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CFA L1 Dec retakers

Hi all,

Created this topic for anyone who didn’t clear L1 in June. We all will have different study strategy so how is everyone taking the results? Continue reading

Using old Books


Is it okay to use two years old Schweser book? I am planning to take Level 1 exam in June 2015. Can I use 2013 Schweser book? Is there anyone who used the books of previous year? Continue reading

June 2014 CFA Level 1 Results

Hi All,

I figured it’d make sense to start a thread dedicated to our results from this past June. Feel free to share your results for comparison, encouragement, or any other particular reason.

I passed myself:


Multiple Choice

Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%

- Alternative Investments 8 - * -

- Corporate Finance 20 - - *

- Derivatives 12 - - *

- Economics 24 - - *

- Equity Investments 24 - - *

- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 - - *

- Financial Reporting & Analysis 48 - - * Continue reading

Some perspective...

Although I hate Chapel Hill, I will share a quote from former Coach Dean Smith that i believe is quite instructive for what many of you are feeling:

“If you treat eveything as a life and death matter, you will die many times.”

Don’t sweat it friends. It’s just a test. And please remind me of this two weeks from today as I’m anxiously awaiting my results! smiley Continue reading

Am I eligible with 3 years Bachelor's degree?


I have a bachelor’s degree from India, which is 3 years degree. I live in USA. I checked in my university and I can take graduate course in India. Am I eligible to take level 1 exam? As I live in US, do I need 4 years bachelor’s? I am thinking of transferring course and get bachelor’s. But will take 2-3 years. That’s why I am thinking of taking my exam based on 3 years bachelor’s degree from India. Can anyone please assist me? Continue reading

Cannot find any optionnal segment

So I’ve been studying for the CFA level 1 exam on my tablet, on the official CFA application, and I have recently learned that there are optional segments in the curriculum. Thing is, I haven’t seen any yet! So I got worried that the application did not mention which segments are optionnal, or that I missed the warning. I’ve started scrolling around, trying to find an optionnal segment… Couldn’t find any! I’ve looked in the ebook, went through the whole Ethics module, didn’t find any, even though I read that the Ethics module is full of them.  Continue reading

NYC Study Groups (L1)

Hey guys, I’m currently an Analyst working in asset management. I’m reaching out to see if anyone is interesting in a study group for the Dec Level 1 exam. I study on weekends mostly in midtown as thats where my job is located.

As most of you may know, the more opportunities you get to teach the material you’ve just learned to others, the more able you are to retain it on test day. Email me know if you’re interested in the group: poelliott90@gmail.com.

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