I just took the Level I exam. Should I start preparing for Level II?

If you recently took the Level I exam in December, and are reasonably confident that you’ll pass, and want to take the Level II exam in June, this blog is for you. Let’s start with a quick Level II introduction. The ten topics are the same as Level I, but the weights are different. Ethics: 10 – 15%, Quant: 5 – 10%, Econ: 5 – 10%, CF: 5 – 10%, FRA: 10 – 15%, Equity: 10 – 15%, Alt: 5 – 10%, FI: 10 – 15%, Der: 5 – 10%, PM: 5 – 15%. At Level I, you were tested… Read More

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The Magic Number to Pass Level I

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell asserts,“10,000 hours is the magic number of greatness”. After reading the book I began to wonder whether there was a ‘magic number’ in the context of preparing for the CFA exams. Though most of you do not have 10,000 hours left to prepare, it is tempting to say that if you study more than x number of hours, you’ll pass. However, after many years of preparing candidates I’ve realized that there is no magic number of study hours. This is particularly true with Level I. The number of required study hours varies from candidate… Read More

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2019 Level I Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriculum. For details on what has been addedd, removed or changed for Level I please see the chart here: Level I 2018-2019 Program Changes by IFT To learn more about the 2019 Level I exam and make your study strategy…watch this video post If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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2019 Level II Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriuculum. For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level II please see the chart here: Level II 2018-2019 Program Changes by IFT To learn more about the Level II exam and make your study strategy…watch this video post If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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2019 Level III Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriuculum. For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level III please see the chart here: Level III 2018-2019 Program Changes by IFT If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Why should you choose IFT to pass the exam? Watch this video! Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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