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CFA prep course

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I finally signed up for the CFA preparation course with the NYSSA to get some routine into my preparation. Macroeconomics was fun and I ran through the material but subsequently the material has gone drier and things have been very busy with applications and the new job.

Hope the course pays off. It cost me $1071 as I had the material from Schweser already.

I also bought some of the recommended text for CFA mainly from amazon marketplace (cheap). Here is a list –

Fixed Income Analysis (for CFA program) – Frank Fabozzi

Quantitative Methods for Investment Analysis (DeFusco et. al.)

Mukul recommended this book –

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (Reilly/Brown)

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August 29, 2007 at 7:04 am

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CFA Study

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I started this study and realize that it is a big order. On this blog, I will keep track of my study material, notes, and stuff. CFA covers the following broad areas in level 1 –

1. Ethics

2. Economics

3. Quantitative finance concepts

4. Accounting and Corporate Finance

5. Portfolio Management

6. Asset Valuation

Accounting is probably the only area I know well. Maybe Economics. The rest need to be mastered over the course of 16 weeks. It will be done!

Of special concern is the area of investments (fixed income, alternates) which I have no idea of. It will be a learning experience if not anything else.

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August 5, 2007 at 8:55 am

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I finally signed up for the CFA yesterday and bought the necessary materials. Advice from friends who have taken this before suggests that the books from Schweser should be good enough for the completing level 1 which covers material for almost the entire MBA courses in finance. It seems like a tall order but I think it should be do-able! Lets see.

Some links –


Schweser –

From my research so far, it seems these Schweser guys have a stranglehold on the market. They are part of Kaplan.

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July 30, 2007 at 8:27 am

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