The FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative Qualification Examination has a fearsome reputation for a reason: it is the securities industry's biggest and broadest securities exam, covering stocks, bonds, municipal securities, options, mutual funds, ETFs, DPPs, and many, many more topics. How are you going to scale this mountain of information? Let Solomon Exam Prep guide you through the material as efficiently and painlessly as possible! The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 7--General Securities Representative Qualification Examination 2nd Edition offers a no-nonsense guide to the Series 7 exam and the latest information about all the relevant rules and regulations. With detailed explanations, visual study aids, and example questions, this Solomon Exam Prep guide will get you on track to passing the Series 7. Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands pass their FINRA, NASAA, and MSRB licensing exams. Let our expertise guide you through the Series 7 so you can enter the exam room with confidence! Along with the Series 7, we help students study for the Series 6, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 62, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, and 99 licensing exams. Solomon's study solutions include digital and print Exam Study Guides, Online Exam Simulators, Audiobooks, and On-Demand Video Lectures to ensure that you pass the first time. Contact us if you would like more information about how we can help you or your employees pass these challenging and important exams!
Series 79 Exam Secrets helps you ace the Investment Banking Representative Qualification Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Series 79 Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Series 79 Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Series 79 Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Beneficial Owner, Securities & Exchange Commission, Pecuniary Interest, Prohibited Relationship, Trading Restrictions, Research Analysts, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Liquidity, Debt-To-Equity, Payables Turnover, Ebitda, Operating Margin, Return on Investment, Total Expense Ratio, Cost of Capital, Price to Book Value, Dividend Yield, Market Capitalization, Beta, Money Market, Interbank Market, Depression, Microeconomics, Mid Cap, Coincident Indicator, Monetary Policy, Inflation, Deflation, Central Banks, Rights, Common Stock, Employee Stock Options, American Depositary Receipts, Debenture, Eurobond, Zero Coupon Rate Bond, Convexity, Current Yield, Municipal Bond, and much more...
Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION is a highly accessible and authoritative book written by investment bankers that explains how to perform the valuation work at the core of the financial world. This body of work builds on Rosenbaum and Pearl’s combined 30+ years of experience on a multitude of transactions, as well as input received from numerous investment bankers, investment professionals at private equity firms and hedge funds, attorneys, corporate executives, peer authors, and university professors. This book fills a noticeable gap in contemporary finance literature, which tends to focus on theory rather than practical application. It focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street—comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis—as well as M&A analysis. The ability to perform these methodologies is especially critical for those students aspiring to gain full-time positions at investment banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds. This is the book Rosenbaum and Pearl wish had existed when we were trying to break into Wall Street. Written to reflect today’s dynamic market conditions, Investment Banking, UNIVERSITY EDITION skillfully: Introduces students to the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street Uses a step-by-step how-to approach for each methodology and builds a chronological knowledge base Defines key terms, financial concepts, and processes throughout Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LBOs and an organized M&A sale process Presents new coverage of M&A buy-side analytical tools—which includes both qualitative aspects, such as buyer motivations and strategies, along with technical financial and valuation assessment tools Includes a comprehensive merger consequences analysis, including accretion/(dilution) and balance sheet effects Contains challenging end-of-chapter questions to reinforce concepts covered A perfect guide for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of valuation, M&A , and corporate finance used in investment banking and professional investing, this UNIVERSITY EDITION—which includes an instructor’s companion site—is an essential asset. It provides students with an invaluable education as well as a much-needed edge for gaining entry to the ultra-competitive world of professional finance.
