eCoach for CFA® Level I Program

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Online tutorial that helps prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level I Program

CFA® Program

CFA Program is a self-study, graduate-level program for Investment Professionals. The three-year program requires you to study for and pass three levels of exams. If you pass the exams and meet other requirements, you earn a CFA charter.

You earn a CFA charter by

- Signing up for the CFA Program
- Studying for and passing the three exams
- Meeting professional and ethical requirements sequentially

The Chartered Financial Analyst designation is meant for people:

- Who seek professional certification
- Who want to develop their skills or the skills of their employees
- Who want to assess skills of current or potential employees


The CFA charter is the designation of excellence in the investment community.

If you're looking for an educational challenge where you build a fundamental knowledge of investment principles that is relevant in every market around the world, then the CFA Program is right for you and your firm.

Benefits for You:

- Credibility: Clients and colleagues regard you with a presumption of expertise
- Competitive Advantage: Employers and Clients want the experience that comes with the CFA charter.
- Connections: You'll join a Global Network of more than 80,000 professionals
- Recognition: You'll earn a designation praised by employers and media

Benefits for Your Firm:

A cost-effective and efficient way to increase the knowledge and professionalism of your staff
A global program that tracks the needs of the industry and employers like you
A measure of job applicants' competence and integrity

Course of Study

As a Program candidate, your course of study is determined by the Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK). The CBOK is grounded in practice. This means that panels and surveys of current investment professionals have determined the knowledge, skills, and abilities you'll need to succeed in the workplace. This practice analysis involves thousands of charterholders across the world and helps determine the

CFA Institute believes that candidates need to commit to a minimum of 250 hours reading and reviewing the CFA Program curriculum and taking online sample exams to master the material. This recommendation, however, may substantially underestimate the hours needed for appropriate exam preparation depending on in dividual circumstances and academic background.

Key to becoming a CFA® charterholder is successful completion of the three, distinct CFA ® examinations referred to as the Level I, Level II, and Level III exams. Each of these six-hour examinations is administered in two sessions morning and afternoon each lasting three hours for a total duration of 360 minutes. The exams are offered by CFA Institute at hundreds of locations throughout the world.
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I. Ethical And Professional Standards

1. Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
2. Guidance for Standards I - VII
3. Introduction to Global Investment Performance Standards
4. Global Investment Performance Standards

II. Quantitative Methods

5. The Time Value of Money
6. Discounted Cash Flow Applications
7. Statistical Concepts and Market Returns
8. Probability Concepts
9. Common Probability Distributions
10. Sampling and Estimation
11. Hypothesis Testing
12. Technical Analysis

III. Economics

13. Elasticity
14. Efficiency and Equity
15. Markets in Action
16. Organizing Production
17. Output and Costs
18. Perfect Competition
19. Monopoly
20. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
21. Demand and Supply in Factor Markets
22. Monitoring Cycles, Jobs, and the Price Level
23. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand
24. Money, Banks, and the Federal Reserve
25. Money, Interest, Real GDP, and the Price Level
26. Inflation
27. Fiscal Policy
28. Monetary Policy

IV. Financial Reporting And Analysis

29. Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction
30. Financial Reporting Mechanics
31. Financial Reporting Standards
32. Understanding the Income Statement
33. Understanding the Balance Sheet
34. Understanding the Cash Flow Statement
35. Analysis of Inventories
36. Analysis of Long-Lived Assets: Part I (The Capitalization Decision)
37. Analysis of Long-Lived Assets: Part II (Analysis of Depreciation and Impairment)
38. Analysis of Income Taxes
39. Analysis of Financing Liabilities
40. Leases and Off-Balance-Sheet Debt
41. Financial Analysis Techniques
42. Financial Statement Analysis - Applications
43. International Standards Convergence

V. Corporate Finance

44. Capital Budgeting
45. Cost of Capital
46. Working Capital Management
47. Financial Statement Analysis
48. The Corporate Governance of Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors

VI. Portfolio Management

49. The Asset Allocation Decision
50. An Introduction to Portfolio Management
51. An Introduction to Asset Pricing Models

VII. Equity Investments

52. Organization and Functioning of Securities Markets
53. Security-Market Indexes
54. Efficient Capital Markets
55. Market Efficiency and Anomalies
56. An Introduction to Security Valuation: Part I
57. Industry Analysis
58. Equity: Concepts and Techniques
59. Company Analysis and Stock Valuation
60. An Introduction to Security Valuation: Part II
61. Introduction to Price Multiples

VIII. Fixed Income

62. Features of Debt Securities
63. Risks Associated with Investing in Bonds
64. Overview of Bond Sectors and Instruments
65. Understanding Yield Spreads
66. Monetary Policy in an Environment of Global Financial Markets
67. Introduction to the Valuation of Debt Securities
68. Yield Measures, Spot Rates and Forward Rates
69. Introduction to the Measurement of Interest Rate Risk

IX. Derivatives

70. Derivative Markets and Instruments
71. Forward Markets and Contracts
72. Futures Markets and Contracts
73. Option Markets and Contracts
74. Swap Markets and Contracts
75. Risk Management Applications of Option Strategies

X. Alternative Investments

76. Alternative Investments
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