What is a question bank and how should CFA candidates use it?

A question bank is a collection of exam-style questions used by thousands of students to adequately prepare for the exam. They are designed to reflect the current CFA exam curriculum, exam standards and by extension, the examiners’ approach. The questions…

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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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How I Passed the CFA Level 1 Exam on the First Attempt

If you are reading this post, there is a high chance that you are a level 1 candidate just like I was a few years back. You are also probably a fast learner and an ambitious young professional like most…

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Memory Cards and Tricks for Complex Concepts

Flash cards are expedient; you can prepare your own or even use the digital ones provided through online channels. We prepared some flashcards to help you with some confusing CFA Level 1 concepts: Ethics Material Nonpublic Information and the Mosaic Theory…

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Memory Tricks to Memorize Math Formulas

When preparing for an exam that involves mathematics, it is important to ensure that you have a firm grasp of the pertinent formulas. Unfortunately, there are often numerous formulas that you have to learn for a full test, so the…

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How To Strike a Perfect Balance between Study and Work

Education is the key to success and there is no end to learning. This is especially evident nowadays when everyone is trying to enhance their higher education attainment in order to make progress career-wise. The labor market has become extremely…

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Tips For Passing the CFA Exam with Success

Your chances of passing the CFA Level 1 exam on the first attempt are about one-in-three. That number is even less if you are not a native English speaker or if you are taking the exam outside of the US…

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