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    CFA and CAIA journal

    Level 1 D-Day

    5th December 2015



    Okay I signed up for the exam back in February, bought the books off gumtree in March, didn't touch the books, not even once. Now there is only 90 days left under the December level 1 exam....

    No more playstation and movie and girls, please stop pm for me sex, my blood will be needed to power my brain.
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    Re: CFA exam log.... 88 days of drudgery

    Day 1/88: Planning

    list of sessions



    With readings

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    Re: CFA exam log.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopefu

    The gears

    bought off gumtree second hand.



    BA II plus pro black, much better than the silver version.




    box of exercise books, 30c each from officeworks on special



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

    I will use Anki SRS and will attempt the memorise all the glossaries and formulas for CFA1.

    For Glossary list, I will use the 35 pages glossary at the end of the CFA books. For the formula, I will use the 73 page Elan guides, yes 73 pages of formulas to remember by December.



    Tonight I will do data entry for Glossaries starting with As.
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

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

    added 85 glossaries starting with A. At this rate will end up with 1500 financial vocabularies by the end of this exam.


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

    GL. Not that I'm trying to discourage people from posting on BoS but you sure seem to dedicate a lot of time to it for someone who is eliminating all distractions in life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by seremify007 View Post
    GL. Not that I'm trying to discourage people from posting on BoS but you sure seem to dedicate a lot of time to it for someone who is eliminating all distractions in life.
    No, posting only takes a minutes, and I only do it doing breaks.

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

    This will be an interesting read - keep us updated! Interesting to see your methods for study.
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    I found a better way.

    I copy and pasted the entire glossary from the digital CFA book, into excel, saved as text file, than imported into Anki. As I predicted, there is total 1578 glossaries. I will try to memorise 50 words a day, hopefully within a months I will get glossaries out of the way.


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

    Before this memorising the glossaries, I will first try to memorise all the acronyms used in finance, there seem to be less than a hundred, it is a small price to pay for the elimination of looking up acronyms/abbreviations in the future.

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

    67 cards generated for all acronyms that's in the glossaries. More will surely be added as I going through the textbooks.

    APR
    BOP
    BEY
    CML
    OCF
    CV
    COGS
    CLN
    CDF
    DFL
    DOL
    EV
    GDP
    TFP
    HPR
    IPO
    IQR
    ITM
    IPS
    LBO
    MAD
    MPT
    MMY
    NI
    OAS
    OTM
    PDF
    repo
    SML
    SRS
    TVM
    VaR
    VC
    AD
    AS
    AR
    AFC
    ATC
    AVC
    BV
    CCA
    MPC
    MPS
    PDI
    FDI
    CAL
    GDR
    GRS
    LIBOR
    MNC
    MBS
    FOK
    PPI
    COV
    NAIRU
    EAR
    DDM
    NPV
    YTM
    CAPM
    WACC
    FCF
    EPS
    IRR
    MBO
    CD
    SPV

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

    Conditional replacement set up on for acronyms, total of 80 acronyms studied today, that should cover all the common acronyms for the rest of the course.

    Last edited by kuromusha; 9 Sep 2015 at 4:58 PM.

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

    HPY is the same as HPR according to investopedia, but have two definitions in CFA glossary. Dafaq

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

    Started my first reading, reading 45 today, got up with section 4. Financial Intermediaries. Will never be able to finish all the materials at this rate.



    going to bed good night.

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

    finished reading R45.1 to R45.5

    New acronyms added are CDS, ECN, REIT, GFC, ETF, NYSE, OTC, CBOT, MLP, ATS, MTF, ABS, SPE, CMO and CDO. Total 94 cards.

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

    Finally finished reading R45 Market organisation and structure. One reading done... 59 to go. FML....

    Added, IFRS, IASB, DRIP, SRO, GIPS, CFA, GTC order & IOC order. Total 102 Acronyms. Procrastinating adding vocab...
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    86 Days left

    My next bitch is R46. Security Market Indices.


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

    85 Days to go

    Glossary meaning recall cards template created using conditional replacement. No steps, failing cards becomes tomorrows due cards, as I don't have time to memorise with high accuracy.



