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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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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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 preferences, CFA and FRM. Both these…

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