1. How does someone trade bonds? I thought that bonds were much like CD's, that once you put your money in, you'll be charged a fee for taking it out before its maturity.. How do traders get around that? 2. On, level 2, there're different price levels.How come I cant sell MY stock for whatever price I want. If I buy a stock at 80, and the current bid is say.. 82, why cant I manually adjust howmuch I sell them for. 3. How do you tell an ECN from an MM? 4. Is it possible to make a killing in options just by flipping the contracts instead of waiting for expiration?. If the answer is "No" then I'm not surprised because that'd explain why most people lose $$ in options. 5. People who say they trade futures might say something like "I trade the NQ"..or something like that. But what does NQ, YM, ES.. mean?.. I went to investopedia.com and typed in "ES" in the dictionary..no results. This has bothered me for a long time until now where I'm risking being called a "retard".. I dont care. 6. Do you have to be a specialist to trade on the floor of the NYSE? or could I lease a seat and trade my own account without having to work for a i-bank or someother firm?.. 7. How, and where does the NYSE and other exchanges get their information that makes it SO different from the streaming news that retail traders pay 100's of dollars for? 8. On CNBC, who are those people that you see clapping at the closing bell of the NYSE and NASDAQ? Howcome no one claps for the option, future, or bond traders? 9. Sending an e-mail is FREE. I use google as my e-mail service, and charter as my ISP. they DONT charge me for sending e-mails. Will trading ever be the same way?. Free trades? 10. If I have a series 7, does that make me an "insider"..a professional?... If I give stock picks, and free information ( from my streaming news service) to another retail trader does this count as insider trading?