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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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Arbitrage and Futures/Forward Contract Pricing

A review of how the CFA Level 1 exam tests arbitrage and why it matters for pricing futures and forward contracts. 

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Don't Study for the CFA Like I Wrote Wedding Thank you Cards

There's a right way and a wrong way to study for the CFA exam. Here's what not to do.

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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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Calculating Basic and Dilutive Earnings-per-Share (EPS) for CFA Level 1

For the CFA Level 1 exam you need to have a firm grasp on how to calculate both basic and diluted EPS under both simple and complex capital structures. Expect at least a few exam questions: one requiring the use of the Diluted EPS equation, another using the basic EPS calculation, and perhaps others testing your general understanding of dilutive vs. non-dilutive securities. 

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What’s changed on the CFA Level 3 Exam between 2017 and 2018?

In aggregate, not that much. Within two sections, however, quite a bit is different. Read on to get all the intel you need.

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An Introduction to Asset-Backed Securities for the CFA Exam

The CFA level one exam will have several questions around asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and collateralized debt-obligations (CDOs). This post defines each, introduces tranching, and talks about all the key calculations you need to know for the L1 exam. 

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Diversification Tactics for Concentrated Positions

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Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor - The Stages of Equity Holding

Within the CFA L3 exam's focus on concentrated positions, the stages of equity holding explain how a business owner or corporate executive might obtain wealth through the equity of a single company and how their psychology around their acceptance of the concentrated position and its higher risk depends on the degree of control and attachment they have over the business. 

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Diversifying Concentrated Positions - An Overview

Diversifying a concentrated or low basis position is an often-tested section of the CFA level 3 exam. This post covers the nuances of the different strategies from a tax, wealth, and behavioral perspective

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