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The 10 Most Important CFA® Formulas

November 18th, 2015
A typical CFA Candidates desktop

I’ve spent entirely too long studying for the CFA exam, it has not paid off. However I have also spent too much time creating studying materials and giving them away online, it’s a character flaw I guess. The latest person to take advantage of my good nature and willingness to help out my fellow man for free is named Abhishek Chaudhary. Someday soon he’ll regret his decision perhaps, but regardless of his actions which seem a clear violation of Standard I(C) Misrepresentation I have typed out the most important flashcards I made for both the Level 1 and Level 2 CFA exams.

I used the following unscientific selection criteria, first the formula must be in my flashcard collection, must still have been tested on the Level 2 exam after first being tested on the Level 1 exam and hopefully is still in the official curriculum. You should always consult the official curriculum as it changes slightly every year. After narrowing it down to ten crucial formulas that are highly likely to have been tested while I was studying for the exams, I made no attempt to rank them one through ten. The fact is you need to memorize these ten formulas and lets say one hundred to two hundred more formulae.

For the record, I did manage to pass the CFA Level 2 exam so I just might know what I’m talking about some of the time.


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