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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…

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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…

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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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Should You Become a Financial Advisor or an Investment broker?

Should You Become a Financial Advisor or an Investment broker? If you’re considering a career in financial services, you may ultimately choose between a financial advising firm or joining a broker-dealer. Too many newcomers assume that financial advisors and brokers perform the same duties,…

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An Interesting Brokerage Recruiting Landscape

The brokerage recruiting industry has undergone some dramatic upheavals in the past year that will undoubtedly affect the landscape for years to come. These upheavals, according to Diamond Consulting, are all based on one factor: control. Advisors are constantly trying to be in control…

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Learn About Our College Course and SIE (Webinar)

  Learn About Our College Course and SIE (Webinar) If you missed our webinar highlighting Securities Training Corporation’s new SIE and College Course Program. You can still view the Webinar to see all of the benefits of our College Course and SIE Program. Some…

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How Partnering With STC Will Help Your Students (Webinar)

  How Partnering With STC Will Help Your Students (Webinar) The Securities Industries Essential (SIE) exam coming in October will give easier access to those interested in a financial services career. Some of the Things You Will Learn About: Easy to integrate STC’s College…

How will the SIE Benefit Your Employees?

When first coming on board working for a financial firm there’s an onboarding process during which associate is provided mandatory information regarding his job responsibilities. Due to this process, the employee is clear as to his role, but may be somewhat uncertain as to the functions…

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What Securities License Do I Need?

  Series 7, Series 52, Series 63, how do you know what exam you need to pass to be qualified to work in your chosen financial profession? There are more than 40 exams administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and some additional…

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