Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.


Self Improvement

The Journey To Being Less Wrong

Sitting around the dinner table last night I rattled off some obscure fact about the alcohol content of Belgian versus German beers to my family. My oldest child looked at me and said, “How much of your brain is dedicated… Continue Reading →

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 →

How To Remember Everything

I am not very good at remembering some things. There have been more than a few times where I have walked into a store to buy something and suddenly find myself standing in the middle of the store unable to… Continue Reading →

The Best $100 I Ever Spent

The CFA level 3 exam has one major difference from the first two exams. The morning portion of the exam is written or structured response. I like structured response better so I am going to use that term. The previous… Continue Reading →

Sisyphus 2.0

While waiting for the afternoon portion of the CFA level 3 exam to begin, I met a man who claimed to be taking the CFA level 3 exam for the 3rd time. He was hopeful because he managed to pass… Continue Reading →

Schweser’s Q-Bank For Targeted Improvement

Time is running short. The CFA exams are only 25 days away. I need to apply¬†some time management hacks to zero in on my problem areas so I can quickly improve. My best tool for this purpose is Schweser’s Q-Bank…. Continue Reading →

CFA Level 3 Final Conditions Check

I finally finished up my comprehensive final review of the CFA level 3 material. I now have 4 weeks left until test day. I like using Schweser’s Q-bank as a proxy for my understanding of the material. It is just… Continue Reading →

One Month Until The CFA Exam

Only 30 days remain. That’s it. I have been living the dream this past week. I completed the Schweser 3-day intensive review. I have been digging deep into alternative investments, risk management and derivatives in the curriculum and Schweser Notes…. Continue Reading →

Assuming Some Risks

Of all the material in the CFA level 3 curriculum, Reading 18, Currency Management, is my least favorite subject. I did not enjoy dealing with currencies during my CFA level 2 studying and they as just as frustrating in my… Continue Reading →

Manufacturing Urgency

Focus. Focus. Focus. I must focus. I am over half-way through my first pass studying the CFA level 3 curriculum. Technically, this is my second pass over most of the curriculum because the final 2¬†classes of my master’s degree program… Continue Reading →

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