• 30 Nov 2011 at 12:33 PM

And Now Some Mockery

I am now going to take a mock CFA exam. In order to replicate actual testing conditions as closely as possible without leaving my apartment, I will do the following:

1. Spend 2 hours* on the first session (120 questions)
2. Lunch, beer
3. Spend 2 hours on the second session (120 questions). Another beer.
4. Check answers, post results
5. Mockery. Another beer.

The CFA’s commitment to “past performance does not reflect future results” extends to its own products, sayingPerformance on a mock exam should not be used in any way to predict performance on the actual exam.” But you and I know better. So tell me:

1. If I get a passing score on this, should I expect to pass?
2. What, um, is a passing score? 70%? 50%? Something else? Should I know that already?

* Yes, the actual thing is 3 hours per half, but who has time for that?

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  1. Posted by Anal_ist | November 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    What in the hell is going on here? Two Levine posts before noon, one of which is less than 1000 words. What's next – - UBS > GS?

  2. Posted by .Bo | November 30, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    "Yes, the actual thing is 3 hours per half, but who has time for that?"

    Man, you are so badass.

  3. Posted by Colton Sniderstein | November 30, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Wait a second. You're taking the CFA? Awesome.

  4. Posted by Bess | November 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Get your ass back to the office chartboy, I'm swamped!

  5. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    A (almost) funny post from Matt, and a decent tag. It seems like after all this time he is finally getting the hang of things.

  6. Posted by wethot | November 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Something tells me you're not taking this seriously.

    -Camp Counselor, CFA IV

  7. Posted by Mom | November 30, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Good post, Matthew, for all the right reasons. Was expecting to fall outta my chair after the jump, but was pleasantly surprised. Even the tags were a bit humorous…. but just a bit.

  8. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    The best part of this: after 3 beers Matt won't be in any condition post.

  9. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Who has time for the test, period?

    -Jon Corzine.

  10. Posted by Chevy_Chased | November 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Here Matt, edited it for you:
    1. Spend 2 hours* on the first session (120 questions, NBD)
    2. Lunch, Mike's Hard Lemonade
    3. Spend 2 hours* on the second session (120 questions, NBD). Another Mike's Hard
    4. Check answers, post inflated result
    5. Mockery. Another Mike's Hard
    6. Hit on Bess
    7. Get turned down, another Mike's Hard
    8. Asked by HR to take the rest of the day off
    9. Post vindictive DB posts from home, another MIke's Hard
    10. Call former GS boss, leave voicemail begging for job back
    11. Pass out

    *I'll spend the allotted 3 hours, but post on DB that it only took me an hour

  11. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    This must be a 5 part series he's posting today.

  12. Posted by thatguy | November 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    "What's next – - UBS > GS?"
    Honda is up 4% today, coincidence?

  13. Posted by Ray Finkle | November 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    One should feel comfortable in the 70s on the CFAI mock, if using Schweser/Stalla etc.. then be in the 80s.

    Good luck.

  14. Posted by I still get the gist | November 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    technically 12:33pm is not before noon…

  15. Posted by Aleksey Vayner | November 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    You forgot "Chop my balls off"

    Matt's the boss!

  16. Posted by Anal_ist | November 30, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Au contraire. He originally posted it at about 11:15am then removed it but not before I commented. That sneaky Mr. Levine.

  17. Posted by NowOnePerson | November 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Are you doing this without pants on? That's the best part of "working" from home.

  18. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM
  19. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Three Michelob Ultras is really just like 1 beer

  20. Posted by Giant Fish | November 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Matt fucks giant fish in the sewer.

  21. Posted by Steel Reserve 40oz. | November 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    But what's it called when you Ice YOURSLEF?

    -Marketing Dir., Big 5

  22. Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    depending how part one goes on Saturday at the Javits Center, hit a HeadQuarters Gentlemen's club for lunch and call it a day

  23. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Why do you have to work from home to work with your pants off?

    -Pocket Pussy Fulfillment Analyst at the SEC

  24. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Why do you have to work from home to work with your pants off?

  25. Posted by SFA | November 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Get your ass to the back office?

  26. Posted by pazzo83 | November 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    I think it's the lower the score, the better, Matt. At least I hope so!

    - UBS Analyst

  27. Posted by pazzo83 | November 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    What is he, a gay fish?

  28. Posted by George Brett | November 30, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Kouwanus is already at level 38 and he didn't even take the test.

  29. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Like golf, the sport you hope to be able to afford to play one day.

  30. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Beat it nerd!

  31. Posted by Ray Finkle | November 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Not a bad call.. The Mcdonalds right there is always a madhouse during lunch break too.

  32. Posted by Ray Finkle | November 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    State college, lol.

  33. Posted by wethot | November 30, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Winning?

  34. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Fuck that. Level 1 score in the low 70's on Schweser and Level's 2 and 3 you just need mid-60s and you're good to go.

  35. Posted by I'm a Dude | November 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Matt, all that beer?
    you prob got one of those heiny keg fridges in you apt, don't you?

  36. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Well played sir.

  37. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    -Pocket Pussy Fulfillment Analyst at the SEC

  38. Posted by deelb00k | November 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    suhhhwing and a miss

  39. Posted by Deron Loquacious | November 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    And now Sean Connery?

    wait…too much purple drank slizzurp

  40. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Phenomenal burn.

  41. Posted by Curious George | November 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    It's called a serial

    C Dickens

  42. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Matt strikes me as more of an O'Doul's man.

  43. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    "And Now Some Mockery"

    Could be the title of every Matt L. post, ever?

  44. Posted by Chris Theoharris | November 30, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Speaking of Mockery, I've sort of lost track of time. Shouldn't there be another "Fashion Meets Finance" shindig right around the corner?

  45. Posted by Twit_ter | November 30, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Very Fucking Funny. ‘without leaving your apartment’ ‘hours’
    Why don’t you come out and say it!
    YOU LOVE TROLLS!!

  46. Posted by Kanye West | November 30, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    I'm not a gay fish!

  47. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    c'mon, matt…where's the results?!

  48. Posted by wahoo | November 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    6.) Profit??

    - Guy who's surprised nobody touched this yet.

  49. Posted by Fake Sam Ro | November 30, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    It's easy, dude.

  50. Posted by College Dropout | November 30, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Fish dicks… love em

  51. Posted by guest | December 1, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    I love these posts, I'm imagining the shitstorm that will break out if Matt passes L1 with his "oh, that's coming up" attitude.

  52. Posted by guest | December 1, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    while secretly having spent the past three months living out the mental break scene from Black Swan

  53. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Matt. you can't promise results and then not deliver

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