Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.


Masters of Investment Management and Financial Analysis Program

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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