Stock Education Quiz Answers

How well is your basic understanding of the stock market? Yesterday we posted a simple stock education quiz that was 10 questions focusing on some basic market concepts and people.

If you haven't taken it yet be sure to view the questions without the answers before looking at the answers below. After viewing the answers please share your thoughts as to what you thought of the quiz overall. Would you like to see another in the future?

1. What is the ticker symbol of Apple?
2. What company does Warren Buffett own?
Berkshire Hathaway
3. True or False, 75% of stocks follow the overall market trend.
4. What is the nickname / proper name used to describe currency trading?
Forex Trading
5. Who is the CEO of Microsoft?
Steve Ballmer
6. What is the name of the current Federal Reserve Chairman?
Ben Bernanke
7. If each share is $100, how many shares could I buy with $1,000,000 dollars?
8. True or False, Options Trading is the most volatile form of investing.
False, Forex Trading is the most volatile with an entry leverage being 200:1. Second is Futures trading which is known to have up to 50:1 leverage
9. Name one form of a retirement account.
401(k), 403(b), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, SEP IRA, Simple IRA, Self-Directed IRA are all retirement accounts
10. Fill in the blanks with either “Down” or “Up”.  A bull believes that the market is going to go _____ while a bear believes the market is going to go _____.
Up, Down

If you didn't get 100% there is no need to worry, that is completely expected unless you have been investing for a while. From the feedback that has already been received the average results are about 5/10 correct. The best way to expand your stock education is to subscribe to the feed, simple as that.


  1. Posted by Matt on August 31, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Great quiz Blain, keep them coming!

  2. Posted by rhinodude47 on August 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm


  3. Posted by rhinodude47 on August 31, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Blain perhaps next time design a quiz more specific to a specific topic. Something similar to the old quizzes you had would be great. :cool:

  4. Posted by MininfOilGasGuru on September 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    That was fun, nice quiz...Look forward to more.

  5. Posted by Bobtrader67 on November 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, that was fun, I also found a cool quiz, it is on my website, gives you a free profile and trading style, check it out.

  6. Posted by Bill on July 2, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.