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January 28, 2012
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EduPristine has been in the financial trainings industry for the past 5 years now, and it has been a great and exciting journey for us. Apart from conducting classroom trainings in India and online trainings across the world, we are also offering a Free CFA Course for anyone who wants to get a primer on the CFA Syllabus. Thus, we have created a 10-day Free CFA Course which you can sign-up for. The way this course is structured is that every day you will receive a link to a new video on one particular topic in CFA. Here is the schedule that we are covering.

Day 1 – CFA Ethics: This study session present a framework for ethical conduct in the investment profession by focusing on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct as well as the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

Day 2 – CFA Quantitative Methods: This introductory study session presents the fundamentals of some quantitative techniques essential in financial analysis. These techniques are used throughout the CFA Program curriculum. This session introduces two main tools of quantitative analysis: the time value of money and probability and descriptive statistics.

Day 3 – CFA Economics: This study session focuses on the microeconomic principles used to describe the marketplace behavior of consumers and firms. The first reading explains the concepts and tools of demand and supply analysis—the study of how buyers and sellers interact to determine transaction prices and quantities.

Day 4 – CFA Financial Reporting and Analysis: The readings in this study session discuss the general principles of the financial reporting system, underscoring the critical role of the analysis of financial reports in investment decision making.

Day 5 – CFA Corporate Finance: This study session covers the principles that corporations use to make their investing and financing decisions. Capital budgeting is the process of making decisions about which long-term projects the corporation should accept for investment and which it should reject. Both the expected return of a project and the financing cost should be taken into account.

Day 6 – CFA Portfolio Management: This study session provides the critical framework and context for subsequent Level I study sessions covering equities, fixed income, derivatives, and alternative investments. Furthermore, this study session also provides a basis for the coverage of portfolio management at Levels II and III.

Day 7 – CFA Equity: This study session explains important characteristics of the markets in which equities, fixed-income instruments, derivatives, and alternative investments trade. The reading on market organization and structure describes market classifications, types of assets and market participants, and how assets are traded.

Day 8 – CFA Fixed Income: This study session presents the fundamentals of fixed-income investments, one of the largest segments of global financial markets. The first two readings introduce the basic features and characteristics of fixed-income securities and their associated risks. The third reading describes the primary issuers, sectors, and types of bonds. The final reading of the study session introduces yields and spreads and the effect of monetary policy on financial markets.

Day 9 – CFA Derivatives: Derivatives financial instruments that derive their value from the value of some underlying asset i have become increasingly important and fundamental in effectively managing financial risk and creating synthetic exposures to asset classes. As in other security markets, arbitrage and market efficiency play a critical role in establishing prices.

Day 10 – CFA Alternative Investments: Investors are increasingly turning to alternative investments seeking diversification benefits and higher returns. This study session describes the common types of alternative investments, their valuation, their unique risks and opportunities, and their relation to traditional investments.

I hope all of you benefit greatly from this free CFA Course and we would like to know your feedback on how to improve the same.

All the best for your CFA Preps!


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About the Author

Prasad Ajinkya is the Chief Technology Officer at Pristine. Prior to joining Pristine, he has worked in leadership roles in the education sector, the retail sector and the e-commerce sector.


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