The go-to guide to acing the Series 6 Exam! Passing the Series 6 Exam qualifies an individual to function as an agent of a broker dealer and allows the representative to transact business in mutual funds (closed-end funds on the initial offering only), unit investment trusts, variable annuities, and variable life insurance products. In addition to passing the Series 6 Exam, an agent may be required to pass a state life insurance exam to transact business in variable contracts. Created by the experts at The Securities Institute of America, Inc., Wiley Series 6 Exam Review 2017 arms you with what you need to score high on this tough 100-question test. Designed to let you build and fine-tune your knowledge of all areas covered in the exam and to guarantee that you're prepared mentally and strategically to take the test, it provides: Dozens of examples Assorted practice questions for each subject area covered in the exam Priceless test-taking tips and strategies Helpful hints on how to study for the test, manage stress, and stay focused Wiley Series 6 Exam Review 2017 is your ticket to passing this difficult test on the first try— with flying colors! Visit www.efficientlearning.com/finra for more information. The Securities Institute of America, Inc. helps thousands of securities and insurance professionals build successful careers in the financial services industry every year. Our securities training options include: Onsite classes Private tutoring Classroom training Interactive online video training classes State-of-the-art exam preparation software Printed textbooks Real-time tracking and reporting for managers and training directors As a result, you can choose a securities training solution that matches your skill level, learning style, and schedule. Regardless of the format you choose, you can be sure that our securities training courses are relevant, tested, and designed to help you succeed. It is the experience of our instructors and the quality of our materials that make our courses requested by name at some of the largest financial services firms in the world. To contact The Securities Institute of America, visit us on the web at www.SecuritiesCE.com or call 877-218-1776.
The go-to guide to acing the Series 24 Exam! Passing the General Securities Principal Qualification Examination (Series 24) qualifies an individual to act as a principal of a general securities broker-dealer and to supervise the firm and its agents. The exam covers the supervision of such areas as investment banking, underwriting, and research practices; trading and market-making; brokerage office operations; and sales practices and agents, as well as compliance with financial responsibility rules. Candidates must have passed the Series 62 or Series 7 prior to taking the Series 24 Exam. Created by the experts at The Securities Institute of America, Inc., Wiley Series 24 Exam Review 2017 arms you with everything you need to pass this intensive 150-question test. Designed to help you build and fine-tune your knowledge of all areas covered in the exam and to guarantee that you're prepared mentally and strategically to take the test, it provides: Dozens of examples Assorted practice questions for each subject area covered in the exam Priceless test-taking tips and strategies Helpful hints on how to study for the test, manage stress, and stay focused Wiley Series 24 Exam Review 2017 is your ticket to passing the Series 24 test on the first try—with flying colors!
The go-to guide to acing the Series 57 Exam! Passing The Securities Trader Examination (Series 57) qualifies an individual to engage in NASDAQ and OTC Equity trading and to act as a proprietary trader. The exam covers Market Overview and Products, Engaging in Professional Conduct and Adhering to Regulatory Requirements, Trading Activities, Maintaining Books and Records and Trade Reporting. There are no prerequisites to taking the series 57 exam other than being sponsored by a FINRA member firm. Created by the experts at The Securities Institute of America, Inc., Wiley Series 57 Exam Review 2017 arms you with everything you need to pass this challenging 125-question test. Designed to help you build and fine-tune your knowledge of all areas covered in the exam and to guarantee that you′re prepared mentally and strategically to take the test, it provides: Dozens of examples Assorted practice questions for each subject area covered in the exam Priceless test-taking tips and strategies Helpful hints on how to study for the test, manage stress, and stay focused Wiley Series 57 Exam Review 2017 is your ticket to passing the Series 57 test on the first try with flying colors! Visit www.efficientlearning.com/finra for more information. The Securities Institute of America, Inc. helps thousands of securities and insurance professionals build successful careers in the financial services industry every year. Our securities training options include: Onsite classes Private tutoring Classroom training Interactive online video training classes State-of-the-art exam preparation software Printed textbooks Real-time tracking and reporting for managers and training directors As a result, you can choose a securities training solution that matches your skill level, learning style, and schedule. Regardless of the format you choose, you can be sure that our securities training courses are relevant, tested, and designed to help you succeed. It is the experience of our instructors and the quality of our materials that make our courses requested by name at some of the largest financial services firms in the world. To contact The Securities Institute of America, visit us on the web at www.SecuritiesCE.com or call 877-218-1776.
