(First of all, I must state that I know CFA is about investing, I knew it all along, and I never mean to complain about it. I am sorry if it comes forward as that)
Currently I am a Level 3 candidate without any investment related experience. Level 1 and Level 2 were difficult, but I could pass them in my first attempt and I learned a lot while studying. So I could manage the curriculum and I benefited from it.
Now I am trying to study for Level 3, but without an investment background, honestly I feel so overwhelmed. I feel like even if I passed the exam somehow, I will lack the “in depth” understanding. I feel so disheartened and unmotivated right now.
I’m thinking that maybe it’s better to take a break and continue after having some real investment experience. What do you think about the CFA program without an investment background? Did you complete the CFA program without any investment experience? If so, what were the benefits for you? Also, how did you study for the Level 3? It would be really great if you could share your thoughts and experiences.