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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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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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Adjusting a Portfolio between Equity and Debt using Futures

Adjusting a portfolio's exposure between bonds and equities is a vital CFA Level 3 calculation question. This post runs through exactly how to solve this type of problem. 

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How to adjust portfolio beta for the CFA Level 3 exam

Adjusting portfolio beta to modify equity exposure is a key testable concept and calculation for the CFA Level 3 exam. Here's what you need to know. 

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How to Adjust Portfolio Duration for CFA L3 Problems

Adjusting portfolio duration is a key testable concept and calculation for the CFA Level 3 exam. Here's what you need to know. 

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Estate Planning Basics for CFA L3

An overview of the key testable basics for estate planning for CFA L3 and how estate planning interacts with taxes, longevity risk, and concentrated positions.

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Immunization, Convexity, and Structural Risk in Liability-driven Investing

How to manage the duration and convexity of assets in a liability-driven investing context will be extensively tested on the CFA L3 exam. This article covers all the nuances around immunization and the structural risks inherent in the different approaches. 

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What makes the CFA Level 3 Exam Different?

This post is all about breaking down the L3 exam and giving you a holistic understanding of what it is all about.

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Capital Asset Allocation Line (CAL), Capital Market Line (CML),and Portfolios of Risky and Risk-free Assets

Within the CFA Level 1 curriculum understanding portfolio risk and return is non-negotiable. And that knowledge starts with understanding the Capital Asset Allocation Line (CAL) and its similarities and differences to the Capital Market Line (CML) and the Securities Market Line (SML).

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