Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.


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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