Final Advice for Level I Candidates

With the exam just around the corner I want to share some advice with Level I candidates, especially those who are taking the Level I exam for the first time. Print your admission ticket and make sure the name matches exactly what you have on the passport. If there is a discrepancy, inform CFA Institute as soon as possible. I know people who were sent back on exam day because the name on the exam ticket and the name on the passport did not match. Get a good night’s sleep before the exam. A fresh mind is your biggest asset… Read More

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Final Advice for Level II Candidates

As a Level II candidate you are a veteran of at least one CFA exam. Hence, most of what I’m going to say is probably not going to be a revelation.  Nevertheless, I feel the points made here will serve as useful reminders. Print your admission ticket and make sure the name matches exactly what you have on the passport. If there is a discrepancy, inform CFA Institute as soon as possible. I know people who were sent back on exam day because the name on the exam ticket and the name on the passport did not match. Get a… Read More

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Final Advice for Level III Candidates

Dear Level III Candidates, Over the years I’ve seen intelligent and hardworking Level III candidates fail because they did not manage their time well on the morning (structured response) exam.  Please do not let this happen to you.   Be careful about how much time you should spend on each question and stick to the time limit.  If a question is taking too long just write down the most sensible things you can come up with and move on.  Never ever leave anything blank.  Even if the examiner wants to give you some marks he/she can’t unless you’ve written something.  So… Read More

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Final Revision Advice to June Candidates

Dear June Candidates, With the June CFA exams under a week away here are some reminders and advice from IFT about what to do: 1. Login at CFA Institute’s website (your student portal) and make sure you do the practice questions and mock exam which are there. 2. Watch IFT summary videos (some are on Youtube, otherwise visit here) 3. Review your personal notes which you may have taken. 4. Practice other full length mock exams. You can purchase IFT mocks here 5. Review formulas. Here is a free resource for you: Level I   Level II   Level III   Wishing you the… Read More

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Summary for Level III Now Complete!

I’m happy to announce that the IFT Level III Summary Course is now complete.  In creating this course I’ve considered the learning outcomes and CFA Institute questions over the last several years.  I am confident that the slides/videos (about 10.5 hours) cover more than 80% of what you are likely to see on your exam. (Note: This is purely my prediction. We will be able to validate the accuracy of my claim when CFA Institute releases the 2017 essay exam.) Now a few words on what you get from the summary course and how to make the most of this… Read More

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