CFA CFA Level 1 So many ratios, so little time.

So many ratios, so little time.

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    • microeconomist
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      Hi All. I hope your studies are going well. To avoid burnout and keep morale up, I am not studying for the next couple days. This last week has consisted of nothing but ratio after ratio after ratio..absolute craziness. I grab a sheet of printer paper, write out the same ratio until I fill the page, flip the page and repeat with the next ratio. The last 5 days of this has turned my hand to jelly.

      To avoid burnout, I am learning a couple of my favorite songs on the violin, however that won’t be happening this week. Good thing I am quasi-ambidextrous or else, as my wife pointed out, I’d have starved to death already. As the feeling returns to my digits, I realize that I will only be memorizing about half the fin ratios that come across my desk. As it stands, I think I have already spent too much time on them. If anyone has a line on a direct cranial ratio implant, please let me know.

    • vincentt
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      From my experience, most ratios would starting to make sense as and when you have gone further with the readings. That’s when you see more examples of ratio being used, etc.

      Also, as you do more practice exams it would help remembering them too that’s pretty much what happened to me during the last 4 weeks.

    • Sophie Macon
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      @vincentt is spot on, and a veteran here at 300HC 🙂

      I’d say you’ll learn the most in the last month of practice, so don’t stress out or destroy the brain juice on this right now – you’ll need it for November!

    • microeconomist
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      Well, I tried, but could only manage to pry myself away for a day and a half. FRA is so dry that I have this fear of forgetting what I’ve spent hours upon hours learning. On the upside, I strung together an easy to remember “DuPont for dummies” equation.

    • microeconomist
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      Nothing but straight practice problems this week and then hasta la bye-bye to FRA ……well, at least for now :))

      CF here I come.

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