CFA CFA Level 2 Topic to start with in Level II prep.

Topic to start with in Level II prep.

  • This topic has 6 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated Sep-17 by HarisInam.
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    • Mr_Excel
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      Hi guys, I am about to start preparations towards Level II June 2014. I would like to get your views and advice on which topic is better to start with in preparations? Which will be the right topic order to go with in the whole process of preparations?

      Thanks for your cooperation!

    • Zee Tan
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      I’m not sure if order matters – for L2 it’s key to make sure you cover your topics early then start hammering out practice exams. L2 calculations are quite long and tough so they’ll require quite a bit of practice.

      We cover this in more detail in our CFA Analysis Report (http://www.300hours.com/cfa-results-analysis.html), but in general there are some make-or-break topics (i.e. make sure you properly master these). These account for 25% of the exam.
      • Derivatives
      • Economics
      • Portfolio Management
      • Quantitative Methods

      Then you have huge, huge topics which make up 50% of the exam:
      • Corporate Finance
      • FRA
      • Equity Investments

      Cover these early and you should be well on your way. Good luck!

    • Sophie Macon
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      Agree with @zee, order doesn’t really matter, hence I went chronological. I did leave Ethics till last as I’d probably forget them quicker.

    • Mr_Excel
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      Thanks @Sophie@Zee I have bought my copy of results analysis. I will go through it and I think I will have a clear plan before the end of this week. Thanks again guys, I can’t wait to read it..

    • Sophie Macon
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      No problem @Mr_Excel – we did wish we knew these little insights back in the days when we took ours exams! Things were tougher without 300hours 😉 We hope you find it useful!

    • fabian
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      @zee I found the topics stuff fairly interesting. Good to see backing evidence and also how hard everyone else found specific topics. Matches well to how I found it actually, with a few exceptions such as Alternative Investments.

      The section on ‘when to start studying’ was really helpful as well!

    • HarisInam
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      Topics are fairly interesting but I do advise people to read derivatives before reading fixed income. As most of the times it’s easier if you have some fresh review of options and trees ;). Order does matters 😛

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