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Snortin Whiskey, Drinking Cocaine!

Cheers,
Hank Scorpio

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I am tyring to reconnect with friends but i feel removed, dont know how to fit in anymore.
This exam is now joke, it can destroy your character and turn you into a studying machine or a loner. hopefully this is only temporary, maybe after level 3 things will be back to normal.

I bought three books, going to get my reading on, all Finance-related, I got:
More Money Than God, Too Big To Fail and The Intelligent Investor (by Graham).
You let me know what you think of my choices

Relentless towards your goals, relentless!

Your choices are solid, especially Graham. I also recommend:

-Moneyball (especially with all this baseball weather)
-The art of strategy (game theory book, very interesting)
-Nudge (behavioral science/choice architecture book)

There are dozens of others I like in these veins, but I’m pretty poor at remembering them when I’m not staring at my bookshelf.

beyiyi Wrote:
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> I bought three books, going to get my reading on,
> all Finance-related, I got:
> More Money Than God, Too Big To Fail and The
> Intelligent Investor (by Graham).
> You let me know what you think of my choices

Of the three I have only read Too Big to Fail, which I thought was very good.

I read a lot of history and business books. A few other business books that fit nicely with Too Big to Fail’s tale and help explain or document Wall Street’s rise over the past 30 years include:

(period covered)

Liar’s Poker - Lewis (1980s) - securitization, Salomon
Den of Thieves - Stewart (1980s) - investment banking, insider trading
When Genius Failed - Lowenstein (1990s) - hedge fund, leverage
The Big Short - Lewis (1990s-2000s) - securitization, derivatives
A Demon of Our Own Design - Bookstaber (1980s-2000s) - risk management
13 Bankers - Johnson (1980s-2000s) - deregulation
House of Cards - Cohen (~50% 1980s-2000s) - rise and fall of Bear Strearns

Predator’s Ball (Michael Milken Saga)
Monkey Business (Funny ibanker auto)
The Greatest Trade Ever (About Paulson & Co)
Quants (Haven’t read it but I’ve heard it’s pretty decent, about the propeller heads on w st)

I have another 20 books on my shelf I have been meaning to read over the last year. Just buy all of Michael Lewis’ books, they’re all fantastic: Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, The New New Thing, Money Culture, Moneyball, The Big Short. Great Stuff

lots and lots of sarging

World Cup.

FORZA ITALIA

and CAIA Level 1

Playing guitar, working, spending time with the wife

Band 10 – It’s the only phrase that can literally bring me to the brink of explosive projectile vomit

Reading “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis

Non business - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (have been meaning to read this since early college and never got around to it)

Anyone ever read Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe?

Also started P90X a few days after the test, plyometrics is a killer

Want to do more volunteering

Toastmasters

Reconnect with old friends

abbas1440 Wrote:
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> Anyone ever read Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom
> Wolfe?
>

It’s great. Often referenced as a fictional sister book to “Liar’s Poker”. I just finished reading it for fun about a month ago, throughly enjoyed it.

supersadface Wrote:
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> abbas1440 Wrote:
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> > Anyone ever read Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom
> > Wolfe?
> >
>
> It’s great. Often referenced as a fictional
> sister book to “Liar’s Poker”. I just finished
> reading it for fun about a month ago, throughly
> enjoyed it.

Bonfire is on my summer reading list. Another fiction book I read (this one quasi-business) was American Psycho. I had never seen the movie. It was interesting in that it highlights the obsession of some people with wealth and superiority, which ultimately means a disconect with reality. The last third of the book nearly had me puking. From talking to those who only saw the movie the book was much more graphic.

learning how to write an equity research report :) i am 27 and in software. not time to rest folks !

All the studying makes you really appreciate all the usual things in life that you love to do after the exam is over :)
I went to the sea with my family for a weak. Now I catch up with work a little :)
I watch movies in the evenings and plan to read some books just for fun.

Watching a lot of Movies..

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meazza Wrote:
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> World Cup.
>
> FORZA ITALIA
>
> …
>
> and CAIA Level 1

I support France. So far, sucks to be either of us, haha.

Watching the World Cup, helping my brother with some landscaping, running, and reading.

You are what you pretend to be

Planning trips!

Bali in july and august
Hk and japan in september
Kl in november
Singapore in december

Reading barbarians at the gate and some accounting book

Running! I’m so freaking out of shape
Shopping! My wardrobe is so outdated

Dentist, facial, hair mask, obgyn trips!
My whole body need treatment!

Trying to reconnect with friends. It’s so right.
So many damaged friendship cos of CFA!
I lost so many contacts!

After having test-a-thon
Cfa level 1, frm, cfa level 2!
Aargh

financefreakwannabe: How did you find the FRm compared to CFAL2 in difficulty?

1. world cup
2. finish work
3. move to boston
4. summer school

Now, I got time to spend with my family, went to beach, jogging, applying job etc.,

Yesterday, we went to watch movie (Toystory 3).

Though I’ve more time to spend in other activities, I feel something is missing (in my life) these days i.e., learning.

@tdotj

Seriously I don’t recommend anybody taking FRM.
Unless u are aiming to be in risk management department.

It really helped me giving a basic understanding of BASEL 2
and give a picture of the risk management evolvement and future

As for the curriculum, it’s badly designed compared to CFA.
The test proctor doesn’t even speak good english
The test facility was crap. The toilet was very traditional.
I literally can’t pee during the exam day cos it has no toilet paper!!.

CFA level2 is harder then FRM.
I would say FRM difficulty is between level 1 and 2.

Getting married next week, them 2 week honeymoon! Exam timing worked out fine… gave me a couple weeks to prep for wedding and a couple weeks to recover from my Bachelor party… hehe

Speaking of Books, I recommend - Traders, Guns and Money by Satyajit Das. It’s hilarious..

http://www.amazon.com/Traders-Guns-Money-unknowns-derivatives/dp/0273704...

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Signed up for TOEFL 10 July.

living in south africa postponed the effects of the post cfa-exam blues with the world cup being hosted here. now im wondering what im going to be doing after today’s final.

1. back running
2. fifa 10 ps3

then before it’s too long, 4 wks i think:

3. read an email from the CFAI

1. Had a nice vacation with wife & son

2. playing with my son at home

3. Drink

4. My work that is non finance related :-)

PB

- Spending time with family & friends (with trips to New Orleans, Miami, Orlando, Vegas, and Hawaii planned)

- Taking pole dance classes (more difficult than it looks)

- Catching up on TV shows (binged on BrBa, Mad Men, and Black is the New Orange)

- Playing GTA V (I’m a ****ty driver…)

- Taking classes on China, and Philosophy on EDX (we’ll see how this goes)

- Dreading studying for L2 again (/sad face)

- did an Ironman

- camping, hiking, relaxing

- actually spending time with my husband!

- getting ready to start the level 2 grind!

Mainly just been drinking a bunch and hitting up sunday funday at the pool with the squad. 

And driving my bentley around screaming at hot chicks.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

lots of movies

lots of workout

lots of cooking at home