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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Next corporate finance a go. Next reading would be R47. Market Efficiency.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Just learnt LaTeX to create simple formulas.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    what software are you using ??

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R47. Market Efficiency.

    25 Vocabularies added.

    active investment
    active return
    arbitrage
    behavioural finance
    data mining
    data snooping
    earnings surprise
    efficient market
    fundamental analysis
    fundamental value
    herding
    information cascade
    informationally efficient market
    intrinsic value
    January effect
    market anomaly
    market value
    passive investment
    risk aversion
    semi-strong-form efficient market
    short selling
    strong-form efficient market
    technical analysis
    turn-of-the-year effect
    weak-form efficient market hypothesis

    Total 206 vocabulary cards.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    END of Week 37



    Read 4 reading, 4/60 reading.

    Acronyms: Total 114 added and studied.



    Vocubs: Total 206 added and 0 studied.



    Formula: 1 Added and 0 studies.

    I'll will study harder next week! I promise! 12 weeks left. Need Asian mode.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Interesting video. From 74 reading down to 60?

    Last edited by kuromusha; 12 Sep 2015 at 11:08 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    82 days left.

    Didn't study since Saturday, did some revision of session 13.

    31 vocabs added. Total 231.

    abnormal return
    blue chip
    bullet bond
    calendar anomalies
    conversion parity
    conversion premium
    efficient market hypothesis
    equity
    exotic bond
    face value
    global bond
    growth stock
    information acquisition cost
    insider trading
    investment grade
    loss aversion
    Market-capitalization indices
    momentum anomaly
    non-investment grade
    overreaction effect
    par value
    price return
    reconstitution
    running yield
    size effect
    speculative grade
    style indices
    technician
    total return
    transaction cost
    value stock
    value weighting


    Four Acronyms added. Total 117.

    EMH
    SEC
    NAV
    Last edited by kuromusha; 15 Sep 2015 at 6:48 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Goal for Week 38 is finish reading Session 14 and 15.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R48. Overview of Equity Securities.

    31 vocab added. total. 262

    American depository receipt
    American depository share
    basket of listed depository receipts
    book value
    callable common shares
    common shares
    convertible preference shares
    cost of debt
    cumulative preference shares
    cumulative voting
    depository bank
    depository receipt
    equity
    foreign exchange gains
    global depository receipt
    global registered share
    leveraged buyout
    management buyout
    non-cumulative preference shares
    non-participating preference shares
    participating preference shares
    preference shares
    private equity securities
    private investment in public equity
    putable common shares
    return on equity
    sponsored
    statutory voting
    unsponsored
    venture capital
    vote by proxy

    Two acronyms added. Total 119
    DR
    BLDR

    One formula added. 2 Total.

    return on equity (R48.7.1)
    Last edited by kuromusha; 15 Sep 2015 at 6:46 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R49. Introduction to Industry and Company Analysis.

    16 vocabs added, total 278 cards.

    company analysis
    competitive strategy
    cyclical company
    economic profit
    experience curve
    income trust
    industry
    industry analysis
    life-cycle stage
    peer group
    Porter's five forces
    principal business activity
    return on invested capital
    sector
    strategic analysis
    strategic groups

    3 new acronyms added. Total of 122 cards.

    ROIC
    DCF model
    GICS

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Need to stop playing skyrim...
    Last edited by kuromusha; 20 Sep 2015 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Spend the whole day adding a thousand practice questions from the official CFA material end of the reading into cards.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful



    75 days left. Read R5 and R6, revised R46 and 47.

    Vocab cards reset.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R22. FRA introduction.

    Studied/Added 9 vocab cards, 3 acronyms and 8 practice problems.

    ISA
    MD&A
    OCI

    clean opinion
    comparability (accounting)
    disclaimer of opinion
    financial statement footnote
    liquidity of a company
    owners’ equity
    proxy statement
    solvency
    unqualified opinion
    Last edited by kuromusha; 22 Sep 2015 at 12:50 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Revised R48. Added 4 acronyms and 7 vocabs. And did 24 practice problems.

    ADR
    BVE
    BVPS
    PIPE

    preferred stock
    mezzanine financing
    market value of equity
    market-to-book ratio
    price-to-book ratio
    book value of equity
    book value equity per share

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R52.

    added/studied 6 acronyms, 61 vocabs and 48 combined reading examples and end of practice problems.

