CFA CFA Level 2 Any sections people are taking chances on?

Any sections people are taking chances on?

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  • fabian
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    I was going through multinational operations and a (rather dangerous) thought crossed my mind – that for some of the stuff that I just don’t get I might as well take my 1-in-3 chances.

    Now before you bring the pitchforks out, I’m just saying. There are just some areas that no matter how much effort I put in at this stage, it feels like my odds aren’t going to improve from 33% anyway. It’s not that I’m saying I’ve decided to skip topics for sure, but wondering whether my efforts might be better suited focusing on something else that I will get, rather than pushing against a brick wall in some topics.

    Anyone else feeling the same way?

    vincentt
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    If i’m really really desperate on time, I would probably do that to some readings like say the last 2 of economics (as i think most of the chunky stuff is on the first reading about FX).

    But based on my limited knowledge about the exam, since there should be around 4 items on FRA, I would imagine you could potentially get 1 question from each of the 3 readings in study session 6 (Inter-corporate Investments, Employee Compensation: Post-Employment and Share-Based, Multinational Operations).

    I know FRA isn’t easy but it isn’t as tricky as other topics, so we’ll probably just need lots of practice.

    Sarah
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    Level 1. Somehow managed to neglect quants. I wasn’t studying in order and paid the price. CFAI forgave me.
    Don’t recommend it though but there were some chapters I couldn’t get my head around and purposely neglected.

    Zee Tan
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    Quants is not a good topic to skip – the stuff in there is used everywhere!

    vincentt
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    @zee i think @diya could be referring to the 2nd study session in level 1 which is to do with all the hypothesis testing. As far as I could remember, i think that section is always in quants and never in any other topics.

    Zee Tan
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    Urgh hypothesis testing. I’m not a fan of that either.

    Sophie Macon
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    Hmm.. I always thought hypothesis testing made the most sense in that section. LOL @zee. Goes to show how we all perceive different sections differently!

    Franz
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    I made a ‘priority list’ for the required readings and April 29 deadline to start the practice questions. So, whatever I don’t get done by April 29, I’m diving straight to practice questions.. At this rate, I think I might skim through ethics and the last part of accounting (i’m relying on my accounting background, so I put accounting 2nd from the last on my priority list) and just rely on my practice questions/exams..

    Sophie Macon
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    @Franz, depending on the rate you try your practice paper, you should have some time to go through your notes or section of your notes that you’re weak on the last time before the exam. Agree with trying to skim read the remaining section and stick to your deadline to start practice papers.

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