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Old 01-28-2019, 10:26 PM
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It seems QFIA doesn't have much action in terms of AO discussion.
Starting up this thread for anyone who wants to discuss the exam.
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Good luck to everyone on QFIA for Spring 2019! Nice to see we have a thread started up
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:58 AM
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I'm in for the spring, and read these forums occasionally if anyone wants to bounce ideas off one another.

I'm going through the old exams now starting with spring '14. The morning seems very straightforward, but the 2014-2015 qficore exams were as well before getting more complicated recently.

Does qfiadv follow that same trend?
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:53 PM
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Bond - CDS Basis = CDS Spread - Bond Spread

makes sense
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I am going through the old exams as well but I go through the problems by section as I find that helps things sink in a bit better. So probably not best placed to pick up a trend of the morning being easier or anything like that. Unlike Core, the topics do seem to be evenly spread across the morning and afternoon session.
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I haven't seen any trends. I know in Core you could count on certain topics appearing only in the morning or only in the afternoon, but that's not the case with Advanced. Similar story for difficulty.
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I haven't seen any trends. I know in Core you could count on certain topics appearing only in the morning or only in the afternoon, but that's not the case with Advanced. Similar story for difficulty.
Through 2016 seems like you can expect at least 1: PCA, REIT/ direct real inv, short rate modeling, CDS, vol smile question. Well see what 2017 and 2018 hold though.

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Is everyone feeling ready to write this exam and get it out of their lives forever?
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Is everyone feeling ready to write this exam and get it out of their lives forever?
Partial credit and nailing the definition bullet pt questions will be the key for me (as usual) on this exam.
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Is everyone feeling ready to write this exam and get it out of their lives forever?
No, but I didn't feel ready for every other exam and somehow I've made it to this one.
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