Best CFA Level 1 study order

What Is The Best CFA Level 1 Study Order? [2021 & 2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 60 readings in CFA Level 1’s 2022 curriculum (57 readings in 2021’s curriculum). But should you study the topics in sequence? Or is there an optimal CFA Level 1 study order? It’s one of the popular questions we get in the 300Hours Forum (which, …

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how to study effectively

How To Study Effectively: Proven Methods That Work for CFA, FRM & CAIA Exams

Have you ever wondered if your current study methods are effective for passing the exams? A comprehensive study called “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques” by Dunlosky et al. (2013), may just help answer that.  More importantly, I’ve read through and applied the learnings of this study for the specific case of CFA, FRM and CAIA exams, …

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best CFA Level 2 study order

What Is The Best CFA Level 2 Study Order? [2021 & 2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 47 readings in CFA Level 2’s 2022 curriculum (48 readings in 2021). But should you study the topics chronologically? Or is there an optimal CFA Level 2 study order? We often get these questions in the 300Hours forum (which, by the way, you can join for …

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best CFA Level 3 study order

What’s the Best CFA Level 3 Study Order? [2021 & 2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order CFA Level 3 curriculum content has undergone a huge revamp during 2019-2021. The good news is that the 2022 Level 3 changes vs. 2021 are much smaller this time around. A common question we get asked in 300Hours Forum is whether candidates should study the topics chronologically, …

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how i passed cfa level 2 with just practice questions

How I Passed CFA Level 2 With Just Practice Questions

CFA Level 2 is usually regarded as the toughest CFA level there is, and I probably agree with that. The time I spent on preparing for CFA Level 2 is substantial, but the manner of which I went about it is unusual – I did not use any study notes. Instead, my approach consisted of …

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how many cfa mock exam

CFA Mock Exams: How Many Should You Be Doing?

One of the most effective ways to learn is through practice, lots of it. However, how many CFA mock exams should we aim to complete for practice? According to our research (8 years worth of data!), there is an optimal number of CFA mock exams you should be doing for the best chance of passing. …

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CFA Level 1 Tips: Top 10 Advice From Previous Candidates 1

CFA Level 1 Tips: Top 10 Advice From Previous Candidates

So you’ve finally registered for the CFA exams as a Level 1 candidate. Welcome! Facing the first challenge of your CFA journey can be overwhelming. But you are not alone, because we are here to guide you through this and help you pass.  Here are the top 10 CFA Level 1 tips – a set of golden rules …

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cfa ethics

CFA Ethics: Top 10 Tips To Nail This Section [All Levels]

The Ethical and Professional Standards section is challenging for most CFA candidates given the more subjective nature of the topic and questions (vs. the rest of the curriculum), and the sheer amount of readings to go through. Regardless whether you’re new to CFA exams or a seasoned CFA Level 3 candidate, CFA Ethics section plays …

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are third party cfa prep books necessary

Third Party CFA Prep Books: Do You Need Them? Is CFA Curriculum Enough?

The CFA program can feel costly at times, and a fair question we get all the time is whether third party CFA prep books are necessary. Isn’t the CFA curriculum itself sufficient, especially since CFA Institute will only ever test the materials covered in the curriculum? While the CFA curriculum is a fantastic source for …

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