CFA reading lists

The 2024 Recommended CFA Reading List For Candidates

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 new year reading? Why not read something entertaining …

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The Best Headphones and Earbuds to Use When Studying for the CFA Exams

The Best Headphones for Studying (and Earbuds too)

The right set of headphones or earphones can really make a difference to an effective study or work session. Listening to music, video lectures or having video calls all depend on having a device with excellent audio quality. And with active noise cancellation features, you can instantly create a quiet, focused environment wherever you are. …

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13 Easy Desk Stretches To Do For Better Posture

Juggling work, life and studying for exams is pretty tough, especially if you have a young family. It can feel near impossible to make time to look after yourself when you’re trying to ‘do it all’, which can lead to exam burn out. Despite sleeping enough and eating right, I remember finding the constant routine …

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The CFA Syllabus, Explained With Two Cows

Ever feel that the CFA syllabus is a little 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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List of Top Finance Movies and Documentaries

Top 12 Best 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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Looking for Good CFA Alternative Courses? Here Are 18 to Consider

Fed up of CFA exam’s low pass rates? Or just looking for something similar to the CFA qualification, but perhaps less intense? In this article, we’ve listed the best CFA alternative courses for professional and 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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