Level II Study Advice – March 2018

With about 3 months left for the exam it is crunch time.   Spend as much time as possible studying and make your study time as productive as possible.  Here are some do and don’ts: With every reading focus on the main points; do not get hung up on the details.  (If you try to understand the depth of every single point you’ll not have time to practice… which is suicide.) Understand the curriculum examples… especially the ones which are relatively short and focused.  Some examples seem to go on and on.  At this stage it does not make sense to… Read More

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Preparing for Level I with IFT

We know how daunting it is to start preparing for the CFA exams. To achieve success, you have to organize, schedule, study and practice, all in the most efficient way. That’s why we have made a simple How to Prepare for the CFA exams series to guide you through the process of beginning your studies.  After you watch the below video, make sure you watch these videos carefully :  Watch the video below and the one below it. NEXT: click here to watch this video next!  (How to Prepare for your Level I CFA® Exam with IFT)

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Preparing for Level II with IFT

We know how daunting it is to start preparing for the CFA exams. To achieve success, you have to organize, schedule, study and practice, all in the most efficient way. That’s why we have made a simple How to Prepare for the CFA exams series to guide you through the process of beginning your studies. Make sure you watch the below video next “2018 Level II CFA: Pass the exam with IFT!”  

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Which Questions from Past Level III Essay Exam Papers are Relevant?

CFA Institute provides access to past few years actual essay exams. These past essay exams are an excellent source of practice. However take care that due to curriculum changes, not all the past questions are relevant to the 2018 Level III exam! You can find the details about which questions from past essay exams are relevant by clicking here.   Watch the below video for more help!    

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Incoming: Level I December 2017 Results

Dear December 2017 Level I candidates, Tomorrow, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. Read my advice on how to interpret your results and what to do next. Click on the link below. If you pass If you fail Best regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Advice to Those Who Pass the Level I Exam

Dear December 2017 Level I Candidates, Tomorrow, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. If you have cleared the exam, this is indeed a milestone. If you are interested in my thoughts on what to do next read on. I passed the exam.  What next? About this time every year, I get the same question from successful Level I candidates: should I take the Level II exam in June this year? As with so many other situations… Read More

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Advice To Those Who Don’t Pass the Level I Exam

Dear December 2017 Level I Candidates, Tomorrow, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. If you have failed the exam; always remember failure is not fatal. If you are interested in my thoughts on what to do next please read on. I did not make it. What next? For those who do not pass the Level I exam, the typical advice is to keep trying; however, I suggest a more thoughtful approach.  Put the result on the… Read More

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

If you just took the Level I exam, 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 – 15%, FRA: 15 – 20%, Equity: 15 – 25%, Alt: 5 – 10%, FI: 10 – 20%, Der: 5 – 15%, PM: 5 – 10%. At Level I, you were tested on basic concepts. … Read More

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