AuthorTopic: CFA Level 1 December - only using CFA books?
kevin93
@2018-09-02 22:38:42
So I've got about 15 weeks until Level 1 exam in December 2018.

I don't have the financial resources to purchase 3rd party material such as Schweser notes.

Is it realistic to go through the CFA books in 12 weeks (leaving 3 weeks for review/mock exams)?

I am not working at the moment so I can afford to put in 6 hours per day (I can do 8 hours a day but I want to minimize risk of burnout).

6 hours a day for 12 weeks straight puts me at 504 hours (Keep in mind I have no background in Finance/Accounting at all).

Is it possible to cover the CFA books in 500 hours?
sohel
@2018-09-03 04:38:50
Given the daily commitment you're willing to make, yes you can absolutely do it. Don't get bogged down in any 1 section even if your comprehension is < 100%. And no/few "zero" days. If youâ??ve had no stats, no econ, no finance, no accounting it'll be much harder, but still do-able.

also , save ethics for the end
munya1986
@2019-09-21 10:31:31
CFAI materials have everything you need. Get the $99 package from AnalystNotes - it is considered to be the same value as Schweser Pro by many candidates I know.

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