Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.



Making Some Progress

I finally started my CFA Level 3 studying in earnest this weekend.  With only 3 months remaining, it is time to focus! This weekend I tackled Study Session 3 (Behavioral Finance). I watched videos. I read CFA curriculum. I took notes. I… Continue Reading →

Adjusting Fire

Not too long ago, I posted my plan of attack to conquer the CFA Level 3 Exam. It was a great plan, but it is not going to work for me. Sometimes things happen which are beyond our control and… Continue Reading →

CFA Level 3 Exam Plan Of Attack

Tomorrow I will officially begin studying for the 2015 CFA Level 3 Exam. Only 153 days are remaining. Thank goodness for the leap year or it would only be 152 days! I am going to break my preparation for the… 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 →

All In

I am slowing improving in my Q-bank 50 question quizzes. I just completed a quiz on Alternative Investments and I earned my highest marks yet – 84% overall. Perhaps my future career is in private real estate, where I scored over… Continue Reading →

Schweser Q-bank

14 Days is all that remains. I am still slogging through each topic for one final review in my “200 hours in 36 days” commitment. I have 90 hours of studying left to do according to my calculations. I have finished… Continue Reading →

Once More Into The Breach My Friends….

Ideally with 19.5 days (Yes, I am now to the point where a half-day matters) left until I take the most important exam of my life, I should have a clear schedule where I can focus exclusively on the task… Continue Reading →


I finished up my review of Corporate Finance. I exhausted another 20 hours and 3 days in my “200 hours in 36 days” commitment. I am down to 122 hours and 21 days. I took a 50 quesiton quiz in… Continue Reading →

A Pattern Emerges

So, I took my FRA retest after just reading through the FRA section in my Secret Sauce book and I scored a 68% on a 50 question quiz. I feel much better about a 68% than my previous 62% for some reason. After… Continue Reading →

Hitting The Wall

I am down to 25 days and 18 hours, until I sit for the CFA Level II Exam. I have spent a total of 50 hours over the past 11 days studying for the exam. This leaves me with 150… Continue Reading →

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