Just signed up for the Dec 2012 exam, I was just wondering which section to learn first?
Are there transferable knowledge between books that must be read from book 1 to 6?
If you wanna do things fast, start with qm- (what we use to refer to quantitative methods). This will get you oriented with the calculator. Skip technical analysis for now but go back to it when you’ve read everything. After that go by weightings in the exam. I recommend your next topic after that should be Financial Reporting Analysis
p.s. buy the calculator ASAP and use it as often as you can so that you become fast with it.
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That’s true, in a way, but I suggest you start with the area you like best in order to get started. If you like equity best, start with that, if it’s quant, start with that area instead. In August or early September (at the latest) you can start with the topics in the order they’re listed in the book.
Any which way you want as long as you cover all the topics. There are some interdependent sections but they are not many.
Be sure to spend proportionate study time according to topic weightings, not amount of material provided.
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i will second to study quant first due to the calculator tutorial
Agree with “finwarrior”
Pls be informed that important sections of Corporate Finance,Equity, Fixed Incomeand alternative investments are dependent upon Time value Of money Concept. If you dont start with TVM/Quantitative Methods you would be having problems. So it is wise to Start with TVM and calculator.
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