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Forum: Financial Mathematics Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Academic Actuary
I would assume that the first dividend of 2...

I would assume that the first dividend of 2 includes the first year's growth. I don't like the wording as it is ambiguous.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Academic Actuary
As a technical point, it would require more than...

As a technical point, it would require more than one compounding per year. If you had equal nominal rates and one compounding every two years, the simple interest would be ahead for two years.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-06-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Academic Actuary
Very good example if you specify that the bicycle...

Very good example if you specify that the bicycle and plane will be tied at a specified time (like a year in the interest case).
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Academic Actuary
In his formula j is the rate earned on the...

In his formula j is the rate earned on the sinking fund (5%) and i is the explicit interest rate (5%). The 6% was just pulled out of thin air and doesn't mean anything in this problem.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Academic Actuary
In a typical sinking fund problem there is a rate...

In a typical sinking fund problem there is a rate that determines the periodic interest payments, a rate that the sinking fund pays, and a rate that can be determined which is the equivalent rate if...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-30-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Academic Actuary
I agree the wording is bad but I thought sinking...

I agree the wording is bad but I thought sinking funds were removed from the exam.
Forum: Probability 09-25-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By Academic Actuary
I'm impressed that he could simulate without a...

I'm impressed that he could simulate without a random number generator.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Academic Actuary
The loan isn't paid in equal installments, it's...

The loan isn't paid in equal installments, it's paid in equal installments of principal.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Academic Actuary
I think he is saying P(1) = 460/(1.05)^2, I(1) =...

I think he is saying P(1) = 460/(1.05)^2, I(1) = 2000 so the payment is the sum. Seems right to me. Gives a loan with 36 payments.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-10-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Academic Actuary
As an alternative, the recursion formula is quite...

As an alternative, the recursion formula is quite simple with geometric frequency.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 08-01-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Academic Actuary
and 196 at the end of each of the next 2n years

and 196 at the end of each of the next 2n years
Forum: Financial Mathematics 07-28-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Academic Actuary
https://sqlsunday.com/2014/08/17/30-360-day-count-...

https://sqlsunday.com/2014/08/17/30-360-day-count-convention/

That's not correct. D2 is set to 30 from 31 only if D1 is 30 or 31.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 07-27-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Academic Actuary
The convention is you do not count the day of...

The convention is you do not count the day of deposit but you do count the day of withdrawal. For b #days = (8-7) x 30 + (31-1)= 60
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-02-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,095
Posted By Academic Actuary
The Graduator (only of interest to those that...

The Graduator (only of interest to those that took Graduation)

The financial implications of Love and Death and other contingencies
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-18-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,696
Posted By Academic Actuary
Did he start taking exams in his mid 30s? I am...

Did he start taking exams in his mid 30s? I am just being realistic. I have probably had discussions with at over 20 individuals in similar circumstances who come to me for a path to becoming an...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,696
Posted By Academic Actuary
It's not the school but what you need to get in. ...

It's not the school but what you need to get in. I assume you had a Math SAT of at least 750. I have found SATs to be a good indicator of potential and amount of effort necessary to pass, at least...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-17-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,696
Posted By Academic Actuary
Big difference between you and most 30+ year old...

Big difference between you and most 30+ year old aspiring career changers both in terms of intellect and educational background. Out of curiosity did you go to Yale?
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-17-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,696
Posted By Academic Actuary
I would also like to know what your academic...

I would also like to know what your academic background was. If you started learning calculus after age 30 I am totally impressed.
Forum: Sports 06-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,076
Posted By Academic Actuary
With Lebron 35 at the end of next season it makes...

With Lebron 35 at the end of next season it makes sense to be in a win now mode.
Forum: Sports 06-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,076
Posted By Academic Actuary
www.basketballinsiders.com/history-of-the-nba-draf...

www.basketballinsiders.com/history-of-the-nba-draft-by-pick/history-of-the-nba-draft-pick-number-4/

Also seems to have been a lot of mediocre players picked at 4 recently.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-16-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,696
Posted By Academic Actuary
Out of curiosity what was your university based...

Out of curiosity what was your university based education. I know lots of people who switched into actuarial in their 30's with Masters degrees in fields like Mathematics, Statistics or Physics. I...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 06-14-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Academic Actuary
He purchased an annuity immediate at time two. ...

He purchased an annuity immediate at time two. The annuity made the first payment at the end of the year which is time three.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,960
Posted By Academic Actuary
Money market funds values do not change with...

Money market funds values do not change with changes in interest rates as they earn the prevailing interest rate (in practice money market funds can hold instruments with maturities up to a year so...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 06-12-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,960
Posted By Academic Actuary
His answer is based upon converting the yield...

His answer is based upon converting the yield curve given in terms of spot rates into forward rates. To accumulate the amount you take out loans of one and two years to be repaid with annuity...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 06-11-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,960
Posted By Academic Actuary
With the house you pay for the house completely...

With the house you pay for the house completely at the time of purchase. As most people don't have that amount of cash they borrow a large part of the purchase price. You can lock in your payments...
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