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drews


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Posted: 2005-04-28 21:47

Can somebody recommend me a good preparation manual for the Series 3 exam

Sorry if it was discussed before (I searched this and the other forum but couldn't find much, searching under "series 3"). Quick google search gave me this and I found this book on amazon. I just don't know how good those books are, so if somebody can speak from personal experience your advice will be highly appreciated


Tradenator


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Posted: 2009-09-17 02:13
This has come up with me now because one regulator just isn't enough.  Any recommendations for decent self-learning materials?

billWalker


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Posted: 2009-09-17 14:55
YMMV, but I found the print study materials and practice exam from STCUSA covered everything fine. Looks like the prices are the same as the aitraining one.

I wouldn't get too worked up about it, though. This is hardly the CFA.

For my friends, anything, for my enemies, the law.

Chuck


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Posted: 2009-09-17 20:02
http://www.kfeducation.com/securities/series-3

Speculator

Tradenator


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Posted: 2009-09-20 12:54

Thanks.  I'm not getting worked up, I just want to blast through it once and do it right.  Beer

EDIT: In the end I used stuff from here for both the Series 3 and Series 30 tests together.  (Series 30 is just a repeat of the regulatory section from Series 3, so it may be worth doing both while your mind is there without adding anything more to your study load.)


TSWP


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Posted: 2017-04-19 19:06
Esteemed forumites, 8 years after the latest post in this thread, I come up with the same question:

where would you get TODAY (2017) the best material for passing the Series 3 Exam?

(also considering that some things have changed in the regulatory landscape in the last few years, post-2008, this thread was started in 2005)

The only thing that counts: can you make money?

HitmanH


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Posted: 2017-04-19 23:29
I took it earlier this year - and I bought https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Wiley-Exam-Review-2016-Test/1119110645/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492637326&sr=8-1&keywords=series+3+nfa

Wasted 2 weekends of my life reading - then long forgotten...

TSWP


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Posted: 2017-04-21 12:30
Thank you for the answer.
2 weeks is a very short time for preparation for this exam, I have heard people that studied for 3 months!

The only thing that counts: can you make money?

mtsm


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Posted: 2017-04-21 16:11
The rule for any of these exams is that you just need to be above the pass mark. There is zero upside in anything more than that. That's the word on the street.

TSWP


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Posted: 2017-04-21 19:29
Agreed, for sure I ain't trying to pass with flying colors.

The only thing that counts: can you make money?
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