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  1. What is the difference between cyclical and non-cyclical stocks?

  2. What is the definition of "Financial Instruments Business" under the FIEA?

  3. How did the Glass-Steagall Act affect commercial and investment banking?

  4. If markets give information on value through price, how can nominal values be out of like with market values?

  5. What is the relationship between national interest rates and the amount of revolving credit issued?

  6. What are some of the more common reasons divestiture occurs?

  7. How much does M1 enhance the multiplier effect of fractional reserve banking?

  8. How are industrial goods different from consumer goods?

  9. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and economic rent?

  10. What effect do stock buybacks have on the economy?

  11. How can the problem of asymmetric information be overcome?

  12. What proportion of the chemicals sector is comprised of integrated companies with activities in other sectors?

  13. What are some real-life examples of the 80-20 rule (Pareto Principle) in practice?

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

  15. What are the primary activities of Michael Porter's value chain?

  16. How do you calculate the marginal propensity to consume?

  17. What is the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500

  18. What is the difference between frictional unemployment and structural unemployment?

  19. What factors determine the strength of the crowding out effect?

  20. How does market risk affect the cost of capital?

  21. What are some common features of a mixed economic system?

  22. How is the International Monetary Fund financed?

  23. What economic factors affect savings account rates?

  24. What is the difference between a value chain and a supply chain?

  25. How can a representative sample lead to sampling bias?

  26. What's the difference between a representative sample and a convenience sample?

  27. Can you calculate more than two inputs with the production possibility frontier?

  28. How do economists measure positive and negative externalities?

  29. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

  30. What parameters are required for a market to exhibit perfect competition?

  31. What is the history of the sustainable growth rate?

  32. How do financial market exhibit asymmetric information?

  33. What percentage of the population do you need in a representative sample?

  34. What's the difference between a representative sample and a random sample?

  35. Is a good's production cost related to its value?

  36. To what extent does government regulation impact the electronics sector?

  37. What companies give the purest exposure to the chemicals sector?

  38. What countries contribute the largest weight to the global electronics sector?

  39. What are the best selection methods for creating a simple random sample?

  40. What institutions employ the human development index (HDI)?

  41. What are the advantages of using a simple random sample to study a larger population?

  42. What's the difference between a representative sample and an unbiased sample?

  43. What countries represent the largest portion of the global chemicals sector?

  44. How was Glass-Steagall weakened prior to its repeal?

  45. What's the difference between the prime rate and the repo rate?

  46. How do open market operations affect the overall economy?

  47. What's the difference between the prime rate and the discount rate?

  48. Is the nominal value of a security ever also the real value?

  49. Do businesses in states with right-to-work laws have demonstrably less deadweight loss?

  50. What are the disadvantages of using a simple random sample to approximate a larger population?

  51. Which economic factors most affect the demand for consumer goods?

  52. What is the difference between research and development and product development?

  53. How reliable or accurate is marginal analysis?

  54. What is the difference between marginal analysis and cost benefit analysis?

  55. Are there critics of the human development index (HDI)?

  56. How do companies use marginal analysis?

  57. What are some real-life examples of the economies of scope?

  58. How do government bailouts increase moral hazard?

  59. How is free enterprise affected by monetary policy?

  60. Who developed the theory of economic externality?

  61. What are the key metrics of the human development index (HDI)?

  62. What is the purpose of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index?

  63. How are earmarks and pork barrel spending related?

  64. What does it mean when a country has little activity in its capital account?

  65. What are the different types of price discrimination and how are they used?

  66. What is the Federal Reserve Board's market risk capital rule?

  67. Is a person registered for Financial Instruments Business eligible to conduct both so-called securities derivative transactions and financial futures transactions?

  68. What is the difference between a simple random sample and a stratified random sample?

  69. How do markets account for systematic risk?

  70. What impact does inflation have on the time value of money?

  71. What causes politicians or governments to begin "pork barrel" spending?

  72. How does the law of diminishing returns affect marginal revenue?

  73. How does the law of supply and demand affect monetary policy in the United States?

  74. What is the theory of asymmetric information in economics?

  75. What stage of the economic cycle is usually the best for an investor to enter the electronics sector?

  76. How do command economies control surplus production and unemployment rates?

  77. How is marginal analysis used in making a managerial decision?

  78. How valid is the notion of economies of scope?

  79. What impact does disposable income have on the stock market?

  80. How do tariffs protect domestic industries?

  81. How does price elasticity change in relation to supply and demand?

  82. What is the difference between product differentiation and price discrimination?

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

  84. How do interest rate changes affect price elasticity in consumer discretionary goods?

  85. How can marginal revenue increase?

  86. What nations other than the U.S. have risk-free interest rates?

  87. What are some examples of positive correlation in economics?

  88. What proportion of the global economy is comprised of banks?

  89. How do notaries reduce asymmetric information risk?

  90. What is the purpose of the International Monetary Fund?

  91. How does a monopoly contribute to market failure?

  92. What are some roles of an investment bank?

  93. What do the bid and ask prices represent on a stock quote?

  94. How did the Volcker Rule affect investment banks, and how does this lower the chances of another financial crisis?

  95. How can you find the demand function from the utility function?

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

  97. What are some examples of "pork barrel politics" in the United States?

  98. Who developed the human development index (HDI) and why?

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

  100. What goods and services do command economies produce?

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