AuthorTopic: Almost time
dbadidas8
@2007-11-28 08:09:11
Saturday Night could not come sooner.

Anyways how are you guys feeling about the test?

I'm feeling fairly confident in all areas but statistics.
-I just tried to hammer down hypothesis testing and a few of the larger statistical concepts, hopefully there won't be much math pertaining to the Z-scores and the more complex probabilities.

Good luck, all.
Beret
@2007-11-28 15:44:23
Wish you guys all good luck on saturday.

Let's destroy the CFA passing rate statistics !

My scores tell me i have to "cram" a little more until then... Let's see.

Cheers
SalmaM
@2007-11-28 20:08:12
Hey everyone
I want it to be over but at the same time feel like some more stuyding time couldn't hurt... I too, am not very confident about the quantative methods... and some of the questions in the mock exams were pretty tough... but overall, I think its passable (I hope). What is everyone's ranking in the different study sessions?

Best of luck to everyone!
mc01
@2007-11-30 21:04:14
best of luck to all and go get them .
i have already passed it in my mind. laugh
for real
Cheers
uberstyle
@2007-12-01 12:44:58
Didn't sleep last night. If I'd known that would happen, I would have crammed more! Let's lock it up, people.
dbadidas8
@2007-12-02 04:36:27
What'd you think? I thought the first exam was much harder.
qmc42
@2007-12-02 04:48:13
Well, i not so confident that i can pass. it's harder than i ever think.
uberstyle
@2007-12-02 07:21:44
The question format where there are two scenarios and you check yes/no for each... there were a few of those that got me. I'd be sure about one and then second-guessing on the other. Ah well, we shall see. No matter the result, I am done with Exam I!

When are results released? Hopefully with enough time to start studying for June...
stevelks
@2007-12-02 15:09:31
Questions seen in the "Morning session" is a bit harder than those in the afternoon session. The overall impression is that the question looks a bit shorter than those of the previous years.
anony123
@2007-12-02 15:25:26
i agree, first exam was more difficult. i thought there were some tricky ethics questions. quantatative methods questions were pretty fair. what did ya'll think of the alternative investments sections?
sabby
@2007-12-02 16:43:19
Brain's totally fried after the exam..i thought the afternoon one was more challenging than the morning one, esp the derivatives, they seemed to love derivatives very much for the afternoon paper..
anony123
@2007-12-02 16:53:02
sabby, funny you mention derivatives because i remember thinking the same at the time, but now all those deriv questions seem like a blur. can't really remember much of it. lol
sabby
@2007-12-02 17:52:31
yeah they really loved those yes/no questions! uberstyle, was definitely in the same spot as you, was very sure abt one, but the second one really made me scratch my head and it was 50:50...could go either way...anony, each time I got to a derivative qn, it was like hitting a road block, esp those currencies and forward qns, but in the end, had to guess, after all there is 25% chance of probably getting it right...tho i cant remember now what in the world i answered either haha
SalmaM
@2007-12-02 20:25:04
I thought the afternoon session was more difficult that the morning. Those yes / no questions were the worst. I didn't think the derivatives were too bad and the quantative methods were much better than expected but the ethics was a bit tricky... Oh well, at least its finally over!! :) Just a month n a half of waiting, anticipating to go lol. Good luck guys!
Selby
@2007-12-03 07:45:06
Yo Peeps!

i found the afternoon session harder although its probably got 2 do with the fact that i was a bit tired..

cfa exam in definitely not hard,but definitely not easy 2 pass!

here's hopin that we all write level 2 in june.
ontrack
@2007-12-03 13:40:01
One underlying fact about both the papers: it was quite elimentary in the sense it was testing the basic facts about most instruments and concepts. The yes/no questions were basically trying to test one's understanding of the concepts. I personally found first paper very straighforward and relatively easier than the second one, maybe because i was not very confident of the dferred taxes, liabilities chapters. Derivatives were tricky but i cant remember the Qs now. Also, i do not remember reading about modified convexity (maybe i missed it). Best of luck to all who appeared.
taz81
@2007-12-04 21:55:07
I thought both session were equally challenging. Not too bad on the quatitative and portfolio management. One thing that threw me off is the econ. What the heck is phillips curve? I don't recall that I ever read it.

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