With my post i am not trying to disrespect any one who is aiming for CAIA,but that being said, i would really like to know what is the value addition you get by doing CAIA after CFA/FRM when there is nearly 70% or more of overlapping between CFA+FRM and CAIA,on top of that CAIA is not as prestigious in the market any where in the world as compared to CFA/FRM.
Is it because
1)CAIA gives any added skill after CFA/FRM???i doubt it completely
2)Is CAIA needed for promotion in your current job???i doubt it too Continue reading
I am starting to study for CFA Level 1 in the fall, and I am going to take in June 2014, which is at the completion of my junior year of college.
I am going to take classes this upcoming year that directly relate to the CFA exam, like advanced accounting classes, fixed income, econometrics, etc.
Ideally, I would like to have a study abroad experience in college, and the time seems to be the spring of Junior year. Continue reading
Schweser Study Session 14 (42-f.) describes Free Cash Flow before Dividends as:
1. FCF Before Divs. = NI + DEP - CAPEX - Ch. in WC.
Question: What about “Int. * (1-t) ” ? They seem to exclude the interest portion of the FCF formula. Is this correct? Continue reading
While renewing my membership, CFAI is now making me confirm or deny that I’ve completed 20 hours of continuing education. I’m assuming that they’re doing this so that next year, they can point to the results and say x% of members already complete the continuing education so it may as well be mandatory.
Eff that. I’m saying that I didn’t and hoping that it doesn’t bite me in the ass later. Continue reading
Given that it is an exam everyone has been studying for for quite some time, and often you have barely just enough time to finish it, any signifcant distractions can translate to real point losses on the exam. So it stands to reason that everyone should try to understand the gravity of the situation and be quiet. But some people just can’t help or don’t care to be considerate. Continue reading
Lets meet to exchange some ideas or study methods.
I use to study at Idea Store, Canary Wharf or Canada Water library.
If anyone has the practice exams, I would appreciate if you let me take a look at them.
Thanks in advance,
aflavoura(at)hotmail.com Continue reading
My boyfriend will be sitting for level II along with many of you on June 1st, and as such has been preparing tirelessly for quite some time. My question to all of you is: what would be the most helpful support you could receive from a partner to get you through this difficult time? Continue reading
Thanks in advance for your help!
Question 95, regarding Beth Knight, and David Royal. THis question is on multi stage discount dividend model, with different growth rates.
I’m confused on the denominators for the 3rd step in knight and second step for royal.
Why is knights denominator (1.09)^2? shouldn’t it be to the 3rd power?
Why is Royal’s just 1.10, and not to the 2nd power?
Anybody from Canberra heading to the June 2013 exam in Sydney? I am sitting level 3 but its all the same experience and preasures at every stage. Home town solidarity is always a boost. I am also driving up and there is one spare seat in my Porsche if anyone is interested.