Can anyone recommend the best material to study from. I want to take my time studying for the exam and make sure I am prepared. So I downloaded 2013 material online and I intend to go through it first then buy the updated material when I am ready to register. Is this a good plan ?! Any thoughts or comments would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
CFAI material is the best, handdown. The only drawback of CFAI material is that those books are so bloody thick, that’s not even funny. :s
3rd party material is slightly thinner (emphasize on slightly), but you’re basically gambling on what part of curriculum they’ll leave behind in each and every year. Last year Elan completely nailed it, while Schweser seemed to ignore some important parts… although I’m pretty sure it could be the other way around in different time. 😛
I used schweser for Level 1. In addition to this, I also used an online practicing tool -Prepsmarter.com -for practicing questions based on each and every topic. You must have been facing the problem of forgetting what you have learnt . This will help you a lot.
Best of luck