June Study Question of the Month

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Question

Relevant to the Series 6Series 7Series 62, Series 65,  Series 66, and Series 82.

 

 

 

 

 

What does a value investor look for?

A. Increased P/E

B. Small-cap stocks

C. Trading above intrinsic value

D. Higher dividend yield

Solomon Exam Prep and NASA launch SIE mission to Mars

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In preparation for the October 1 launch of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam, Solomon Exam Prep teamed with NASA to send Solomon SIE exam study materials to the Red Planet.

Unlike other FINRA securities licensing exams, the SIE exam will be open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in the securities industry. FINRA has not publicly stated whether Martians will be permitted to take the SIE exam but since FINRA is dedicated to “investor protection” and to promoting “market integrity” Solomon takes the position that investors and markets on other planets can benefit from securities education, and the SIE in particular. Solomon has helped thousands of earthlings pass their Series 7, Series 6, Series 65, Series 63, Series 24, Series 50, Series 79 and other securities licensing exams.

Elon Musk has not responded to the news of the joint NASA/Solomon Exam Prep mission.

May Study Question of the Month

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Question

Relevant to the Series 6Series 7Series 65, and  Series 66.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill is in a serious pinch and would like to take a loan against the value of his annuity. He is still in the accumulation period. Which of the following is true?

A. It is strictly prohibited by the IRS.

B. Many insurance companies allow it, but he will be subject to a 10% early withdrawal penalty.

C. Many insurance companies allow it, but it will be considered a distribution and therefore is taxable. A penalty may also apply.

D. Many insurance companies, allow it and there will be no tax or penalty implications provided it is repaid during the accumulation period.

Answer: C. Unlike a loan against a life insurance policy, a loan against an annuity is considered a distribution and will therefore be taxable. Interest charges are generally handled by reducing the number of accumulation units and if the owner pays back the loan, the number of units will increase. In cases where the customer is under 59 1/2, a 10% federal tax penalty may also apply.

Live Tutoring Now Available in the New York City Area

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Are you located in the New York City area?

Then Solomon Exam Prep has some exciting news for you! We now offer live, in-person tutoring in the New York City area for a variety of Series exams, including the Series 7, Series 63, Series 79, Series 24, and Series 65.

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