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There are a number of statistical terms defined in the Level I CFA curriculum, so I decided that it would be a good idea to consolidate them into one place: here. Descriptive Statistics vs. Inferential Statistics Descriptive statistics summarizes the characteristics of a data set.  For example, suppose that you acquire a sample of 500 […]

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Suppose that you manage an investment portfolio to which cash is added periodically, and from which cash is removed periodically.  A reasonable question to ask is this: How should you determine the correct overall return on the portfolio over a period of time, the one that you should report to clients and prospective clients?  In […]

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