The go-to guide to acing the Series 66 Exam! Passing the Uniform Combined State Law Examination (Series 66) qualifies an individual to represent both a broker-dealer and an investment adviser. It covers such topics as client investment strategies and ethical business practices. Taken as a corequisite with the Series 7 Exam, candidates must complete the Series 66 Exam in order to register as an agent with a state securities administrator. Created by the experts at The Securities Institute of America, Inc., Wiley Series 66 Exam Review 2017 arms you with what you need to score high on this tough 100-question test. Designed to help you build and fine-tune your knowledge of all areas covered in the exam and to guarantee that you're prepared mentally and strategically to take the test, it provides: Dozens of examples Assorted practice questions for each subject area covered in the exam Priceless test-taking tips and strategies Helpful hints on how to study for the test, manage stress, and stay focused Wiley Series 66 Exam Review 2017 is your ticket to passing this difficult test on the first try—with flying colors!
The third edition of the Newcomer's Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Portland, about 560 pages long, contains detailed and updated information on neighborhoods, getting settled, helpful services, child care and education, cultural life, and much more. Written by Bryan Geon, who has spent over a decade exploring Portland and the surrounding region, both as a long-time resident and serial newcomer, this book is the essential guide to Portland and the surrounding communities.
Your Guide to the CFP Certification Exam provides the essential tools you need to pass the demanding six-hour exam. CFP instructor Matthew Brandeburg helps you diagnose your problem areas and develop an action plan, so you can stay organized and face the exam with confidence. Whether you're challenging the exam for the first time or trying again after an unsuccessful attempt, you'll learn the critical skills needed to pass, and no detail will be left untouched. This Study Guide Includes: • What to expect on the CFP Certification Exam • Unit summaries • 225 question practice exam • Sample case with analysis Inside This Study Guide You Will Learn: • How to track your progress using proven benchmarks • How many hours you need to study • How to identify problem areas using the diagnostic practice exam • How to complete the cases with more accuracy and less frustration • What you need to memorize within twenty-four hours of the exam
For most Americans, staying "mentally sharp" as they age is a very high priority. Declines in memory and decision-making abilities may trigger fears of Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative diseases. However, cognitive aging is a natural process that can have both positive and negative effects on cognitive function in older adults - effects that vary widely among individuals. At this point in time, when the older population is rapidly growing in the United States and across the globe, it is important to examine what is known about cognitive aging and to identify and promote actions that individuals, organizations, communities, and society can take to help older adults maintain and improve their cognitive health. Cognitive Aging assesses the public health dimensions of cognitive aging with an emphasis on definitions and terminology, epidemiology and surveillance, prevention and intervention, education of health professionals, and public awareness and education. This report makes specific recommendations for individuals to reduce the risks of cognitive decline with aging. Aging is inevitable, but there are actions that can be taken by individuals, families, communities, and society that may help to prevent or ameliorate the impact of aging on the brain, understand more about its impact, and help older adults live more fully and independent lives. Cognitive aging is not just an individual or a family or a health care system challenge. It is an issue that affects the fabric of society and requires actions by many and varied stakeholders. Cognitive Aging offers clear steps that individuals, families, communities, health care providers and systems, financial organizations, community groups, public health agencies, and others can take to promote cognitive health and to help older adults live fuller and more independent lives. Ultimately, this report calls for a societal commitment to cognitive aging as a public health issue that requires prompt action across many sectors.
