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  2. Best CFA Level 1 Prep Material

    Investment Banking

    ...for the money. Looking to start studying for level 1 now. Your guys' input would be great. Thanks in advance. My background: non-bus major, IB analyst, taken finance/accounting Best CFA Preparation Course Our users largely agreed that the Schweser ...

    230 comments12 Mar 2018 -

  3. "There are more old drunkards than there are old doctors..."- Benjamin Franklin As if you needed another reason to partake in Wall Street's culture of booze (well, some of you do), a recent 20-year study has concluded that heavy drinkers li ...

    61 comments31 Aug 2010 -

  4. Series 79 free study guide

    Investment Banking

    I have a very detailed outline that I'm going to make available to the forum. Either through a editable gdoc or through a personal wiki. Frankly, we all spend way too much time studying / preparing for the exact same things. I'm hoping that a fe ...

    62 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  5. Hello all, This week I registered for CFA Level 1. I registered for the June 2016 exam. I am wondering if anyone has used the Bloomberg study materials for the CFA. I know Schweser is the go to for most people but it looks like Bloomberg's product is ...

    28 comments28 Aug 2015 -

  6. How many outside hours of study MSF

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello, For ungraduate courses consensus is 1-3 hours of study per week outside the classroom per credit hour. For an MSF program how many hours a week can one expect to study? study msf ...

    25 comments2 Feb 2015 -

  7. Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, even Ivy League colleges have developed their own open lecture programs on a swathe of topics. LinkedIn even includes an "Independent Coursework" section. So many of my colleagues and friends seem to be registere ...

    17 comments11 Aug 2014 -

  8. I have a feeling I'm gonna need a catcher's mitt for all the monkey shit about to be flung by the WSO readers who don't enjoy the occasional toddy quite as much as I do. Don't shoot the messenger, guys, but it appears alcohol consumpti ...

    20 comments3 Nov 2010 -

  9. UPDATE: Just wanted to let you guys know we have improved the site a bit by changing it to a simpler look, much faster loading times, and new liquid layout to adjust to different resolutions Check it out! www.sonosterra.com Hey guys, My friends and I made ...

    22 comments14 Apr 2012 -

  10. I try to get a good five hours every day, but once exams come closer, I'll try to add in a few more. Very boring... study ...

    13 comments17 Sep 2009 -

  11. I will be starting full-time at a prop shop who focuses on market making where I would be on the trading side (not algo/quant/development-side), and have no formal background in finance but have read up on the technical basics of derivatives trading, etc. ...

    10 comments17 Jun 2011 -

  12. I am currently going through the Schweser books right now and they are the only study materials that I have. I am also considering buying the QBankPro from Kaplan because it was very helpful when I passed the SIE and the Series 65. The first question is: ...

    5 comments14 Aug 2019 -

  13. Almost two years ago I torrented a huge package of CFA stuff, including Schweser PDFs, and I imagine several other monkeys here have come across the exact same file(s) online. The problem is that even then it was already a bit outdated. Buying new or even ...

    9 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  14. I am starting at a BB in a few weeks as a new associate out of bschool and was wondering if anyone would recommend studying for the Series 79 and/or 63 before I start. I know I'll have time and resources to study in training but have any of you regre ...

    9 comments28 Jun 2010 -

  15. I get real frustrated and I try hard to do it and I take my time and it doesn't work out the way I wanted to. It's like I concentrate real hard and it doesn't work out. Everything I do and everything I try never turns out. study ...

    6 comments11 Mar 2016 -

  16. CFA mnemonic devices?

    Investment Banking

    On top of flash cards, audio notes, doing a shitton of qbank questions etc for CFA level 1 prep, are there any good mnemonics to help memorize formulas/concepts (specifically accounting)? Like put-call parity for example: S i P- a- C o K e Stock + Put = C ...

    7 comments17 May 2012 -

  17. CFA level 2- Ethics

    Equity Research

    How do you guys study for the ethics section on the CFA level 2 exam? I feel like there are so many details they can test you on, such as when is an approval required, does the approval need to be in writing or not etc. Does anyone have a good summary of ...

    6 comments1 Jun 2014 -

  18. Study Business Abroad Suggestions?

    Business School and GMAT

    I will be studying abroad the semester after I graduate and am looking for suggestions in regards to where to go. I'm currently considering LSE or Peking University (formerly Beijing University) for business/econ- was also looking into Oxford / Cambr ...

    6 comments30 Jan 2011 -

  19. I have met someone who (independently) studies for the CFA (level 1) with the goal to strengthen his profile, in order to move from his work as an engineer to finance/banking. However, he did not have a very clear idea of how the CFA would help him.-Is th ...

    4 comments2 May 2016 -

  20. GMAT BOOKS- CHEAP!

    WSO Product Reviews

    I am selling two "packages" of books. They are a little old but were really good. The tests usually don't change dramatically from year to year and the last time i checked, English and Math was the same. Looking to sell quick. Will give a d ...

    4 comments28 Sep 2011 -

  21. I will be studying abroad the semester after I graduate and am looking for suggestions in regards to where to go. I'm currently considering LSE or Peking University (formerly Beijing University) for business/econ- was also looking into Oxford / Cambr ...

    4 comments30 Jan 2011 -

  22. What should I try to learn?

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, I'm a sophomore trying to eventually break into ibanking. Aside from the conventional things like securing a job, networking and personally investing, I've been looking for ways to "get ahead" and ultimately learn more. I curre ...

    3 comments23 Mar 2013 -

  23. Series Exams Questions

    Investment Banking

    Getting ready to start FT investment banking in a boutique and we have to take the Series 79 exam. I have a few free weeks prior to training and was wondering if I should start studying now, just to get it out of the way. I am not sure if my firm will pro ...

    3 comments28 May 2012 -

  24. Macabacus Self-Study Help Guide

    Investment Banking

    Hello everyone, After some searches on how to quickly learn to model, I found that macabacus is a great website to start off. While the website is very structured and systematic, I found that it is quite difficult for someone who is a rookie in this topic ...

    3 comments21 Apr 2010 -

  25. I am in my final year of high school and currently considering my study options. I want to pursue a career in IB here in Egypt or abroad, if I get the chance. The best program for this type of career is the AUC's Business Administration but it's ...

    1 comment25 Oct 2018 -

  26. Your tricks for the perfect study session? Usually I use guarana + some vitamine and DMAE or coline. Obviously mixed with a balance diet. I tried Nootropill.. Good results! study ...

    20 Apr 2017 -

  27. Hi, everyone, I need a word of advice from you guys! Should I study finance at 30? Is it worth it? Currently I am 29 years old. I have a college degree in Hospitality Management and I worked for three years in aviation as a flight attendant. I have a soli ...

    21 Oct 2015 -