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Im heading out to kill this thing in like 10min. Goodluck all.

Post your thoughts after the fact, but keep it ethical!

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Comments (19)

  • FeelingMean's picture

    Good luck!

    "That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

  • frgna's picture

    Just finished up here in Milan, we're in the future - good luck buddy!!!

    Musings to come. For now cooking up a nice dinner at my buddy's flat with my GF and drinking a ton of wine and smoking a Cohiba.

    if you like it then you shoulda put a banana on it

  • mappleby's picture

    How much studying time did you put in? I'm kind of coasting between now and b-school starting in the fall so I've been tossing around the idea of registering for the Level 1 in June.

  • Straight Cash Homey's picture

    Half time here on the west coast. My head is starting to spin from a combination of sleep deprivation/exhaustion/caffeine/dehydration. Am I the only one who thinks the CFA exam is more taxing than marathon races?

  • Cries's picture

    All in all, I think I have a good shot at passing. I only wish I could have slept more last night, but the formulas spinning in my head kept me awake.

    The lack of sleep made this more grueling than the mocks. In addition, I didnt appreciate the 1hour wait before the start of each half.

    ...now how long do we have to wait for the results?

  • johnh's picture

    howd everyone do? Did anyone else find it very hard compared to the mocks?

  • PFWizard's picture

    I thought it was okay. The level of difficulty I thought was comparable to mock exams. I think I have a good chance of passing it.

  • txjustin's picture

    Cries, out of curiosity, why are you doing CFA if you're in IB?

  • In reply to Cries
    Straight Cash Homey's picture

    Cries:
    All in all, I think I have a good shot at passing. I only wish I could have slept more last night, but the formulas spinning in my head kept me awake.

    The lack of sleep made this more grueling than the mocks. In addition, I didnt appreciate the 1hour wait before the start of each half.

    ...now how long do we have to wait for the results?

    Results will come out mid-January.

  • johnh's picture

    PFWizard:
    I thought it was okay. The level of difficulty I thought was comparable to mock exams. I think I have a good chance of passing it.

    I thought the Econ section was harder- probably just me..
  • johnh's picture

    reformed:
    .

    How would you compare how you think you did on each section compared to how you did on the mocks?
  • In reply to txjustin
    Cries's picture

    txjustin:
    Cries, out of curiosity, why are you doing CFA if you're in IB?

    I wanna transition to credit investing, and ultimately raise funds
  • State of Trance's picture

    Is it just me or everyone else that found the fixed income and derivatives sections the hardest sections to tackle ?

  • Straight Cash Homey's picture

    I think the fixed income and derivative sections can be tackled with enough practice and intution. I personally find FRA to be the most difficult section since some of the topics have no rhyme or reason to them, just rote memorization of inane concepts - primarily all of the IFRS vs. GAAP nonsense.

  • State of Trance's picture

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