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Level I CFA® Program Mock Exams offered by AnalystPrep – How Should I Use Them?

At AnalystPrep, our mock exams mimic the actual exam regarding curriculum, difficulty level and time. We strive to give candidates an opportunity to test themselves under exam conditions and establish any weak spots or gaps in knowledge that they might…

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Level I CFA® Program Curriculum Changes from 2018 to 2019

For 2019, the major change is the addition of one reading – Fintech – in the Portfolio Management study session. This reading summarizes new technologies in the investment world such as big data, machine learning, distributed ledgers, and even Bitcoin. Unlimited Package (for all…

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Key Study Techniques To Help You Pass CFA Exams

Putting in the 300 hours of study prep is not a guarantee of passing your CFA exams on the first attempt. The Study techniques and study materials you use will play a significant part in your success or failure. It…

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Career Opportunities for CFA Charterholders

Is the CFA designation worth the stress involved in obtaining it? Is it better than other professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Masters of Business Administration (MBA)? In order to ascertain the value of the CFA certification,…

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Central Counterparties

Central counterparties, also known as CCPs, protect market participants from counterparty /credit/default risk and settlement risk by guaranteeing the trade between a buyer and a seller. By doing so it helps avert the cascading impact a counterparty default could have…

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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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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 – Perfect competition vs Monopoly vs Oligopoly

In this CFA study guide, we’ll make it easier to differentiate between the 3 major types of industries covered in the CFA Curriculum: perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly. Most of the formulas needed to crush the Economics portion of the…

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CFA Study Guide – Calculating Currency Cross Rates

In this short post, we’ll be looking at calculating currency cross rates. If you understand how to do these calculations, this will give you easy points in your CFA exam.

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CFA vs FRM: Which One is Better

Financial professionals who want advancements in their career always find it difficult to decide which courses can offer more facilities to get more lucrative job offers. In this situation, two courses come into their preference, CFA, and FRM. Both these…

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