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Stocks

  1. What happens to my call options if the underlying company is bought out?

  2. What is a typical day in the life of someone in M&A? How long does a project last?

  3. What is a back door listing?

  4. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

  5. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

  6. What is the difference between a simple moving average and an exponential moving average?

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

  8. What is the best time of the day to trade?

  9. How can I use market breadth to my advantage?

  10. Can a company declare a dividend that exceeds its earnings per share?

  11. What does it mean when a stock symbol has a .PK after it?

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

  13. What does the 'FIG' at an investment bank refer to?

  14. Is tracking error a significant measure for determining ex-post risk?

  15. Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

  16. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

  17. What is the Pac-Man defense?

  18. What is a penny stock?

  19. Can a stock have a negative price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

  20. Should I buy options that are in the money or out of the money?

  21. If I reject the tender offer for acquisition of the stock that I own in a company and the company goes private, what happens to my stock?

  22. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes represent?

  23. What do you call a candlestick with no shadows, and what does it mean?

  24. How do companies use the Pac-Man defense?

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

  26. Is there such a thing as a nano cap or micro cap index?

  27. How do I measure option liquidity?

  28. I keep hearing about the 50-day, 100-day and 200-day moving averages. What do they mean, how do they differ from each other, and what causes them to act as support or resistance?

  29. Why do futures' prices converge upon spot prices during the delivery month?

  30. What do the different colored candlesticks mean?

  31. Who is Mr. Copper?

  32. How do I use a "basket" option?

  33. What do the phrases "sell to open", "buy to close", "buy to open", and "sell to close" mean?

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

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

  36. When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate determined?

  37. Do noise traders have any long-term effect on stock prices?

  38. How do you determine a company's percentage of credit sales?

  39. What is a tuck-in acquisition?

  40. What does it mean to book the basis?

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