How to Ace Equity Securities on the SIE exam

  • October 11, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

In this article we are going to review everything you need to know about equity securities and the rights of common stockholders to pass your SIE exam Introduction to Equity Securities When starting off a review of securities, it’s important to start off with a definition of what a security is. A great place to […]

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Supervision of retail communication

  • September 12, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

In this article we are going to review a significant amount of information relating to the supervision of retail communications.  As you prepare to take your principal level exam, you  will want to make sure that you have mastered these topics. This information has been taken directly from our textbooks, video lectures and feedback from […]

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Student feedback – FINRA online testing

  • August 22, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

Since FINRA introduced remote online testing, we have had many students elect to take their FINRA exams in this new format.  We have spoken to literally hundreds of students who have taken the exam either from their office or home.  The results, opinions and experiences varied greatly among the candidates. In this article we will […]

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Payment-in-kind bonds

  • July 25, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

In this article we are going to review a number of different features regarding payment-in-kind bonds.  Investors who purchase this type of security may receive a coupon rate that is paid in additional bonds, shares of preferred stock or a combination of cash and securities. Some issuers, especially those who may be experiencing cash-flow problems […]

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FINRA Remote Online Testing

  • July 16, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

FINRA has announced that remote Online testing is now live and available for test takers. Here is a comprehensive overview of the remote testing process.  Prometrics Proproctor is designed to make it easy to test anywhere, anytime from your own office or even from the comfort of your home. For Test takers, getting started is […]

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What is the series 3 pass rate

  • July 3, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

 The series 3 exam is a very unique exam and stands out from other Financial Services  registration examinations. The Series 3 exam is one of the only tests administered to financial services professionals that requires the individual to successfully complete both major sections of the exam. The series 3 requires individuals to score a 70% […]

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I passed the SIE exam Should I take the series 6 or 7

  • June 21, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

The objective of this article is to help candidates determine which  top off exam  to take once they have passed the SIE examination. If I have already passed my SIE Exam, Should I take the Series 6 or 7 Exam.  Many candidates who have taken the sie exam wonder what the next step is to […]

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10 steps to passing your FINRA exam

  • June 5, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

Objective The objective of this article is to provide test takers with the must know information about FINRA,  NASAA pre licensing exams. Once read you will have a better understanding of how the exams are administered, the testing procedures and how to prepare for your exam.     History Industry mandated licensing  requirements established by FINRA, NASAA […]

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FINRA testing in the time of COVID-19

  • May 8, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

When covid-19 took hold in the United States, large parts of the economy were closed to stem the spread of the virus.  The administration of FINRA licensing exams has not been immune to the shut down. This crisis has caused unique problems and challenges for regulators, broker-dealers and test-takers alike. As the Prometric test centers […]

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Series 10 exam tips

  • April 27, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

In this article we are going to detail a number of the best practices students should employ when preparing to take the series 10 exam. We will include the answers to many questions students ask when preparing to take the General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination and we will show you some examples of student feedback […]

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