24 days to prepare CFA level 1
Background: PhD student in Chemistry. Zero knowledge in finance. Was working prior to starting my PhD programme, enrolled in the CFA programme right before I quit my job as I was very bored in a small town. Then a Professor I know got some funding and asked me to go back to the uni to do a PhD with him. Did not revise because I was too busy with uni work, like working 14-16 hours a day. I am also a non-native English speaker.
Now I have 3 weeks off, gonna use the next 24 days to start from zero and see how far I can go. Will update the post every now and again about the progress. I know most people spend 3+ months to prepare so I do not expect to pass anyway, I am genuinely doing it for fun. Any advice is also appreciated. Let's start!
30th night update (18 days left, exam on 19th MAY):
Derivativs and Alt.Inv: 1/3
All topics that I have covered got 80%+ correct in schweser qbank (closed book). For Qbank if there are more than 50 questions I will do 50 and check if I have 85%+, will move on to next topic if I do.
I internationally not finish 1 big topic at once, keep myself less bored. Every time I move on to next chapter of a big topic I quickly go through the Schweser summary of the previous chapters, kind of refreshing those concepts again.