300 Hours BA II Plus CFA Calculator Guide

300 Hours BA II Plus CFA Calculator Guide

by 300 Hours (Author)

300Hours.com is the largest, most comprehensive and free web resource for CFA candidates. Created and written by CFA charterholders and candidates, regular readers have been proven to significantly improve their CFA exam performance.


Paperback: 50 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 27, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1523693444
ISBN-13: 978-1523693443


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Provide Candidates an Efficient How-To Manual for Their Calculators in the Context of the CFA Exams

Your financial calculator is one of the most essential tools in your CFA exam. Master it.

The best-selling Texas Instruments BA II Plus calculator is one of two main calculators permitted in the CFA exam, and the most widely used. With as little as 90 seconds allocated per question in the CFA exams, it’s crucial for candidates to know their calculators inside out.

But are you using your calculator to the best of its abilities? What BA II Plus calculator features and functions are vital to the CFA exams? The 300 Hours Guide, put together by the team behind 300Hours.com, gives candidates an efficient how-to manual for their calculators in the context of the CFA exams. With step-by-step guides, clear worked financial examples and practical advice, it is the guide to getting the most out of your BA II Plus for your own CFA exams.



Reviews

By daniel gutierrez ramirez
Rating: ★★★★
I'm giving 4 stars only. Good job to include a clear explanation on how to do a quick data ( x,y ) analysis as an advanced feature. However I was a little dissapointed that no duration method is shown, even basic use of date functions is not present. I think the guide falls short when suggesting to go online or to opinion boards (not exactly the terminology they use) for further reference. This guide however provides a very comprehensive, basic functionality required. I think whoever dealt with the design of the charts, figures and general images deserves a recognition for putting a nice design along this booklet. I just think a couple of more functionalities should be added.

 

By Patrick
Rating: ★★★★
Must have for any CFA test taker. This book will unlock the hidden powers of the BA II. I'm currently a level II candidate and I thought I knew all there was to know about the BA II, but little did I know all the tricks and hacks that this baby can do. The guide is a quick read, very easy to follow along to, and neatly organized for quick reference.I highly recommend this guide for any CFA exam taker who will be using the BA II

 

By daniel gutierrez ramirez
Rating: ★★★★
I'm giving 4 stars only. Good job to include a clear explanation on how to do a quick data ( x,y ) analysis as an advanced feature. However I was a little dissapointed that no duration method is shown, even basic use of date functions is not present. I think the guide falls short when suggesting to go online or to opinion boards (not exactly the terminology they use) for further reference. This guide however provides a very comprehensive, basic functionality required. I think whoever dealt with the design of the charts, figures and general images deserves a recognition for putting a nice design along this booklet. I just think a couple of more functionalities should be added.

 

By M Donovan
Rating: ★★★★★
The keystrokes and steps are very easy to follow. Clear, concise, and colorful. The keystrokes and steps are very easy to follow, and once you've gone through an example you understand how to use it. It's a fast and handy guide for those new to the calculator and taking the CFA.

 

By Cheap and Cheerful
Rating: ★★★
Overpriced, lots of the material rehashes the calculator's manual. Yeah...I'm not such a happy camper. I consider the purchase of this book a donation to the 300 Hours blog, because honestly I can't justify it otherwise. $15 is a bit much for a 50 pages beginners guide to my calculator, where about 85% of the material in this book is either found in the calculator's manual or free on the 300 Hours blog. Also, Passed Tense (now Adaptprep) has a video online that does a great job of outlining a lot of the calculator functions, if you're as much of a beginner as this book seems to cater to. Up to page 17 (of a 50 page book!) are instructions on how to set up and learn the basics of your calculator...

That said, I did learn some useful calculator functions that I missed when I was starting to study for the CFA (with no financial background whatsoever). For that reason alone, I give 3 stars.

Honestly, this would have been better as a $5 emagazine.

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