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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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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



writing instruments: King of Pens $600 + Sheaffer Legacy $200 + Lamy Safari x2
 
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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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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.

 
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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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86 Days left

My next bitch is R46. Security Market Indices.

 

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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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