I used Schweser for Level I and I thought Holmes was pretty good…
So, the dream team for video lectures would be Olinto and Holmes… At least for me, that would be a more enjoyable watching experience.
However, I am starting to think I would be better served to just read and work questions, since I am starting to think that I do not learn the best through audio/visual. More so of a experiential learner.
Basit is more methodical and his lectures can be long (the derivations of equations he occasionally does is probably too much), but if you’ve got the patience you’ll learn the topic. He’s a good teacher.
I prefer Basit’s videos as well. After I am done with his videos I can usually jump right into the questions and i do pretty well. Peter is obviously more engaging, but I couldn’t imagine him doing as good a job as Basit on the more difficult items like Econ growth theories, pensions, swaps, portfolio management credit derivatives etc. To tell you the truth I actually would have preferred it if Basit had done the MBS/PAC structures and the options videos rather than Peter.
The first Econ video on currency exchange rates dragged on too much. Other than that I’m fine with the pace of the videos as I take notes while watching and watch the videos before reading the text.
Andy Holmes is good, but I find schwesers coverage lacking when it comes to videos.
I agree that Peter is > Basit overall, however, Basit is better at heavy qauntitative material. Basit is even quoted as saying that Peter was to scared to teach one of the derivative sections haha. I’m sure he could do it fine though.
I love Peter’s quote for remembering the FRA valution formula;
“You would have to become a drug addict . You would definitly need drugs to remember this formula. Good luck trying to memorize that formula.”