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Should You Study CFA Topics in Their Given Order, Or Decide Your Own?

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    Should You Study CFA Topics in Their Given Order, Or Decide Your Own?

    By Mike, Associate Writer . He is a current CFA Level III candidate. Is there an ideal order of studying CFA topics? Do you approach your CFA topics in the given order, or skip around as you like?…

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    Nice one @mikey‌. The Ethics tip would have helped my L1 – I didn’t know if I absolutely needed to start with Ethics. CFAI really should address this at the start of the curriculum.

    Betankrich
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    Argree with you, I also prefer the order

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    For both level-1 and 2 I did not follow the order and studied all topics randomly. For me it did not give any problem.

    hairyfairy
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    @RaviVooda‌ what (rough) order did you use? or rather, what concept/rule did you follow for your custom topic order?

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    @hairyfairy, I actually took classes for both level-1 and 2, they used to train us based the faculty available hours. I also used to read in the same order as the classes. May be because of the classes I did not feel the difficulty but the order was very random. Say for Level-1 I got trained in this order
    Ethics, Quants, Derivatives, FSA, Alternative Investments, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income, Equity, Economics :))

    My view is also that order does not matter. However better to keep concepts like Ethics and GIPS towards last as they are more memory based. No matter even if you study in the beginning also it is just waste of time as you forget 90% of whatever is read.

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    In Level-1 economics was a nightmare for me.. 🙂

    nav
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    Just registered today, trying to figure out my study plan.

    hairyfairy
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    @RaviVooda‌ I think it’s right to keep quants in front though…

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    I am a stickler for going chronologically. I tried mixing it up but I just I couldn’t. So what I am doing is instead of doing a book at a time, I am doing two books simultaneously.


    @nav
    you might want to try it. It is always good to pair a theory and a numerical paper. So when you get tired of looking at numbers, you can switch to the theory subject. Gives you a little break and if you notice your study pace will actually be better compared to doing one subject at a time.


    @hairyfairy
    ‌ agree with you. Quants requires a loooottttttt of practice so better to finish it off first and get on to practice questions.

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