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.

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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December Study Question of the Month

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Submit your answer to info@solomonexamprep.com to be entered to win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Question

Relevant to the SIE.

Henry buys shares of ABC in an initial public offering.  Two months later he sells the shares to James.  Two months later James sells the shares to Carrie. Which of the following is true?
 
A. Henry’s sale to James is a primary market transaction, while James’s sale to Carrie is a secondary market transaction
B. Both Henry’s sale to James and James’s sale to Carrie are primary market transactions
C. Henry’s sale to James is a primary market transaction, while James’s sale to Carrie is a follow-on offering

D. Both Henry’s sale to James and James’s sale to Carrie are secondary market transactions

Answer: D. When an investor buys shares in an IPO from the issuer, the purchase is a primary market transaction.  After that, whenever sales of the security are traded from investor to investor, and not from the issuer to an investor, the sales take place in the secondary market.  Thus, while Henry’s initial purchase is a primary market transaction, his sale to James and then James’ sale to Carrie are both secondary market transactions.

SIE Exam Bootcamp

Solomon Exam Prep is pleased announce a joint venture with University of California, Berkeley: SIE Exam Bootcamp! Continue reading

Solomon Exam Prep is pleased announce a joint venture with University of California, Berkeley: SIE Exam Bootcamp! This intensive, four-day, live class will prepare you for a career in the securities industry!

What is the SIE?
SIE stands for Securities Industry Essentials. The SIE is a fundamental exam that will launch on October 1st, making it easier for everyone to enter the securities industry. It is the new co-requisite for many FINRA licensing exams, including the Series 6, 7, 22, 57, 79, 82, and 99. The SIE Exam Bootcamp will cover every topic in the SIE exam:

1. Equity Securities
2. Debt Securities
3. Investment Companies, Life Insurance Products, & Other Packaged Securities
4. Options & Alternative Investments
5. Risk, Disclosures, & Taxation
6. Issuing Securities: The Primary Market
7. The Securities Markets
8. Customer Accounts
9. Prohibited Activities and Conduct Rules
10. Regulatory Responsibilities

Why the SIE?
Starting October 1st, passing the SIE will be the first step to getting licensed in the securities industry. If you want to get ahead of the curve, or if you need a better grasp of the basics of securities and the markets, the SIE exam course will be a thorough and valuable introduction. Students will also be provided with comprehensive study materials from Solomon Exam Prep and continued tutoring options upon completion of the SIE Exam Bootcamp.

How Can I Take The Class?
The UC Berkeley SIE Exam Bootcamp will take place August 6-9 on the UC Berkeley campus.
For more information, go to: https://executive.law.berkeley.edu/custom-options/sie-exam-bootcamp/

Solomon Exam Prep and NASA launch SIE mission to Mars

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. Continue reading

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.

Bring the SIE to Your Summer Internship Program

Summer internships offer firms a way to stay young and grow. Continue reading

The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam comes bearing more gifts! Not only does the SIE help individuals break into the securities industry, it also provides some incredible opportunities for employers.

Summer internships offer firms a way to stay young and grow.

College students or recently graduated students are the future of your firm and the SIE makes it a lot easier to ensure your firm’s future is bright!

Since the SIE exam will not require BD employment or sponsorship or even a background check, what better way to help your interns succeed than have them study for the SIE exam! By giving your interns the chance to study for the SIE during your program, they will be ready to work for you full time upon graduation.

You can learn more about the SIE and Solomon here.

Solomon offers a complete SIE curriculum including online and print study materials.

Call 503-601-0212 to offer your summer interns the educational experience they will appreciate and value for the rest of their lives!

 

Time is of the essence for anyone who wants to take the Series 82 exam

Alert! Starting October 1, the number of exam questions for the Series 82 Private Securities Offerings Representative licensing category will increase from 100 questions to 125 questions. Continue reading

Alert! Starting October 1, the number of exam questions for the Series 82 Private Securities Offerings Representative licensing category will increase from 100 questions to 125 questions. That’s because starting October 1, the Series 82 exam, like all FINRA representative level exams, is being divided into two exams: the SIE (75 questions) and the Series 82 “top-off” (50 questions). More work!

But if you don’t want to take 25 additional questions, not to mention take two exams instead of one, then Solomon Exam Prep recommends you take your Series 82 exam pronto, before October 1.

Series 82 students will also be happy to know that Solomon Exam Prep has just updated its Series 82 Video Lecture with updates about Regulation D, Rule 147, and research report rules.  The Solomon Exam Prep Video Lecture is a critical piece of the Solomon Securities Exam Prep system that also includes the Exam Guide, the Audio Guide and the Exam Simulator.

Spring is in the air and there has never been a better time to take the Series 82! 

FINRA Proposes $60 Fee for Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam

As the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam looms in the distance, FINRA is moving full steam ahead to ready the exam for its October 1 launch. Continue reading

On December 20, 2017, FINRA held its Board of Governors Meeting to discuss rule proposals and the 2018 budget. One rule that was addressed was the fee for the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. FINRA chose a fee of $60 for the exam. This rule change will be filed with the SEC and await approval sometime in the new year.

The $60 fee is considerably less than the $100 fee for the Series 6 and the $305 fee for the Series 7 exam. FINRA’s meeting notes report that the price for other exams will be reevaluated as well, to adhere to the changing securities landscape.

Jeremy Solomon, President of Solomon Exam Prep, responded to the proposed fee:

“This is another indication of how serious FINRA and the industry is about making the SIE exam as user-friendly and available as possible. Kudos to FINRA.”

For more information about the SIE or other FINRA, NASAA or MSRB securities licensing exams, visit www.solomonexamprep.com or give us a call at 503-601-0212.