Studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst® usually requires lugging around a lot of books. Stalla Mobile CFA Review contains everything you need to learn every CFA topic — and can even inject some fun and excitement into the daily grind. Continue reading
Hope you enjoyed your first CFA-free week in a long time!
Continuing the series of exam day experiences, here is a story from the good old days of the 1970s, from John Privat, CFA, in a letter to the CFA Institute in their 50-year celebration publication. The original letter can be found online here. We’re talking about the age where CFA candidates weren’t the pansies they are today - where candidates took on the exam armed only with slide rules and their shaggy hairdos…and RIPPED OFF CAR DOORS AS PRE-EXAM WARM UP EXERCISES. Enjoy. Continue reading
As the exam stress dwindles away, many of you are looking to share any interesting exam stories between discussing the difficulty of your various levels (I’ve heard Levels II and III were pretty tough this year, by the way. Hope you guys all do well).
Here is my most interesting personal exam day experience, which although is far from the most ridiculous story I’ve heard, is still a pretty good one. I will be sharing more exam day stories from others in the following days - feel free to submit yours! But now let’s get to my exam day. Continue reading
Weary warriors - hopefully you would have been managing your pre-exam week well and are ready for this to be over!
Be sure to remember to bring all your things needed for the exam- packing the night before is best, so that you can just grab and go in the morning. I also hope you’ve already sorted out your commute. Continue reading
Whatever this is, I can guarantee you it will not be the final word (or end the incessant questions) of pass rates and scores. Candidates love to guess and second guess the pass rate and minimum passing score (MPS) on the exams. Continue reading
Last week before the exam! If you’re anything like I was, you might be a bit jittery, and entering a stage where you’re saying “I don’t care either way, I just want it to be over. Would be nice to pass, but I am really getting tired of looking at the happy people on the CFA book covers”.
This is normal, and a good place to be. It usually indicates that you’ve reached your ‘saturation point’, the point where you have done all you can. The only bit left is to tune your mind and body to the optimal configuration for exam day. Make sure you take the time to consider the following tips in this last week. Continue reading
You may not have heard the not-so-slight sarcasm in the tone of the title or see me relaxing with my beer and BBQ while I write this. Most likely you are not as relaxed, hunched over your desk feverishly pounding out practice problems.
Take some solace in the fact that there’s just one week left of your torment and the additional number of Memorial Days you’ll miss is finite. Continue reading