Exams are drawing close! You should be in the full swing of things – having finished your curriculum and now in the midst of practice exams.
Remember that you have a free CFA Institute paper to download and test yourself with, so don’t miss that. If you’re looking for more practice papers, you can get some free ones and others at great discounts through our Reviews and Offers page.
We will be running our Weekly Workshop series for another 2 more weeks. Remember to check out our forum to look at the full (and increasingly thorough) list of topics we’ve covered so far (Level I, Level II and Level III covered, as well as Careers and General CFA), but here are the weekly picks that will be useful to go through before you hit the actual exam.
- Deep vs Light Reading: @marc explains both approaches to studying – which one are you?
- Tips if Your Test Center is in London: @marc shares his experiences in the Excel Centre, London.
- Short Selling and Market Efficiency: @sidmenon finds out why prohibition of short selling creates market inefficiency.
- VIX and Contrarian Strategy: @lulu123 reconciles her understanding as to why extremely high VIX levels are considered bullish by contrarians.
- Sustainable Growth Rate: @lulu123 walks through a sustainable growth rate exam question.
- FCFE Valuation: @Dollarstodonuts asks about the various FCFE formulae.
- Shares vs. Cash offer in M&A: @Alta12 discusses the value of shares post acquisition between a cash and a share offer.
- Justified Trailing and Leading P/E: @diya explores the role of P/E comparables method in company valuation.
- Terminal Value for a Multistage Residual Income Model: @Vincentt wonders why there are no specific terminal value number in the multistage residual income model.
- Salvage value and TNOCF: @Alta12 questions why salvage value of old equipment was not taken into account in TNOCF.
- Option Adjusted Spread: @alta12 discovers how tricky the questions can get as option added spread isn’t a method itself. Not the option adjusted spread we know!
- Tobin’s Qonfusion: @padniaki questions what is Tobin’s q, and why it seems to be contradictory when viewed at firm and market level.
- Investor Types: @marc asks if we really need to commit all investor types to memory.
- The Ultimate Guide to Int. Investor IPS: @sophie shares lessons learnt in Institutional Investor IPS questions
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