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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA): Exam Prep & Study Guide

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Prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam with this effective and convenient test prep course. The course's fun lessons and practice quizzes are designed to help you efficiently prepare for the exam, master important financial concepts and earn a high score.
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16 Chapters in Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA): Exam Prep & Study Guide

16 chapters in Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA): Exam Prep & Study Guide

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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1984].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1984].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value & Time Value of Money Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Basic Probability Theory: Rules & Formulas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60578].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60578].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Probability Distribution: Definition, Formula & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20285].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20285].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Descriptive Statistics? - Examples & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Probability Sampling Methods: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13932].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13932].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Point Estimate in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21713].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21713].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Hypothesis Testing? - Definition, Steps & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Correlation: Definition, Analysis & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64766].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64766].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Regression Analysis: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22666].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22666].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Time Series Analysis & Its Applications Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - What is Stock Market Technical Analysis? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142220].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142220].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Causes of Supply and Demand Changes in Microeconomics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22954].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22954].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Using Market Forces to Manipulate Supply and Demand Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1966].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1966].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Factors Affecting Business Cycles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Inflation: Definition, Types, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Economic Growth and Development? - Definition, Theories & Indicators Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(6, 16)}}
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Lesson 1 - What Is Financial Reporting? - Purpose, Statement Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243649].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243649].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Differences Between GAAP & IFRS Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[242901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[242901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Standards for Comparison in Financial Statement Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54019].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54019].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Defining and Applying Financial Ratio Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54022].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54022].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Financial Statement Analysis: Definition, Purpose, Elements & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39379].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39379].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Issues with Financial Statement Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54026].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54026].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Corporate Governance? - Definition & Key Players Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[166211].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[166211].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Role and Responsibilities of Financial Managers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Financial Management Decisions & Corporate Financial Health Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[251547].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[251547].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13440].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13440].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Cash Dividends & Dividend Payment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is a Dividend Policy? - Overview, Components & Goal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Project Cash Flow: Analysis & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Risk Analysis & Risk Management in Business: Overview, Objectives & Comparison Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43274].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43274].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Financial Risk: Types, Examples & Management Methods Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Capital Structure & the Cost of Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69895].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69895].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What is Working Capital Management? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141801].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141801].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Corporate Expansion & Restructuring: Types & Impacts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[242977].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[242977].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(9, 16)}}
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Lesson 1 - What Is Equity Financing? - Definition, Pros, Cons & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17190].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17190].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Calculating Total Equity: Definition & Formula Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7571].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7571].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Stock Market: Definition & Indices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139952].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139952].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Securities Markets and Investment Bankers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13661].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13661].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Equity Valuation: Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Calculate the Return on Equity: Definition, Formula & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Fundamental Analysis: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Closely Held Companies & Inactively Traded Securities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(10, 16)}}
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Lesson 1 - Fixed-Income Securities: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Government Securities: Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10520].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10520].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Bond Markets: Analysis & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Bond Valuation: Formula, Steps & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[251559].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[251559].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Term Structure of Interest Rates: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[314253].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[314253].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Interest Rate Risk: Definition, Formula & Models Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Credit Risk? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351851].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351851].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Yield Spread: Definition & Measure Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How Option Characteristics Affect Securities Prices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351857].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351857].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(11, 16)}}
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Lesson 1 - Derivative Markets: Types & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351865].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351865].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is a Forward Contract? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243663].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243663].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What are Futures Contracts? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Valuation of Futures Contracts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is an Option Contract? - Example & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5651].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5651].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Fundamentals of Option Valuation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is a Swap Contract? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243667].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[243667].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Uses of Derivatives in Portfolio Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351875].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351875].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(12, 16)}}
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Lesson 1 - Alternative Investments: Definition, Benefits & Drawbacks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[169147].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[169147].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Property Valuation: Definition & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63146].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63146].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Private Equity: Definition & Valuation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351879].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351879].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Venture Capital: Definition & Valuation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351881].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351881].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Angel Investors vs. Venture Capitalists Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82220].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[82220].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is a Hedge Fund? - Definition, Structure & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17196].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17196].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Hedge Funds Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351883].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351883].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Distressed Securities: Definition & Use Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351885].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351885].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Goals of Portfolio Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351897].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351897].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Managing Individual or Family Investor Portfolios Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351899].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351899].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Change Management Techniques for Portfolio Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[222013].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[222013].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Reduce Investment Risks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[150012].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[150012].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Portfolio Risk Management & Risk Management Plan Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[222033].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[222033].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Taxes on Investments: Types, Rates & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351911].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[351911].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Trading Strategies Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[216867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[216867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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