Online Training Course on Chartered Financial Analyst - Level I (2017 exam) (CFA<sup>®</sup> Level I)
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This Online Training Course on Chartered Financial Analyst® or CFA® Certification covers the syllabus prescribed by The CFA Institute for 2017 exams and is delivered by FinStudyClub, a specialist training institute for CFA and FRM, founded by CFA charterholders and alumni from IITs/IIMs.

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I
Study Session 1: Ethical and Professional Standards (Readings 1-4)
1 Introduction to Ethics Preview 11:56
2 Six Codes of Ethics 23:34
3 Standard 1 - Professionalism 28:20
4 Standard 2 - Capital markets Preview 10:16
5 Standard 3 - Duties to clients 25:31
6 Standard 4 - Duties to Employers 22:43
7 Standard 5 - Investment Action 23:11
8 Standard 6 - Conflict of interest 14:31
9 Standard 7 - CFA Conduct in Programme and Exam 13:17
10 GIPS Introduction 16:09
11 Different Aspects of GIPS in Detail 26:50
12 9 sections of GIPS & GIPS Verification 12:14
II
Study Session 2: Quantitative Methods - Basics Concepts (Readings 5-8)
13 Interest Rate, Future Value, Present Value Part 1 34:43
14 Interest Rate, Future Value, Present Value Part 2 Preview 23:12
15 Stated Annual Interest Rates Part Part 1 31:09
16 Stated Annual Interest Rates Part Part 2 22:07
17 NPV and IRR 38:12
18 Portfolio return Measurements Preview 18:57
19 Money Market Yields 30:31
20 Fundamental Concepts, Frequency Distribution , Graphical Representation of Data 18:54
21 Central Tendency, Location Measures, Dispersion Part 1 44:44
22 Central Tendency, Location Measures, Dispersion Part 2 29:06
23 Symmetry, Skewness & Kurtosis, AM Vs GM 18:14
24 Probability, Expected Value and Variance Part 1 27:26
25 Probability, Expected Value and Variance Part 2 22:52
26 Probability, Expected Value and Variance Part 3 21:32
27 Probability, Expected Value and Variance Part 4 21:36
28 Probability, Expected Value and Variance Part 5 12:15
29 Bayes' Formula and Counting Rules 22:04
30 Covariance, Correlation, Calculation Portfolio return and Variance 12:13
III
Study Session 3: Quantitative Methods - Application (Readings 9-12)
31 Common Probability Distributions - Part 1 23:07
32 Common Probability Distributions - Part 2 23:01
33 Common Probability Distributions - Part 3 18:55
34 Common Probability Distributions - Part 4 05:24
35 Sampling and Estimation - Part 1 22:24
36 Sampling and Estimation - Part 2 24:30
37 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing 37:26
38 Hypothesis Test - Concerning the Mean 32:21
39 Hypothesis Test - Concerning the Variance and Non parametric Inference 17:00
IV
Study Session 4: Economics - Microeconomic Analysis (Readings 13-16)
40 Demand and Supply Analysis 15:11
41 Market Equilibrium 15:19
42 Consumer surplus and producer surplus - introduction & application 15:26
43 Demand Elasticities 15:32
44 Indifference Curves and the Opportunity set 13:49
45 Consumer Equilibrium 13:54
46 Income and Substitution Effects 14:00
47 Types of Profits Measures 14:04
48 Analysis of Revenue and costs 14:13
49 Maximizing Profits and optimizing productivity 14:18
50 Market structure - perfect competition 11:50
51 Market structure - monopoly 14:02
V
Study Session 5: Economics - Macroeconomic Analysis (Readings 17-19)
52 Monetary Policy - Part 1 13:57
53 Monetary Policy - Part 2 14:04
54 Fiscal Policy 16:04
VI
Study Session 6: Economics - Economics in a Global Context (Readings 20-21)
55 Absolute and Comparative Advantage 14:08
56 Trade and Capital flows - Restrictions and Agreements 14:13
57 The Balance of Payments and Trade Organization 14:17
58 The foreign exchange market 14:24
