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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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117 Responses to “And Now Some Mockery”

  1. Anal_ist says:

    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. .Bo says:

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

    Man, you are so badass.

  3. Colton Sniderstein says:

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

  4. Bess says:

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

  5. Guest says:

    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. wethot says:

    Something tells me you're not taking this seriously.

    -Camp Counselor, CFA IV

  7. Mom says:

    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. Guest says:

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

  9. guest says:

    Who has time for the test, period?

    -Jon Corzine.

  10. Chevy_Chased says:

    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. Guest says:

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

  12. Ray Finkle says:

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

    Good luck.

  13. NowOnePerson says:

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

  14. Guest says:

    Three Michelob Ultras is really just like 1 beer

  15. Steel Reserve 40oz. says:

    But what's it called when you Ice YOURSLEF?

    -Marketing Dir., Big 5

  16. Anonymous says:

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

  17. pazzo83 says:

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

    – UBS Analyst

  18. George Brett says:

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

  19. I'm a Dude says:

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

  20. Deron Loquacious says:

    And now Sean Connery?

    wait…too much purple drank slizzurp

  21. Guest says:

    "And Now Some Mockery"

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

  22. Twit_ter says:

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

  23. Chris Theoharris says:

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

  24. guest says:

    c'mon, matt…where's the results?!

  25. wahoo says:

    6.) Profit??

    – Guy who's surprised nobody touched this yet.

  26. Fake Sam Ro says:

    It's easy, dude.

  27. guest says:

    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.

    • guest says:

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

  28. Guest says:

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

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