CFA CFA Level 2 how’s everyone’s progress?

how’s everyone’s progress?

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  • fabian
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    I’m going really slow – much slower than expected. also, of the topics i’ve covered i’m not sure how much I remember…

    too much stuff going on outside of CFA, not really motivated when it comes to study sessions. was wondering where everyone is and how they’re feeling at this point.

    hairyfairy
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    at the risk of sounding cheerily annoying, I’m actually quite enjoying the process. this will wear out for sure later down the road, but for now i’m trying to capitalize on that.

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    I’m having a slow day today. Already it’s 1.5 hours and I haven’t gotten beyond a few pages.

    artyeasel
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    at the risk of sounding cheerily annoying, I’m actually quite enjoying the process. this will wear out for sure later down the road, but for now i’m trying to capitalize on that.

    Yep, always starts off that way…

    policedog
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    I’m feeling good about progress. I keep a study log, and filling it up and reviewing it helps visualise what I have achieved so far and helps with motivation.

    Maroon5
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    Indeed @policedog, the urge the tick the darn box off keeps me going. But prolly because the weather’s been crap lately – inversely correlated with motivation!

    Maroon5
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    Progress? Stuck at Quant methods now… gargh

    Reena
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    still scraping through and maintaining the time schedule, though not sure if much is registering in my head :S FRA is just insane

    jimmyg
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    Reading reading – although I must say level 3 is easier on the eyes than level 2.

    tacheman
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    Saturday, I’ve gymmed and had an awesome brunch, now I’m ready to roll.

    Sarah
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    Reading reading – although I must say level 3 is easier on the eyes than level 2.

    Easier how? Less books to contend with? Or are there lots of pictures? Knowing level III is good motivation to buckle down and not let level II break me.

    Sophie Macon
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    @Diya, I had the same feeling when reading Level 3 too. Level 3 is more conceptual and readable, whilst Level 2 was full of formulae and just took longer to go through and fully understand a page.

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    Reading reading – although I must say level 3 is easier on the eyes than level 2.

    Easier how? Less books to contend with? Or are there lots of pictures? Knowing level III is good motivation to buckle down and not let level II break me.

    Yeah – curious about this as well.

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    @diya @fabian it’s just a lot less calculations and formulas. it’s more conceptual and a focus on asset management, which I find much easier. Having said that the general wisdom is that the challenge is the format of the essay questions so I’ll report back on that later 🙂

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    Was going awesome until last week, I couldnt get myself to study… but this week is going to be different, I promise.

    Sarah
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    Was going awesome until last week, I couldnt get myself to study… but this week is going to be different, I promise.

    Good luck – I want to hear about the progress =D


    @jimmyg
    thanks. I always do way better when it is conceptual. Did you find the level II exam exceptionally difficult due to the exam format? The fact that there are far less questions than level I is worrying me.

    jimmyg
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    @diya the difficult part of Level 2 for me was content. Way too much to retain at any one time. Don’t let the fact that there are 50% less questions throw you off guard – because the vignettes involve so much reading, they will still take a lot of time, easily twice the time each Level 1 question takes.

    Also, because there is a long introduction to the problem, the questions can be much more in-depth.

    the commandments section covers several aspects of this. keep me updated with progress and let me know if you have any more questions!

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    Thanks for the tips @jimmyg!

    Sarah
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    @jimmyg thanks.
    Will do. I will finish going through the curriculum by the end of this month. Then it is just a question of how many of the formula’s I still have memorized when I go through my first practice exam. I have sticky notes everywhere with formulas and key points @.@
    Oh and I still need to go through Schweser’s “secret sauce” book

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    @diya secret sauce is definitely a good move. 🙂

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