    FED
    ICMA
    MTN
    MMA
    muni
    T-bill

    agency bond
    backup lines of credit
    benchmark issue
    best effort offering
    bid–offer spread
    bilateral loan
    bridge financing
    central bank fund
    century bond
    certificate of deposit
    commercial paper
    consol
    dealer firm
    demand deposit
    discount basis
    domestic bond
    Fed fund
    Federal Reserve
    firm commitment offering
    foreign bond
    grey market
    haircut (lol, it's actually a fucking finance terminology)
    interbank market
    interbank money market
    interest-bearing basis
    lender of last resort
    London Interbank Offered Rate
    medium-term note
    money market account
    municipal bond
    on-the-run
    organized exchange
    oversubscription
    over-the-counter
    primary dealers
    prime paper
    prime rate
    private placement
    promissory note
    prospectus
    public offering
    quasi-government bonds
    reference rate
    repo margin
    repurchase agreement
    savings account
    serial maturity structure
    settlement
    shelf registration
    sovereign bonds
    sovereign rate
    sovereigns
    supranational bonds
    syndicated loans
    syndicated offering
    term maturity structure
    treasury bill
    treasury bond
    treasury note
    underwriter
    underwritten offering
    Last edited by kuromusha; 23 Sep 2015 at 10:43 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    awful statistics.



    Acronyms


    Vocabs


    practice problems.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    revised R05

    Added 24 vocab

    annuity
    annuity due
    cash flow additivity principle
    compounding
    continuously compounded return
    default risk premium
    discount
    effective annual rate
    future value
    inflation premium
    interest rate
    liquidity premium
    maturity premium
    nominal risk-free interest rate
    opportunity cost
    ordinary annuity
    perpetuity annuity
    present value
    principal
    quoted interest rate
    real risk-free interest rate
    simple interest
    stated annual interest rate
    time value of money

    & 8 formula

    effective annual rate
    effective annual rate for continuous compounding
    finding interest/growth rate in TMV
    future value (multiple period per year)
    future value annuity
    future value using continuous compounding
    present value annuity
    present value of perpetuity

    42 practice questions studied and added.
    Last edited by kuromusha; 25 Sep 2015 at 1:09 AM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Revised R06. DCF application

    24 vocab added

    accrued interest
    bank discount basis
    bank discount yield
    capital budgeting
    capital structure
    CD equivalent yield
    discount rate
    effective annual yield
    holding period return
    holding period yield
    hurdle rate
    internal rate of return
    IRR rule
    money market yield
    money-weighted rate of return
    mutually exclusive
    net present value
    NPV rule
    performance appraisal
    performance measurement
    periodic rate of return
    pure discount instruments
    time-weighted rate of return
    working capital management

    8 formulas added

    bank discount yield (BDY)
    discount rate from interest rate
    effective annual yield
    holding period yield
    interest rate from discount rate
    internal rate of return (IRR)
    money market yield (MMY)
    net present value (NPV)

    So many different yields..


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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Finished reading R07.

    added 75 vocabs. Total 394

    absolute dispersion
    absolute frequency
    arithmetic mean
    bins
    central tendency
    Chebyshev's inequality
    compound rate of return
    cost averaging
    cross-sectional data
    cumulative distribution function
    cumulative frequency
    cumulative frequency distribution
    cumulative percentage
    cumulative relative frequency
    deciles
    descriptive statistics
    dispersion
    expected value
    fractile
    frequency
    frequency distribution
    frequency polygon
    geometric mean
    harmonic mean
    histogram
    inferential statistics
    interval scale
    intervals
    level of measurement
    linear interpolation
    mean
    mean absolute deviation
    mean squared deviation
    measurement scales
    measures of location
    median
    modal interval
    mode
    nominal scale
    ordinal scale
    outlier
    parameter
    percentiles
    population
    quantile
    quartile
    quintiles
    range
    ratio scale
    relative dispersion
    relative frequency
    sample
    semideviation
    semivariance
    standard deviation
    statistic
    statistics
    target semideviation
    target semivariance
    time-series data
    unimodal
    variance
    weighted mean
    coefficient of variation
    sharpe ratio
    mean excess return
    normal distribution
    positive skew
    negative skew
    skewness
    kurtosis
    leptokurtic
    mesokurtic
    platykurtic
    excess kurtosis

    And 16 formulas. Total 34.

    coefficient of variation
    geometric mean
    geometric mean return formula
    harmonic mean
    linear interpolation formula
    mean
    mean absolute deviation
    population variance
    position of a percentile
    sample excess kurtosis
    sample excess kurtosis with large n
    sample skewness
    sample skewness with large n
    sample variance
    sharpe ratio
    weighted mean
    Last edited by kuromusha; 27 Sep 2015 at 9:02 PM.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    No updates for a while. OP, how is it going? Are youstill studying?
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    D day tomo. CFAI Mock exam been hitting around 70%. Need some luck tomo.

    Damn fallout 4's fault!

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Quote Originally Posted by kuromusha View Post
    D day tomo. CFAI Mock exam been hitting around 70%. Need some luck tomo.

    Damn fallout 4's fault!
    Well, good luck. From the sounds of it, you seem to have it covered.
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Wow, 90% of the candidates were Asians... looks like Asians will dominate the financial industry in the near future.

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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    I passed,

    but not disappointed in the my score though.




    Pass rate was 43% for the 2015 December exam.
    Last edited by kuromusha; 27 Jan 2016 at 6:55 PM.
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