Trying to pass your Series 66 Exam? Pass The 66 is written with the reader always in mind. This Series 66 exam study guide uses Plain English and concise explanations as it ticks off the items mentioned on the NASAA Series 66 exam outline point-by-point. To reduce your frustration in obtaining your Series 66 license, we try to make sure each sample question in our Pass The 66 Online Practice Question Bank is explained within this textbook. In fact, we encourage you to use this study guide while working through the Series 66 sample questions. When you encounter a tough practice question, you can quickly and easily look it up in this textbook in order to come away from the question with a deeper understanding of the topics involved. Remember that the Series 66 license exam is not a memorization test but, rather, a "competency exam." Too many Series 66 exam candidates go to the testing center expecting to simply recognize a few vocabulary terms when, in fact, passing your test requires you to work with the information at a much deeper level. That's why we explain things in a way you'll both understand and remember at the testing center. It takes more work on our end, but we feel our job is to make things easier on your end. We also take what you learn in the pages of this Series 66 exam study guide to a higher level by presenting you with over 900 challenging questions in our test bank. However, our sample questions are not designed to merely trick you--which most people find discouraging and confusing at best. Rather, our Series 66 sample questions are designed to help you learn the information as you improve your ability to eliminate the incorrect answer choices you will see when taking the Series 66 exam. Be sure to keep a notebook filled with all that you learn from working the questions and reading the helpful explanations that follow. For an extra edge, try writing your own variations of practice questions in this same notebook, something our tutoring clients have found extremely helpful. Pass the 66(c) is your guide to a passing score on the Series 66 exam. This textbook is at the same time in-depth and easy to read. We don't skimp on the details found on the NASAA outline. Rather, we skimp on the filler found in many of the more tedious license exam manuals on the market. To give yourself an edge on this difficult license exam buy this book and then go to www.examzone.com to purchase the practice questions and other Series 66 study materials. This test is not easy. The best time to get started is . . . now."
About the Securities Industry Essentials Examination (SIE)The SIE is designed to test candidates entering the securities industry in four major topic areas:1. Knowledge of Capital Markets focuses on topics such as types of markets and offerings, broker/dealers and depositories, and economic cycles; 2. Understanding Products and their Risks covers securities products at a high level as well as associated investment risks; 3. Understanding Trading, Customer Accounts, and Prohibited Activities focuses on accounts, orders, settlement and prohibited activities; and, 4. Overview of the Regulatory Framework encompasses topics such as SROs, registration requirements and specified conduct rules.NEW Updates for Second EditionInformation regarding new contribution minimums/maximums for various qualified accounts (i.e. IRAs, defined benefit/contribution plans, Coverdell ESAs, etc.) has been updated to reflect current amounts. 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) have been added as chapter end quizzes to enhance learning and better prepare you for the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, tentatively scheduled for release in Quarter 1, 2018. **UPDATE** The title has been updated to correct errors found in the previous material. We apologize for any problems this may have created and thank you for your support!
1,001 opportunities to practice for the Series 7 Exam This comprehensive study guide takes you beyond the instruction offered in Series 7 Exam For Dummies, by giving you more practice and review of the major concepts covered in the exam. If you're prepping to take this intense six-hour exam, 1,001 Series 7 Exam Practice Questions For Dummies covers stocks, municipal and corporate bonds, and options—plus rules for acquiring customers and handling accounts and everything else you can expect to encounter on exam day! This books gives you 1,001 practice opportunities to prepare for the Series 7 Exam, each question explained by providing a detailed, step-by-step solution. If you're an aspiring financial professional, you'll find all the practice and helpful guidance you need to succeed!
Chances are you haven’t been making the best investing decisions. Why? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW WALL STREET WANTS IT Wall Street is very good at one thing: convincing you to act against your own interests. And there’s no one out there better equipped with the knowledge and moxie to explain how it all works than Josh Brown. A man The New York Times referred to as “the Merchant of Snark” and Barron’s called “pot-stirring and provocative,” Brown worked for 10 years in the industry, a time during which he learned some hard truths about how clients are routinely treated—and how their money is sent on a one-way trip to Wall Street’s coffers. Backstage Wall Street reveals the inner workings of the world’s biggest money machine and explains how a relatively small confederation of brilliant, sometimes ill-intentioned people fuel it, operate it, and repair it when necessary—none of which is for the good of the average investor. Offering a look that only a long-term insider could provide (and that only a “reformed” insider would want to provide), Brown describes: THE PEOPLE—Why retail brokers always profit—even if you don’t THE PRODUCTS—How funds, ETFs, and other products are invented as failsafe profit generators—for the inventors alone THE PITCH—The marketing schemes designed for one thing and one thing only: to separate you from your money It’s that bad . . . but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Brown gives you the knowledge you need to make the right decisions at the right time. Backstage Wall Street is about seeing reality for what it is and adjusting your actions accordingly. It’s about learning who and what to steer clear of at all times. And it’s about setting the stage for a bright financial future—your own way.
