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  1. 7 Things to Know to Get Your Work Experience CFA-Approved

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. In the whole CFA process, passing the 3 exams is without question the hardest part of the entire shebang. But if you're anything like me, once you got the pesky busines ...

    83 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  2. Sh*t People Say (to CFA Candidates)

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Warning: this is a ranty post. This article has a go at well-meaning friends, family and colleagues, whom probably only want the best for me and are just concerned about me ...

    83 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:15am -

  3. CFA opens what kinds of doors?

         ! CFA advice ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:44am -

  4. CFA vs MBA: 8 Points to Help You Decide

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. As we've  covered the MBA subject briefly in a recent post  and many readers wrote in for more, a natural follow up would be the classic question:  CFA or MBA? A very, ...

    39 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:14am -

  5. CFA: What's your take?

    I'm a non-finance monkey, swallowing bananas (both sweet and sour) for about 2 months on CFA. Sounds crazy, right? Can't help it. I'm in love, Guys! Please help me. ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 1:42am -

  6. It's Finally Here- CFA Level I & II Results June 2012

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. It's finally here- the results for June 2012 Level I and II. It must have been an eternity for those of you who took the exam in June. But from an outside observational ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:01am -

  7. CFA as an Undergrad?

    I am a rising sophomore at a non-target and I am majoring in Finance. I am planning on starting to study for the CFA level 1 this summer (summer in between freshman and sophomore) but I am not sure when to actually take the exam. I would rather take it as ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 7 2014 - 12:26am -

  8. Why Are CFA Pass Rates Declining?

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. So June 2012 CFA season is fully over! Congratulations to those who passed, and to those who didn't make it this time- come back fighting and you'll get it in the ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:39am -

  9. 7 Reasons for You to Consider the CFA Charter

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:18am -

  10. CFA Level 1- Non Finance Background

          Hello, I have registered for the December 2015 level 1 examination, with a non finance background taking the test in June would be disastrous. My print material arrived today however I am unsure of what book to actually begin reading. ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 1:09pm -

  11. And....A New Wave of CFA Charterholders-To-Be Arrive!

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. After more than 2 months of waiting, the results to hopefully the last of many candidates' CFA exams are here.  If you've been anxiously waiting for your results a ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:58am -

  12. 15 Things We Love to Hate About The CFA

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. The entire CFA exam process is quite a unique experience. It is challenging, long, but ultimately rewarding.  But sometimes it is frustrating. God, really frustrating. Spark ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:16am -

  13. If You Failed Your CFA Exam Next Week, Would You Retake?

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Apologies in advance for the negative nature of this post, but I feel that failure in the CFA is not an area that's covered enough- people don't like talking about ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:05am -

  14. The Complete Checklist of Items to Bring to CFA Exam Day

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. The Dec Level I CFA candidates take the exam this weekend. Knowing & preparing what you're going to bring can make a lot of difference in your exam- taking the exam ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 20 2015 - 9:51am -

  15. 7 Effective Ways to Make and Keep Your CFA New Year's Resolution

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by maki ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:13am -

  16. CFA Results: study methods, books and services you used?

          The CFA Institute just recently released the test scores this morning. I am writing on here to gauge how some of you performed. For those that managed to pass the exam, what did you think set you apart from the competition, also if yo ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2015 - 6:51pm -

  17. CFA Results Arriving Soon!

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. As we approach results day, hope all of you expecting your results aren't getting too antsy! I have been keeping busy myself- I've been working on something for re ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:08am -

  18. Ethics in the CFA Exam- Why You Should Master It

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. I pretty much flew solo for my CFA Level I exam- most of my friends were taking Level I with me so I didn't really have any words of wisdom from more experienced candid ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:08am -

  19. CFA Age

          I am over thirty with no financial background is it dificult for me to get CFA? CFA advice ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 5:26am -

  20. CFA advice: study guides to use?

          Delete Undergraduate CFA advice ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2015 - 5:16pm -

  21. What You Need to Do to Earn the CFA Charter

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. There has been a lot written on  the usefulness of the CFA qualification towards your career, but this post isn't another one of them. Instead, for the ones that are co ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:21am -

  22. Smart way to be a couch potato?

          Recent graduate and soon to be unemployed again when my analyst internship wears off. Will definitely have some time on my hands while I continue to seek out some jobs and wondering what else to do in the meantime to keep myself compe ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2011 - 1:36am -

  23. How to Study for CFA Level 3?

          So I am about to begin studying for CFA Level 3 and it just hit me that I'm not too familiar with the structure of the level 3 exam. It doesn't seem to be a similar structure to that of 1 and 2 where each section can be stud ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2014 - 11:29am -

  24. CFA more crucial for non target schools?

    Pursuing an MS Fin at a top regional university, but not necessarily a target school. My thinking is that the CFA has added value for the less elite a school is. Many posts say the cfa isn't worth it. Looking for guidance. Looking to break into an as ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 6:33pm -

