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CFA Level 1 Ethics: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2023’s curriculum. If mastered, Ethics can be the ace up your sleeve throughout your CFA exam journey, given its relative high topic-weight yet similar content across all 3 levels. That said, Ethics can be really dry to read through at times… we know, as we have …

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How To Get Promoted at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Investing your time and energy in years of dedicated study and work experience is a typical route towards professional career success. In many finance careers, there is often a clear hierarchy leading to an ultimate management role with a highly lucrative salary.  Learning how to get promoted at work is therefore crucial, but why do …

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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for CFA Nov 2022 exams] CFA pass rates are a factor in most candidates’ consideration on whether to sign up for the CFA exams. If pass rates are too high, it lacks prestigiousness. If it is too low, it is too difficult and may not be worth the effort. Tricky, eh? Often branded the …

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CFA Level 1 Corporate Issuers: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2023’s curriculum. Since 2022, Corporate Finance has been renamed as Corporate Issuers with a major revision on the topic. Although a relatively small topic weight, CFA Level 1 Corporate Issuers is one of those topics that is highly interlinked with FRA and Quantitative Methods, therefore mastering …

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CFA Level 1 Quantitative Methods: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2023’s curriculum. CFA exams are tough, we get it. We have gone through them ourselves. That’s why we created our Cheat Sheets to help your review sessions and refresh your memory on important CFA Level 1 concepts.☕ Each of our Cheat Sheet article focuses on one …

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CFA Level 1 Derivatives: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2023’s curriculum. Derivatives. Perhaps no single word has a greater ability to strike fear in the hearts of CFA candidates. The readings on this topic are replete with graphs, formulas, all of which seem indecipherable, and gratuitous references to Greek letters. However, it doesn’t need to …

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2023 CAIA Exam Dates: Key Deadlines You Need To Know

Considering the CAIA designation? It’s a pretty good choice if you plan to build a career in growing alternative investments sector. In response to the pandemic, CAIA has expanded its in-person computer-based testing (CBT) exams to accommodate online proctoring (OP) as well, so you can now take the CAIA exams remotely too. Whether you are …

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FRM Minimum Passing Score: Our Best Estimates So Far

[Updated for Nov 2022 results. Help our FRM MPS research by submitting your Part 1 and Part 2 results!] Not to be confused with pass rates, GARP does not release FRM minimum passing score information to candidates. We understand GARP’s reasons for doing this, as FRM candidates should aim to acquire the necessary knowledge as …

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2023 FRM Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Whether you are new to FRM exams, or a seasoned Part 2 candidate, here’s a handy summary of all the key FRM exam dates you need to know, as your FRM registration date affects the exam fees you pay. And a nice frequently asked questions (FAQ) section too, to answer any FRM registration questions you …

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CFA Level 1 Equity Investments: Our Cheat Sheet

Note: this cheat sheet is updated for the latest 2023’s curriculum. If you’re following our recommended Level 1 topic study order: after going through Quant, FRA and Fixed Income, CFA Level 1 Equity Investments would be a lovely topic in comparison. Since Equity is a relatively gentle section of the curriculum, it provides an opportunity …

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