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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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How Hard is the CFA Exam? Experience from Readers in Different Background

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https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-most-difficult-subject-in-CFA-Level-1 hardest part of CFa level 1 Is CFA difficult CFA exam difficulty how hard is the CFA exam CFA level 1 difficulty CFA difficulty how difficult is cfa how hard is cfa level 1

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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. It covers security research, asset management, portfolio management, hedge fund and other buy-side investment houses. CFA charter holders are not regulated nor granted “privilege” to perform certain attest functions (e.g. CPAs are […]

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CFA Scholarship: Types, Requirements and Deadline

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There are two types of CFA scholarships offered by the CFA Institute: Access: primarily need-based Awareness: for certain segments of the candidate pool Overview of the CFA Scholarship (Access) Officially known as the “CFA Program Access Scholarship”, this program is meant to provide financial assistance to those who otherwise could not afford to take the […]

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CFA Requirements in 2017: 3 Simple Steps towards Designation

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In order to become a CFA charterholder, you need to: fulfill the CFA requirements on education take and pass the CFA exam complete the experience requirements We go through the first step in this video. Here is the text version for your reference: CFA Exam Requirements There are four tracks for you to fulfill the […]

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

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CFA level 1 exam is the first of the three-tier tests we need to go through in the CFA Program. It involves basic knowledge and comprehension questions focusing on investment tools, and some questions will require analysis. Here is the text version for your reference: CFA Level 1 Weights The focus of this level is […]

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CFA Economics: 5 Actionable Tips to Save Your Sanity

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CFA Economics section represents 10% in Level 1, 5-10% in Level 2 and 5-15% in Level 3. While not considered heavily tested, it is an important topic throughout the CFA exam. Candidates’ Typical Frustrations Candidates have very different view on Economics for the CFA exam. Some find the questions easy to score, while others get […]

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CFA Mock Exam vs Real: is it Necessary (and More Difficult)?

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The CFA mock exam is one of the best tools to get you prepared for the big day. But many didn’t take it. Why’s that, and why you shouldn’t follow their footsteps? Please find below the text version for your reference. The Psychology of Mock Exams People dread mock exams. Mock exams unforgivingly expose people’s […]

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CFA or MBA: Could Certification Replace Degree in Finance?

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Finance professionals who consider pursuing the CFA certification often think about MBA. We have a debate on CFA vs CPA on this site, and now let’s discuss whether one should pursue the CFA or MBA: Here is the transcript for those prefer to read the text: MBA is Better Because… 1. A More Well-Rounded Education […]

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CAIA Exam Dates and Testing Window in 2017

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Did you know that many CAIA candidates complete both parts of the exam within a year? If this is your plan, you might want to plan ahead, mark the dates, and make sure you don’t miss the testing windows. Unlike some of the professional exams such as CPA and CMA, the CAIA exam is offered […]

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