Professional Education FAQs

  1. What schools did Warren Buffett attend on his way to getting his science and economics degrees?

  2. How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

  3. What's the average salary of a market research analyst?

  4. What's the average salary of a loan officer?

  5. What's the average salary of a financial advisor?

  6. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

  7. Human capital vs. physical capital: What is the difference?

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

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

  10. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  11. How to Get from CIO or CFO to CEO

  12. How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

  13. What is securitization?

  14. How does a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  15. Can LLCs have employees?

  16. Are Cafeteria plans subject to FICA, ERISA or FUTA?

  17. How often do financial advisors have to travel?

  18. Does working capital include salaries?

  19. What do hedge fund analysts do?

  20. Do financial advisors have to find their own clients?

  21. Do financial advisors get drug tested?

  22. Do financial advisors need to pass the Series 7 exam?

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

  24. Do financial advisors have to be licensed?

  25. Do financial advisors have a base salary?

  26. What fees do financial advisors charge?

  27. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

  28. Do financial advisors need to be approved by FINRA?

  29. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

  30. Do financial advisors work only in banks?

  31. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

  32. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

  33. How does a broker decide which customers are eligible to open a margin account?

  34. How can an investment banker switch to a career in corporate finance?

  35. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and gross income?

  36. How stressful is the typical corporate finance job?

  37. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

  38. What should I study in school to prepare for a career in corporate finance?

  39. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

  40. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  41. What types of companies hire a chartered financial analyst (CFA)?

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

  43. Why is the Nasdaq more heavily weighted to tech stocks than other stock exchanges?

  44. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

  45. For which kind of jobs is having Magna Cum Laude most important?

  46. What are restricted shares?

  47. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

  48. Other than accounting, what does a corporate finance job involve?

  49. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

  50. How can I buy shares in the primary market?

  51. What should a whistleblower do if their employer retaliates?

  52. What are employee share purchase plans?

  53. Why should investors research the C-suite executives of a company?

  54. If I have only a limited amount of time to study for the Series 6, what should I focus on?

  55. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

  56. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

  57. How many years can structural unemployment last?

  58. What are some classes I can take to prepare for the Series 6 exam?

  59. Which consumer goods do Americans buy the most of?

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

  61. How does the always be closing (ABC) strategy benefit a salesperson's sales funnel?

  62. What kinds of financial analysis jobs are there?

  63. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the internet sector?

  64. What are some common questions an interviewer may ask during an interview for a position at an investment bank?

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

  66. What qualities are necessary to be an effective member of the c-suite in a publicly-traded company?

  67. Why choosing the right investment advisor is crucial for your portfolio's health

  68. Do I have to successfully complete the Series 7 exam before I can register for the Series 63 exam?

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

  70. How is buying on margin regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

  71. What are the most common interview questions for banking / finance jobs?

  72. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

  73. What's the average hourly wage of waiters and bartenders before tips

  74. How are Rupert Murdoch's holdings distributed?

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

  76. How are asset management firms regulated?

  77. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

  78. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

  79. What is the difference between a principle agent problem and moral hazard?

  80. What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?

  81. What are the major differences between investment banking and private equity?

  82. How does agency theory propose to deal with the agency problem?

  83. I have passed the Series 63 and FINRA Series 7, but would like to become licensed as an investment advisor. Should I take the Series 65 or Series 66?

  84. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

  85. Where do I take the Series 63 examination?

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

  87. Can private investors benefit from collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

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

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

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

  91. Why does executive compensation facilitate when a company buys back its stock?

  92. What economic indicators are important for investing in the automotive sector?

  93. What are some ways employers can reduce employee turn over?

  94. I want a career in private equity. How can I get started?

  95. How is the Series 63 exam set up?

  96. How long is the Series 63 exam?

  97. My scores on the Series 63 average a passing grade, but the testing center said I failed; is that correct?

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

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

  100. What factors might make a private placement a risky investment?

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