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Finance Glossary

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Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.



There are all kinds of ways to earn certifications within the financial industry, and most of these organizations are legit. But when brokers began creating misleading or bogus certifications, and then advertising them as part of their financial expertise, NASAA decided to issue written rules and guidelines around how, and when, financial professionals can claim certification in specialized areas.