Series 65 Investment Adviser Exam

The Series 65 Investment Adviser Exam is required by most states for individuals who wish to act as investment Advisers. The Series 65 exam is waived by some states if the applicant has the CFP (Certified Financial Planner), the ChFC (Chartered Financial

Consultant), APFS (Accredited Personal Financial Specialist), CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), the CIC (Chartered Investment Counselor), or other designations or items as ruled by the (state) administrator.

No Prerequisite | $175 Test Fee ([Finra_U10_link]) | 3 hour time limit | 72% to pass

Test Topics & Approximate Test Questions

Test Topics Approximate Test Questions
Economic Factors & Business Information: Basic concepts; financial statements; quantitative methods; risks 19
Client Investment Recommendations & Strategies: Financial profile; capital market theory; portfolio strategies; taxation; retirement plans; ERISA issues; special types of accounts (529-Coverdell-etc) 40
Investment Vehicles Characteristics: Cash equivalents; fixed income; equities; investment companies; derivatives; annuities; real estate trusts and partnerships; life insurance 31
Laws-Regulations-Guidelines including Prohibition on Unethical Business Practices: Federal and State securities laws; ethical practices 40
***Total Questions*** ***130***

Series 65 Registered Investment Adviser Exam Study Materials

Study Book for Series 65

Study Book for Series 65

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Series 65 Exam Study Book

The Series 65 600+ page program comes in two 8 1/2 x 11? perfect bound books (the Study Text and the Final Exams book).  They are specifically designed for the self-study student!

  • The Study Text contains “Micro-Sections” and great page formatting that allows fast reading and emphasizes key points that you’ll probably see on the exam.  Additionally, strategic quizzes are frequently spaced as you go along.
  • The Final Exam Book contains 10 Final Exams that will make sure there are no surprises when you sit for the real exam!

Key point: All questions have detailed expanded answers. Over 1,300 section questions and final exam questions in total — and they are “Exam-Tough”.

DATABANK for Series 65

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Series 65 DATABANK of Final Exams

Designed to complement our Printed Materials, the online Series 65 DATABANK Practice Exams are a convenient and effective method of testing your overall comprehension of the material.

The key point, is using the DATABANK Practice Exams will prepare you for the actual test by presenting practice questions of similar complexity to that of the real exam.

The web based DATABANK Practice Exams:

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  • Unlimited Quizzes for each of the major topics covered on the Series 65 exam:
    • Economics & Analysis
    • Investment Vehicles
    • Investment Recommendations
    • Legal Guidelines
  • 30 Finals, covering material from all major topics, and weighted in the same manner as the material in the actual exam
  • Each question has a detailed explanation that not only explains which answer is correct, but also explains why the other answers are wrong for the more complex concepts.
  • No two tests in DATABANK Practice Exams are the same — the depth of the question pool (approximately 5,000 questions) ensures that each question you sees is unique.
  • All of the tests are weighted in the same manner as the material in the actual exam.

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DATABANK and Study Book for Series 65

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Series 65 Exam Study Book + DATABANK of Final Exams

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Smart Web for Series 65

Smart Web for Series 65

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Series 65 – SMART 65 on the Web

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This web-based program is divided into the same “Chapters” as our Series 65 text and includes an online textbook that leads you through every topic, testing you on each major point.  Even more, the program dynamically modifies your learning sequence, based on your strengths and weaknesses. If you are having difficulty with a major concept, you’re presented with the information in a variety of reinforcing methods until you master the topic. If you’re not having problems you move rapidly through the program!

The learning material is arranged within the 4 major areas of the exam and covers over 300 concepts:

  • Economics and Analysis
  • Investment Vehicles
  • Investment Recommendations
  • Legal Guidelines

To expose you to the extraordinary depth of possible questions on this exam, tests are drawn from a pool of over 4200 distinct questions.

Chapter quizzes follow each section and final exams conclude the study. Each concept includes: practice questions with detailed explanations that not only explain which answer is correct, but also explain why the other answers are wrong for the more complex concepts.  Also included,  is a Quick 65 summary – an easy-to-read condensation of the most important points tested

The content for Smart 65 is constantly updated. Changes are added to the material as they become available.

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The license to use Smart 65 expires one year after purchase date. In addition, if an account does not show any activity for 60 days, your account will be made inactive. Should this happen, the account will be reactivated upon request any time during the one year license. Requests for reactivation should be sent to [email protected].  Please reference your order number, date of order, full name and email address when contacting support.

Smart Web and Study Book for Series 65

Smart Web and Study Book for Series 65

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Series 65 – Exam Study Book + SMART 65 on the Web

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NOTE: All FINRA exam are continually being updated. You should take your exam within 120 days of ordering your study materials!
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