Visit Solomon at the 2019 FINRA Annual Conference

Come to conference booth 12 to say hello and get a free copy of the Solomon SIE Exam Minibook. Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep is thrilled to be exhibiting at the 2019 FINRA Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Come to conference booth 12 to say hello and get a free copy of the Solomon SIE Exam Minibook.

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Pepperdine and Solomon

Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce that Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has chosen Solomon Exam Prep as its curriculum provider for its summer Securities Industry Essentials exam prep class. Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep is excited to announce that Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has chosen Solomon Exam Prep as its curriculum provider for its summer Securities Industry Essentials exam prep class. The two-credit class for Pepperdine MBA students will begin on June 17 and will run for seven weeks.  It will be taught by Chris Manfre.

Royal baby eligible to take FINRA SIE Exam in 18 years

Buckingham Palace announced this week that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, had given birth to a boy. The father, Prince Harry, said he was “absolutely thrilled” but said the couple hadn’t chosen a name yet. Continue reading

Buckingham Palace announced this week that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, had given birth to a boy. The father, Prince Harry, said he was “absolutely thrilled” but said the couple hadn’t chosen a name yet.

Royal observers noted that the Queen’s latest grandchild is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and Prince Harry. Given this, some suggested that the nameless royal tike could consider taking the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam.
 
Jeremy Solomon, President of Solomon Exam Prep, agreed: “the SIE exam is an option for anyone 18 years and older, regardless of your nationality, title or regal heritage.” SIE exam topics include: equity securities, debt securities, mutual funds, options, hedge funds, risks, disclosure, taxation, securities markets, issuing securities, customer accounts, prohibited activities, rules and regulations.
 
Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of commoners, and perhaps a few royals, pass FINRA, NASAA and MSRB securities licensing exams including the SIE and the Series 3, 6, 7, 14, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82 and 99.

Solomon Exam Prep releases unredacted Series 27 & Series 28 Video Lectures

Solomon Exam Prep, the leader in securities exam preparation, has released unredacted Video Lectures for the FINRA Series 27 (Financial and Operations Principal) and Series 28 (Introducing Broker-Dealer Financial and Operations Principal) exams. Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep, the leader in securities exam preparation, has released unredacted Video Lectures for the FINRA Series 27 (Financial and Operations Principal) and Series 28 (Introducing Broker-Dealer Financial and Operations Principal) exams. The Series 27 and the Series 28 are required by FINRA for individuals who prepare and maintain the books and records of a securities firm.

Studying for the Series 27 and Series 28 exams is hard enough, according to Jeremy Solomon, president of Solomon.  The exams cover such topics as financial reporting, regulatory filing and notifications, clearance, settlement and delivery, net capital requirements of brokers and dealers, calculating aggregate indebtedness, margin deficits, haircut charges, balancing purchase and sale statements, aging and collateralization of receivables, and much more.  “If we redacted our Video Lectures it would be very difficult for students to understand — and they might not pass,” says Jeremy Solomon, president of Solomon Exam Prep.

Fortunately, Solomon Exam Prep has never redacted its study materials and, as a result, Solomon has helped thousands pass FINRA, NASAA and MSRB securities licensing exams including the SIE and the Series 3, 6, 7, 14, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82 and 99.

Click here to purchase Series 27 and Series 28 materials.

Do you need to become a FINRA Compliance Officer?

Do you enjoy taking securities licensing exams? Continue reading

Do you need to become a FINRA Compliance Officer? Do you enjoy taking securities licensing exams? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you can take the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam, the Series 7 General Securities Representative exam, and the Series 24 General Securities Principal exam. Nearly 400 questions of securities exam fun. 
 
But if you need to become a FINRA Compliance Officer and you do not have a passion for taking securities licensing exams, you’re in luck! Since October 1, 2018 individuals who want to become a FINRA Compliance Officer can take the FINRA Series 14 Compliance Officer Qualification exam instead. Just 110 questions. 
 
“We’ve helped thousands pass the Series 7, the Series 24 and the SIE exam,” Jeremy Solomon, President of Solomon Exam Prep, “we recognize that some people don’t love to take securities exams.” For those designated by their firm as having day-to-day compliance responsibilities or who supervise ten or more people engaged in compliance, FINRA has made the former NYSE Series 14 exam, the new alternative pathway to the Compliance Officer qualification. 
 
Now, with the Solomon Exam Prep Series 14 Exam Study Guide and Solomon Exam Prep Series 14 Online Exam Simulator, becoming a FINRA Compliance Officer has never been easier. Get these products bundled together for 10% off in the Solomon Exam Prep Series 14 Essentials Package.

April Study Question of the Month

Submit your answer to info@solomonexamprep.com to be entered to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. Continue reading

Submit your answer to info@solomonexamprep.com to be entered to win a $20 Starbucks gift card.

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When inherited, the basis of a depreciated asset is?
 
