I own, but why isn't my stock trading at a per-share price equal to the buyout price?

  38. What is a Bermuda swaption?

  39. What does it mean to book the basis?

  40. What is a tuck-in acquisition?

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