Author Archives: TheFinanceNerd

The FRM Exam

The FRM which stands for “Financial Risk Manager” is a designation awarded by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals). The qualification is highly respected by risk practitioners and provides candidates with a solid understanding and appreciation for the subject of … Continue reading

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Trying out a Robo-advisor in Japan

Robo-advisors have increased in popularity in the past years but are they worth it? I was interested in seeing what they had to offer so I decided to try one out myself to see if these products are viable solutions … Continue reading

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My bet on Softbank, so far so good – but will it last?

SoftBank Group Corp closed at 4735 JPY on 17/04/2020, up 6.88% from the previous day and showing a very strong and swift recovery from its 2687 JPY low on 19/03/2020. I bought in at 3294 JPY which puts me up … Continue reading

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Trading FX

I have been trading FX for 3 years now and as I am starting to become profitable in my trades, I would like to share with you some of my findings to help newer traders avoid some of the common … Continue reading

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Getting Technical with the CQF (Certificate in Quantitative Finance)

This is a programme that I had been looking at for a while; the course seemed to be very well structured and geared towards people like myself who are interested in learning about the building blocks of quantitative finance in … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped-Off on your Currency Exchange

Before I get started, please note that I am not affiliated with any of the products mentioned in this blog. I am just an individual who was fed up of getting bad exchange rates and decided to do some research … Continue reading

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Taking the 2019 Autumn CMA Exam in New York

Over the past months I have been preparing for the CMA (Certified Member Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan) exam and although this is a Japanese exam, they have test centres in London, Hong Kong and New York.Since … Continue reading

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Japan Investment Conference 2019: The Multi-Stage Life and The Challenges Facing Financial Services

This is an event that I attended a couple of weeks ago and the agenda can be found here: Click to access JIC2019_agenda_EN.pdf This was a special event as it was also an opportunity to commemorate CFA Japan’s 20 year … Continue reading

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CFA Results Are Coming Out on 6th August 2019.

So, if you took the June exam, tomorrow is the day that you have been waiting for. Level 1 and Level 2 candidates across the the world will be receiving their CFA scores. Level 3 candidates will have to wait … Continue reading

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Reviewing your Asset Allocation and Investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Recently I’ve been looking at my asset allocation and thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about exchange traded funds (ETFs). Just like common stocks, ETFs are traded on exchanges and allow you to invest in funds managed … Continue reading

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