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Know and Drill Your CFA Exam Weaknesses

One of the keys to success on any level of the CFA exams is to get a firm handle on your weaknesses. Its part test taking strategy, part math, and partly just a more efficient use of time and mental energy.

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A Quick Review of Alternative Assets for L3

A high-level review session of all the basics you need to know for L3 on alternatives.

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Breaking down capital budgeting for the CFA L1 Exam

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Comparing Life Insurance and Non-Life Insurance Risk Tolerance

On L3 you are likely to be asked to compare the risk tolerance of life insurance vs. non-life insurance companies. This post breaks down everything you need to know.

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Spread Analysis in Three Steps for L3

A quick and dirty review of everything you need for Level 3 including: what spread analysis is, what happens to bonds when spreads widen or narrow, and how to overweight/underweight certain positions. 

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The Top 4 Reasons for Bond Market Inefficiency

Secondary bond markets are often inefficient Here are the top four reasons this might be true (for the CFA L3 exam)

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Comparing Technical and Fundamental Analysis

Throughout each CFA level (but mostly tested in L1) you could come across questions asking you to compare/contrast trading strategies built using technical analysis versus those that depend on fundamental analysis...

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Reasons Bond Managers Trade Their Portfolio

In this post we talk about the reasons for secondary trading in the bond market. A potential level 3 question around fixed income could center ask you to identify one or more of these reasons. 

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The Origin of the Money Multiplier and its Effect on Monetary Policy

Why is a 14th century banking innovation important for modern monetary policy? This post explores the rise of fractional reserve banking, the money multiplier, and the equations and concepts you should expect to see tested on the CFA Level 1 exam. 

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Solving TVM Problems using your Financial Calculator

On Level 1 you need to be able to solve Time Value of Money problems using your financial calculator. to move between future value and present value. This post includes a straightforward walkthrough of the steps as well as a section highlighting common errors Candidates make. 

 

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