Any analysts studying for CFA level 2?

Analyst 1 in IB - Ind

Anyone else taking it? How do you find the time? how many topics did you finish?
Please share your best strategy, and let me know if anyone wants a study friend to keep each other accountable.
Did anyone take it? is it doable? please give me some hope? People at work really discouraged me

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Feb 20, 2020

What are the people at work saying to discourage you ? That's awful

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 20, 2020

one person said to me that " I haven't been swamped with work yet, so they're not sure how that's gonna go". plus I have to go to class weekly but I do it and go back to the office. I work even harder now to prove nothing changed. I cant study in the office until the last associate leaves

  • Analyst 1 in Other
Feb 20, 2020

These fing associates and everyone above them. I had a similar experience and it was clear most of them had ego and insecurity issues and couldn't stand someone junior being smarter or more motivated than them.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Feb 20, 2020

Did Lvl 2 while working in Lev Fin last year - few things:

  • Start early. Like now.
  • Get used to the way they ask questions. It's not to trick you, but you need to comprehend the passage fully
  • Squeeze in time during the workweek - not impossible. every 15-30 mins matters. Weekends are a goner.
  • Practice makes perfect - Practice EOC questions in the CFAI text. Do the CFAI Q bank (quite hard) etc.
  • Books: I'd prefer CFAI over Schweser, but either of those two could work (although found CFAI EOC questions much more helpful for the exam)

Reddit has a CFA forum btw

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  • Business School in IB - Gen
Feb 20, 2020

Listen to this guy. Only difference is that I preferred Wiley but to each his/her own. Make sure you're finishing the material in time to crush practice tests the final few weeks.

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