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2018 CFA Exam Fees Breakdown: Does the Title Worth the Cost?

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The CFA fees add up and cost a fortune! Before you get into the details on how to apply and what to study for the exam, let’s take a good objective look at the cost and then you can decide to go ahead based on your own budget. For specific cost breakdown for Level 1, […]

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3 Best CFA Prep Course in 2018 (and Our Recommendation)

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Here is my analysis on the pros and cons of CFA prep course based on readers’ experience and comments from financial analyst forums. Disclosure: The I Pass Team may earn a small amount of compensation if you purchase from our links; our team uses these revenues to maintain the site and produce awesome free content […]

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Important CFA Exam Dates 2018 and 2019 (Don’t Miss the Deadline!)

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The CFA Exam dates and deadline are pretty much the same every year: exam is scheduled every June for all levels, and every December for Level I only. The June exam in 2018 was held 3 weeks later than normal – June 23 instead of the first Saturday of the month. In any case, the […]

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CFA Exam Results: How to Understand Your June 2018 Report

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The 2018 June CFA exam results release is as follows: Level 1 and Level 2: by email in July Level 3: by email in August Given the volume of emails, do not expect to receive the results immediately after 9am. Readers seem to get it half an hour to a few hours later. The results […]

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How to Become a CFA in 2018: My Awesome Complete Guide

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This page is dedicated to finance professionals who aspire to become a CFA charter holder. In this website we will share with you the steps on how to become a CFA, as well as the necessary steps to plan, study for and pass 3 levels of the CFA exam on your first attempt. How to […]

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CFA Ethics Level 1 Tips: 6 Actionable Strategies to Nail Your Exam

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CFA ethics is one of the most important topic areas in the CFA program. It represents 15% in Level 1, and 10-15% in Level 2 and Level 3. A good performance in ethics can also earn you a pass in case you score at the borderline. CFA Level 1 Ethics The exam content includes the […]

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CFA Exam Registration: Step-by-Step Guide

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The CFA exam registration is relatively simple. Here is a guideline for your information: CFA Exam Registration Procedure CFA candidates need to fulfill the following before they start the application process. 1. Education or Experience Requirements CFA candidates should have a bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution, or at least be in the final […]

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CAIA vs CFA: Competing or Complementary? Which is Better?

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The CFA and CAIA designation attracts a very similar pool of candidates: those who are committed to a career in the field of investment and financial analysis. However, there are notable differences. These differences can help decide which designation to pursue, or whether to go for one or both. CAIA vs CFA: A Comparison Similarities […]

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Best CFA Level 1 Books 2018: CFA Curriculum, Schweser or Wiley?

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Are you looking for affordable and effective CFA Level 1 books? Here is a list for your comparison: Here are the Best CFA Level 1 Books in 2018 CFA Institute Level 1 Book Wiley 11th Hour Guide Overall Quality Format Printed (paperback) Printed (paperback) Printed or ebook Printed or ebook Practice questions? No. of pages […]

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CFA Work Experience Requirement: Getting Approved for Borderline Cases

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The two most significant obstacles you’ll face on your quest toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) title are the CFA exam and the work experience requirement. The CFA exam contains three increasingly difficult levels and can take several years to complete, so it’s clearly a challenge. The work experience requirement is also quite strict. […]

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