Completed Level 1 of Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) with Score of 86

On Monday, I decided to try my hand at the Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) exams, which some claim to be the “CFA equivalent” for trading accreditation.

While I managed to pass, I was pretty sure I could have done better if I had studied for it. 😀

Why am I doing this?

Well, as a trainer, I think it is important to have some accreditation or qualifications (in addition to my double degrees and fund experience) to reassure people of the quality that they are getting. I mean, if you go to see a doctor, you would want to make sure he actually has a medical degree and the proper accreditation, and not simply trust him because he is “famous” or has a cool website/blog/video.

Hopefully, in time to come, MAS or SGX will impose some kind of minimum qualification or accreditations for all trainers, to ensure teaching standards and to prevent a market for lemons.

Wish me luck for Level 2! xD

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Certified Financial Technician (CFTe)

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About the author

Spencer Li is a trader, investor and entrepreneur who currently manages his own portfolio of stocks, REITs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, properties, and businesses. As a former professional in private equity and proprietary funds, he has over 10 years of market experience, and has been featured on more than 20 occasions in the media. As an international speaker and avid globetrotter, he has travelled to over 50 countries to spread his knowledge.

 

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