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Beschreibung

Maximize your score on the Series 7 Exam

Studying for the Series 7 Exam is easier than you think. This comprehensive guide is the critical reference you need to guide you through your preparation for the Series 7 exam. Packed with the latest information associated with this test, as well as proven test-taking strategies that are focused on maximizing your score, it covers everything you need to know to score your highest on this all-important exam.

The Series 7 exam is no joke - with 250 questions administered in two three-hour blocks, this test is certainly a challenge. But with the proper preparation you'll be able to enter the exam room with confidence. 

  •  Offers three full-length practice tests with answers and full explanations   
  • Includes one-year access to six full-length tests online 
  • Provides strategies and tips to hone the skills needed to ace the exam
  • Gives you confidence to start your career as a licensed broker    

Series 7 Exam For Dummies, 4th Edition with Online Practice is a fundamental resource that guides you through your preparations for the Series 7 exam.



Steve Rice (Melville, New York) is a partner in Empire Stockbroker Training Institute, one of the country's leading schools for training to the security industry. He is also an instructor at Empire, and his upbeat training style, entertaining sense of humor, and extensive knowledge are highly regarded by his students.



Autorentext

Steven M. Rice earned an exceptionally high score on the Series 7 exam and soon began tutoring others in the broker dealership where he worked as a stockbroker. He developed and designed the online Empire Stockbroker Training Institute and has coauthored a complete library of securities training materials.

Klappentext

6 Full-length, online practice TESTS
Go online to find six full-length Series 7 practice tests with complete answer explanations and walkthroughs

Maximize your score with online practice tests

Studying for the Series 7 Exam is easier than you think. This comprehensive guide is the critical reference you need to walk you through your preparation for the Series 7 exam. Packed with the latest information and proven test-taking strategies that are focused on maximizing your score, it covers everything you should know to score your highest on this all-important exam.

Inside...

  • Examine question types
  • Review the test topics
  • Master basic investments
  • Understand account margins
  • Work with options
  • Stay on top of IRS rules & regulations
  • Know what to expect on test day
  • Find more practice online


Zusammenfassung

Maximize your score on the Series 7 Exam

Studying for the Series 7 Exam is easier than you think. This comprehensive guide is the critical reference you need to guide you through your preparation for the Series 7 exam. Packed with the latest information associated with this test, as well as proven test-taking strategies that are focused on maximizing your score, it covers everything you need to know to score your highest on this all-important exam.

The Series 7 exam is no joke with 250 questions administered in two three-hour blocks, this test is certainly a challenge. But with the proper preparation you'll be able to enter the exam room with confidence.

  • Offers three full-length practice tests with answers and full explanations
  • Includes one-year access to six full-length tests online
  • Provides strategies and tips to hone the skills needed to ace the exam
  • Gives you confidence to start your career as a licensed broker

Series 7 Exam For Dummies, 4th Edition with Online Practice is a fundamental resource that guides you through your preparations for the Series 7 exam.



Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 2

Where to Go from Here 3

Part 1: Gearing Up For the Series 7 Exam 5

Chapter 1: So You Want to Sell Securities: Introducing the Series 7 Exam 7

What Is the Series 7 Exam, Anyway? 7

Profiling the Series 7 Exam-Taker 8

One's Not Enough: Tackling the Series 63 or Series 66 8

Securing Sponsorship and Signing Up 9

Taking a Peek at the Tested Topics 12

Understanding the Exam Format and Other Exam Details 13

Chapter 2: Preparing for the Series 7 Exam 19

Courses and Training Materials: Determining the Best Way to Study 19

Managing Your Study Time Wisely 22

Exploring Study Strategies 26

Developing Solid Test-Taking Skills 26

Knowing When You're Ready 30

Chapter 3: Examining and Mastering Question Types 31

Familiarizing Yourself with Question Formats 31

Shredding the Questions: Tips and Tricks 38

Chapter 4: Surviving Test Day 43

Composing Yourself the Day Before 43

Making the Most of the Morning 44

Arriving on the Scene 45

Taking the Exam 46

Getting the Results: Drum Roll Please 47

Part 2: Mastering Basic Security Investments 49

Chapter 5: Underwriting Securities 51

Bringing New Issues to the Market 51

Reviewing Exemptions 61

Chapter 6: Corporate Ownership: Equity Securities 65

Beginning with the Basics: Common Stock 65

Getting Preferential Treatment: Preferred Stock 71

Securities with a Twist 74

Chapter 7: Debt Securities: Corporate and U.S Government Loans 77

Tackling Bond Terms, Types, and Traits 77

Making Basic Bond Price and Yield Calculations 81

Determining the Best Investment: Comparing Bonds 86

Exploring U.S Government Securities 90

Playing It Safe: Short-Term Loans or Money Market Instruments 95

Chapter 8: Municipal Bonds: Local Government Securities 99

General Obligation Bonds: Backing Bonds with Taxes 99

Revenue Bonds: Raising Money for Utilities and Such 103

The Primary Market: Bringing New Municipal Bonds to Market 106

Examining Other Types of Municipal Bonds on the Test 109

Don't Forget Municipal Notes! 112

Municipal Fund Securities 114

Understanding the Taxes on Municipal Bonds 116

Following Municipal Bond Rules 118

Gathering More Municipal Bond Info 122

Part 3: Delving Deeper Into Security Investments 125

Chapter 9: Borrowing Money and Securities: The Long and Short of Margin Accounts 127

Getting the Paperwork Out of the Way 128

Introducing Long and Short Margin Accounts 128

Playing by the Federal Reserve Board's Rules 129

Opening a Margin Account: The Initial Requirements 130

Calculating Debit and Equity in Long Margin Accounts 132

Making Short Work of Calculations in Short Margin Accounts 133

Let the Good Times Roll: Handling Excess Equity 135

Looking at Limits When the Market Goes the Wrong Way 140

Chapter 10: Delivering Diversification with Packaged Securities 145

Diversifying through Management Investment Companies 145

Considering Other Investment Company Options 157

Reducing Real Estate Risk with REITs 158

Adding Annuities to a Portfolio 159

Exploring Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance 163

Investment Company Rules 164

Chapter 11: Working with Direct Participation Programs 169

Searching for Identity: What DPPs Are (and Aren't) 169

The DPP Characters: General and Limited Partners 170

Pushing through Partnership Paperwork 171

Types of DPP Offerings 173

Passive Income and Losses: Looking at Taxes on Partnerships 173

Evaluating Direct Participation Programs 173

Chapter 12: Options: The Right to Buy or Sell at a Fixed Price 179

Brushing Up on Option Basics 179

Incorporating Standard Option Math 184

Mastering Complex Option Calculations 192

Nonequity Options 207

Gaining Additional Option Info 209

Part 4: Taking Care of Your Customers and Playing By The Rules 217

Chapter 13: Doing a Little Market Research: Portfolio and Securities Analysis 219

Knowing Your Customer: Portfolio Analysis 219

Knowing Your Securities and Markets: Securities Analysis 225

Chapter 14: Going to Market: Orders and Trades 237

Shopping at Primary and Secondary Markets 237

Making the Trade 238

Understanding the Role of a Broker-Dealer 241

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Produktinformationen

Titel: Series 7 Exam For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9781119545057
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: For Dummies
Genre: Sonstiges Schule und Lernen
Anzahl Seiten: 432
Veröffentlichung: 01.03.2019
Dateigrösse: 13.9 MB