# Formulas.Formulas!!!

Anyone please tell me if there is a way i can upload all these formulas to my brain.

i learned how to derive every single formula but i doubt anyone here is gona recommend my approach… my memory sucks, so its the only way i am gona pass the exam

gulfcfa Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > i learned how to derive every single formula > > but i doubt anyone here is gona recommend my > approach… > > my memory sucks, so its the only way i am gona > pass the exam You learned how to derive every formula? You must not realize what that actually means…You must mean you learned how to make sense of each formula, right? Or, how to convert one formula into another show me some of your “derivations”… deriving a formula can take a page full of math equations just to prove one simple equation.

"You learned how to derive every formula? You must not realize what that actually means…You must mean you learned how to make sense of each formula, right? Or, how to convert one formula into another " yes, lol make sense to where i dont need to memorize it, i can use logic to arrive at it my bad.

Good thing fermats last theorem isn’t part of the cfa curriculum. Would have taken you awhile to get that all to memory.

what? fermat’s last theorem fits in the margins, everyone knows that.

It was slightly too long for the margins.

Gulf, so you’re telling me you went through all the stochastic calculus required to derive Black-Scholes?

Gulf mentioned he doesn’t actually know how to derive any formulas…it was an honest mistake by the sounds of it… he just calls his way of remembering formulas as ‘deriving’ Considering probably a large amount of the candidates didn’t study this material at a higher level (i.e., master level, or 3rd/4th year university)…everyone just takes what they learn in the CFA curriculum as given without understanding the math behind it I was considering looking into PhD in Finance but got overwhelmed by the quantitative requirements…CFA’s math requirements is a breeze luckily lol so yeah, let’s just say I absolutely hate when people talk about being able to "derive’ a formula when all they know how to do is remember it

Yup, CFA curriculum just scratches the surface of quant. I think they actually do quite a good job of covering the basics though. It’s definitely good to know the basics of probability and regression analysis, even if you won’t be working directly with such material in your career.