Solomon’s Industry News: June 30, 2014 Edition

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Solomon Exam Prep is happy to release this month’s edition of “Solomon’s Industry News.” Every month we will send out industry updates from the past month, so you can stay current and up-to-date on everything that is happening here at Solomon and in the industry.

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Study Question of the Week: June 25, 2014 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51, Series 52, Series 53, Series 62, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 99. –ANSWER POSTED– Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available.

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Question (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51Series 52, Series 53, Series 62, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 99): 

Why would a bond issuer decide to issue an advance refunding bond?

Answers:

A. Because interest rates have risen

B. To lock into the current lower interest rates

C. Because the CPI has gone up

D. To try to increase the yield on their bond issue

Correct Answer: B. To lock into the current lower interest rates

Rationale: A bond refunding is the replacement of existing bonds with new “refunding“ bonds. The issuer of refunding bonds seeks to lower its interest payments by paying off its previously issued (refunded) bonds with newly issued bonds that pay a lower interest rate. An advance refunding bond refers to one in which more than 90 days must elapse before the refunded bond can be retired. An issuer typically uses advance refunding when interest rates have dropped significantly, but the next call date is not in the near future. An advance refunding bond allows the issuer to lock in the lower interest rates now without risking that they rise before the call date arrives.

Weekly study questions are from Solomon’s industry-leading Online Exam Simulator.

Study Question of the Week: May 14, 2014 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51, Series 52, Series 53, Series 62, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 99. –ANSWER POSTED– Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available.

Study ? of the Week

Question (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51Series 52, Series 53Series 62, Series 79, Series 82, and Series 99): 

Why would a bond issuer decide to issue an advance refunding bond?

Answers:

A. Because interest rates have risen

B. To lock into the current lower interest rates

C. Because the CPI has gone up

D. To try to increase the yield on their bond issue

Correct Answer: B. To lock into the current lower interest rates

Rationale: A bond refunding is the replacement of existing bonds with new “refunding“ bonds. The issuer of refunding bonds seeks to lower its interest payments by paying off its previously issued (refunded) bonds with newly issued bonds that pay a lower interest rate. An advance refunding bond refers to one in which more than 90 days must elapse before the refunded bond can be retired. An issuer typically uses advance refunding when interest rates have dropped significantly, but the next call date is not in the near future. An advance refunding bond allows the issuer to lock in the lower interest rates now without risking that they rise before the call date arrives.

Weekly study questions are from Solomon’s industry-leading Online Exam Simulator.

Solomon’s Industry News: May 5, 2014 Edition

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Solomon Exam Prep is happy to release this month’s edition of “Solomon’s Industry News.” Every month we will send out industry updates from the past month, so you can stay current and up-to-date on everything that is happening here at Solomon and in the industry.

Check out this month’s edition here: Solomon’s Industry News 05/05/2014

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Study Question of the Week: March 26, 2014 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51, Series 52, Series 53, and Series 99. –ANSWER POSTED– Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available.

Study ? of the Week

Question (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 51, Series 52, Series 53, and Series 99): 

Sam, an agent, is passionate about politics. He lives in State A and works in State B. He wants to contribute money to some campaigns for public office in each state, but is also hoping to engage in municipal securities business with each state. Where can Sam make contributions?

Answers:

A. State A only

B. State B only

C. State A and State B

D. Neither State A nor State B

Correct Answer: A. State A only

Rationale: Agents are allowed to make contributions to candidates that they could vote for, up to $250 per election. Contributions to other candidates would result in bans from doing municipal securities business with the municipal issuer where the candidate is running for office.

Weekly study questions are from Solomon’s industry-leading Online Exam Simulator.