    104 vocabularies added from R45. Market Organisation and structures.

    accelerated book build
    allocationally efficient
    all-or-nothing order
    alternative investment market
    alternative trading systems
    American-style
    ask
    behind the market
    best bid
    best effort offering
    best offer
    bid
    block brokers
    book building
    broker
    broker-dealer
    brokered market
    call market
    call money rate
    call option
    capital markets
    clearing instructions
    clearinghouse
    commodity swap
    continuous trading market
    counterparty risk
    crossing networks
    currency
    currency swap
    dark pools
    day order
    derivative pricing rule
    discriminatory pricing rule
    display size
    electronic communications networks
    equity swap
    European-style
    exchanges
    execution instructions
    exercise
    exercise price
    financial leverage
    forward contract
    futures contract
    good-on-close
    good-on-open
    good-till-cancelled order
    hedge funds
    hidden order
    iceberg order
    immediate or cancel order
    initial margin
    initial margin requirement
    initial public offering
    interest rate swap
    investment banks
    lead underwriter
    limit order
    limit order book
    liquidity
    liquidity risk
    long position
    maintenance margin
    maintenance margin requirement
    margin
    margin call
    margin loan
    market bid
    market bid–ask spread
    market order
    marketable limit order
    market-on-close
    money market
    multilateral trading facilities
    offer
    option
    order
    order precedence hierarchy
    order-driven markets
    position
    price priority
    primary market
    private placement
    put option
    quote-driven market
    seasoned offering
    secondary market
    secondary offering
    secondary precedence rules
    shelf registration
    short position
    special purpose entity
    special purpose vehicle
    spot markets
    standing limit orders
    stop order
    stop-loss order
    swap contract
    traditional investment markets
    underlying
    underwriter
    underwritten offering
    validity instructions
    variation margin
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Additional four acrynoyms from R45 I missed out added.

    AON order, ACH, EFT and ECN. Total 105 cards.

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

    What was/is your undergrad? Shouldn't you know a good proportion of those words already (assuming finance major)?

    Good luck. Level 1 isn't too rekt.
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    Re: CFA journal.. 88 days of Shaolin Monk level of abstinence and discipline! Hopeful

    Quote Originally Posted by RishBonjour99 View Post
    What was/is your undergrad? Shouldn't you know a good proportion of those words already (assuming finance major)?

    Good luck. Level 1 isn't too rekt.
    Yes, finance major. But still a lot of the words are new to me. I will SRS all the glossaries whether I have learnt them in my bachelor or not.

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

    Finished reading R46. market indices. 18 vocab added. Total 122 glossary cards.

    broad market indexes
    constituent securities
    divisor
    equal weighting
    float-adjusted market-capitalization weighting
    fundamental weighting
    market float
    market-capitalization weighting
    multi-market indices
    price index
    price return
    price return index
    price weighting
    rebalancing
    sector indices
    security market index
    total return
    total return index

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

    Next bitch, R51. Fixed -Income Securities: Defining elements.


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

    Finished reading R51.

    Nine acronyms added. Total 114.

    CPI
    TIPS
    GSE
    FRN
    PIK
    TIIS
    ELN
    CoCos
    ZCB

    59 vocab added. total 181.

    amortizing bond
    balloon payment
    basis point
    bearer bonds
    bermuda-style
    bond
    callable bond
    capital market securities
    capital-indexed bonds
    collateral
    collateral trust bonds
    contingency provision
    contingent convertible bonds
    conventional bond
    conversion price
    conversion ratio
    conversion value
    convertible bond
    covenants
    covered bond
    credit enhancements
    credit-linked coupon bond
    currency option bonds
    current yield
    debenture
    deferred coupon bond
    dual-currency bonds
    embedded option
    equipment trust certificates
    equity-linked note
    Eurobonds
    floaters
    floating-rate notes
    indenture
    index-linked bond
    inflation-linked bond
    letter of credit
    linker
    money market securities
    mortgage-backed security
    perpetual bonds
    plain vanilla bond
    principal value (bond)
    pure discount bonds
    putable bonds
    redemption yield
    registered bonds
    secured bonds
    securitized bonds
    split coupon bond
    step-up coupon bond
    surety bond
    tenor
    trust deed
    variable-rate note
    warrant
    yield to maturity
    yield to redemption
    zero-coupon bonds

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