CFA CFA Level 1 List of Vocabulary/Concepts

List of Vocabulary/Concepts

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    • micadeli
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      Hello all – Given that I don’t have much of a background in financial vocabulary and concepts, I was hoping one of you loyal CFA acolytes could point me to a solid resource. Schweser is working fine for now, but I feel like I need to get more specific with the material. I’m essentially looking for something that covers all of the vocab and basic mathematical concepts every Level I candidate should be well-aware of. Anything will help.
      Thanks guys!

    • christine
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      @micadeli‌ something along the lines of schwesers quicksheet? Or secret sauce?

    • micadeli
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      @christine I’m not aware of Schweser’s quicksheet. I did find this http://cfa.is/1f0BOpY last night, which I think should help. I’m looking to become familiar with most (if not all) terminology and mathematical concepts before I even begin studying the actual CFA prep materials. You see I’m coming across terms in the prep materials that throw me curve balls because I’m not familiar with them. It’s been an annoying impediment to my progress because I don’t have that “base-layer” knowledge. Yes, I do want the secret sauce too!

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      If you are using Schweser you should have the quicksheet as well. Although I think the Glossary at the back of each book might serve you better.

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      @micadeli, it may also help to have an internet connection when you’re studying, so you can google any expressions you come across in your readings that you don’t understand. That can slow things down a bit, but it’s better to keep moving along in the CFA studying material instead of putting ahead another chunk of stuff for you to study before.

    • micadeli
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      Thanks, @tacheman. At first I thought you were mocking me, @edulima but I think you’re mostly right. But somehow I think I’ll be less well-rounded if I “learn as I go”, you know? I’ll figure it out. Thanks for help, guys.

    • edulima
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      No problem, @micadeli, yeah I was actually serious 🙂 . I think you’ll actually be more well-rounded if you do it that way; your goal is to understand the CFAI syllabus and you’ll research on the side any terms that you don’t understand, without letting anything slow you down more than it should. The CFAI syllabus is very wide already, there’s lots to learn and you’ll need a lot of time to cover all the “area”, and then to make sure you review everything to be ready for the exam.

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      @edulima @micadeli‌ I’m all for googling as you go as well.

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