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Level 2 Difficulty vs Level 1 [draft]

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CFA Level 2 Difficulty in terms of Content Ethics The concepts and pretty much the content is the same, but somehow the questions are way more difficult — more complex, trickier… you are never sure if the chosen answer is correct. Quantitative Methods It gets substantially more complex. I had a relatively easy time in […]

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How I Pass CFA Level 1 on Second Try [draft]

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I am ecstatic! I passed Level 1! How to Retake and Pass CFA Level 1 Exam So full of energy that I have to type out my lessons learned: 1. It’s a numbers game — number in terms of studying hours For those of you at Level 1, I don’t think there is a good […]

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Does CFA Help In MBA Application? [draft]

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It’s a bit late in the game, but I still thought about the possibility of going for an MBA program. I wonder: is the CFA designation / knowledge / experience helpful in the application? CFA Level 1 = Finance Undergraduate Degree Now that I have officially passed Level 1, I can assume that my finance […]

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CFA Exam Forum… good idea? [draft]

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Nice to vent frustration But if you said something dumb, you got hit pretty bad. It’s especially the case in one of the forums tend to have a few alpha male. prevalent in the finance / trading area. One really helpful guy, nice and experienced. Success story 2015: http://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-i-forum/91347871

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My Progress in CFA Level 1 FRA, Equities and Corp Fin

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, currently working in New York. He failed Level 1 in June but will retake in December. I am 213 days into my CFA journey. Looking back, if I am to pick the #1 tip to pass Level 1, I would say: […]

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How to Study CFA Economics Level 1 (for Econ Major and Others)

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, currently working in New York. He failed Level 1 in June but will retake in December. OK. It is time for me to face Econ after my humiliating score in the Level 1 exam. I once made fun of a colleague […]

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My Progress [draft]

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  I regained my momentum after knowing this is doable. If you remember my post a month or so ago, I did take the time to work on my 3 statements. This is by far the best decision — I am now so much confident in FRA questions because I know how the items flow […]

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Wiley is Awesome! [draft]

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It’s been a while since I got the Wiley package. I wanted to try for a few weeks before sharing my thoughts on this review provider. So far, I couldn’t be happier. We get on so much better now after the conversation we had on my CFA journey. [ ] Wiley more conceptual / qualitative, […]

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An Evening with Sally (and Annette)

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, working in New York and planning to retake Level 1 in December. Today’s a special day for us in New York City. RIP. Warning: this is a somewhat sentimental piece. May cause goosebumps all over. One of the biggest items on […]

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CFA Exam Results Analysis: 3 Areas of Improvement

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Sam is our first CFA exam blogger. He was born and raised in Illinois, currently working in New York. He failed Level 1 in June but will retake in December. I promised to write a more in-depth analysis on the results release day. I did this a while back, but it’s today that I got […]

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