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

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 2020: CFAI Curriculum, Schweser or Wiley?

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Choosing the best CFA books to study from is a valid approach for your CFA exam preparation. However, if budget isn’t an issue, we’d highly recommend studying from a fully comprehensive CFA course. In contrast to a book, a full CFA course will include video lectures, test banks with interactive questions, virtual assistance from professors, […]

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CFA Work Experience Requirement: Getting Your CFA Work Experience Approved

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The 2 most significant obstacles you’ll face on your quest toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter are the CFA exam and the work experience requirement. The CFA exam contains 3 increasingly difficult levels and can take several years to complete, so it’s clearly a challenge. Additionally, the CFA work experience requirement is also […]

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How Many CFA Charterholders are there in the World?

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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Why Get a CFA: CFA Benefits & Why the CFA Program Is Important

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Why get a CFA? There is a tremendous amount of time and effort you must put into the CFA program. But what are the CFA benefits? Let’s take a look at the numerous CFA advantages and the important impact the program could have on your career. Why Get a CFA? 6 Career-Boosting CFA Benefits Among […]

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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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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,s 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 Exam Pass Rates 2020: What the Latest Statistics Reveals

If you are contemplating on taking CFA exam, you might want to gauge the difficulty by looking at historical CFA pass rates. Here are the passing rate trends of the three levels, as well as my analysis of what we can learn from these CFA statistics. CFA Pass Rates Statistics from 2016 to 2020 These […]

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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 designation worth it? What are the benefits as […]

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