CFA® Level 1 (2020) - Complete Quantitative Methods
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CFA® Level 1 (2020) - Complete Quantitative Methods

Deep dive into Quant with the Bestselling CFA® prep course provider | With visual learning + Quizzes
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4.6 (1,694 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • 31 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Make present value and future value calculations
  • Use TVM functions on your calculator
  • Use net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) for evaluating cash flow streams
  • Systematically measure portfolio returns
  • Calculate money market yields
  • Learn the basic concepts of statistics
  • Apply statistical concepts to financial returns distributions
  • Learn the basic concepts of probability
  • Use probability tools in financial analysis
  • Use uniform, binomial, normal, and lognormal distributions in investment analysis
  • Understand Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Understand sampling process, and use sample information to estimate population parameters
  • Perform and design hypothesis tests, in particular, tests concerning mean and variance
  • Spot and interpret technical chart patterns, trends and cycles
  • Understand and apply common technical analysis indicators
  • Basic mathematics knowledge
  • CFA Institute approved calculator (TI BA II Plus recommended)

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Who this course is for:
  • This course is for CFA Level 1 Candidates
  • This course is for people who are interested in the CFA Program
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 05:49:42
+ Introduction
2 lectures 04:26
Formulas, Definitions, Diagrams at your FINGERTIPS!
+ Time Value of Money
9 lectures 44:56
Feel free to skip ahead
Understanding Interest Rates
Future Value of a Single Cash Flow
Present Value of a Single Cash Flow
Financial Calculator is Essential for CFA Exam
Set Up Your CFA Exam Calculator for Maximum Efficiency
Series of Cash Flows
Test Your Understanding
+ Discounted Cash Flow (removed from 2020 exam)
5 lectures 44:46
Discounted Cash Flow has been removed from 2020 Exam
Portfolio Return Measurement
Money Market Yields
Test Your Understanding
+ Statistical Concepts and Market Returns
5 lectures 44:42
Statistics Fundamentals
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Test Your Understanding
+ Probability Concepts
7 lectures 55:48
Definitions in Probability Concepts
Joint Probability and Total Probability Rule
Portfolio Return and Variance, Covariance and Correlation
Bayes' Formula
Principles of Counting
Test Your Understanding
+ Common Probability Distributions
4 lectures 39:43
Discrete Random Variables
Continuous Random Variables & Monte Carlo Simulation
Monte Carlo Simulation
Test Your Understanding
+ Sampling and Estimation
4 lectures 30:07
Sampling and Central Limit Theorem
Point and Interval Estimates
Biases in Sampling
Test Your Understanding
+ Hypothesis Testing
4 lectures 44:45
Hypothesis Tests Concerning the Mean
Hypothesis Tests Concerning Variance
Test Your Understanding
+ Technical Analysis
5 lectures 39:49
Technical Analysis has been shifted to Portfolio Management section
Charts and Chart Patterns
Cycles and Intermarket Analysis
Test Your Understanding
+ BONUS: Further resources for your exam prep
1 lecture 00:38
BONUS: Further resources for your exam prep