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Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-12-2019, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Humphrey
Why does pass rate always have to do with the...

Why does pass rate always have to do with the exam only? I mean, aren't there more reasons to explain an increased pass rate? Either the exam was easy or the group of exam takers were a little more...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 130,811
Posted By Humphrey
If I failed I'm gonna be messed up for days. When...

If I failed I'm gonna be messed up for days. When I saw my number on the list I jumped and broke my laptop by mistake. Now my friends are congratulating me thinking I genuinely passed. Aghh
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2019, 06:29 PM
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Views: 130,811
Posted By Humphrey
I think x was 50 so you would do M_x @ 10 =...

I think x was 50 so you would do M_x @ 10 = A+B*c^(50+10)
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 05-01-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 130,811
Posted By Humphrey
For the makeham question I used the general...

For the makeham question I used the general mu(x+t) formula mu(x+t) = d(tqx)/tpx. I multipled the values of m(x+t) and tpx to get the value of dtpx at t=10. Not sure if that’s correct but saved me...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 04-30-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 130,811
Posted By Humphrey
Took it about 12 hours ago here in China. All the...

Took it about 12 hours ago here in China. All the best guys.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 04-26-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 130,811
Posted By Humphrey
I have the same question as MarkovChains. I...

I have the same question as MarkovChains.

I often just write the complete formula on the first line, calculate the values of unknown quantities then just write the answer after using the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 02-23-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,754
Posted By Humphrey
I think people view understanding and...

I think people view understanding and memorization differently. In my experience, understating concepts and first principles makes memorization of formulas very easy. LTAM requires both understanding...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-11-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 168,564
Posted By Humphrey
Passed on my first attempt today.... the exam...

Passed on my first attempt today.... the exam felt really easy maybe because I did a lot of difficult, tricky, tedious questions to the point that yesterday my eyes were actually sore..... I finished...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-02-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 168,564
Posted By Humphrey
Is there a way of getting the TIA practice exams...

Is there a way of getting the TIA practice exams without having to buy the whole bundle?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-06-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Humphrey
Another ASM PE question... PE10 Q18

I think i'm getting destroyed by English here.
This is the question...
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the solution from the Posterior part;
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My Question is why isn't 0.22814 the answer? I thought since the...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-03-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Humphrey
ASM PE 7, Qsn 6

ASM(18th ed) PE 7 Question 6.....
The solution says From the two values of VaRp, we have delta(y)=delta(x)((72-40)/(60-40))... from the assessment that VaRp(x)=40 + cdelta(x) and VaRp(y)=40 +...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-03-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By Humphrey
ASM PE 7, Qsn

ASM(18th ed) PE 7 Question 6.....
The solution says From the two values of VaRp, we have delta(y)=delta(x)((72-40)/(60-40))... from the assessment that VaRp(x)=40 + cdelta(x) and VaRp(y)=40 +...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-02-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 168,564
Posted By Humphrey
Unhappy I also have a question of my own... ASM(18th ed)...

I also have a question of my own... ASM(18th ed) PE 7 Question 6.....
The solution says From the two values of VaRp, we have delta(y)=delta(x)((72-40)/(60-40))... from the assessment that...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-02-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 168,564
Posted By Humphrey
i'm going to try... testing my understanding...

i'm going to try... testing my understanding too... treat it exactly as you would treat the usual chi square question except that in this case you are interchanging E(j) and O(j)... calculate...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-18-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 116,312
Posted By Humphrey
for an American Call option, note that you can...

for an American Call option, note that you can choose to exercise it earlier or time to expiry. Suppose you have a call option expiring at time T and given three times, 0,t and T where 0<t<T and a...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-11-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Humphrey
Yes, I think, the value must be the same and I...

Yes, I think, the value must be the same and I don't think it is a mistake other than what tom193 pointed out... since for a call and a put on the same futures, time to expiry and strike price we...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-08-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Humphrey
I remember this question from Adapt.... if you...

I remember this question from Adapt.... if you are using ASM manual ninth edition go to chapter 20(sharpe ratio) section 20.2(Risk Free Portfolios) and follow Abraham's explanation on how to create a...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-08-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Humphrey
Isn't Var[S(t+dt)|S(t)] =...

Isn't Var[S(t+dt)|S(t)] = s(t)^2*e^2(alpha-delta)dt*(e^(vol^2)dt-1)?
I also didn't know we can express it as Var[S(t+dt)|S(t)] = vol^2 * S(t)^2 * dt..... maybe the actual question would help see...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-08-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Humphrey
Just watch out for the 't'. Sometimes they give...

Just watch out for the 't'. Sometimes they give you variance without the 't' ... for example if they give you Variance of a two year forward as .16(without t at the end) then you would need to divide...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-08-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 87,673
Posted By Humphrey
I submitted with 30 minutes to go because I...

I submitted with 30 minutes to go because I finished the exam with an hour or so to go and 4 incomplete questions. It took me about 15 minutes to complete the 4 questions so I had almost the whole...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-08-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 87,673
Posted By Humphrey
Passed today! I think the exam was very easy...

Passed today!
I think the exam was very easy mostly level 4-5 with some level 6 here and there... unlike when I took FM, this time I was able to answer each and every question comfortably without...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-26-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,011
Posted By Humphrey
I find it very weird that when I take a level 8...

I find it very weird that when I take a level 8 exam I get almost all 9+ questions right whilst I fail to get level 4 - 6 questions right..... I think the real exam would have very few level 8+...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-02-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 87,673
Posted By Humphrey
I have already started studying for C because I...

I have already started studying for C because I want to write in October.. Do you guys think it is doable? I began early because I tend to take way too much time studying on these exams than probably...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-02-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 87,673
Posted By Humphrey
first and second PE I failed 3 questions each,...

first and second PE I failed 3 questions each, the third I failed 5, the fourth I failed 6, fifth and sixth I failed 3 and 4 respectively(On these ones I refered to the formula sheet and manual for...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-02-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 87,673
Posted By Humphrey
For those still studying the material keep on...

For those still studying the material keep on studying don't give up... you will need maybe about a week to review and will be able to see how the whole thing builds up... It took me only one week of...
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