  25. Your One-Page Primer for CFA Results Day Tomorrow

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Happy Monday readers! It was an awesome weekend, weather-wise, in London. I participated in a Spartan Race and f**ked up my ankle slightly, but overall my weekend's awe ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:04am -

  26. Cfa with 7 years Information Technology experience

         .. I am trying to take cfa level 2... Having an IT background for 7 years and want to switch to Investment Banking and aiming to be a portfolio manager in the future.. My question is how easy/tough is it to make a switch and most impor ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2012 - 9:11pm -

  27. Will certifications work?

          Sorry for post this "stupid" question. I'm just " brand new " here. I'm an international student and now I'm trying to get some certifications...like the CFA....to improve my compentency. I asked som ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2011 - 5:58pm -

  28. Make the Most of Your CFA Status On Your CV

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. D-day for Level I and II June 2012 is over, and for better or worse, hopefully you've gotten through the worst of your hangover by now. If you didn't make it this ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:59am -

  29. CFA Results This Week? Here's How You Might Break It Down Further.

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. Hope you're fired up for Level I and II results next week! An overwhelming number of you indicated failure is no barrier- more than 70% of you would retake immediately ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:05am -

  30. CFA Candidate Need Help

    I am currently studying for the Level 1 CFA Exam and am in need of any tips, suggestions etc. I graduated two years ago with a BS in BA at a state college, 3.1 GPA, work in personal banking right now. What type of job/work experience should I be aiming fo ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2012 - 11:09am -

  31. CFA For Sale

          Does anyone have the CFA level 1 study materials that they are willing to sell, or do you know where to get them cheap? I am trying to get a head start on studying so I can take the exam as soon as possible. CFA CFA Level 1 CFA Level ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2011 - 10:49am -

  32. Developing plan to break into ER- best use of time?

    Short version:- from Australia, studying a masters in Finance with a Design undergraduate degree.- failed to get any BB IB interviews in ER except through networking- BB IBs recruit at my school- GPA and ECs strong except absolutely zero finance experienc ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2011 - 11:33pm -

  33. Chem grad starting a MO analyst stint in a BB GS/JPM/CS- Should i do a CFA

    Hi guys, Im from the UK, have very little finance knowledge (studied chemistry at a uk target), did a SA stint in BO, now I have a full time gig in a BB in MO role. My finance knowledge is basic at best, would doing the CFA or at least studying towards it ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2014 - 11:08pm -

  34. Entry into Equity Research- With an Engineering PhD.

          I am a Researcher working in the field of Computational Sciences in academia. I have a Ph.D in Engineering. 36 yrs old with family and salary around hundred grand. Recently, I have become highly fascinated with financial markets and I ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2015 - 4:47pm -

  35. No finance degree but wanna write CFA I

    I'm asian. And I just got accepted from MSc Finance in Scotland. I long to switch from engineering career and I know that I'm very new to this field. So how can I improve my chance to distinguish myself as an elite one? I think if I study hard t ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2015 - 12:05pm -

  36. Is a CFA helpful?

          I need some advice as to if a CFA is worth it for me. Ive been in big 4 for about 5yrs, manager level, working in audit over AM and alternatives, mostly large RE and Hedge funds and some PE funds as well as some transaction services e ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2011 - 8:39pm -

  37. CFA Study Group in Boston

          Hey guys, Thinking about taking L1 CFA exam this December. If anyone in the Boston area has been thinking about doing L1 (or any level for that matter), I would like to start a study group that would meet once or twice per week to rev ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2011 - 5:36pm -

  38. HSE student introduction

          Hello! Thank you for reading my introduction. I am a thirs-year student of Higher school of economics who interested in work as an analyst in PE funds. I had an internship experience in Tax &Legal services department in Pricewater ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 2:32am -

  39. Entry into AM/Equity Research- With an Engineering Ph.D

          I am a Researcher working in the field of Computational Sciences in academia. I have a Ph.D in Engineering. 36 yrs old with family and salary around hundred grand. Recently, I have become highly fascinated with financial markets and I ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 1:10pm -

  40. CFA Level 1

    I am about to signup for the upcoming CFA Level 1 exam in June 2015. I am going to be a senior at DePaul University and am enrolled full time in school. Can any of you who were in a similar position as I am now provide me with what did and did not work we ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2014 - 6:49pm -

  41. What We Learnt from Analyzing CFA Level III 2012 Results

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. How well do you expect to perform in Level III? Since the June exam results, we've covered Level I and Level II extensively. Our analysis broke down the topics' pe ...

    1 comment - 2 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 10:18am -

  42. 3 Key Factors to Nailing CFA Ethics

    This article is originally from 300Hours.com. You can read the full article here. If you're new to the CFA exams, hopefully by now you're aware of  how important mastering Ethics is to your CFA studies. In this follow-up post to the importance o ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2015 - 11:07am -

  43. Assumptions of the Multiple Linear Regression Model

    The model is based on 6 assumptions. When these assumptions are hold the regression estimators are unbiased, efficient & consistent. Unbiased means that the expected value of the estimator is equal to the true value of the parameter. Efficient means t ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 20 2011 - 2:53pm -

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