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13. Investments

This section is about investments which involve dealing with simple interest, compound interest and shares. Questions are not as frequent in the exam as other topics. Check out the overview section for relevant importance of this section compared to other topics in this course. In 2019 exam, four questions appeared from this topic making up 5 marks (2019Q32019Q9, 2019Q13, 2019Q21). This section covers the following parts of the syllabus:

MS-F2 Investment

MS-F4 Investment and Loans

Generally, questions involving shares have been easier historically. Questions involving simple interest and compound interest generally follow a set of variations. Tricky questions involve scenarios.

The infographic below shows all the past exam questions from 2010 to 2019 relevant to this topic sorted by difficulty level and further broken down into sub-topics. This will form the foundation of our study as we would like you to focus first on the easy questions and quickly develop skills to get those easy marks and then challenge yourself with the harder ones.

There are three sub-sections you need to focus:

13.1 Simple Interest

13.2 Compound Interest


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