Quantitative Methods – CFA Level 1 Essential Review Summary

Reading 6 – The Time Value of Money The Time Value of Money is an important concept for the level 1 exam. You will need to be comfortable discounting the Present Value and Future Value of cash flows for individual…

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Ethical and Professional Standards – CFA Level 1 Essential Review Summary

Ethical and Professional Standards is a major part of the CFA curriculum at all three levels, so it is very important to learn this material well.  The CFA Institute places a high value on ethics, and even uses scores on…

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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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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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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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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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