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Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By tkt
Notice in calculating the weights, you are using...

Notice in calculating the weights, you are using a positive sign to represent a long position in equity (+640,000,000). You are also using a positive sign for debt (+x). So, if x is positive, then...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,330
Posted By tkt
That seems to be consistent with what other...

That seems to be consistent with what other candidates who took the July sitting said. In our recent survey, some candidates told us that they received 10 - 15 conceptual questions (on derivatives...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-10-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By tkt
Coaching Actuaries July 2018 Survey Result

Greetings!

Right after the July 2018 IFM exam, we sent out a survey to our customers and asked which Adapt level they thought was closest to the difficulty of the actual exam. Here’s a breakdown...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 08-18-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By tkt
You are correct. Using the multiple-state...

You are correct. Using the multiple-state notation, {_t}q_{xy} = {_t}p_{xy}^{0\cdot} = {_t}p_{xy}^{01} + {_t}p_{xy}^{02} + {_t}p_{xy}^{03}.

That’s an oversight on our part. We apologize for the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 08-16-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 37,474
Posted By tkt
Congrats on your progress! Keep in mind:...

Congrats on your progress! Keep in mind: completing the manual is at most halfway to being exam-ready. You then need to deeply invest in solving practice problems. For many candidates, the...
Forum: Finance 08-12-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,066
Posted By tkt
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-11-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
Although we don't offer flashcards, if you want a...

Although we don't offer flashcards, if you want a copy of CA IFM formula sheet to study, you can email me at tteh@coachingactuaries.com, and I'm more than happy to send you one (for free).
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-08-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By tkt
Here is a quick update regarding our IFM...

Here is a quick update regarding our IFM products:

Updates to both the online manual and the video lessons are now fully complete. The online manual and video lessons cover everything you need to...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,330
Posted By tkt
You can use the attached sample study schedule to...

You can use the attached sample study schedule to help decide whether you are able to allocate study time as suggested. This will be a good starting point.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-31-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By tkt
I sent a note to the SOA about this question....

I sent a note to the SOA about this question. It's been corrected and the updated version was posted on July 24th. Make sure you are viewing the latest version of the sample question.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-31-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,330
Posted By tkt
Smile The video lessons are based on the online manual....

The video lessons are based on the online manual. Some students prefer to read from the manual, and some prefer to have Coach Mike Carmody walk them through the concepts through video lessons....
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-22-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By tkt
Our exam gen will you new questions until you...

Our exam gen will you new questions until you have seen all the available questions. You can email me at tteh@coachingactuaries.com and I can give you a spreadsheet that details how many questions we...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-19-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 114,022
Posted By tkt
That's right! We added more examples in Sections...

That's right! We added more examples in Sections 1 - 6 to our manual. The new sections (10, 12) entail a lot of examples as well. Also, note that the video lessons are based on the manual.

We...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-15-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
Unfortunately, there’s nothing much we can do...

Unfortunately, there’s nothing much we can do about this, since we followed the weight stated in the syllabus closely.

As far as theory questions are concerned, although we have quite a number of...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By tkt
Coaching Actuaries IFM Product Updates

Greetings!

The July IFM Exam is over. Many of us were nervous about the first administration of this exam. We want to thank our customers who sat for the July exam and provided valuable feedback...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
Got it, but I think the wording should be updated...

Got it, but I think the wording should be updated to remove the reference to Brownian motion since it's NOT on the IFM syllabus. Previously in the older version of MFE, a volatility could be given as...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-12-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
Sounds like a defective question. I just reported...

Sounds like a defective question. I just reported to the SOA so that they can look into it.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-10-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By tkt
Note that: Borrowing money is like selling...

Note that:

Borrowing money is like selling (i.e., short position) a zero-coupon bond. Both results in cash inflows now and cash outflows later.
Lending money is like buying (i.e., long...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-10-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By tkt
I don't have the ASM manual, but I will answer...

I don't have the ASM manual, but I will answer based on the information that you provided.

Exercise 6.5
Originally you have $10,000 invested in Stock S. Now, you want to borrow $x and invest that...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-09-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
There's a discussion thread on this on Reddit as...

There's a discussion thread on this on Reddit as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/actuary/comments/8wod70/missing_formulas_on_ifm/
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-08-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 37,474
Posted By tkt
We are in the midst of revamping the...

We are in the midst of revamping the written-answer questions for the new LTAM exams. Dave (aka Coach K) is in the midst of creating video solutions covering all past written-answer questions that...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-03-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
All the best! I recommend getting comfortable...

All the best! I recommend getting comfortable with Adapt questions from level 4 - 6, and occasionally challenge yourself with questions from level 7.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-24-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,900
Posted By tkt
I assume you are referring to the new version of...

I assume you are referring to the new version of C, i.e., STAM. The last administration of Exam C will end on June 25th and this exam will be replaced by Exam STAM.

As far as pricing is...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-23-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
In the previous version of this exam (MFE),...

In the previous version of this exam (MFE), according to students report, the difficulty of the actual exam was generally about Adapt level 4 - 6.

We have recently updated the exam generation...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 06-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 46,573
Posted By tkt
Greetings! We are pleased to provide the...

Greetings!

We are pleased to provide the following update on our IFM products:

Video lessons and online manual covering all topics in Derivatives and Corporate Finance, including two SOA study...
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