Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.

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Creighton University

The Struggle Is Real

  “Mike, FYI the Portfolio Management class will be the most challenging class you will ever take.” These words were emailed to me a few months ago from a very wise man. Prescient! I just wrapped up my 2nd week in… Continue Reading →

On The Move Again

It is a bit surprising how fast time slips by when you are busy. Over the past 6 weeks I have worked with US Army cadets from West Point who were partnering with the UK cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a… Continue Reading →

Self Reflection

I received my CFA Level 3 curriculum the other day and I have just finished reading my first Study Session entitled, “Behavioral Finance”. Behavioral Finance is Study Session 3 in the Level 3 curriculum. I skipped over Study Sessions 1 & 2… Continue Reading →

On Top of the World

Yesterday was a big day. I got my CFA Level 2 Exam results from the CFA Institute and I passed! One giant step closer to my goals. I am on top of the world! The CFA Level 2 Exam was an… Continue Reading →

I Am The 1%

No, I am not a billionaire. I am definitely in the minority though,….when it comes to my choice in calculators. After my observations from the CFA Level 1 Exam, I paid extremely close attention to everyone’s calculators when I wrote… Continue Reading →

They Are Watching Me…..

Who’s watching me? According to Google Analytics, not many people. However, it does sometimes feel like Creighton University knows what I am thinking about. A while back, I wrote about the MSAPM program, where I noted three things which I believed could be improved… Continue Reading →

Go Jays!

US News and World Report just came out with their graduate school rankings for 2016, so I immediately went to their graduate finance rankings to see how the schools were measuring up. So how did Creighton fare this year? Creighton’s… Continue Reading →

My CFA Study Plan Meets The Pareto Principle

I made another giant step towards achieving my goals last night. I finished my Equity Analysis class in the MSAPM program, and somehow maintained my 4.0 grade point average. This will be my last class until after I take the CFA… Continue Reading →

How Good Is The MSAPM Program?

Is Creighton’s MSAPM Program any good? I have heard and read more than a few times that Creighton’s graduate-flagship-finance program is not worth it. I am not sure what these naysayers are basing this opinion on because none of them have… Continue Reading →

The Next 50 Days

So, according to my countdown app, I only have 109 days until I sit for the CFA Level II Exam. That is literally right around the corner. Honestly, I do not feel as well-prepared for the CFA Level II Exam… Continue Reading →

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