Level I

Taking notes vs. Highlight and reread

I’m studying for the level I test in June. With the amount of material to cover I’m curious if others take notes or use third party notes, highlight, and just read the material multiple times. Continue reading

Question for people sitting for their 2nd time

I’m curious if you are re-reading every section or just doing EOC questions and if you score higher than X you move to the next section’s EOC questions without reading until you score below X, then you read it?

I’m having trouble finding  motivation  this go around and was looking for a more efficient way to study.

So far my plan has been to read CFAI  for higher weighted sections, then switch back to Schwesser for lower weighted ones(doing questions along the way too).  

I was thinking about doing what my open question was but feel that won’t be enough Continue reading

Ethics: CFAI vs. Schweser

Is the Schweser summary of ethics sufficient (~100 pages)? How many of you complemented their schweser ethics study with the original CFAI ethics book? I have a feeling that the Schweser summary is a little shallow, especially considering the weight of ethics in the exam (15%). Continue reading

When to begin June 2015 Lvl 1 prep

Hi guys,

I am a graduate in Financial Economics and Econometrics, and have been working in the Investment Management industry for just over a year.

I have registered for the June 2015 level 1 exam. However i am unsure of when to start studying for it? i have heard some recommendations not to start too early, in order not to “burn out”


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Best Question Bank to Use

Who provides the best question bank that will have questions that are close to the exam along with providing some kind of analysis or feedback on where are your weak areas Kaplan or Elan? Do you think the question banks are worth it and will help pass level 1?  Continue reading

I work at a cell phone store... barely studied... 100% short days before L1 exam as S&P 500 hit all time highs... "passed"

God is good.

I passed level 1 on my first attempt.

The night before exam results I was feeling down because I was convinced I didn’t pass. The next morning when I checked my phone I saw that I “passed”. I still wasn’t fully convinced. I have read news articles of people mistakenly getting acceptance letters into schools. “Maybe it was a mistake?” “Maybe I will get a follow-up e-mail saying I was sent the incorrect result.” Continue reading

capital lease question

You are currently reviewing the following information for JKL Corp.: 

Starting date of lease:    Jan 1st, 2002

Annual year-end lease payments:   $32,000

Term of Lease:   5 years

Buy-back value at end of term:   $55,000

Interest rate implicit on lease:   11%

Interest rate on company’s general debt:   13% Continue reading

december 2014 schweser material for june 2015 exam

I was suppose to sit for december 2014 exam but for some family issue i have to sit in june 2015 now. I have bought schweser premium package for december 2014, so can i use this edition for june 2015 exam or do i have to repurchase june 2015 edition.  Continue reading

Don't know what to do now

I’m sitting in december 2014 and I’m already ready scoring over 80 on all sections and i’ve done every EOC questions 2 times and all the assesments + both mock exams. What should I do now ? I don’t wanna stop studying because I’ll forget a lot of stuffs.. Continue reading


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