CFA Level 1- are the included material sufficient, or is it worth spending the money on supplemental books?

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If you value your time, get the review books. It's the spark notes version and the practice tests are extremely helpful. I did not read the CFA curriculum at all

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Kaplan Schweser is the best. Would practice from these rather than the actual CFA books (except ethics, which you will find free online)

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I found that there is no better prep than the mock exams. You need a base coat of material, but after that, the mocks are far more efficient to learn

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Definitely Kaplan Schweser. If you can master those, no need even opening the CFA ones to study from

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I found that the CFA curriculum probably prepares you better...if you can get through it. It's a lot of material. At a minimum, do the practice problems at the end of each reading, the topic tests, and the mock exams from the curriculum if you're planning on only reading Schweser.

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Was I the only one who found the Kaplan mock questions to be very different than the actual CFA mock and real exam questions? I did one mock from Kaplan for level 2 and didn't find it helpful at all.

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Kaplan mocks are not good for lvl 2 imo

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Schweser, qbank, and mocks

+1 for kaplan schweser. Didnt need to study the actual CFA books. Also worth buying a couple extra mocks from kaplan. With these, the exercises in the kaplan schweser books, the ones in the CFA books, and with the mock the CFA give you, you should have enough to be ready. I didnt need to get the qbank (wouldnt have had time to use it anyway)

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