59 Currency exchange rate calculations - Part 1 14:28
60 Currency exchange rate calculations - Part 2 14:32
61 Exchange rate regimes and the impact of exchange rates on trade and capital flows 14:37
VII
Study Session 7: Financial Reporting and Analysis - An Introduction (Readings 22-24)
62 Basics on FRA - Part 1 14:59
63 Basics on FRA - Part 2 14:46
64 Basics on FRA - Part 3 07:31
65 Basics on FRA - Part 4 14:50
66 Audit and Audit Report 10:33
67 Structure of Financial Analysis 05:00
VIII
Study Session 8: Financial Reporting and Analysis - IS, BS & CF Statements (Readings 25-28)
68 Basics on Income Statement 12:02
69 Revenue Recongision Rules 08:32
70 Expense Measurement Rules 09:32
71 Accrual and Cash Mismatch: 4 new terms 06:04
72 Gross and Net Reporting of Revenue 07:12
73 Long Term Contracts - Revenue Recognition - Part 1 06:24
74 Long Term Contracts - Revenue Recognition - Part 2 05:06
75 Long Term Contracts - Revenue Recognition - Part 3 01:08
76 Long Term Contracts - Revenue Recognition - Part 4 05:36
77 Installment Sales - Revenue Recognition 10:30
78 Barter Transactions 06:45
79 Other Comprehensive Income (OCI) 11:15
80 Non Sustainable Items in Income Statements 14:21
81 Changes in Principles and Estimates 06:08
82 Basic EPS & its calculation - Part 1 11:14
83 Basic EPS & its calculation - Part 2 09:31
84 Diluted EPS & its calculation - Part 1 12:31
85 Diluted EPS & its calculation - Part 2 03:18
86 Diluted EPS & its calculation - Part 3 06:25
87 Treatment of Options under Diluted EPS 16:21
88 Basics of Balance Sheet 15:00
89 Operating Cycle 19:31
90 Different Assets and Liabilities 08:18
91 Statement of Equity 07:18
92 Treasury Stock 10:58
93 Valuation Bases 10:14
94 Diluted EPS Options 16:20
95 Overview of Passive Investments 08:42
96 Fair Value Model: Passive Investments 13:48
97 HTM, AFS and Trading Securities 15:20
98 More examples on Passive Investments 16:15
99 Direct Method of CFO -Basics and Example 11:57
100 Indirect Method of CFO -Basics and Example 23:50
101 Indirect to Direct Method conversion: Part 1 26:00
102 Indirect to Direct Method conversion: Part 2 21:45
103 Indirect to Direct Method conversion: Part 3 12:00
104 Indirect to Direct Method conversion: Part 4 21:50
105 Basics on Ratios 09:07
106 Activity Ratios 06:42
107 Liquidity Ratios 10:05
108 Solvency Ratios 10:00
109 Profitability Ratios 04:41
110 Du-Pont Analysis 06:33
111 Valuation Ratios and Business Risk 09:11
112 Limitations of Financial Ratios 10:27
113 Common Sizing of Financial Statements 05:13
IX
Study Session 9: Financial Reporting and Analysis - Inventories, Long-lived Assets, Income Taxes, and Non-current Liabilities (Readings 29-32)
114 Basics on Inventories and Valuation methods 22:53
115 LiFO Liquidation 16:32
116 Change of method from LIFO to FIFO 14:51
117 Write up and Write Down 14:20
118 Issues for the analyst 04:59
119 What is Impairment? 16:55
120 Analysis of Impairment of Assets 13:36
121 Examples of Impairment of Assets 11:17
122 Investment Property (Fair Value Model) 14:17
123 Revaluation Model 11:51
124 Revaluation vs Fair Value Model 08:09
125 Main Calculation of DT 21:11
126 Overview of Income Tax 11:06
127 Practice Session of DT 10:41
128 Reversal of DT 08:23
129 Tax and CFS relation 09:57
130 Tax Base 08:19
131 Valuation of DT 10:20
132 Basics on Lease and Different Types 18:17
133 How to differentiate Operating Lease from Financial Lease 10:37
134 Accounting for Lessee 22:14
135 Accounting for Lessor 12:19
136 Sales type lease 06:38
137 Other Misc points 05:14
138 Basics on Bonds / Financial Liabilities 09:47
139 Acocunting for Financial Bonds 28:05
X
