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CFA More Relevant Than Ever?

New-I usually spend my time on this blog discussing the CFA exam and how best to prepare for it. One trend that I think all of you would be interested in though is how much more relevant the CFA is …

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CFA Level 1 Exam Is Not Going To Get Any Easier

One of the main reasons the CFA exam continues to be so difficult is because the CFA institute is still seeing rising registrations to the exam. If you think about it, the more candidates they have, the easier it is …

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Best of luck to all CFA takers

I remember those last few moments when there is so much you’d like to do but so little time to get it done. Don’t try to review the entire material in one evening. Decide until what time you want to …

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2 Months To Go And You Lack Motivation? Might As Well Give Up…

I received an email yesterday from a reader who is studying for his CFA level 1 exam in June 2013.. he has 2 months to go and told me he’s made decent progress but has lost much of his motivation. …

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Where To Get Those CFA Mock Exams

For those who have read my CFA studying strategy ebook, you know that I recommend doing a ton of qbank questions as well as 10-20 mock exams. Just to clarify, I mean the 3 hour ones (some would say these …

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So 37% Of CFA Candidates Passed Level 1 Last December

The CFA exam is as difficult as any type of exam you’ll find in the world of finance. The 37% passing rate of level 1 last December is not much of a drop off of the 38% from last June. …

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CFA Jobs – What To Expect?

It’s no secret that while some of us enter the CFA program simply to challenge themselves (5% according to the most recent CFA institute survey), a far higher portion to it for career advancement. For most of us, that means …

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Studying The CFA In A Digital Era

Studying used to be rather difficult in a few ways. One of them was that studying required you to either have your CFA institute books or the Schweser ones. The Benefits And Challenges Of New Technologies I personally think that …

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Studying The CFA Exam With The Previous Year’s Material

It’s a question that I get over and over. The two main reasons why this happens is: -unfortunately, you failed the exam and are ready to retry it the next year -you got your hands on material owned by someone …

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Is The CFA Worth It? You’re Kidding Right?

Yesterday, I was asked if doing the CFA program was actually worth the effort. I paused and wondered how I should answer.. I finally sent the following: “If you’re asking me this, probably not” I wanted to get some kind …

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