Active Trading FAQs

  1. What Are "Fabless" Chip Makers?

  2. What Are the Rules for Stop/Limit Orders in Forex?

  3. How Is Spread Calculated in the Forex Market?

  4. What is the 200-Day Simple Moving Average?

  5. How Do Traders Interpret a Dragonfly Doji Pattern?

  6. What Are the Most Commonly Traded Currency Pairs?

  7. What is the difference between a currency and interest rate swap?

  8. Using Trading Volume to Understand Investment Activity

  9. What Is the Difference Between Inflation and Stagflation?

  10. Where is the central location of the forex market?

  11. How is Rollover Interest Calculated?

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

  13. Which indicators best complement the Exponential Moving Average (EMA)?

  14. What to Look for When Choosing a Forex Trading Platform

  15. How do I create a trading strategy with Bollinger Bands® and the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)?

  16. Is there a world currency? If so, what is it?

  17. How are Bollinger Bands used in forex trading?

  18. What's the difference between Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) and Money Flow Index (MFI)?

  19. Is there a buy-and-hold strategy in forex?

  20. What is the difference between options and futures?

  21. What do all of the letters in a stock option ticker symbol mean?

  22. How do central banks acquire currency reserves and how much are they required to hold?

  23. What are the risks involved in OTC (over-the-counter) trading?

  24. Why is the initial value of a forward contract set to zero?

  25. Which market indicators reflect volatility in the stock market?

  26. What are common strategies for using Volume Weighted Average Price?

  27. How do traders combine a short put with other positions to hedge?

  28. What are the best technical indicators to complement the moving average convergence divergence (MACD)?

  29. What are the main disadvantages of using moving averages (MA)?

  30. What are the different types of margin calls?

  31. What does the three black crows pattern mean?

  32. How do initial margin and maintenance margin differ?

  33. How is the Average Directional Index (ADX) calculated and what is the formula?

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

  35. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of using a Simple Moving Average (SMA)?

  36. How is the price of a derivative determined?

  37. How can derivatives be used for risk management?

  38. What indicators are used in exchange rate forecasting?

  39. Why is the moving average (MA) important for traders and analysts?

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

  41. What common strategy do traders implement when using the money flow indicator?

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

  43. What is the homo economicus?

  44. What is the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) formula, and how is it calculated?

  45. How do momentum and trends differ?

  46. Is negative alpha a signal to sell an investment?

  47. How do moving average convergence divergence (MACD) and relative strength Index (RSI) differ?

  48. What forex strategies use Fibonacci retracements?

  49. How reliable is using the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) in trading strategies?

  50. What is high-frequency trading?

  51. What do the numbers after the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes mean?

  52. How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?

  53. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  54. What's the difference between a cash account and a margin account?

  55. How is a put option exercised?

  56. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, or do you have to sell the option and pay commissions?

  57. How is the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) formula calculated?

  58. How can I prevent my limit order from not getting filled if the stock's price gaps above the entry price?

  59. What is the difference between open interest and volume?

  60. How can I be paying more than what a stock is trading for?

  61. What is the difference between fundamental and technical analysis?

  62. How do you make money trading money?

  63. What is arbitrage?

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

  65. What does the three white soldiers pattern mean?

  66. What is the difference between fundamental and technical analysis?

  67. How do I use Relative Vigor Index (RVI) to create a forex trading strategy?

  68. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

  69. Can you short sell stocks that are trading below $5? My broker says that I can't.

  70. How do I create a trading strategy with Bollinger Bands® and the stochastic oscillator?

  71. How do I use the news to find arbitrage opportunities?

  72. What technical indicators best complement RSI?

  73. What's the difference between a credit spread and a debit spread?

  74. When is a put option considered to be 'in the money?'

  75. What are the main advantages of using moving averages (MA)?

  76. What is the on-balance volume (OBV) formula and how is it calculated?

  77. How Does a Company Get Listed on the OTCBB?

  78. Does the closing price have to equal the last price traded?

  79. What is Stock Dilution?

  80. How can I identify stocks that also trade as options?

  81. Which periods are used most commonly in creating moving average (MA) lines?

  82. Can a stop-loss order protect a short sale?

  83. How do I use moving average to create a forex trading strategy?

  84. How often do exchange rates fluctuate?

  85. What is the value of one pip, and why are pips different between currency pairs?

  86. How does the balance of payments impact currency exchange rates?

  87. How do I convert one type of currency to another, such as dollars to pounds?

  88. Can an Option be Exercised on the Expiration Date?

  89. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  90. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

  91. How can I calculate the delta adjusted notional value?

  92. What do the SP-500, Dow and Nasdaq futures contracts represent?

  93. I own some stock warrants. How do I exercise them?

  94. How do currency swaps work?

  95. What is a Debt for Equity Swap?

  96. Are We In A Bull Market Or A Bear Market?

  97. Where does the name "Wall Street" come from?

  98. How do I use the relative strength index to create a forex trading strategy?

  99. How do I use the Zig Zag Indicator to create a forex trading strategy?

  100. What does deflation mean to investors?

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