What is this product?
It is a 3 CD AUDIO BOOK of 202 Series 65 Exam practice questions complete with answers and explanations. It is intended to allow the listener to study while busy doing another activity that would normally not facilitate studying from a book, such as driving. Each question is asked, then multiple choice answers are presented, then there is a short pause while you choose your answer. After the pause the correct answer is explained as well as the reasoning behind it.
Why choose this product?
This product was written to teach the train of thought necessary to pass the Series 65 Exam. Beyond simple memorization, the exam requires that you possess critical thinking skills. These questions will challenge and train your critical thinking skills to easily handle whatever the exam throws at you.
Whats the big deal about the 2010 Edition?
The manager overseeing the development of this product took the exam himself recently to ensure that the content for this project would still be current. And it is. The AUDIO BOOK is also read by world class stage actor Zach Levin.
Actual Sample Questions From This Exam:
1. You read an announcement in the Wall Street Journal that ABC Corporations, a company in which you have a few clients invested, will be holding a “rights offering”- what does this mean?
A. It gives shareholders the ability the exercise their right to convert their convertible debentures to shares of common stock.
B. It gives shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares back to the company for a predetermined gain.
C. It gives shareholders the opportunity to purchase new shares of a corporation at the public offering price before those new shares are made available to the public
D. It gives shareholders the opportunity to purchase new shares of a corporation at the subscription price before those new shares are made available to the public
While answer “C” is almost right, the new shares are always offered to shareholders of record at the subscription price. Corporations grant a certain amount of rights per share to current investors. They use a subscription ratio to determine how many rights are required to buy each new share at the subscription price.
2. The Federal Reserve Board draws its authority to regulate margin requirements from what?
A. Securities and Exchange Commission
B. Securities Exchange Act of 1934
C. Insider Trading and Securities Enforcement Act of 1988
D. Trust Indenture Act of 1939
Obviously the answer isn’t “A” because the SEC doesn’t regulate the Fed, and though “C” and “D” may look like good choices, try to remember the main purposes of the acts themselves. “C” was a redefinition of “insider trading” and didn’t occur until 1988, while “D” has to do with attaching things to bonds to somewhat guarantee bond holders