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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Series 26 exam Best Practices

  • April 20, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

Why do I need to know so much information? The series 26 examination covers a very broad range of topics.  Many test-takers want to know why they need to know so much information that they are unlikely to use in their  role as a variable contract principal. The answer to this question is that by […]

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Series 65 exam student feedback

  • April 18, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

In this article we are going to share some of the feedback we have received from hundreds of students who have taken the series 65 exam in the last several months.  This group of students has provided us with an invaluable resource to help us prepare our clients to pass the series 65 exam. We […]

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Series 24 Exam Best Practices

  • April 16, 2020
  • By: Jeffrey Van Blarcom

For more than 20 years the Securities Institute has been helping people pass the series 24 exam. In this article we are going to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how the series 24 exam is designed to test your knowledge. We will also provide you with feedback from test-takers who have detailed their […]

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