Professional Education FAQs

  1. How do I become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

  2. What types of positions might a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) hold?

  3. Is a financial advisor required to have a degree?

  4. Do financial advisors work only in banks?

  5. How is the Federal Reserve audited?

  6. What are the benefits of financial sampling?

  7. What are the benefits of hiring a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) to be my financial ...

  8. How do I get started with a career in asset management?

  9. How can I protect my business from my spouse during a high net worth divorce?

  10. How do I attract high net worth individuals (HNWI) as clients at my financial advisor ...

  11. If I have only a limited amount of time to study for the Series 6, what should I ...

  12. What is the difference between federal and state withholding tax?

  13. What role does the 'chip cycle' play in the electronics sector?

  14. What developed countries have the highest concentration in the banking sector?

  15. What does passing the Series 6 enable me to do?

  16. What is the difference between variance and standard deviation?

  17. What kinds of acts pertaining to interests in collective investment schemes are excluded ...

  18. What is the relationship between the hurdle rate (MARR) and the Internal Rate of ...

  19. What are the differences between the Series 6 exam and the Series 7 exam?

  20. What licenses and certifications do you need for a career in portfolio management?

  21. Do I have to successfully complete the Series 7 exam before I can register for the ...

  22. I completed the Series 6, do I have to complete the entire Series 7?

  23. What should you take into consideration when choosing a portfolio management service?

  24. Do I need a class to take the Series 63 exam?

  25. I need special accommodations when taking the Series 63 exam. How are such arrangements ...

  26. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

  27. How do you interpret the magnitude of the covariance between two variables?

  28. Is variance good or bad for stock investors?

  29. I have passed the Series 63 and FINRA Series 7, but would like to become licensed ...

  30. Where do I take the Series 63 examination?

  31. I decided not to take the Series 63 exam. Can I get a refund?

  32. What are my options if I fail my Series 63 exam?

  33. Are all mortgage backed securities (MBS) also collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  34. How much time can I expect to spend on studying for the Series 63 exam?

  35. How do I sign up for a Series 63 exam as a foreign national if I don’t have a Social ...

  36. What should I bring to the Series 63 exam?

  37. My scores on the Series 63 average a passing grade, but the testing center said I ...

  38. How is the Series 63 exam set up?

  39. Can you trade securities before you pass the Series 63 exam?

  40. How long is the validity period for a Series 63 exam if I have not been registered?

  41. How long is the Series 63 exam?

  42. Are there any continuing education requirements for Series 63 exams?

  43. Where do I get a certificate or other evidence of passing the Series 63 exam?

  44. How can I report a problem that occurred on my Series 63 exam?

  45. What is the best way to study for the series 63 exam?

  46. I would like a refund for my Series 63 exam. What should I do?

  47. Do I need to pass the Series 63 if I am just taking orders for securities?

  48. How long must I wait after failing the Series 63 exam before I can take it again?

  49. Is there a limit on the number of times I can re-take the Series 63 exam?

  50. I gave an answer on the test from my study guide that was scored wrong on the Series ...

  51. Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to sit for the Series 63 exam?

  52. My 120-day Series 63 exam window is about to close, but I need more time to study. ...

  53. Are waivers granted to the 180-day waiting period to re-take the Series 63 exam?

  54. Which version of the Uniform Securities Act should I study to prepare for my Series ...

  55. If I failed the Series 66, does the waiting period apply if I want to take the Series ...

  56. How often, and how, is a series 63 exam updated?

  57. Are series 63 exams given outside of the United States?

  58. Does NASAA or anyone else give out the series 63 exam questions?

  59. How many people fail the series 63 exam every year?

  60. What is the difference between portfolio management and financial planning?

  61. Does agency theory apply to brokers and clients?

  62. How difficult is it to understand business analytics?

  63. Who benefits the most from prepaid expenses?

  64. How does lack of corporate social responsibility hurt a company's bottom line?

  65. What's the average salary of someone with a finance major?

  66. What are the reasons that cause financial advisors to fail in their careers?

  67. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

  68. What's the difference between a CFA and a CPA?

  69. What are the requirements that a trust needs to meet to be qualified?

  70. Where can I look for a financial planner?

  71. If I am looking to get an Investment Banking job. What education do employers prefer? ...

  72. Can I still pass the CFA Level I if I do poorly in the ethics section?

  73. Which of the following would be considered “sales literature” under the NASD’s definition ...

  74. Mike is a highly compensated employee of XYZ Company, his company has offered him ...

  75. The Chairman of Bright Star Life and Casual had a meeting with his broker this afternoon ...

  76. An investor owns 100 shares of LKI at $58. He needs to limit his loss to 5 points ...

  77. Laura bought 200 shares of GE at $80 on a 70% margin and received a margin call ...

  78. Which of the following statements regarding Real Estate Limited Partnerships (RELPs) ...

  79. Under the Uniform Securities Act, the registration of an investment adviser results ...

  80. An individual made a lump-sum deposit into a variable annuity of $25,000 ...

  81. ABC Broker-dealer has no office in state and transacts fewer than five trades during ...

  82. An individual has started investments of $100/month into a spread-load ...

  83. In which of the following ways can investor qualify for a breakpoint ...

  84. A person whose registration has been revoked by an Administrator due to a felony ...

  85. Which of the following, under the NASD Conduct Rules, would constitute a complaint ...

  86. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which of the following is not a formal ...

  87. The broadest measure of the activity and movement of the overall stock market can ...

  88. An order for corporate bonds marked "4M95." In total this order would be worth ...

  89. Which statements about common shareholder rights are FALSE? I. A shareholder may ...

  90. Ben is employed by the underwriter of the PCO mutual fund ...

  91. Based on the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), a retirement plan ...

  92. Sometimes investment banking firms allocate shares of hot issues to the personal ...

  93. A market maker in the stock ABCD has filled a portfolio over time with prices as ...

  94. 12b-1 fees in mutual funds, are known as “asset-based distribution charges,” ...

  95. Donald has been putting aside money for his retirement into a Roth IRA for six years.  Although ...

  96. A registered representative has been following PDQ stock in the market over the past ...

  97. When a broker-dealer has decided to provide its registered representatives with reprints ...

  98. A person purchases stock XYZ (an Over The Counter stock) from a company who is also ...

  99. Under the Uniform Securities Act, the statute of limitations for criminal suits is ...

  100. When evaluating an individual's current financial status, liquid net worth would ...

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