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Old 25-05-2010, 04:09 PM   #61
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Dun laugh at me asking this, but is formula Sheet provide in CFA Exam?
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Old 26-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #62
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May I know what is the avg age of the ppl taking the CFA? Also regarding the work experience portion, is it really necessary to be investment/finance relater?
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Old 26-05-2010, 12:55 AM   #63
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no formula sheets. we need to know the formulas by heart. Yay! 10 more days. Printed out your ticket yet? : )
erm, I think my June 2010 exam will be my mock exam for December 2010... hahaha...
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Old 30-05-2010, 01:32 PM   #64
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Doing same exam papers... got above 80%... I feel so optimistic now.. How are you guys going to expo? Take train?
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Old 31-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #65
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Hello everybody

I'm a year2 going on to year3(final year) in Sept, doing UOL econs n finance.

Is it true that CFA level1 can be done before i graduate? If so, when is the earliest I can apply and register to take the exams? Is it the december exams? Will i have enough time to prepare for it?

I am thinking of going into research analyst after i graduate, but that is just wishful thinking on my part because i dont know how the job market will be in future and i dont have any prior experience. Would the CFA be helpful in this case?

Thanks for answering my questions =)
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:58 PM   #66
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Hello everybody

I'm a year2 going on to year3(final year) in Sept, doing UOL econs n finance.

Is it true that CFA level1 can be done before i graduate? If so, when is the earliest I can apply and register to take the exams? Is it the december exams? Will i have enough time to prepare for it?

I am thinking of going into research analyst after i graduate, but that is just wishful thinking on my part because i dont know how the job market will be in future and i dont have any prior experience. Would the CFA be helpful in this case?

Thanks for answering my questions =)
yes you can..for ur info last year 1 banking&finance UOL student did it and pass the dec exam lvl 1.. CFA is very useful.

I also have friend doing msc.finance(rank 1 in Europe) from IE business school in Madrid. It is very internationally. The class is only for 30 students but represent 26 nationalities. How cool it is!
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:28 AM   #67
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Thanks friendly guy! =)

And usually when are the exams held in Dec and June?
The whole duration of the month or some particular day nearing the start/middle/end of the month?
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:18 PM   #68
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Held on Sunday, first week.

I should be revising but oh well.. its either you know it or you don't know at this stage. lol

Where's everyone heading tml for lunch anyways?
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #69
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10 more hrs to d-day

gd luck to everyone!
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:58 AM   #70
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Not much time to unwind and relax, very packed! Hehehe.. it was an okay day for me. Hows everyone's experience?
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Old 13-06-2010, 10:39 PM   #71
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Hey everyone

I am tinking of pursuing CFA, want to check, level 1 is purely consisting of MCQs? And wat time does the paper starts and ends? And wats the recommended time needed to spend on revising for the papers? Eg 3-4 months?

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Old 15-06-2010, 03:30 PM   #72
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hi yea jus mcqs start 9 end 5. depends how much time someone studies. i took 4 mths ;b but some of my frens did it in 1 mth tho. hehehe
Hey everyone

I am tinking of pursuing CFA, want to check, level 1 is purely consisting of MCQs? And wat time does the paper starts and ends? And wats the recommended time needed to spend on revising for the papers? Eg 3-4 months?

Thanks!
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Old 15-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #73
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hi yea jus mcqs start 9 end 5. depends how much time someone studies. i took 4 mths ;b but some of my frens did it in 1 mth tho. hehehe
Ur frens did it in 1 month and still managed to pass? Wow...anyway which level are u at currently? Or u already cleared all 3 levels?

Seriously tinking of enrolling in the Dec paper...but its on the first Sunday of Dec rite? If so den it clashes with my SC run...
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Old 17-06-2010, 09:59 PM   #74
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Yes they managed to pass all 3 levels, usually they just take a month off and rushed through those notes.

I major in finance this is my first time taking level 1! Don't go for the run lo hehehehehehe
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Old 18-06-2010, 01:56 PM   #75
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hi yea jus mcqs start 9 end 5. depends how much time someone studies. i took 4 mths ;b but some of my frens did it in 1 mth tho. hehehe
did you take classroom courses such as Kaplan and stalla? no need right? since the question is Mcqs
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