CFA Level 1 Mock Exams – How Should I Use Them?

At AnalystPrep, our CFA 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…

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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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How to Handle Stress on CFA Exam Day

After months of studying and brainstorming, the last thing you would wish for yourself is to lose steam on exam day because of stress and pressure. In order to avoid this, you would desire to know some vital secrets that would…

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How to Study and Pass the CFA Exam on your First Attempt

CFA Exams are written twice annually in June and in December. It is, however, disheartening to know that the failure rate recorded in this exam is very high. According to results released, the failure rate at the June 2015 Level…

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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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5 Benefits of the CFA Charter

A large number of professionals consider this every year and a lot of information concerning the CFA qualification abounds on the internet and the reasons to enroll in it. However, this information is specifically written by individuals seeking to earn more CFA…

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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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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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