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CFA Program Curriculum 2019 Level I Volumes 1-6
The same official curricula that CFA Program candidates receive with program registration is now publicly available for purchase. CFA Program Curriculum 2019 Level I, Volumes 1-6 provides the complete Level I curriculum for the 2019 exam, delivering the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) with expert instruction on all 10 topic areas of the CFA Program.
CFA Program Curriculum 2018 Level II Volumes 1-6
The same official curricula that CFA Program candidates receive with program registration is now publicly available for purchase. CFA Program Curriculum 2018 Level II, Volumes 1-6 provides the complete Level II Curriculum for the 2018 exam, with practical instruction on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and how it is applied, including expert guidance on incorporating concepts into practice.
CFA Program Curriculum 2018 Level III Volumes 1-6
This book helps you bring together the skills and concepts from Levels I and II to formulate a detailed, professional response to a variety of real-world scenarios. Coverage spans all CFA Program topics and provides a rigorous treatment of portfolio management, all organized into individual study sessions with clearly defined Learning Outcome Statements.
Illustrated Wiley CFA Level I Formula Sheets
Clear, concise instruction for all CFA Level I concepts and competencies for the 2017 exam The same official curricula that CFA Program candidates receive with program registration is now available publicly for purchase. CFA Program Curriculum 2017 Level I, Volumes 1-6 provides the complete Level I Curriculum for the 2017 exam, delivering the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) with expert instruction on all ten topic areas of the CFA Program. Fundamental concepts are explained with in-depth discussion and a heavily visual style,
Wiley 11th Hour Guide for 2019 Level II CFA Exam
Wiley’s 11th Hour Final Review Guide for 2019 Level II CFA Exam compacts all of the readings tested on the 2019 CFA exam into one portable volume. Organized in order, this best-selling guide has helped thousands of candidates from over one-hundred countries pass the CFA exam. Designed to boil it all down to the crucial concepts, formulas and rules, this guide ensures candidates are familiar with the most important testable information.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Instead of focusing on what successful people are like, Malcolm Gladwell argues that more attention should be given to where they are from: their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions
- This book fills a noticeable gap in contemporary finance literature, which tends to focus on theory rather than practical application. It focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis as well as M&A analysis.
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics
This may seem a silly choice coming from CFA Institute; however, The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, explains statistics in such a way that you can understand the philosophy behind mathematics. You become a better financial professional because you are able to better synthesize the elements of statistics: geometry, algebra, calculus, and probability theory.
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities
The most trusted resource in the world for fixed income investing for decades. Written by Frank Fabozzi, professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and a member of the EDHEC Risk Institute and on the board of BlackRock, this classic has been updated, revised and expanded to the latest major upheavals and new opportunities that have risen in the recent years.
The Intelligent Investor
- ‘The Dean of Wall Street’, as Benjamin Graham was called, was considered the first proponent of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928. The Intelligent Investor, which Buffett calls “the greatest book on investing ever written”, introduced the Mr. Market analogy, perhaps the best investment analogy in history.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
- Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
His dark humor and narrative makes subprime mortgages and credit default swaps almost sexy.
His ragtag group of characters, the idiocy, madness and greed highlighted in the book makes it a really fun and educational read.
This book was made into a 2015 movie The Big Short, which is also recommended in our best finance movies list.
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Written by economist and professor, Saifedean Ammuos, The Bitcoin Standard takes you on a journey starting from the introduction of money through its stages of evolution to present day. It focuses on the economics of Bitcoin – rather than the technical details – to give you a big picture potential of Bitcoin, and how it can be the next global reserve currency. A great, relevant read which complements your CFA studies as well.