Study Session 10: Financial Reporting and Analysis - Financial Reporting Quality and Financial Statement Analysis
140 Earning and Reporting Quality 06:23
141 Aggressive and Conservative Accounting 08:23
142 Manipulation Sign and Motives 16:17
143 Forecasting of Income Statement & CFS 11:00
144 Credit Appraisal using FRA 06:19
145 Equity Investments using FRA 04:59
146 Analysts Adjustments 11:43
XI
Study Session 11: Corporate Finance (Readings 35-40)
147 Overview and Different Types of Projects 24:49
148 Principles of Capital Budgeting 20:54
149 Accounting Average rate of Return and Pay Back Period 23:48
150 Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Profitability Index 34:35
151 NPV Profile Preview 16:06
152 NPV vs IRR: Which is Better 21:26
153 Other Concepts in Capital Budgeting 14:57
154 Basics and Overview of Cost of Capital 16:24
155 Cost of Debt 45:21
156 Cost of Preference Share 08:14
157 Cost of Equity by CAPM 14:54
158 Cost of Equity by Dividend Discount Model 13:33
159 Cost of Equity by Bond Yield Premium 09:47
160 Weighted Average Cost of Capital 11:57
161 Marginal Cost of Capital and Investment Opportunity Schedule 11:35
162 Break Points 17:12
163 Country Risk Premium & Floatation Cost 21:59
164 Pure Play Method of Finding Beta (Equity) 21:16
165 Basic on Leverages 15:51
166 Leverage - A Double Edged Sword 10:40
167 Different Types of Leverages (DOL, DFL, DTL) 21:30
168 Break Even Points Total and Operational 14:56
169 Overview on Dividends 23:46
170 Important dates in Dividends 13:43
171 Share Repurchase Basics Methods and Analysis 40:26
172 Impact on Investors Wealth and Company Fundamentals 14:32
173 Introduction to Working Capital Management 10:11
174 Liquidity Meaning & its Different Types 11:13
175 Working Capital Ratios 17:57
176 Operating Cycle 12:04
177 Trade off between two extremes 10:52
178 Cash Management 13:24
179 Account Receivable Management 16:48
180 Inventory Management 17:28
181 Accounts Payable Management 12:53
182 Short Term Borrowings 21:10
183 Meaning of Corporate Governance 08:50
184 Board of Directors,Independence and Other aspects 17:14
185 Committees of the Board 08:38
186 Code of Ethics for the Board 05:00
XII
Study Session 12: Portfolio Management (Readings 41-45)
187 Portfolio Management- An Overview Part 1 29:14
188 Portfolio Management- An Overview Part 2 31:07
189 Risk Managemnt Process and Governance 25:47
190 Identification of Risks Part 1 28:07
191 Identification of Risks Part 2 07:53
192 Identification of Risks Part 3 20:54
193 Investment Characteristics of Asset Part 1 37:17
194 Investment Characteristics of Asset Part 2 20:58
195 Risk Aversion, Portfolio Selection and Portfolio Risk Part 1 08:59
196 Risk Aversion, Portfolio Selection and Portfolio Risk Part 2 15:36
197 Risk Aversion, Portfolio Selection and Portfolio Risk Part 3 14:32
198 Risk Aversion, Portfolio Selection and Portfolio Risk Part 4 26:28
199 Efficient Frontier and Investors Optimal Portfolio Part 1 21:15
200 Efficient Frontier and Investors Optimal Portfolio Part 2 08:39
201 Capital Market Theory 28:30
202 Pricing of Risk and Computation of Expected Return 20:44
203 The Capital Asset Pricing Model - Part 1 18:04
204 The Capital Asset Pricing Model - Part 2 37:57
205 Portfolio Planning 32:45
206 Portfolio Construction 23:19
XIII
Study Session 13: Equity - Market Organization, Market Indices, and Market Efficiency (Readings 46-48)
207 Basics and Overview 05:35
208 Different Asset Categories 06:40
209 Different types of Markets- Primary and Secondary 21:08
210 Different Types of Markets- Price, Order, Brokered 09:41
211 Different Financial Intermediaries 23:53
212 Different positions 03:04
213 Concept of Short Selling 09:50
