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Glass-Steagall Act

Is the Glass-Steagall Act On the Road to Reinstatement?

Longstanding political battles have been fought over the banking system, its internal structure, and the investment habits of its largest members. The Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in order to fight on the side of depositors, aiming to protect them from risky investments, and remove…

brokerage firms

What Are The Top Brokerage Firms Looking For When They Recruit?

While some industry sectors are growing, brokerage firms are becoming choosier about candidates. Fortunately, now that the Series Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam can be taken by anyone without requiring sponsorship by a FINRA member firm, there is a platform that allows jobseekers to stand…

Glass-Steagall Act

Is the Glass-Steagall Act On the Road to Reinstatement?

Longstanding political battles have been fought over the banking system, its internal structure, and the investment habits of its largest members. The Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in order to fight on the side of depositors, aiming to protect them from risky investments, and remove…

brokerage firms

What Are The Top Brokerage Firms Looking For When They Recruit?

While some industry sectors are growing, brokerage firms are becoming choosier about candidates. Fortunately, now that the Series Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam can be taken by anyone without requiring sponsorship by a FINRA member firm, there is a platform that allows jobseekers to stand…

sie and insurance agent

How the SIE Can Help You as an Insurance Agent

  The traditional separation between selling insurance and investment products has begun to erode over the past decade. As the U.S. population ages and more women have entered the workforce full-time, investors demand investment products tailored to their particular interests and lifestyle as well…

Benefits of the SIE Exam

Who Benefits from the SIE Examination?

Who Benefits from the SIE Examination? The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam presents an opportunity for anyone with a desire to work in the financial services industry to sit for an exam. This new test, released on October 1, 2018, is the result of…

FINRA test

What FINRA Test Should You Take?

  Want to work in the securities and investment industry? Or do you want to enhance your current career? Before you jump into taking a licensing test, you should learn what’s available. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the self-regulating body of the…

investment brokers

10 Steps to Becoming an Investment Broker

So, you’re thinking about a career as an investment broker. After all, the field has lots of perks: strong earning potential, rewards for the entrepreneurial spirit, and most brokers are highly respected in their communities. However, entry requires mastering these 10 steps to becoming…

guy doesn't pass series 7 exam

What Should You Do If You Fail the Series 7 Exam?

Few tests or certifications have the pressure attached to them that the Series 7 (also known as the Series 7 Top Off Exam) does. This is part of the reason why so many participants fail the test. Fail, and you could not only forfeit…

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