Active Trading FAQs

  1. What Forex Strategies Use Fibonacci Retracements?

  2. How reliable is using the moving average convergence divergence (MACD) to create or follow trading strategies?

  3. What is high-frequency trading?

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

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

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

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

  8. How is a put option exercised?

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

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

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

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

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

  14. What is the difference between options and futures?

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

  16. How do you make money trading money?

  17. What is arbitrage?

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

  19. What Does the Three White Soldiers Pattern Mean?

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

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

  22. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

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

  24. How do I create a trading strategy with Bollinger Bands® and the Stochastic Oscillator?

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

  26. What Technical Indicators Best Complement RSI?

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

  28. When Is a Put Option Considered to Be 'in the Money?'

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

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

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

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

  33. What is stock dilution?

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

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

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

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

  38. How often do exchange rates fluctuate?

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

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

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

  42. Can an option be exercised on the expiration date?

  43. What is the difference between derivatives and swaps?

  44. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

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

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

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

  48. How do currency swaps work?

  49. What is a Debt for Equity Swap?

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

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

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

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

  54. What does deflation mean to investors?

  55. I own options on a stock, and it's just announced a split. What happens to my options?

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

  57. How Does the ISIN Numbering System Work?

  58. If everyone is selling in a bear market, does your broker have to buy your shares from you?

  59. What is the difference between in the money and out of the money?

  60. Do I Own a Stock on the Trade Date or Settlement Date?

  61. Why Should I Invest?

  62. What does rollover mean in the context of the forex market?

  63. How do companies benefit from interest rate and currency swaps?

  64. What does "guns and butter" refer to?

  65. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  66. Who determines interest rates?

  67. How Do Fully Diluted Shares Affect Earnings?

  68. What do 'outrights' mean in the context of the FX market?

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

  70. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the Nasdaq?

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

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

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

  74. Why does the time value of money assume that a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow?

  75. What impact does a higher non-farm payroll have on the forex market?

  76. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do its ratios come from?

  77. What is foreign exchange?

  78. Why isn't the EUR/USD currency pair quoted as USD/EUR?

  79. How do I use exponential moving average (EMA) to create a forex trading strategy?

  80. How does the balance of trade impact currency exchange rates?

  81. How does margin trading in the forex market work?

  82. Keynesian and Monetarist economics: How do they differ?

  83. What is the correlation between U.S. stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

  84. What are the top technical indicators used for range-bound trading strategies?

  85. How do I place a stop-loss order?

  86. Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours trading?

  87. What is the difference between Stochastic Oscillator and Stochastic Momentum Index?

  88. Quote-driven and order-driven markets: What's the difference?

  89. What are the differences between patterns and trends?

  90. How can you lose more money than you invest shorting a stock?

  91. How long can you short sell for?

  92. Why is the 50-day simple moving average so popular among traders and analysts?

  93. What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

  94. If I short sell $5,000 worth of stock and the stock becomes worthless, wouldn't the return be much greater than 100%?

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

  96. Is there a time limit that must pass before short sales are accepted for IPOs?

  97. What's the difference between relative strength index (RSI) and stochastic oscillator?

  98. Is it Possible to Measure Investor Sentiment?

  99. How Do I Target a Breakout in a Technical Chart?

  100. Can an Option Have a Negative Strike Price?

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