214 Concept of Margin Trading 25:20
215 Margin Call Price 08:37
216 Different validity of the order 13:55
217 Basics on Market Indices 08:09
218 Different types of Return 14:00
219 Issues in Index creation 02:35
220 Types of Weights 26:51
221 Rebalancing and Reconstitution 05:35
222 Indices other than Equity 07:35
223 Basics on Market Efficiency 09:30
224 Factors affecting Market Efficiency 08:21
225 Different Levels of Efficiency 12:34
226 Market Anomaly 14:09
227 Behavioral Finance 12:13
XIV
Study Session 14: Equity Analysis and Valuation (Readings 49-51)
228 Basics on Equity Securities 20:47
229 Private Equity 10:35
230 International Equity 15:46
231 Different Return Terminology used in Equity 10:41
232 Basics and 3 Types of Company Categorisation 20:51
233 Constituents of an Industry Analysis 04:01
234 5 types of External Influence 08:18
235 Industry Life cycle 15:37
236 Porters 5 Forces 08:03
237 Impact on Pricing Power 11:17
238 Peer Group and Company Analysis 06:41
239 Basics on Equity valuations 09:32
240 Dividend Discount Model 24:56
241 Corollary to DDM 10:30
242 Free Cash Flows to Equity 14:31
243 Equity Multiples- Price and Enterprise Value 27:17
244 Asset based Valuations 07:46
XV
Study Session 15: Fixed Income - Basic Concepts (Readings 52-55)
245 Overview of a Fixed Income Security Part 1 40:39
246 Overview of a Fixed Income Security Part 2 31:14
247 Overview of a Fixed Income Security Part 3 45:43
248 Legal, Regulatory and Tax Considerations 20:46
249 Structure of Bonds Cash Flows Part 1 11:36
250 Structure of Bonds Cash Flows Part 2 22:54
251 Structure of Bonds Cash Flows Part 3 11:42
252 Structure of Bonds Cash Flows Part 4 29:49
253 Bonds with Contingency Reserves Part 1 13:50
254 Bonds with Contingency Reserves Part 2 16:10
255 Overview of Global Fixed Income Markets 33:07
256 Primary and Secondary Bond Markets 13:56
257 Issuers of Bond 32:50
258 Short Term Funding Alternatives to Banks 24:56
259 Bond Prices and Time Value of Money 29:51
260 Yield to Maturity 34:35
261 Prices and Yields Part 1 40:58
262 Prices and Yields Part 2 22:03
263 Introduction, Benefits and Process of Securitization 26:00
264 CMBS 32:16
265 CDOS 23:09
XVI
Study Session 16: Fixed Income - Analysis of Risk (Readings 56-57)
266 Sources of Risk 28:40
267 Interest Rate Risk on Fixed Rate Bonds - Part 1 32:08
268 Interest Rate Risk on Fixed Rate Bonds - Part 2 27:02
269 Interest Rate Risk on Fixed Rate Bonds - Part 3 07:05
270 Yield Volatility, Interest Rate Risk and Investment Horizon 35:41
271 Credit risk, Capital Structure, Seniority Ranking 27:13
272 Rating Agencies, Credit Ratings, their role in markets 21:25
273 Traditional Credit Analysis 49:35
XVII
Study Session 17: Derivatives (Readings 58-60)
274 Derivative Markets, Forward Commitment, Contingent Claims 26:36
275 Benefits and Crtiticism of Derivatives and Arbitrage 15:07
276 Fundamental Concepts & Price Vs Value 14:56
277 Forward Contracts Part 1 16:23
278 Forward Contracts Part 2 35:00
279 Futures Contract Part 1 21:38
280 Futures Contract Part 2 09:54
281 Swap Contracts 27:21
282 Option Contracts: European Option Pricing Part 1 35:17
283 Option Contracts: European Option Pricing Part 2 15:26
284 Option Contracts: European Option Pricing Part 3 25:11
285 Option Contracts: Binomial Option Pricing Model 27:54
286 Option Contracts: American Option Pricing Model 12:20
287 Option Strategies 32:58
XVIII
Study Session 18: Alternative Investments (Readings 61)
288 Alternative Investments 24:59
289 Hedge Funds 41:03
290 Private Equity 43:17
291 Real Estate 24:50
292 Commodities 29:19
293 Infrastructure 32:07
294 Risk Management 25:47

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