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Your June 2019 Level I & II Exam Results

Today CFA Institute is announcing the results for the June 2019 Level I and II exams. If you know your result, then you have either experienced the joy of passing or the disappointment of falling short. The result time is always slightly awkward for me – because I share the happiness of those who did well, while at the same time I feel for those who did not make it. For those who took the Level I or II exam, you will fall in one of the categories given below. Please click on the link which describes your situation. •… Read More

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Advice for those who passed the Level I exam

Congratulations!   Passing the Level I exam is the first major milestone on your journey towards the CFA charter and is a major accomplishment. At this stage, you might be wondering whether to take the Level II exam in June next year and if so, when to start studying? Whether or not to take the Level II exam in June 2020 should depend on the following: Did you enjoy the Level I material and are you still excited about pursuing a career in investment management? Given your personal and professional commitments, will you have enough time to study for the… Read More

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Advice for those who failed the Level I exam

If you failed the Level I exam it is natural to feel disappointed, but you must put this temporary set-back behind you and move on.   Failure was never meant to be a signal to turn back, but instead an obstacle that the stronger and wiser use to boost themselves up and attain greater heights. Your recent failure might cause you to wonder whether or not to continue with the CFA Program, and if so, when to re-take the exam. Let us consider the first question: whether to continue with the CFA Program or not. For those who did not… Read More

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Level I Study Advice – March 2019

With less than 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’s and don’ts: With every reading focus on the main points; do not get hung up on the details. Our lectures help you do that.  (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… Read More

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Advice to Those Who Pass the December Level I Exam

Dear December Level I Candidates, The moment of truth has come. 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 in life, the answer is: it depends.  Specifically, I’d suggest you go for the Level II exam in the coming June only if both the following… Read More

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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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Your June 2017 Level I & II Exam Results

A few days ago, you either experienced the joy of passing or the disappointment of falling short. The result time is always slightly awkward for me, because I share the happiness of those who did well, while at the same time I feel for those who did not make it. For those who took the exam in June 2017, you will fall in one of the categories given below. Please click on the link which describes your situation. • Passed the Level I exam • Failed the Level I exam • Passed the Level II exam • Failed the Level II… Read More

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