CFA Level I Exam Companion: The 7city/Wiley Study Guide to Getting the Most Out of the CFA Institute Curriculum

  • 5h 11m
  • Pamela Peterson Drake
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2013

Providing exam focus and knowledge application makes the CFA Level I Exam Companion the most effective study guide on the market.

With a foreword and introductions to the topics by one of the foremost global authorities on the CFA Program, Pamela Drake, Wiley and 7city 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 assists candidates to navigate through the wealth of CFA Level I content, prioritizing key areas of the official CFA texts. The Exam Companion has been written by 7city’s experienced CFA instructor faculty, who know what it takes to pass.

This important supplement provides:

  • Exam focus and guidance from 7city CFA instructors
  • Exam style questions and worked examples demonstrating key concepts
  • Identification of critical Learning Outcome Statements
  • Direct references to the CFA Institute curriculum

Both the print and the e-book form part of the Exam Companion study suite that includes:

  • CFA Level I: Study Session Apps by 7city and Wiley (iOS, Android)
  • CFA Level I: Are You Ready? App by 7city and Wiley (iOS, Android)
  • 7city CFA Course and Online Study Options

There is no substitute for genuine experience. With a reputation for enthusiasm, professionalism and innovation, 7city Learning prepares more than 3,000 people a year globally for the CFA exams. With a comprehensive online portal, exam prep tablet, virtual or live classroom sessions, question banks and extensive study materials; 7city make sure you have everything you need to best prepare yourself for the CFA Level I Exam.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • How to Use the Exam Companion
  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Guidance for Standards I–VII
  • Global Investment Performance Standards
  • Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards
  • The Time Value of Money
  • Discounted Cash Flow Applications
  • Statistical Concepts and Market Returns
  • Probability Concepts
  • Common Probability Distributions
  • Sampling and Estimation
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Technical Analysis
  • Demand and Supply Analysis—Introduction
  • Demand and Supply Analysis—Consumer Demand
  • Demand and Supply Analysis—The Firm
  • The Firm and Market Structures
  • Aggregate Output, Prices, and Economic Growth
  • Understanding Business Cycles
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • International Trade and Capital Flows
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Financial Statement Analysis—An Introduction
  • Financial Reporting Mechanics
  • Financial Reporting Standards
  • Understanding Income Statements
  • Understanding Balance Sheets
  • Understanding Cash Flow Statements
  • Financial Analysis Techniques
  • Inventories
  • Long-Lived Assets
  • Income Taxes
  • Non-Current (Long-Term) Liabilities
  • Financial Reporting Quality—Red Flags and Accounting Warning Signs
  • Accounting Shenanigans on the Cash Flow Statement
  • Financial Statement Analysis—Applications
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Cost of Capital
  • Measures of Leverage
  • Dividends and Share Repurchases—Basics
  • Working Capital Management
  • The Corporate Governance of Listed Companies—A Manual for Investors
  • Portfolio Management—An Overview
  • Portfolio Risk and Return—Part I
  • Portfolio Risk and Return—Part II
  • Basics of Portfolio Planning and Construction
  • Market Organization and Structure
  • Security Market Indices
  • Market Efficiency
  • Overview of Equity Securities
  • Introduction to Industry and Company Analysis
  • Equity Valuation—Concepts and Basic Tools
  • Features of Debt Securities
  • Risks Associated with Investing in Bonds
  • Overview of Bond Sectors and Instruments
  • Understanding Yield Spreads
  • Introduction to the Valuation of Debt Securities
  • Yield Measures, Spot Rates, and Forward Rates
  • Introduction to the Measurement of Interest Rate Risk
  • Fundamentals of Credit Analysis
  • Derivative Markets and Instruments
  • Forward Markets and Contracts
  • Futures Markets and Contracts
  • Option Markets and Contracts
  • Swap Markets and Contracts
  • Risk Management Applications of Option Strategies
  • Introduction to Alternative Investments
  • Investing in Commodities
  • Answers to Sample Questions