Hi, I registered my account here just yesterday and I am glad to be with you all!
I began studying for CFA Level III about 20 days back. I started with Equity Portfolio Management part from the Kaplan guide and I didn’t feel comfortable. The Level III Kaplan books seem like some 11th hour guide/ Secret Sauce because the Kaplan Readings only touch on the topics and do not give enough details. After reading about past experiences of many users on this forum I immediately switched to reading from the CFAI curriculum. The CFAI curriculum books are too detailed & tiresome but I am determined to study from them as after finishing the chapters I feel like like having a good grasp on the topics. I didn’t have many problems solving curriculum EOC questions. In fact, my accuracy rate for EOC question for the 2 readings has been close to 100%. It used to be just 70% for me in Level I & II when I studied from prep providers materials.
But the problem is that because of my job I get very little time. so even after 20 days of studying for Level III I am just in my 3rd reading (began ACTIVE EQUITY INVESTING a few days back). So my question is that do I need to be too alarmed about my slow progress given I am doing well in terms of getting EOC questions right? I believe I may get a bit of extra time during December Holidays so may be I can cover a bit more then. But on the other hand I feel 20 days for 2.5 readings is too slow.