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How Many CFA Charterholders are there in the World?

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CFAs are in high demand as major investment houses prefer to hire CFA charterholders in their asset management and research divisions. But do we have an actual number of CFA Charter holders around the world, and what do they do? Let’s take a look. Latest Number of CFA Charterholders and Members As of fiscal year […]

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CFA Exam Locations List (and Can I Change My Test Center Later?)

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One of the reasons why Chartered Financial Analyst becomes a popular qualification is the institute’s willingness to offer CFA exam locations around the world. Aspiring CFAs can save travel and accommodation cost, and for many of them, the fact that they don’t need to deal with visa issues is one important reason why CFA Institute […]

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Best CFA Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus vs Hewlett Packard 12C

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Texas Instruments BA II Plus and Hewlett Packard 12C are the two CFA approved calculators. Which one is better for the exam? CFA Calculator Comparison 1. Texas Instruments BA II Plus Both Texas Instruments BA II Plus and Texas Instruments BA II Plus Professional versions are CFA approved calculators. You can see this as a […]

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Why CFA is Important: 9 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Wait

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What are the benefits of doing CFA, considering the time and effort you need to participate in the program? 5 CFA Benefits Important to Your Career Among the countless finance degrees around the world, the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification has become the gold standard.” ~ Financial Times Most people agree that the CFA designation is […]

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How CFA Exam Weights Affect Your Study Strategy

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The CFA exam tests the same 10 topic areas through the 3 levels of the exam. However, the CFA exam weights change as we progress. Let’s take a look at the breakdown and which areas are more heavily tested in each level. CFA Exam Weights at Different Levels In level 1, financial reporting, ethics and […]

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CFA or CPA: Which Qualification is Better?

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Finance professionals often pursue professional qualifications in order to advance their careers. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations are arguably the two most prestigious titles in their respective fields. What are the differences, and which one is better? Here is the text version for your reference: CFA or CPA: An Overview […]

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Fitch CFA Review: Pros and Cons Analysis

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Fitch CFA Review (formerly known as 7City Learning) has been around since 2000. They offer live classes in selected locations, online review kit and mock exams. Fitch CFA review courses train over 3,000 candidates every year, and have helped over 31,000 aspiring CFAs. Fitch CFA Course Offering 1. Classroom Learning There are ongoing virtual classes […]

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CFA Pass Rates 2018: What the Latest Statistics Reveals

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If you are contemplating on taking CFA exam, you might want to gauge the difficulty by looking at historical CFA pass rates. Here is the passing rate trend of the 3 levels, as well as my analysis on what we can learn from these statistics. For those who prefer the text version, please find the […]

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CFA Exam Blog: 50 Best Questions from Readers

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Here is a list of CFA exam FAQ I got from fellow readers. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, drop us a note and we’ll do our best to respond as soon as we can. CFA Decisions 1. Is the CFA Exam worth it What are the benefits as […]

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CFA Level 1 December Exam: Fast Track to Pass CFA in 18 Months

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CFA exam June results have just been released. Whether you need a retake, or ready to start your CFA exam journey, the question is: Should I take the CFA Level 1 December exam? What are the implication of taking if “off the June cycle”? What’s Good about taking CFA Exam in December 1. Pass the […]

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