Professionals FAQs

  1. How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

  2. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

  3. If I am looking to get an Investment Banking job. What education do employers prefer? MBA or CFA?

  4. Demonstrate, using equations from the Dupont or similar ratio model ...

  5. You are analyzing a small company's financials, and notice that the bookkeeper made the following entry

  6. If an investor has a required rate of return of 10% on a 20-year zero ...

  7. It is now 6 month after you just purchased a $1,000 face value TIPS ...

  8. Which one of the following uses of the "CFA" trademark is correct ...

  9. Price taker markets differ from price searcher markets because in a price taker market ...

  10. Unemployment resulting from changes in the basic composition of the economy ...

  11. Which of the following is not a reason why a company might issue a stock dividend ...

  12. Below is an example of US Treasury yields for various maturities ...

  13. You expect to sell your only stock in 2 years time at a price of $42.50 ...

  14. All of the following statements are true with respect to the various ways that equity investments may ...

  15. Which of the following strategies is (are) appropriate? I. If a borrower has a fixed rate debt and is ...

  16. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the key characteristics of the Global ...

  17. XYZ Corp. has an asset turnover ratio of 0.75. Because the economy is currently sluggish ...

  18. At the beginning of the year, OPQ Corp. began to lease a building using the capitalized method ...

  19. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to setting the proper constraints in managing ...

  20. You observe the following exchange rates in the following markets ...

  21. Which of the following statements most accurately describes the impact of an expansionary fiscal policy ...

  22. An appraiser forms the following estimates for a rental property ...

  23. Anna Jones, a portfolio manager at XYZ Securities, has handled the retirement fund of ABC Industrial

  24. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the calculation of returns of composites ...

  25. A U.S. investor purchased some shares in Germany for 25 euros and sold them a year later for 42 euros

  26. Joanne Bume, CFA, is the head of research at large brokerage firm ...

  27. Which of the following statements are true with respect to price-earnings (P/E) multiples ...

  28. John King, a CFA, resides in Jurisdiction A, where the securities laws and regulations are more strict ...

  29. A company issues some shares in order to finance the purchase of some more production facilities ...

  30. At the beginning of the year, ABC Corp. began to lease a major piece of equipment ...

  31. You are currently reviewing the following information for JKL Corp ...

  32. If a foreign currency dealer is quoting a bid-ask spread of $1.0500-35 ...

  33. A CFA Member or Candidate may be justified in disclosing confidential information received from a client

  34. For each widget that a manufacturer sells, it records a sale of $5 and a variable cost of $3 ...

  35. Stock A has a standard deviation of 16% and a beta of 1.1 ...

  36. XYZ Company stocks have an expected return of 12% and a standard deviation of 8% ...

  37. Joe just bought a house for $750,000, of which 65% was financed with a 20 year ...

  38. Over a period of one year, Mono Corp. saw it sales increase by 16% ...

  39. Which of the following statements least accurately describes the ways in which a swap may be terminated

  40. The covariance between Stock A and Stock Z is 10.32, while the correlation coefficient between the two ...

  41. A company starts the year with five widgets in its inventory ...

  42. A manager is claiming that her stock picks, on average ...

  43. Which one of the following uses of the "CFA" trademark is correct ...

  44. Which of the following statements is (are) true with respect to the factors that a manager must take ...

  45. A portfolio hedge is purchased in the form of a spread ...

  46. Which of the following is the most true regarding the type of assets found along the efficient ...

  47. Which of the following statements least accurately describes the characteristics of futures contracts ...

  48. Which of the following steps is inaccurate with respect to calculating a figure for shareholder's equity

  49. Which of the following events would cause an increase in a firm's P/E ratio ...

  50. Which of the following statements is least accurate with respect to the various theories that exist ...

  51. If during a period of rising prices, a LIFO liquidation occurs ...

  52. Which of the following statements are true with respect to the coefficient of determination ...

  53. Deciles, percentiles, quintiles and quartiles divide a distribution into how many portions ...

  54. Which of the following statements is(are) true with respect to the factors that a manager must take ...

  55. Darth Vader, CFA, will begin a new job next week with a regional brokerage firm ...

  56. KLM Corporation shares just paid a dividend of $1.34. Earnings are expected to grow at 7% while the ...

  57. Under a pegged exchange rate system which of the following measures can be undertaken by a home country ...

  58. Helen Carter, CFA, is a portfolio manager working for a large multi-service financial services firm

  59. At the beginning of the year, HIJ Corp. began to lease new equipment ...

  60. A 10-year, 8% coupon bond is currently trading at 98.5 of par ...

  61. If consumption was $2B, investment $0.5B, government purchases $3B, exports $1B ...

  62. Your client, Todd, owns 100 shares of HAT stock in his taxable stock portfolio ...

  63. Do I need to take the Series 6 examination after I have already successfully completed the Series 7?

  64. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  65. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

  66. I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can re-take it?

  67. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?

  68. When must the required four years of qualifying work experience be completed in order to become a CFA charterholder?

  69. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

  70. Can I bring food and drink into the CFA testing room?

  71. If I do not have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, can I still qualify for registration in the CFA program?

  72. If I already hold a professional certification am I eligible for any exemptions from CFA Program requirements?

  73. I am interested in pursing the CFA charter, but I do not have a degree in business and have not worked within the financial or investment environment. Do I still have a chance of successfully completing the course?

  74. Is there any difference between a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and a Certified Financial Analyst?

  75. What type of work experience can count towards the work experience required in order to obtain the CFA charter?

  76. What forms of ID are acceptable for admittance into the CFA examination room?

  77. What is the maximum amount of time that can elapse between CFA examinations?

  78. Is it required to order the CFA guides in order to prepare for the CFA?

  79. Can I obtain my CFA charter without U.S. work experience?

  80. How do I find a testing facility in my area?

  81. If I have passed the Series 7 exam, do I need to write the 6 and 63 exams as well?

  82. Are there any continuing education requirements after I pass the Series 7 examination?

  83. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

  84. I failed the Series 7 exam. How long must I wait before I can take it again?

  85. Is it possible to take the Series 7 exam without being sponsored?

  86. How can I withdraw from my CFA Level 1 exam?

  87. How do I register for the CFA program for the first time?

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