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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-07-2020, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Jim Daniel
Ditto! And may all your answers be given full...

Ditto! And may all your answers be given full credibility!
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-10-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,189
Posted By Jim Daniel
Seminar

In case you're interested, my LTAM seminar for spring is March 12 - 18. Detailed information is on my website.

Best wishes as you prepare for this exam.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 01-10-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 118,548
Posted By Jim Daniel
Congratulations; condolences; seminars

Congratulations to those who passed; and, to those who failed, condolences, and don't give up.

In case you're interested, my seminars for the spring sittings are:
LTAM: March 12 - 18
...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Jim Daniel
Handy?

German,

Where have you found this to be useful, especially for STAM?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,239
Posted By Jim Daniel
Congratulations and condolences

Congratulations to those who got their Pass confirmed, and condolences to those who failed.

For anyone interested, my small face-to-face seminar for the February sitting has plenty of room and is...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-24-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,503
Posted By Jim Daniel
Face-to-face seminar a definite GO

My January exam-prep seminar for STAM now has sufficient enrollment to be guaranteed to be offered. For information and registration, see my website http://www.actuarialseminars.com .
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 11-11-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 118,548
Posted By Jim Daniel
The complicated formula for the benefit probably...

The complicated formula for the benefit probably invalidates that shortcut. Use basic principles.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-04-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,503
Posted By Jim Daniel
Face-To-Face exam-prep STAM seminar

My seminar for the February sitting is scheduled for 3 - 9 January (with Monday off). Detailed information can be found on my website http://www.actuarialseminars.com .
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,239
Posted By Jim Daniel
Congrats, condolences, and seminar for Feb

Congratulations to all who passed, and sincere condolences to those who failed.

For anyone interested, my face-to-face exam-prep seminar for the February sitting is 3 - 9 January; details at...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-16-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By Jim Daniel
The SoA website states that you _will_ get the...

The SoA website states that you _will_ get the "preliminary" result.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,263
Posted By Jim Daniel
False. The variance of a discrete uniform on...

False.

The variance of a discrete uniform on the integers a through b is the same as for one on a - (a - 1) = 1 through b - (a - 1) = b - a + 1 and so is [(b - a + 1)^2 - 1] / 12.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-31-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,265
Posted By Jim Daniel
Why not write E[(S - 100)+] = E[S] - E[S ^ 100}?...

Why not write E[(S - 100)+] = E[S] - E[S ^ 100}? Then E[S] = 160 easily.

S can only equal 0, 40, 80, 120, 160, etc, so S ^ 100 can only equal 0, 40, 80, 100; the probabilities of these values are...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 118,548
Posted By Jim Daniel
September face-to-face LTAM seminar

My next face-to-face exam-prep seminar for LTAM is 5 - 11 September. For detailed information, see my website http://www.actuarialseminars.com .
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 152,518
Posted By Jim Daniel
Congratulations; condolences; seminars

Congratulations to those who passed LTAM! If STAM is next on your list, please consider my face-to-face exam-prep seminar for STAM---the next is in August. Detailed information is on my website...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-30-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,239
Posted By Jim Daniel
Face-to-face exam-prep STAM seminar

My face-to-face exam-prep seminar for the October sitting for Exam STAM is scheduled for 15 - 21 August; see http://www.actuarialseminars.com for detailed information.

It will probably be a small...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-23-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,268
Posted By Jim Daniel
That depends on your approach. If you deal with...

That depends on your approach. If you deal with ordinary deductibles by working with the distribution of the loss amount X conditioned on X > d then that's the same as working with the amount per...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,268
Posted By Jim Daniel
The data are truncated below at 500, as in a...

The data are truncated below at 500, as in a franchise deductible with d = 500.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 04-27-2019, 03:35 PM
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Views: 152,518
Posted By Jim Daniel
Will this help? Suppose that Jose's salary for...

Will this help?
Suppose that Jose's salary for the year of age 45 to 46 is 50,000 and that he'll get a 3% raise at the beginning of each year starting a year from now. Then salaries start looking...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,268
Posted By Jim Daniel
Yes, but then the derivative of -1000/theta...

Yes, but then the derivative of -1000/theta should have a plus sign. They just put the negative sign in an odd place.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-23-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,268
Posted By Jim Daniel
A Beta RV with a = b = 1 is a Uniform RV on 0 to...

A Beta RV with a = b = 1 is a Uniform RV on 0 to theta.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 04-18-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 152,518
Posted By Jim Daniel
Recently, uniform distributions have come up on...

Recently, uniform distributions have come up on about 0.1% of the points, the forever-constant-force exponential model about 2%, constant forces in multi-state settings about 2-to-3%, and the...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-12-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 54,268
Posted By Jim Daniel
Seminar registration still open

To those who just learned that they didn't pass the February sitting, my condolences.

In case you're interested, registration for my 2 - 8 May face-to-face exam-prep seminar is still open. Since...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,799
Posted By Jim Daniel
Seminar registration still open

Congratulations to those who passed, condolences to those who didn't.

In case you didn't pass and are interested, registration for my 2 - 8 May face-to-face exam-prep seminar is still open. Since...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 152,518
Posted By Jim Daniel
In the first case, one force of mortality is 60%...

In the first case, one force of mortality is 60% of the other AT ONE SPECIFIC AGE. In the second case, one force of mortality is 50% of the other AT ALL AGES.

By the way, the Uniform model has...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jim Daniel
I meant the formula for the variance in terms of...

I meant the formula for the variance in terms of Ax and double-force Ax and the discount rate d. Just replace each by its mthly version.

When you say you are given "the second moment of a-double...
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