Let’s Talk About: How Many Of You Are One Step Closer To CFA Camp?

Thirty-eight percent of Level I takers and forty-two percent of Level II’ers have reason to feel pretty good about your lives this morning.

Your studying was worth it, your plans are right on track, the promise land is so close you can taste it. The rest of you are likely feeling less good. Your (hours and days and weeks and months of) studying did not end up being worth it, you’re right back where you started, and the path to the quote ultimate honor unquote–the land of milk and honey and stacks of CFA exams in need of grading, as high as the eye can see– seems littered with insurmountable obstacles. Your family and friends and colleagues told you they never wanted to hear those three little letters in that sequence again but if you need to vent, we’re listening. You’re safe here.

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155 Responses to “Let’s Talk About: How Many Of You Are One Step Closer To CFA Camp?”

  1. guy says:

    Congrats Bess! You are more prompt than the fuckheads at CFAI! I'm still waiting to hear if I am one step closer to guaranteeing superior returns.

    • Guesticles says:

      passing a CFA level -> superior returns | working at UBS -> obtaining wealth and admiration

      • guy says:

        oh.. and i passed. so go fuck yourself, guy!

        • CFA Candidate 4 Life says:

          So did I….let's start a shop:

          Superior Returns Guarantee Corp.

          We'll incorporate as a bank, and just borrow our way from the good ol' Fed out of any extraordinary (see: all) losses.

  2. Hakuna Matata Guy says:

    Really hoping all my friends that are getting there results back did well. Carl 1, Carl 2, Jingle Jangle, Sandwich, Broccoli Rob, Doobie, Pubey Lewis and the News, Sparerib, Hopscotch and Lunchbox — fingers crossed for you!

  3. Liars Poker says:

    Did Matt "pass" level II after another lunch martini and no studying?

  4. analyst says:

    where is matt's certificate?

  5. L2 passer says:

    I am one step closer to the camp.

  6. guest says:

    Come on Matt tell us how you did.
    Or did you indeed pussy out?

  7. The Truth says:

    MBA > CFA

    – UBS Dyslexia Quant

  8. guest says:

    Fuck yeah.

    -CFA Level II Candidate

  9. CoveredLong says:

    Little known fact, in Canada, the exam is actually referred to as the CFAA.

  10. NKI says:

    it's alot easier to just put CFA on your resume, than to actually take the tests.. I mean, everybody's doin it

  11. Matt L. says:

    Chartered Marg Analyst, Renowned Chartmeister & Footnoter Extraordinaire > CFA

  12. Did I pass? says:

    What's the latest they send the email? I still haven't got mine.

  13. Pat Bateman says:

    "We sincerely regret to inform you that you did not pass the June 2012 Level I CFA exam. 38% of candidates passed the June 2012 Level I CFA exam."

    Well THANKS A LOT CFA INSTITUTE, can't wait to waste more money and time going after this stupid designation.

  14. pazzo83 says:

    Already drinking.

    – L1 passer

  15. CFA Candidate 4 Life says:

    Waiting for CFA I & II exam results is like waiting for your herpes test to come back. Negative -> you have your whole life ahead of you. Positive -> tough road ahead

  16. Passed L2 says:

    Great, now I only have to waste one more memorial day weekend.

  17. guestosaurus says:

    this man also once happily passed his CFA exams

  18. is this a violation? says:

    passed. my saving grace was that the only section i got < 50 on was derivatives, which is only 12 pts max. now for pony bar.

    • Kweku A. says:

      I too struggled with the derivatives section, no worries though, I've still got a roof over my head, three squares a day and am studying hard for the next level!

      • Blame it on da henne says:

        People working 40 hour days, 7 days a week some a second or third job. as CFA holder, I will make sure you have a roof over your head, money in your pocket and breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An apartment in Manhatten cost $77k a month.

  19. Guest says:

    I passed L2 scoring under 50% on the Ethics portion… Does this qualify me to work at Barclay's?

  20. CFBS says:

    CF-bullshit. Passed every schweser L2 prep test and still failed in the 7 score band. Wtf.

  21. JCC says:

    CFA can #HMD

    -Not the daughter of a CEO

  22. guest says:

    Has anyone ever heard a successful L2 re-grade story?

    – L2 not passer yet

  23. Hard hat says:

    Survivorship bias + CFA < NY real estate returns

  24. guest says:


  25. RobinVdh says:

    Passed level 2 #CFA exam!

  26. cordell walker says:

    keep feeding this scam; whatever bs works for the unregulated sect – sorry: "Institute" – to pull in more $$$ from exams fees, membership fees, etc..
    BTW, try to cool it with the pass/fail talk.. no one gets to find out their score – besides taking 2 months to figure out, it's top secret.
    get ready to memorize useless gips 'instructions manual' for lvl 3 – full & fair disclosure rulz!

  27. John Butters says:

    I passed all three exams at the first attempt in the shortest possible time, finishing in June 2009. But I'm still not a member of "CFA Institute" or officially entitled to put "CFA" after my name. Can't get through the labyrinthine joining process. They just don't care about you once they have your exam fees.

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