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I can't read the CFAI Fixed Income PM book anymore

it’s too confusing- i feel like i’m doing LII derivatives all over again.

can anyone recommend someone who is very good at breaking down these fixed income PM readings (23/24) through videos? Would you go Mark Meldrum in this case?

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Fixed Income is not as hard in the exam as it is in the text.

The EOC questions is the range of difficult you can expect. They are mostly theoretical questions regarding convexity, and bullet/ barbell structures etc. A few calcs like rolling yield but on the whole its very manageable even if it LOOKS intense. 

Try a video provider, I used IFT and thought his F.I vids were amazing. 

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rexthedog wrote:

Fixed Income is not as hard in the exam as it is in the text.

The EOC questions is the range of difficult you can expect. They are mostly theoretical questions regarding convexity, and bullet/ barbell structures etc. A few calcs like rolling yield but on the whole its very manageable even if it LOOKS intense. 

Try a video provider, I used IFT and thought his F.I vids were amazing. 

thanks bro

FI is fun actually. Even though I got rogered on the EOCs of the 2nd and 3rd chapter, I think its manageable. The next time I encounter them, ImI gonna ram em down. Have no fear, Level III is almost clear.

Agree with rex and saura, FI was probably one of the most frustrating topics to begin with but once you grasp the concepts it becomes relatively straightforward and fun (might be exaggerating here).

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I took Deep3 and he explained it very well. LevelUp did as well in the bootcamp. 

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Yeah fixed actually gets pretty easy when you start getting the base. It has a lot of cross over between chapters. I would say that once you understand the basics it’s very crush-able

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man, I love FI. To be fair, I was FI PM :p

In all seriousness, I agree with the above comment, it is manageable. Most of it will be concept questions, few calcs here and there. Good luck everyone!

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thanks everyone. it has actually gotten a lot more straightforward in reading 24- i made this post when going through reading 23 and it started getting all technical with type IV liabilities (DB pensions). Hopefully MM or someone else can help clear that up when i go back to it later

You can read it more.

In the words of Dr. Reston from Seinfeld…..

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYAzjJRZ6HA

I would go with levelboot camp, jumpstart videos. Everything is explained in detail and his slide deck is amazing as well. I aced this topic in the exam as well and all credit goes to Marc LeFebvre.

I didn’t find FI too difficult or complicated, and I actually liked it. I’m having difficulties with Book 3, Applications of Economic Analyses& Asset Allocation. Some of the readings are so boring that it makes me want to slit my wrists.   

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