Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide

by W. Sean Cleary

Wiley | July 2, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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A concise and practical guide to preparing for the Canadian Securities Exam

For anyone dreaming of a career in the Canadian finance industry, whether in banking, brokerage, financial planning, or mutual funds, passing the Canadian Securities Exam is the first step on the path to success. But there's a lot of material to know and almost everyone needs a helping hand. Thankfully, the Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide is the perfect quick-review tool covering all the basics you need to know. It includes "quick hits" of the key points in language that's straightforward and easy to understand. Fully updated to cover the latest topics added to the CSC curriculum, this is the perfect study guide for staying cool under pressure and getting the best score you can. An ideal way to prepare for the Canadian Securities Exam, this handy guide will have you fully prepped and ready to go in no time flat.

  • An affordable, compact study guide that simply summarizes must-know information
  • Features 400 sample questions, including multiple choice chapter review questions and two full practice exams, as well as cross-referencing to the CSC textbook
  • Written by a professor of finance and the Director of the Master of Management in Finance program at Queen's School of Business, Queen's University
  • Ideal for finance students who need a quick review of the vital information they need to pass the Canadian Securities Exam

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 10.94 × 8.46 × 0.98 in

Published: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118605683

ISBN - 13: 9781118605684

Found in: Finance and Investing

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Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide

Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide

by W. Sean Cleary

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 10.94 × 8.46 × 0.98 in

Published: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118605683

ISBN - 13: 9781118605684

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viIntroduction: How to Use this Book viiChapter 1: The Capital Market 1Introduction 1Suppliers and Users of Investment Capital 1The Role of Financial Instruments 4Financial Markets 5Chapter 1 Review Questions 8Chapter 2: The Canadian Securities Industry 11An Overview of the Canadian Securities Industry 11The Role of Financial Intermediaries 11The Canadian Securities Industry 12Chartered Banks 14Other Intermediaries 16Chapter 2 Review Questions 18Chapter 3: The Canadian Regulatory Environment 21Regulatory Organizations 21Arbitration 24Regulation and Investor Protection 24The Ethics of Trading 26Takeovers and Insider Trading 28Chapter 3 Review Questions 29Chapter 4: Economic Principles 33Overview of Economics 33Measuring the Economy 34Labour Markets 36Interest Rates 37Money and Inflation 38International Economics 39Chapter 4 Review Questions 41Chapter 5: Economic Policy 45Economic Theories 45Fiscal Policy 46Monetary Policy 46Chapter 5 Review Questions 49Chapter 6: Fixed-income Securities: Features and Types 53Overview and Terminology 53Bond Features 54Government Securities 56Corporate Bonds 57Chapter 6 Review Questions 61Chapter 7: Fixed-income Securities: Pricing and Trading 67Bond Pricing Principles 67The Term Structure of Interest Rates 71Delivery, Regulation, and Settlement 72Bond Indexes 73Chapter 7 Review Questions 74Chapter 8: Equity Securities: Common and Preferred Shares 79Introduction 79Common Shares 79Preferred Share Characteristics 81Stock Indices a
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A concise and practical guide to preparing for the Canadian Securities Exam

For anyone dreaming of a career in the Canadian finance industry, whether in banking, brokerage, financial planning, or mutual funds, passing the Canadian Securities Exam is the first step on the path to success. But there's a lot of material to know and almost everyone needs a helping hand. Thankfully, the Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide is the perfect quick-review tool covering all the basics you need to know. It includes "quick hits" of the key points in language that's straightforward and easy to understand. Fully updated to cover the latest topics added to the CSC curriculum, this is the perfect study guide for staying cool under pressure and getting the best score you can. An ideal way to prepare for the Canadian Securities Exam, this handy guide will have you fully prepped and ready to go in no time flat.

  • An affordable, compact study guide that simply summarizes must-know information
  • Features 400 sample questions, including multiple choice chapter review questions and two full practice exams, as well as cross-referencing to the CSC textbook
  • Written by a professor of finance and the Director of the Master of Management in Finance program at Queen's School of Business, Queen's University
  • Ideal for finance students who need a quick review of the vital information they need to pass the Canadian Securities Exam

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Preparing for the Canadian Securities Exam just got easier... with the Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide, 4th Edition, from Wiley

Whether your career aspirations lie in banking, financial planning, the mutual fund industry or a brokerage, you can't avoid taking the Canadian Securities Exam. But there's a lot of material to know for the day of the examination, and it can be a daunting task to assimilate such a wide body of knowledge.

The Wiley Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide is a quick-review tool that covers all the basics you need to know to pass the exam. It presents "quick hits" of the key points, in language that's easy to understand and follow. This concise study aid:

  • summarizes the essential "need-to-know" information
  • highlights important topics
  • features multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter
  • makes material easy to read, understand and remember
  • includes 400 sample questions, including multiple-choice chapter review questions and two full practice exams, as well as cross-referencing to the CSC textbook

This edition has been completely updated and revised to reflect recent changes to the course and the exams. It features updates throughout, new questions and new practice exams, and it has been restructured for ease of use and comprehension.

Don't let the stress and amount of material you need to know for the exam overwhelm you. Prepare yourself with the Canadian Securities Exam Fast-Track Study Guide. It's the perfect quick-review tool to wrap up your studying and help you focus on doing your best on the exam.

This text is designed primarily for students who are enrolled in the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)® through CSI Global Education Inc. (CSI)® and who are in the final stages of preparing to write either of their two CSC exams. It should be considered a companion to the CSI materials, not a substitute. CSI does not sponsor or endorse this product.

About the Author

Dr. Sean Cleary, Ph.D., CFA, is BMO Professor of Finance and Director of the Master of Finance program at Queen's School of Business, Queen's University. Dr. Cleary holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Toronto, and an MBA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a former Board member of both the Toronto CFA Society and the Atlantic Canada CFA Society. He has completed the Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC), the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), as well as the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) Mutual Fund Course. He has been on the faculty at St. Mary's University and the Schulich School of Business, York University, and has taught preparation courses for the Canadian Securities Exam. Dr. Cleary has published numerous articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, the International Journal of Managerial Finance, the Canadian Investment Review, and the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. He is co-author of the first three editions of Introduction to Corporate Finance (Wiley, 2007, 2010, 2013), as well as numerous other finance textbooks.