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# CFA Quantitative Methods

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CFA Quantitative Methods study session presents the fundamentals of some quantitative techniques essential in financial analysis. These techniques are used throughout the CFA Program curriculum. This session introduces two main tools of quantitative analysis: the time value of money and probability and descriptive statistics.

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### CFA Quantitative Methods

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2. 2. Measurement Scales Nominal: Ordinal : – Only classifies according to – Ranks them according to some types and does not say which one is better or worse scale. – Classification of different types – For example: Bond Ratings like of hedge funds based on hedging strategy comes under AAA, AA rank the bonds in their Nominal Scale. order of creditworthinessInterval :– It classifies elements in an Ratio :interval and tells us by how much – This is the strongest level ofis something more or less than measurement.another thing. – Absolute Zero is defined.– The Celsius temperature scale is Having zero money is havingthe best example. nothing.– Absolute Zero point is not – For. e.g. length, returns ondefined. Zero temperature does stocksnot mean absence oftemperaturePristine www.edupristine.com 2
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4. 4. Answer Fill in the table with the corresponding scales Parameter Type of Scale Your Names: Mark, Alex, Brandon, Dennis Nominal Weight of CFA Level-I candidates Ratio Average Temperature of Chicago in January Interval Interest Rates on Corporate Bonds Ratio Heavy Trucks, Medium Trucks, and Light Ordinal Trucks Height of office buildings in Manhattan area Ratio Average Speed of Sports Utility Vehicles Ratio (SUVs) 4Pristine www.edupristine.com