cfa curriculum explained with two cows

The CFA Curriculum, Explained With Two Cows

Ever feel that the CFA curriculum is a bit incomprehensible at times? Every topic makes sense when you’re going through it, but for me, it’s difficult to recall at short notice what each topic is about.  10 main topics, each fairly different yet connected. How does one sum each topic up in a succinct way? …

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CFA reading lists

The 2021 CFA Candidate Recommended Reading List

Note: This is a reading list for candidates that are looking for an engaging read while enhancing their knowledge for the CFA exams and investment management. These books are not curriculum readings and are not intended act as preparation material for the CFA exams. Looking for some lockdown reading? Why not read something entertaining and …

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List of Top Finance Movies and Documentaries

Top 12 Must-Watch Finance Movies for CFA Candidates

“Everything I learned I learned from the movies.”  – Audrey Hepburn A while ago I went on a financial-film binge – I watched pretty much anything I could find on the subject, which was weird. I was never liked to watch films about my own industry – it felt like an extension of work. I …

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16 Alternative Courses to CFA To Consider During Lockdown 1

16 Alternative Courses to CFA To Consider During Lockdown

With the ongoing pandemic, you might have some free time in your hands, especially if an exam is postponed, or if things are slower at work. In this article, we’ve listed the best courses for personal development, tailored for CFA candidates’ profiles. Covering finance, technology, language and health, if you’re looking for a suitable course …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 3 2

CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 3

By Neil Harkness Here are the meme-fied seasons so far:Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3We’re into the third season of my journey to CFA-memefy every Friends episode. Bring on Season 3! As a reminder, here are the rules of the challenge: Memes about CFA exam candidate life. At least one meme per episode. More is fine. Double …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 2 3

CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Every Friends Episode in Season 2

By Neil Harkness Here are the meme-fied seasons so far:Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3 The continuation of my misguided attempt to create at least one CFA meme from every Friends episode, ever. First, it was season 1. Now, it’s time for season 2 to get the CFA exam makeover. As a reminder, here are the rules …

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CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Memefying Every Friends Episode in Season 1 4

CFA® Exam Meme Challenge: Memefying Every Friends Episode in Season 1

By Neil Harkness Here are the meme-fied seasons so far:Season 1 ∙ Season 2 ∙ Season 3​For CFA exam study breaks, I either watched an episode of Friends, or, er, created dank memes. ​ ​So when I was deciding what to contribute to 300 Hours, the choice was obvious: combine my two unholy pastimes and see what happens. Behold, the …

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The Essential Professional Development Reading List 5

The Essential Professional Development Reading List

By CFA Institute and Christine Note: This is a reading list for candidates that are looking for an engaging read while enhancing their professional development. These books are not CFA curriculum readings and are not intended act as preparation material for the CFA exams. Looking for something to read? Why not read something entertaining and educational? We’ve …

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What Not to Say to CFA Candidates 6

What Not to Say to CFA Candidates

By Christine Warning: this is a ranty post.This article has a go at well-meaning friends, family and colleagues, whom probably only want the best for me and are just concerned about me when I was tearing my hair out as a CFA candidate. But sometimes the stuff that people say to me as a CFA …

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Reduce Stress Now 7

3 Sure-fire Ways to Reduce Stress Now

By Sophie Stress sucks, regardless where they come from.  Whether it’s work deadlines, office politics, upcoming job interviews, experiencing failure, aiming for work/life balance, or cramming last minute for the CFA exams – you’re not alone in this.  The good news? It’s how we choose to respond to them that matters.  Knowing that we can do …

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