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Stuck in present role - Next steps?

I’ve worked for a newsletter-type market service for over 9 years now, and while it’s great pay, flexibility, low oversight, etc., my career is stagnating here.  The city I currently live in has virtually no options for charterholders(at least good options), but I’m moving to Madison, WI in a little over a year.  Just going through the online CFA directory, I’ve come up with a list of over 30 different firms where charterholders work in that market, which is obviously a huge upgrade from where I am now.  So to my question…

Which risk free rate is appropriate?

Which risk free rate for analyzing potential equity investment (specific company shares and not specific time horizon) for portfolio with long time horizon ( >25 years).

Important points are:

how to become a financial advisor with major banks

Not sure if this is a right place to ask, but anyone has experience of becoming an independent financial advisor affiliated with major banks such as morgan stanley and wells fargo? I contacted them but looks like they hire financial advisor as a full time employee rather than hiring them as an independent fa. Thanks a lot!

work experience for getting cfa charter

I have 3.5 year investment related work experience and is less of half year experience to complete the 4 year requirement. now I started a firm in wealth planning, taxation, etc. Does this type of experience count toward related work experience for cfa charter application? I may or may not have wealth planning client immediately but will involve in taking relevant training, research etc. 

any input, thank you!

Statistical Computation

I got to know of this question through someone and I am trying to figure out which statistical tool(s) I can use to get an answer. How does one go about solving this question?

“25% of the individuals in the Brook County have a degree in finance. What is the probability of one of them having a finance degree, if we choose a random sample of 10 individuals?”

Argentina's Merval bloodbath

Argentina’s stock exchange in constant terms has lost about 40% of its value in a year. Thank god Mkt Cap / GPD is low in relative terms. Default spreads have gone through the roof and price controls are coming to fight inflation. Your thoughts? Is there a way to play this situation?

Capital Budgeting - Recapture NWC

Hey, I have a question NWC recapture, for replacement analysis and normal capital budgeting problems do we always assume that the working capital invested will return to zero at the end of the project? 

NYC Midtown - Level II

Anyone interested in being a study/accountability buddy?  Don’t necessarily need to go over topics/discussions - but more so to just meet up to study separately and ask questions when we need.

Valuation of a Holding Company

How would you value a holding company who holds several holdings companies as its subsidiaries? the holding company’s primary income comes from dividends from its subsidiaries and dividends from other equity investments. What valuation approach to use when dealing with this kind of company?