About the Securities Industry Essentials Examination (SIE)The SIE is designed to test candidates entering the securities industry in four major topic areas:1. Knowledge of Capital Markets focuses on topics such as types of markets and offerings, broker/dealers and depositories, and economic cycles; 2. Understanding Products and their Risks covers securities products at a high level as well as associated investment risks; 3. Understanding Trading, Customer Accounts, and Prohibited Activities focuses on accounts, orders, settlement and prohibited activities; and, 4. Overview of the Regulatory Framework encompasses topics such as SROs, registration requirements and specified conduct rules.NEW Updates for Second EditionInformation regarding new contribution minimums/maximums for various qualified accounts (i.e. IRAs, defined benefit/contribution plans, Coverdell ESAs, etc.) has been updated to reflect current amounts. 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) have been added as chapter end quizzes to enhance learning and better prepare you for the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, tentatively scheduled for release in Quarter 1, 2018. **UPDATE** The title has been updated to correct errors found in the previous material. We apologize for any problems this may have created and thank you for your support!