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Tips and Tricks for the Last Week's CFA preparation

Tips, tricks, and wisdom for how to make the last week of CFA studying effective.

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Checklist of What to Bring to Prepare for CFA Exam Day

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Which Foundation/Endowment Has A Higher Ability to Take Risk?

Identifying factors affecting a foundation or endowments willingness or ability to take risk is a key skill for the CFA Level 3 exam. 

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Tactical time management tips for the CFA Level 3 exam

Time management is the achilles heel of many a CFA Level 3 Candidate. Here's how to tactically nail this part of the exam prep. 

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The Efficient Market (Hypothesis)- Fact and Myth for the CFA L1 Exam

Most of the CFA curriculum assumes that markets are efficient. In this post we break down the signs of an efficient market as well as some of the challenges to this theory. This post is geared for L1 but can serve as a useful refresher for L3 as well. 

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Auctions and Investing

Auctions are used as a mechanism of price discovery and a way to determine the equilibrium price. They have historically been tested with 1-2 questions on the CFA Level 1 exam. 

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Calculating Value at Risk (VaR) - Historical, Analytical, and MCS Methods

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Defining and interpreting Value at Risk (VaR)

Value at Risk (VaR) is the most tested portfolio risk measurement on the CFA Level 3 exam. Here's what it is, how to interpret it, and how to discuss and overcome its limitations. 

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Is the CFA worth it?

Other than building a business on top of the CFA exam (a pretty direct use case), I think I've gotten value out of my CFA in a few ways. Here's why it can be worth it. 

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Why Peer Groups are Useful for Industry and Company Analysis

We use industry analysis to better understand the big picture and a company's relative position within it. Peer groups is one comparable companies approach useful in valuation analysis (and tested in the CFA Level 1 exam).

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