The Cheat Sheet articles are a series of articles, each focusing on one specific topic of the CFA exam for one specific CFA level. In each Cheat Sheet article, we will cover the basics of what you need to know before diving into the material - what it's about in a nutshell, how significant is it in the CFA exams, real-life applications, and tips for the CFA exams. You should aim to read each relevant Cheat Sheet article before you start studying the topic to get you to a flying start.
There are many asset classes in which people can invest, but equities (also commonly known as 'stocks') are probably the best known. In this article, we look at how equities are covered in the Equity topic of the CFA Level I exam. This is a relatively gentle section of the curriculum, so it provides an opportunity to improve your score without feeling like you’ve endured the academic equivalent of dental surgery.