CFA level I Exam Companion: The Fitch Learning/Wiley Study guide to getting the most out of the CFA Institute Curriculum, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118832175
  • ISBN-13: 9781118832172
  • DDC: 332.6076
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Providing exam focus and knowledge application makes The CFA Level I Exam Companion the most effective study guide on the market.Wiley and Fitch Learning offer an invaluable self-study guide to passing one of the most sought-after designations in the finance industry. The CFA Level I Exam Companion acts as a guide, assisting candidates to navigate through the wealth of CFA level I content, prioritising key areas of the official CFA texts.  The Exam Companion has been written by Fitch Learnings experienced CFA instructor faculty, who know what it takes to pass.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use the Exam Companion.
1: Ethics and Professional Standards.
2: Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
3: Guidance for Standards I–VII.
4: Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards.
5: Global Investment Performance Standards.
6: Quantitative Methods: Basic Concepts.
7: The Time Value of Money.
8: Discounted Cash Flow Applications.
9: Statistical Concepts and Market Returns.
10: Probability Concepts.
11: Quantitative Methods: Application.
12: Common Probability Distributions.
13: Sampling and Estimation.
14: Hypothesis Testing.
15: Technical Analysis.
16: Economics: Microeconomic Analysis.
17: Demand and Supply Analysis: Introduction.
18: Demand and Supply Analysis: Consumer Demand.
19: Demand and Supply Analysis: The Firm.
20: The Firm and Market Structures.
21: Economics: Macroeconomic Analysis.
22: Aggregate Output, Prices, and Economic Growth.
23: Understanding Business Cycles.
24: Monetary and Fiscal Policy.
25: Economics: Economics in a Global Context.
26: International Trade and Capital Flows.
27: Currency Exchange Rates.
28: Financial Reporting and Analysis: An Introduction.
29: Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction.
30: Financial Reporting Mechanics.
31: Financial Reporting Standards.
32: Financial Reporting and Analysis: Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements.
33: Understanding Income Statements.
34: Understanding Balance Sheets.
35: Understanding Cash Flow Statements.
36: Financial Analysis Techniques.
37: Financial Reporting and Analysis: Inventories, Long-Lived Assets, Income Taxes, and Non-Current Liabilities.
38: Inventories.
39: Long-Lived Assets.
40: Income Taxes.
41: Non-Current (Long-Term) Liabilities.
42: Financial Reporting and Analysis: Evaluating Financial Reporting Quality and Other Applications.
43: Financial Reporting Quality: Red Flags and Accounting Warning Signs.
44: Accounting Shenanigans on the Cash Flow Statement.
45: Financial Statement Analysis: Applications.
46: Corporate Finance.
47: Captial Budgeting.
48: Cost of Capital.
49: Measure of Leverage.
50: Dividends and Share Repurchases: Basics.
51: Working Capital Management.
52: The Corporate Governance of Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors.
53: Portfolio Management.
54: Portfolio Management: An Overview.
55: Portfolio Risk and Return: Part I.
56: Portfolio Risk and Return: Part II.
57: Basics of Portfolio Planning and Construction.
58: Equity: Market Organization, Market Indices, and Market Efficiency.
59: Market Organization and Structure.
60: Security Market Indices.
61: Market Efficiency.
62: Equity Analisis and Valuation.
63: Overview of Equity Securities.
64: Introduction to Industry and Company Analysis.
65: Equity Valuation: Concepts and Basic Tools.
66: Fixed Income: Basic Concepts.
67: Fixed-Income Securities: Defining Elements.
68: Fixed-Income Markets: Issuance, Trading, and Funding.
69: Introduction to Fixed-Income Valuation.
70: Fixed Income: Analysis and Valuation.
71: Understanding Fixed-Income Risk and Return.
72: Fundamentals of Credit Analysis.
73: Derivatives.
74: Derivative Markets and Instruments.
75: Forward Markets and Contracts.
76: Futures Markets and Contracts.
77: Option Markets and Contracts.
78: Swap Markets and Contracts.
79: Risk Management Applications of Option Strategies.
80: Alternative Investments.
81: Introduction to Alternative Investments.
Answers to Sample Question.