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DEFINITION of 'Series 7'

A general securities registered representative license administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception of commodities and futures.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Series 7'

The bulk of the Series 7 exam focuses on investment risk, taxation, equity and debt instruments, packaged securities, options, retirement plans, and interactions with clients such as account management.

In order to write the Series 7 exam, a candidate must be sponsored by financial company that is a member of FINRA or a self-regulatory organization (SRO).

Successfully completing the Series 7 exam is a prerequisite for most of the FINRA principal examinations.

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