CFA Level 1 6-Month Study Plan

The CFA Level 1 curriculum seems like a daunting amount of material when those books arrive at your door. More than 3,000 pages spread across six textbooks is a lot to get through, and you need a plan if you…

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Calculator Tips and Tricks for CFA Exams (HP-12C or BA-II Plus)

Analysts may use either a Texas Instruments BA-II Plus or HP-12C (or the various editions of either calculator) when taking the CFA exams. Trained users of either calculator can perform all necessary tasks in relatively the same amount of time…

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The FRM Program: Expectations, Benefits, and Tips

Introduction A Financial Risk Manager (FRM) that desires to be recognized by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is required to pass an exam that grants hopefuls the right of passage into fulfilling careers within the world of finance….

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Open Market Operations – A Tool for Inflation and Interest Rate Targeting

OMOs or Open Market Operations are a commonly used tool by Central Banks to administer the monetary policy. Central Banks try and control the price and quantity of money in the economy through the implementation of the monetary policy, price of money being interest…

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CFA Level 1 Financial Ratios Sheet

Most financial ratios are important for your CFA level 1 exam. Here is an extensive list of these ratios. You can also download AnalystPrep ratio sheet by clicking on this link. Activity Ratios Activity ratios measure how efficiently a company performs day-to-day…

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Analyst Prep Discount Code – 10% off with Coupon Code “BLOG10”

If you’re looking for an Analyst Prep coupon code, you’ve come to the right place! Using the “BLOG10” will provide you a 10% discount on all of AnalystPrep’s Premium study packages. Every package (CFA level 1, 2 and 3 and…

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CFA Historical Pass Rates

The CFA Institute has kept track of pass rates dating back to 1963 when there was just a single test for the 284 candidates to take. Only 16 of them failed. You can actually take the very first CFA exam on the…

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The Complete CFA Salary Analysis

In the following article, I’m going to dig into data available on Payscale.com to analyze the effect a CFA has on the median analyst’s salary. While I don’t use any data based on fewer than 100 respondents, a limited sample size in some instances…

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Financial Models

A “financial model” can be a lot of things. The phrase is usually used to describe a representation of a real financial situation. Financial models typically use a set of assumptions and inputs to generate an output or set of…

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1 Month Study Plan – CFA Level 1

There is only one month to go before the CFA Level 1 exam, and you should already be performing quizzes and mock questions. If it’s not the case, then it’s definitely time to take a deep breath and buckle down…

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