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Level 3 Candidates

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  • MattyJ
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    Does anyone else think that the actual material appears a lot easier than previous levels? I know the hard part will be answering the essay questions and remembering enough info to do this, but I seem to be reading through material a lot quicker/easier than previous levels.

    Anyone else found this?

    christine
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    @jimmyg mentioned this earlier as well in another thread (http://forum.300hours.com/discussion/21/hows-everyones-progress/p1)

    I personally found it easier too – in terms of content, but the format of the exam is the challenging part of Level 3.

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    jimmyg
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    Yep – I’m rather enjoying the readings actually, much more than Level 1 or 2. The investment biases are great 😀

    Sophie Macon
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    Yes it does @MattJuniper… until the exams! Because its so easy to read and formula-less, rather deceiving!

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    I’m at Alternative Investments at the moment – and it’s so much better than Level 2! Very portfolio management focused.

    There is a risk I may be taking Level 3 a little too easily here. I feel like I’m enjoying the readings TOO much.

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    @jimmyg same here. I guess its more practical since we’re seeing the portfolio management side of things in all the topics. You can always go through the books after the exam at your own pace to enjoy the readings 😉 . Or you can also order one of those CFA publication books that deal with each topic areas covered in the curriculum. They’re more like reference books. http://www.cfapubs.org/page/books

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    I’m at Alternative Investments at the moment – and it’s so much better than Level 2! Very portfolio management focused.

    There is a risk I may be taking Level 3 a little too easily here. I feel like I’m enjoying the readings TOO much.

    I’ve just finished alternative investments. Just been working through the next session on risk management. Agree, the lack of formulas does make it appear easy, although I’m sure the real of the minutiae will be the hard part!

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    @mattjuniper that’s why I’m so suspicious of this level! Where’s the catch?

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    I take comfort from the fact that the pass rate is up in the 60’s too. Have I done more work than 40% of people in this room? Damn right I have! 😀

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    That’s true. I guess I’m more glass half empty – I’m suspicious of the remaining failing 40%… if they’ve managed Level 2, what made them fail Level 3?

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    Some people take 3 or 4 attempts to get through L2, so chances are the same happened at L3?

    jimmyg
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    Lol I took 2 attempts to pass Level 2. Hope that doesn’t extrapolate to Level 3. 😀

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    I would put money on the majority of people currently on this forum passing the exam. Just by the fact that they are on here is an indicator to me that they are working hard!

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    That seems to be the case! We should have a poll after the exam to survey passes and fails – if people are happy to go through with that…

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