ANSWER – Study Question of the Week: October 23, 2012 Edition

As a follow up to yesterday’s licensing exam study question, here is your question PLUS answer and rationale. Relevant to Series 6, Series 7, Series 65, Series 66, Series 24, Series 26 and Series 99. Continue reading

As a follow up to yesterday’s licensing exam study question, here is your question PLUS answer and rationale:

Question (Relevant to Series 6, Series 7, Series 65, Series 66, Series 24, Series 26 and Series 99):

Which of the following is true of UGMA/UTMA accounts?

I. Only family members may contribute to a UGMA/UTMA
II. Annual contribution limit of $13,000 per year, per child
III. Assets may only be used for education expenses
IV. Earnings reported under adult custodian’s tax identification

Answers:

A: I, II

B: III, IV

C: II, III

D: None of the choices listed

Correct Answer: D

Rationale: Anyone may contribute to a Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) or Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) account and there are no contribution limits. Assets in UGMA/UTMA accounts may be used for any purpose and earnings are reported on the minor’s social security account, not the custodian’s.

*Questions featured in the weekly study question series are sampled from Solomon’s industry-leading Online Exam Simulator.

Study Question of the Week: October 23, 2012 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available (Relevant to Series 6, 7, 65, 66, 24, 26 and 99). Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale. Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale. Happy studying!

Question (Relevant to Series 6, Series 7, Series 65, Series 66, Series 24, Series 26 and Series 99):

Which of the following is true of UGMA/UTMA accounts?

I. Only family members may contribute to a UGMA/UTMA
II. Annual contribution limit of $13,000 per year, per child
III. Assets may only be used for education expenses
IV. Earnings reported under adult custodian’s tax identification

Answers:

A: I, II

B: III, IV

C: II, III

D: None of the choices listed

Study Question of the Week: October 10, 2012 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 65, Series 66, Series 24 and Series 62). Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale. Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale. Happy studying!

Question (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 65, Series 66, Series 24 and Series 62):

Todd finally hit the nail on the head when he sold short shares of Widget Corporation. He doesn’t see widgets coming around anytime soon, but would like to protect his profits in case the stock goes against him. What type of order would Todd most likely enter?

Answers:

A: Buy stop

B: Sell Stop

C: Market

D: FOK

 

Answer found here.

ANSWER–Study Question of the Week: October 1, 2012 Edition

As a follow up to yesterday’s licensing exam study question (Relevant to Series 65, Series 66, Series 7, and Series 79), here is your question PLUS answer and rationale: Continue reading

As a follow up to yesterday’s licensing exam study question, here is your question PLUS answer and rationale:

Question (Relevant to Series 65, Series 66, Series 7, and Series 79):

Given the following assumptions for stock ABC, what is its expected return using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)?

Assumptions: Risk Free Rate: 1%; Expected Return on general stock market: 7%; Beta: 1.; Sharpe Ratio: 2.

Answers:

A. 10%

B. 13%

C. 11.5%

D. 15%

Correct Answer: A

Rationale: The formula for the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is given by the following: Return on Stock = Risk Free Rate + Beta of Stock x (Return on Market – Risk Free Rate). Plugging in for Stock ABC gives Return on Stock ABC = 1% + 1.5 x (7% – 1%) = 10%. Note the Sharpe Ratio is not used in the CAPM formula.

*Questions featured in the weekly study question series are sampled from Solomon’s industry-leading Online Exam Simulator.

Study Question of the Week: October 1, 2012 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available (Relevant to Series 65, Series 66, Series 7, and Series 79). Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale! Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Be sure to submit your answers in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the correct answer and rationale!

Happy studying!

Question (Relevant to Series 65, Series 66, Series 7, and Series 79): Given the following assumptions for stock ABC, what is its expected return using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)?

Risk Free Rate: 1%; Expected Return on general stock market: 7%; Beta: 1.;, Sharpe Ratio: 2.

Answers:

A. 10%

B. 13%

C. 11.5%

D. 15%

Solomon Exam Prep attending WIFS National Conference in October

This year, Solomon Exam Prep will feature a booth at the Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) National Conference in Portland, OR on October 20-22. Continue reading

This year, Solomon Exam Prep will feature a booth at the Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) National Conference in Portland, OR on October 20-22. WIFS is a great organization dedicated to encouraging women in the financial services sector and helping them develop their talents and careers. Stop by the Solomon Exam Prep booth in the exhibit hall or meet with Professor Karen Solomon at 1 pm on Thursday the 20th for her one hour session on the NASAA Series 65 exam.

To find out more information about the WIFS National Conference this year, please click here. Learn more about WIFS as an organization by checking out their website: www.wifsnational.org.

NASAA and FINRA raise the bar for the Series 65 and Series 66 Exams

Effective January 1, 2010, the NASAA and FINRA will raise the passing grade for the Series 65, Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, from 68.5% to Continue reading

Effective January 1, 2010, the NASAA and FINRA will raise the passing grade for the Series 65, Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, from 68.5% to 72% and for the Series 66, Uniform Combined State Law Examination, from 71% to 75%.

For more information see
NASAA Website

NASAA announces important changes to Series 63, 65 and 66 exams

NASAA announces important changes to Series 63, 65 and 66 exams Continue reading

NASAA announces important changes to Series 63, 65 and 66 exams

Series 65: new topics will include capital markets theory and special accounts such as college savings plans, also, the question distribution will change. In addition, the number of questions under Legal, Regulations and Guidelines, including Prohibition on Unethical Business Practices will decrease from 45 to 40.

Series 66: new topics will include capital markets theory and special accounts such as college savings plans, also, the question distribution will change. Specifically there will be fewer legal questions and significantly more questions on Economic Factors and Business Information, Investment Vehicle Characteristics and Client Investment Recommendations and Strategies.

Series 63: no new topics but question distribution will change.

(PDF) More about changes to the Series 63, 65 and 66 exams.