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Becoming A Financial Advisor

Apr 8, 2008
It does not matter if the US economy is slowing down, the demand for financial advisor is still high.

Such skills are always in demand and the demand will be even greater once the economy turns around.

So brace yourself and embark on this lucrative career and prepare for the financial industry to make a comeback.

It is important that financial advisors earn a college degree and have a good understanding of the complex financial markets.

A good grasp of the ever-growing complexity of the financial industry is essential to conduct technical financial analyses. And certainly, having good industry knowledge is not enough.

Financial advisors business is people business. You need to earn the trust of your client if you wish to make a good living out of financial career.

One of the primary requirement is to have a license to operate. There are specific examinations that must be taken and passed to get that license.

The license will allow you to represent clients in financial advising. However, there might be some differences in the licensing requirements at different states.

But most of the states will require sponsorship by brokerage firms such as American Express or Fidelity.

It is a requirement to work work with a registered brokerage firm for at least four months, before they can work independently, once the exam is passed.

Most states need another secondary exam to be passed that focus on testing the candidate's general knowledge in securities, stock business and a good understanding of customer protection laws, procedures and liabilities.

Such courses are usually done through online as the candidates are often working professionals.
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