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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 CFA Level 1, financial reporting, ethics, […]

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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 CFA classes in selected locations, online CFA review kits, and mock exams. Furthermore, Fitch CFA review courses train over 3,000 candidates every year. Fitch CFA Course Offering 1. Classroom Learning Fitch CFA Review offers ongoing virtual classes as well […]

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CFA Exam Pass Rates 2024: 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 2021 to 2023 Since the CFA […]

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CFA Exam Blog: 50 Best Questions from Readers

Here is a list of CFA exam FAQs and questions I have received from fellow readers. If you have a question but can’t find the answer, 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 […]

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

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Are you thinking about taking the CFA Level 1 November exam? After all, the CFA exam is only given a few times each year, so you must carefully plan your CFA schedule. So whether you’re planning a CFA exam retake or you’re just getting ready to start your CFA exam journey, let’s discuss the details […]

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What does CFA Stand For (and Why It’s Important to Your Career)

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CFA® stands for Chartered Financial Analyst. The title, granted by CFA Institute (formerly AIMR), is the most global qualification in finance and investment. Basically, the CFA charter covers security research, asset management, portfolio management, hedge funds, and other buy-side investment houses. CFA charter holders are not regulated nor granted “privilege” to perform certain attest functions. […]

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CFA Scholarship: Types, Requirements and Deadline

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Do you know about the CFA scholarship? The CFA Institute offers five types of scholarships to help candidates who can’t afford the CFA exam fees. In short, scholarships help more people to grow in their careers and make the CFA charter more accessible to everyone. The CFA scholarships include the following: Access: Primarily need-based Women’s: […]

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CFA Requirements in 2024: 3 Simple Steps to Designation

To become a CFA charterholder, you need to meet the CFA requirements, which include: Fulfill the CFA requirements for education or work experience. Take and pass the 3-part CFA exam. And finally, complete the CFA work requirements. CFA Exam Requirements for 2024 Who can take the CFA Exam? Well, the CFA Institute gives candidates four […]

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CFA Level 1 Weights, Date, Pass Rates + All You Need to Know

CFA Level 1 exam is the first of the three-tier tests to pass in the CFA Program. It involves basic knowledge and comprehension questions focusing on investment tools, and some questions require analysis. Plus, the CFA Level 1 syllabus changed somewhat a few years ago, so let’s review the content you need to know to […]

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CFA Economics: 5 Actionable Tips to Save Your Sanity

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The CFA Economics section represents 6-9% in Level 1, 5-10% in Level 2, and 5-10% in Level 3. While not considered heavily tested, it is an important topic throughout the CFA exam. Candidates’ Typical Frustrations: CFA Economics Candidates have very different views on Economics for the CFA exam. Some find the questions easy to score, […]

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