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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    RE: CFA

    I took level 1 in december 2012, passed. Taking level 2 in about two weeks (June 7th). I needed about 200 hours of studying, the material is not difficult but there is a wide range. More important in my opinion is getting used to the format/style of questions they ask you. Its all multiple choice, with 3 possible answers, sounds easy, but its not. Also, its not like you need to hit 70% to pass, its a moving average based on how people respond.

    There's zero chance it can hurt you, and will definitely be appreciated if you are looking to move to PE/Equity Research/other ventures later. It's not worth as much as an MBA, but its WAY cheaper. If you want to make a career on the sell side, its probably not going to do much for you, but you had mentioned you wanted to move to buy side.

    Details: Exam is like 1000$, most employers will reimburse you and pay for study materials. I like Schweser. Its about another $500-$1000 if you are paying out of pocket though. Read through materials from CFA institute once then crush practice tests, you will be good to go.

    any other questions, pm me.
     
  2. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    Talking about alcohol.

    Got pretty wasted last night after work. Sexual innuendo all night from GM, she also has the fattest ass, nicest ass. I keep telling her i'ma fuck it.

    Must have been pretty serious about it in my mind, cause when we got back to her place I passed the fuck out fully dressed before she was out of the shower, but on the bedside table I neatly arranged the condoms and tub of fucking vaseline I bought at the deli right before hahahahaha
     
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    Condoms and Vaseline don't mix...buy lube next time
     
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    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Yeah the material isn't necessarily difficult, it's just that they ask you very specific questions over such a large amount of material that's tough. I remember there were two paragraphs in one of the volumes dedicated to discussing the GAAP/IFRS rules for software development companies expensing development costs. As I was reading it I pondered that it'd be pretty funny if they asked a question about it. Sure enough, when I took the test there was a question on it and I got it right just because I remembered the material because of how silly I thought it was.

    CFA is useless in PE, though, but it's probably helpful if you're planning on HF exit opps
     
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    Eason Senior member

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    Amateur ass-fucker indeed
     
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    Yeah obviously, was not really thinking about that ~10 beers and various shots deep though.
     
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    so I bounced at a club tonight, it was a party for some highschoolers graduating. holy shit, our future is fucked. kids look like little justin beibers getting fucking hammered and fucking in toilets then zombie-walking around blackout drunk. Also outside some little mexican guy stopped me and was like "Holy shit, you're like a big version of me!" before getting pulled back by some girl he was having an argument with. lol

    also did my first BJJ class (no gi) today in 3 years. lower back sore as FUCK. cardio endurance not as bad as I thought it might be. (still bad tho)
     
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    Psychiatrist is taking me off amphetamine fuuuuuuuuuu. So russled, we were talking about it and the sides I was getting and he said based on my sides I'm obviously snorting it and he doesn't trust me not to abuse it. Dem feels man.
     
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    This isn't true, almost every associate I deal with at brand name funds has CFA at least partially completed. Its useful for all asset management gigs.

    Did you take the exam?
     
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    One of my friends got an internship at a PE fund, not a sick one like blackstone or carlyle, I've never heard of it, but I'm kind of jelly. Don't know if thats better then bulge bracket IB.
     
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    I took and passed level 1 when I thought I wanted to go into investment management. My firm partners have heard of the CFA but had no idea what it really was, and I haven't met anyone in PE that has had it. Probably because most people come from banking where nobody cares about it, and in fact in many cases are discouraged from spending time on it.
     
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    Woot just got a 9 dollar an hour raise. :slayer:
     
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    Dunno bro I think your logic was pretty sound all things considered.
     
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    This dude inspires me to go back on dreamer bulk
     
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    I love that guy wearing a straw hat throwing random punches. Made me bust out laughing at my desk.
     
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    no. i mean all substances, and i dont mean in the sense that someone who's a drunk asshole is probably a sober asshole too since alcohol tends to amplify people's subconscious personalities. i mean habitual abuse of any substance over time, which becomes a thing at a point much earlier than people are willing to admit. alcohol gets dressed up in that socially-acceptable, "its 5 oclock somewhere," time-to-pound-a-six-pack-on-a-weeknight getup which suddenly makes it okay. its even worse with alcohol since it has that implicit harmlessness attached to it through its function as a social lubricant, and even through the fact that its legal and sold in stores.

    on the whole personality amplification thing, i don't entirely buy it. i mean, sure, it amplifies people's personalities, but a repressed asshole who turns into a raging prick when he's drunk is still a raging prick when he's drunk, repressed assholishness be damned. if they're sober, theyre still just sober and not taking it out on people and hence not being an asshole (or as big of one as they would be when drunk). if getting drunk is what tips that person over into actually externalizing their asshole-ness, then getting drunk is still a problem. kind of like how someone lazy as fuck with no motivation can be made worse by getting stoned all the time; yeah, they were lazy as fuck in the first place but being stoned all the time isn't doing them any favours.

    substance abuse isn't doing one of the ***super bad**** drugs like coke; you can do a couple lines at a party once and not be a cokehead asshole or roll hard once at a music festival and not be an e-tard, much like having a beer doesn't make you a drunk asshole (although you would probably have shittier friends). im not exactly sure where i'm going with this, just being a grumpy old bastard i suppose. it think the issue is that substance abuse becomes a thing at a point much earlier than what people are willing to admit + i've never met anyone whose life was improved by it = few years down the road people are fat and depressed and realize that hey, all that time i was having casual drinks after work and drinking a six because i can :slayer: i didnt realize i was building up a psychological and physical dependency that made my life more shitty. not being judgemental, my life was pretty negatively affected by substances in general and i hate to see other people close to me (not just you phaggots) buy into it without knowing.
     
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    I think the neuroscience field that looks at addiction and it's implications in neural function and personality is really holding out for your opinion and whether you buy it or not.

    Not that you've said your piece, the scientific community can move on.

    Thanks for helping progress.
     
  18. I<3Bacon

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    tl;dr jarude loves us phaggots (and we love you too) :inlove:
     
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    everyone should just learn to drink alone, that shit takes skill
     
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    I'm doing that right now. 930 pass out is my goal.
     

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