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Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam Today, 01:18 PM
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Posted By DataDan
For trans candidates: we just got an extra...

For trans candidates: we just got an extra sitting to finish DPA/FVA

hope no one needs that extra time, but its there.

I hope the push the PA requirement next.
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 102
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Posted By DataDan
Im trying to separate the EV and appraisal...

Im trying to separate the EV and appraisal concepts in my head. they are awkwardly similar but different. lot of terms that mean similar things.

getting anxious over exam locations. Feel like they...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,668
Posted By DataDan
this can be very hard to get an honest answer on...

this can be very hard to get an honest answer on during interview process.

Could be a good reason and they will say 'due to growth we need more people' or 'previous guy retired/promoted/valid...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,668
Posted By DataDan
wouldnt touch B. They can tout total comp...

wouldnt touch B. They can tout total comp potential all they want, but if the company has a bad year, you are SOL. To go from carrier to consulting you want to see a 15-20% increase in base imo....
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-07-2020, 10:41 AM
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Posted By DataDan
any word on testing locations? SOA just says...

any word on testing locations? SOA just says update coming this week... but seems a little tight.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,986
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Posted By DataDan
more like betting on the pats in the SB, even...

more like betting on the pats in the SB, even though you hate them, but the book gave them good odds. After your favorite team finished the regular season 4-12.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 01:05 PM
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Posted By DataDan
I dont think markets care about the current state...

I dont think markets care about the current state of the race yet so long as its still close. Id say around early oct when all the polls show biden by a mile the markets will start to get antsy and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-06-2020, 10:29 AM
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Posted By DataDan
you can always find some metrics in the current...

you can always find some metrics in the current market that relate to something that happened before a crash in the past.

I dont think Q2 earnings will tank the market as a whole (a few single...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,761
Posted By DataDan
There has been a sudden drop in demand. Prices...

There has been a sudden drop in demand. Prices and supply didnt have a chance to adjust yet. So I would say currently (for next EL hiring season), markets will be saturated with candidates.

should...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-04-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,682
Posted By DataDan
I am chugging through the M8 practice set this...

I am chugging through the M8 practice set this weekend.

some good ones, some are a little 'wtf?'. I worked in EV/appraisals for 5 years, so I kinda know this stuff, but I dont know how you would...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 07-03-2020, 10:53 AM
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Posted By DataDan
Some older ones that are just PV DE calcs ...

Some older ones that are just PV DE calcs

Fall2011 CSP 18a: https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/edu-2011-11-csp-gh-pm.pdf
2010 CSP 11a:...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-03-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,761
Posted By DataDan
has this thread really been idle for 2.5 years?

has this thread really been idle for 2.5 years?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,980
Posted By DataDan
yikes. Sounds like a scary experience. ...

yikes. Sounds like a scary experience.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,980
Posted By DataDan
I have dryness in the throat 3-5 months out of...

I have dryness in the throat 3-5 months out of the year due to allergies. Also happens right before getting a cold, but I always think 'prob just allergies'


first time I tried a zinc cough drop...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-01-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,980
Posted By DataDan
glad you are on the mend. May I ask what the...

glad you are on the mend.

May I ask what the onset of symptoms was like? Was is like the flu where the symptoms onset is rapid (going from fine to feeling dead in 12 hours) or more gradual over a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 07-01-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By DataDan
havnt seen much tanker news. Possible bump in...

havnt seen much tanker news. Possible bump in stocks from sanctions:

https://www.rigzone.com/news/wire/pandemic_demand_fallout_may_prevent_oil_tanker_rate_spike-29-jun-2020-162575-article/
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By DataDan
ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch

ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-25-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 346,640
Posted By DataDan
only 8% lose money and keep going!

only 8% lose money and keep going!
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-25-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By DataDan
how much data would you need for a credible...

how much data would you need for a credible unemployment rate that doesnt have significant margin for error? Likely more users than we have here to vote.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 346,640
Posted By DataDan
Best value, ITM calls, 14, 15 range. most...

Best value, ITM calls, 14, 15 range.

most leverage/gambling, 18-20 range.

WSB users, 22+.

note: this is massive speculative play with significant downside risk. My dumb ass thinking this is...
Forum: Professional Surveys 06-25-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,870
Posted By DataDan
92. cheap housing and goods slightly offset...

92.

cheap housing and goods slightly offset by lack of public transit.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-24-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 346,640
Posted By DataDan
I am considering a similar play, but with JETS...

I am considering a similar play, but with JETS options that expire in Sept.

I feel like Airlines are taking a big hit right now from increased cases and all the negative market hype. This is a...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 06-24-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,682
Posted By DataDan
thanks. This reduced my anxiety significantly. ...

thanks. This reduced my anxiety significantly.

Is there any tax factor in the COC calc? I was thinking not (use pre-tax i)
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 06-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,682
Posted By DataDan
anyone finding the 133-19 study note example...

anyone finding the 133-19 study note example confusing?

There is an EV calc example, but their PV COC calculation is using a different method than the EV source material.

I was thinking COC...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By DataDan
good point. If you only have 1 CC with a 20k...

good point. If you only have 1 CC with a 20k limit and you carry a 15k balance, its going to show a 75% utilization on your report and knock 100 points off your score. (100 pts is a guess)

For...
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