Do you have to pass the Series 63 exam? Do you want to study for this important exam as efficiently as possible? If you answered yes to both questions then The Solomon Exam Prep Guide: Series 63-NASAA Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination is the right study tool for you! Written by Ken Clark, the Series 63 expert who scored perfect 100% on the exam, and Karen Solomon, Ph.D., the Solomon Exam Prep Guide works in three mutually reinforcing ways: it focuses on the most important aspects of the exam (that you will need to memorize), it provides you with plenty of practice quizzes, and it continually shows why you have to take the test in the first place: to protect investors. Using contextual background and real-world tips, the Solomon Exam Prep Guide to the Series 63 exam helps you understand the purpose of the rules, which will allow you to better memorize and apply these rules on the exam. With two complete 65-question practice exams, short quizzes after each chapter, and a helpful glossary, the Solomon Exam Prep Guide will help you pass the NASAA Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination in record time!
This book presents selected papers on the factors that serve to influence an individual’s capacity in financial decision-making. Initial chapters provide an overview of the cognitive factors affecting financial decisions and suggest a link between limited cognitive capacity and the need for financial education. The book then expands on these cognitive limitations to explore the tendency for overconfidence in decision-making and the interplay between rational and irrational factors. Later contributions show how credit card companies benefit from limitations in consumer financial literacy, how gender and cognition intersect to play an important role in financial decision-making, and how to improve financial capacity through financial literacy and education campaigns, including those addressing developed marketplaces. This comprehensive collection of papers will be of value to all readers who seek to better understand the multi-factorial and complex nature of personal financial management in today’s economic climate.
Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.
There has recently been an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods - including laboratory and field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews - the Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives. This second edition also includes new chapters on topics such as neuroeconomics, unemployment, debt, behavioural public finance, and cutting-edge work on fuzzy trace theory and robots, cyborgs and consumption. With distinguished contributors from a variety of countries and theoretical backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics that will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioral economics.
The Securities Industry Essentials Exam is an exciting, new development from the industry regulator known as FINRA. Historically, those who wanted to become securities agents had to be hired by a broker-dealer before taking a license exam. Now, with the implementation of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam, those interested in entering the industry can take a securities license exam on their own. Then, after being hired by a member firm, these individuals will take a top-off exam, such as the Series 6 or Series 7, to complete their FINRA licensing requirements. The results of the SIE are good for four years. Therefore, an individual can take the exam long before he chooses his career path and begins his job search in the financial services industry. Those who have passed the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam are presumed to have an advantage over other candidates, as they have shown initiative and already cleared one hurdle in the process of getting a candidate registered with FINRA and the state securities regulators. This book follows the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam Outline provided by FINRA. There are four sections of the FINRA outline, which is why this book, also, has four chapters. Chapter 1 covers primary offerings of securities, such as IPOs or initial public offerings. Types of broker-dealer businesses and their basic financial and regulatory requirements are explored. Finally, we look in some detail at basic economic factors affecting securities investments, including inflation, interest rates, and the business cycle. The largest chapter, Chapter 2, is called "Understanding Products and Their Risks." Here, we explore insurance and securities products in detail, following with a detailed examination of investment risks related to various investment approaches. Annuities, corporate bonds, Treasuries, municipal securities, common stock, preferred stock, and derivatives are all discussed in detail in this chapter. Chapter 3 examines customer accounts, trading securities, and FINRA regulations of agents. The last chapter, Chapter 4, focuses on the regulation of the securities industry. Here, we explore federal securities legislation as well as FINRA in detail. After each chapter, you will take a chapter review exercise, and then a chapter review quiz. At the end of the four chapters, you will find two full-length practice exams, 75 questions each. A detailed glossary follows the practice exams. Finally, an index of frequently used terms is found at the end of the manual. The authors of Examzone textbooks have helped thousands pass the Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 65, 66, and 99 exams over the past 18 years. We're now excited to help you pass the Securities Industry Essentials Exam. This test will open doors for your career as was never-before possible. Once you pass this test, we look forward to helping you pass the Series 7 and Series 6 once you enter the securities industry.

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