CFA Third Party Study Notes: Do You Need Them? 1

CFA Third Party Study Notes: Do You Need Them?

By Soren from Financial Exam Academy If you work hard enough you can definitely pass all three levels of the CFA program without buying a set of abbreviated study notes. The CFA Institute will only ever test you in material covered by the curriculum, so in theory all you need to do is to learn the curriculum …

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Get Up to 10 Full CFA Practice Exams with Bloomberg's CFA Simulation Exams 2

Get Up to 10 Full CFA Practice Exams with Bloomberg’s CFA Simulation Exams

By Sophie Not long ago, I’ve had the chance tofeature a promising new CFA prep provider: Bloomberg Exam Prep.  Being a late technology adopter myself (swearing by the good ol’ paper-and-pen approach), I was pleasantly surprised with their unique approach to online learning, rather than just placing video lessons and questions online. This doesn’t mean …

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Why I Think CFA Level III is the Toughest CFA Exam of Them All 4

Why I Think CFA Level III is the Toughest CFA Exam of Them All

By Sophie Despite passing Level III some years ago, the feeling of helplessness and pure terror that I’d experience is something I won’t forget. There you go CFA exams, you’ve scarred me for life! While I agree with Zee that Level II is a big step up from Level I in terms of sheer volume of content,  however in …

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Here's CFA Level I Advice From More than 1,000 Actual Past Candidates 6

Here’s CFA Level I Advice From More than 1,000 Actual Past Candidates

By Christine As you know, advice from a past candidate can be valuable. So how about a thousand past candidates? Following the recent CFA exam results, we received more than a thousand submissions from candidates on their CFA results and experiences, through our free CFA Analysis tool. In our tool, we also included a commentary …

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9 Ambient Sound Apps to Increase Your Study Focus 7

9 Ambient Sound Apps to Increase Your Study Focus

By Sophie We all begin our CFA studies with the best intentions, forming good habits such as eating well, sleeping enough, reducing stress levels… generally striking a sensible balance between all the different priorities in your life currently. We do this in hope to maximise our focus and productivity for every precious minute we pour into learning …

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CFA Topic Deep Dive: Your Guide to Understanding Diversification 8

CFA Topic Deep Dive: Your Guide to Understanding Diversification

By Miguel & Mykola Editor’s intro: In prepping for your CFA exams, one of the most frustrating things that can happen is that your mind simply refuses to grasp a particular concept. Often, you may be forced into blind memorisation out of desperation. The purpose of the CFA Topic Deep Dive articles is to help …

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