A. Stepped up
B. Stepped down
C. Carried over
D. Carried under
 
Answer: B. Typically, when an asset is inherited, the value of the asset has increased since it was purchased and the heir gets to “step up” (raise) the basis of the inherited property to the fair market value at the date of death. So, for example, if Grandpa bought shares of XYZ  for $1,000 in the previous century, and the shares are worth $1 million on the date of Grandpa’s death, the basis for tax purposes is stepped up to $1 million to the lucky recipient. This means that capital gain escapes any federal taxation. 
The basis “step-up” rule can become a “step-down” rule as well. So if an asset’s value has declined and someone inherits the asset, for the sake of taxes, the basis of the asset is stepped down (lowered) to the fair market value on the date of the owner’s death. This loss of basis can be avoided by the owner selling any depreciated property before death, so he or she can reap the tax losses.

Study for the Series 7 Exam with Solomon — while doing push-ups!

Studies show that doing push-ups lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease.  But what if you’re studying for your Series 7 Top-Off exam?  Continue reading

Studies show that doing push-ups lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease.  But what if you’re studying for your Series 7 Top-Off exam?  How do you do both?  Solomon Exam Prep to the rescue — with the Solomon Exam Prep Audio Series 7 Top-Off guide!

Solomon Exam Prep Audio Guides + Push-ups = higher pass rates and lower cardiovascular disease

Join the thousands of securities professionals who have used Solomon Exam Prep to pass a FINRA, NASAA or MSRB securities licensing exam including the Series 3, 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, 99, and the new SIE exam.

https://solomonexamprep.com/series701/audiobook

Solomon Partners With Ohio Dominican University

Solomon Exam Prep—a leading publisher of securities exam prep materials—is proud to announce a partnership with Ohio Dominican University. Continue reading

February 1st, 2019

Solomon Exam Prep—a leading publisher of securities exam prep materials—is proud to announce a partnership with Ohio Dominican University. With this partnership, ODU students will get everything needed to pass the all-important SIE exam.

As FINRA’s “introductory” exam, the SIE is used by securities firms to measure the seriousness of job candidates. For years, Solomon’s instructors have helped professionals pass securities exams—and now they’ve drawn on this expertise to create the best possible SIE test-prep materials. Geared to a variety of learning styles, these include:

  • A digital study guide
  • An audiobook
  • Flashcards
  • Free mobile apps
  • An online exam simulator with unlimited quizzes and exams
  • A video lecture with slides and narration
  • Custom study schedules for classes or independent study

Perhaps most importantly, Solomon’s materials are complemented by personalized support. As one student noted, “I didn’t think this kind of customer service and general human kindness existed anymore.” The company’s dedication shows in its consistently high pass rates.

Partner instructors rave about Solomon’s materials as well—especially for featuring:

  • An online interactive admin portal where courses and student progress can be monitored (making “back-end faculty work a breeze,” as UN-Omaha’s Ray LeBlanc recently put it)
  • A curriculum tailored to fit the needs of each school and program
  • No expense to the partnering school beyond the study materials for the students

Contact us at 503.601.0212 to discuss setting up a Solomon partnership for your school—and to join such prestigious institutions as the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Adelphi University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Dallas.

Jeremy Solomon, Founder/President
jeremy@solomonexamprep.com

Beth Hamilton, Business Development
beth@solomonexamprep.com

 

About Solomon Exam Prep
Founded by Karen Solomon (Ph.D., University of Chicago) and Jeremy Solomon (MBA, Wharton), Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of students pass their series exams: Series 3, 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 62, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82 and 99.

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Solomon Exam Prep Updates Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of dough that have been baked in an oven and then cooled and served as a desert or snack. Continue reading

Cookies are small pieces of dough that have been baked in an oven and then cooled and served as a dessert or snack.

Solomon Exam Prep believes that cookies can be a positive part of any day, particularly as a reward when studying for a securities licensing exam like the Series 7 or the Series 65.

Solomon Exam Prep is committed to protecting the privacy of its cookie-eating customers and does not track or monitor its customers’ consumption or use of cookies.

Solomon Exam Prep does not judge the relative merits of which cookies are better, although, Jeremy Solomon, president of Solomon Exam Prep says that he prefers home-made cookies over store-bought.

Solomon Exam Prep may share cookies with others, usually family, friends and co-workers, but depending on the situation, sometimes with strangers. Such shared cookies are always freely given, there is no expectation by Solomon Exam Prep that the recipient will reciprocate or owe Solomon Exam Prep anything. Of course, a “thank you” is always appreciated.

Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of cookie- and non-cookie-eating customers pass securities licensing exams including the Series 3, 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 62, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, 99 and SIE exams.

Height of Federal Reserve Chairperson an Economic Indicator?

Anyone studying for the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam or the Series 65 Investment Adviser exam must learn about economic indicators such as interest rates (leading), inflation (lagging) and GDP (coincident). Continue reading

Anyone studying for the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam or the Series 65 Investment Adviser exam must learn about economic indicators such as interest rates (leading), inflation (lagging) and GDP (coincident). Observers have noted that interest rates under tall Federal Reserve chairpersons, such as Paul Volcker (6’7”), have been higher than under short chairpersons, such as Janet Yellen (5’3”). According to the Washington Post, Yellen lost her job to the taller Jerome Powell because President Trump did not think the diminutive Yellen was tall enough for the job. Solomon Exam Prep has helped thousands of people of all heights pass securities licensing exams including the Series 3, 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 28, 50, 51, 52, 53, 63, 65, 66, 79, 82, 99 and SIE exams. finra , securities, SIEexam, Series65,Series7, interestrates