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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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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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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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How The CFA Helped Me Get My Dream Job

After finishing school, I ended up working in the back office of a big bank, with no clear idea of where I wanted to go or how I’d ever get there. I was working in the derivatives section on futures, …

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Passing The CFA Exams, Still A Top Way To Increase Compensation

If you asked most CFA candidates why they are doing the exam, I’d imagine that the two main answers would be: -to increase my salary -to further my career, get a promotion, etc Those two end up meaning the same …

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The CFA Is A Fair Exam

I was asked the other day about the CFA because a friend of mine felt it was unfair that after spending hundreds of hours studying for the CFA exam, he might end up failing because of bad luck or because …

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No, The CFA Exam Is NOT Getting Harder

I hear it all the time, newer candidates complaining about the exam, especially when they fail. Don’t get me wrong, I feel for everyone that has failed the exam, I really do. Today’s post has nothing to do with that. …

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What Is CFA?

Last week, I noticed that one of the most common questions of this blog’s visitors is a rather simple one: “What Is The CFA”? It’s certainly an appropriate one and you’d think that I have would have covered this already …

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