Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.

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Creighton University

Issues With Regression Analysis

I did not really understand what regression analysis was before I took my 2nd quantitative analysis class for my master’s degree. Sure, I had heard the term regression thrown around, but my understanding was truly limited. Once I dug into… Continue Reading →

Efficient Market Opportunities

A few of my professors from Creighton University recently published an article in The Journal of Wealth Management, where they tested the commonly held belief that the stock market is more volatile now than in the past. At first glance,… Continue Reading →

CFA Exam Weapons Of Choice

The CFA Institute is fairly restrictive about what you may bring into the examination with you: Pencils Erasers Pencil sharpener Calculators (only 2 types are allowed and they will be inspected). Extra batteries for your calculator and a small screwdriver… Continue Reading →

The Tax Man Cometh

I started studying Schweser Notes in earnest this week. The first two study sessions were Ethics. Ethics was a breeze. I attribute this to two things: Ethics is the only subject that is basically identical from the level 1 curriculum… Continue Reading →

2015 – A Year Of Progress

It’s the first day of 2016! Time to take stock of what happened in 2015, and look ahead to 2016. Overall, my 2015 was great. In fact, it was even better than my 2014. Quick review of 2015: I finished my… Continue Reading →

Tackling the CFA Level 3 Exam

As you progress through the levels of the CFA Exams, there is a certain evolution in the testing methodology. At the first level, you know exactly how many multiple choice questions from each subject that will be asked. These questions… Continue Reading →

Achieving Goals

At approximately zero-two-hundred hours on the 21st of December CET, I submitted my final quiz. This wasn’t just any ordinary final quiz. This was literally my final quiz in Creighton University’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA). With the click of a mouse,… Continue Reading →

The Final Push

In one week, on the 5th of December, approximately 50,000 people scattered all across the globe, will sit for the CFA Level 1 Exam. For these individuals it is the final push in an arduous journey, and I am certain… Continue Reading →

And Then There Was One….

I have not be writing posts with any frequency lately. In fact in September I only managed two posts which is an all-time low for Adventures in Financial Analysis. Why the slowdown? It is because I have been fighting for the past… Continue Reading →

Victory is Imminent

After returning from my weekend excursion to the Hofbräu Festzelt at Oktoberfest, I noticed an announcement from Creighton University, stating that I had until 15 October to complete a task. I started my master’s degree (Investment Management and Financial Analysis,… Continue Reading →

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