Unfortunately “Analysts Notes” dont provide L3 materials. They were way under-rated for L1 and L2. Schweser and Elan are kind to candidates, not harsh enough. Analysts Notes provided alot of reality checks. The questions and answers were smart (sometimes very smart). Exercises and materials were tailored to help understanding the concepts not memorizing them. They were so concise and many of their excercises were designed in a way that make you do stupid mistakes; once you read the answers you never forget; smart. Their L1 was beyond perfect, while L2 was decent. They’re the underdogs. I believe they have very limited means. I wish them the best for the amazing job they are doing. Schweser is best for the average CFA candidate. More of memorizing than explaining concepts. Memorizing is best fro the hard workers, understanding is best for the smart workers. 400+ hours needed for memorizing, 150+ hours for understanding. Schweser CFA programs are run by good guys. Elan are evovling (i believe due to a recent merger or something).
I do agree, Elan Guides have great Notes and good Practice Questions. But in the end, I finished CFAI books and preparations way before they finally managed to publish all. Their promises to deliver the remaining stuff “this month” just to get it pushed to the next month was annoying. In the end I had bought most of their stuff but used less than half it. Never again.
Just had a look at FinQuiz and did a quick search here in the forum. I’ve seen some older posts with people complaining about the amount of errors in FinQuiz’ qbank. Did they work on the questions?
I used some Fitch for L1. They have a really good online portal which can help you keep track of your progress however I think they are more tailored for going to live classes. They dont really have notes as such, more just some videos here and there and mostly questions. It’s an excellent study aid if you already have notes with another provider.
Read these postings as well and it almost drove me off. As some postings praised the notes and mentioned that only a couple (of the huge amount) of questions have mistakes, I decided to take the discount.
At least, compared to prices at Schweser, even with a couple of mistakes I will not lose much.