CFA Practice Question

CFA Practice Question

Cordey Upton reads about the results of a study by AQ in the financial newspaper GC. Cordey includes the results of the study in a research report, mentioning AQ as the source but omitting any mention of GC.
A. Cordey has violated the Standards.
B. Cordey has not violated the Standards even if he uses GC's interpretation of the results.
C. Cordey has not violated the Standards if the material he used was GC merely reporting AQ's results.
Explanation: Mentioning the original source, and omitting the intermediate source is okay.

User Contributed Comments 2

User Comment
sheridanla It is prudent to check the primary source yourself to make sure that whatever you have read in the secondary source is authentic.
harrybay Also if you use the interpretation of the secondary source you need to mention the source
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