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Forum: Financial Mathematics Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Academic Actuary
What are you confused about? His minimum revenue...

What are you confused about? His minimum revenue per bushel is 1.50 and the maximum revenue per bushel is 1.55 when revenue includes profit or loss on the options. One thing that is ambiguous or...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-18-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Academic Actuary
The firm has two classes of "owners", debt...

The firm has two classes of "owners", debt holders and equity holders. Originally equity holders own the entire firm. If the firm took a loan (issued bonds) and put the money in the bank, the total...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Academic Actuary
Because its an annuity due.

Because its an annuity due.
Forum: Surveys 09-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Academic Actuary
Is the title supposed to be sexed or sexist?

Is the title supposed to be sexed or sexist?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Academic Actuary
Looking at it that way the equation is correct if...

Looking at it that way the equation is correct if rE is changed to rU and rWACC is changed to rE.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-13-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Academic Actuary
You set WACC at 20% and rE @ 15%. You want to...

You set WACC at 20% and rE @ 15%. You want to find x such that rE = 20%. WACC is always in between the cost of equity and the after tax cost of debt.
Forum: Life 09-12-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Academic Actuary
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-argentina-peso-...

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-argentina-peso-20180901-story.html

Argentina would have a tough time convincing international investors to buy peso denominated bonds.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-11-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Academic Actuary
The assumption is the the total value of the firm...

The assumption is the the total value of the firm (the assets) is independent of the capital structure. When the leverage (the debt proportion) is increased, the expected return on equity will...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-08-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Academic Actuary
The select l's are constructed from a table of...

The select l's are constructed from a table of select and ultimate q's. Constructing a select and ultimate table of l's requires a starting point which is the select l in the upper left hand corner....
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-07-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Academic Actuary
I think so.

I think so.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-07-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Academic Actuary
Multiply the probability of surviving 4 years by...

Multiply the probability of surviving 4 years by the probability of surviving in the fifth year which you can get from the q(x+4). This will give you the five year probability which you can subtract...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-07-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Academic Actuary
How can the p be 5.5?

How can the p be 5.5?
Forum: Probability 09-03-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Academic Actuary
If you were dealing with the sum the MGF would be...

If you were dealing with the sum the MGF would be cubed. You have to find the probability distribution of Y which is actually very simple in this case and Y can only be 0 or 1.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By Academic Actuary
https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt...

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0geJaRuJoRbGloASK9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=al+Bagdahdi&fr=mcafee

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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-26-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By Academic Actuary
You mean they will vote to repeal Obamacare and...

You mean they will vote to repeal Obamacare and expel every undocumented. Those are the only two issues where I saw McCain vary from Republican orthodoxy.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-25-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,446
Posted By Academic Actuary
Great if only for the reason of saving health...

Great if only for the reason of saving health care for millions of people (at least for now)?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-24-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Academic Actuary
At an insurance company would these be valued by...

At an insurance company would these be valued by the actuarial department or the investment department?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-22-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 204,847
Posted By Academic Actuary
Interestingly those states also had 51% (50.6%)...

Interestingly those states also had 51% (50.6%) of the population.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 08-22-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Academic Actuary
I only worked it out for the first two terms but...

I only worked it out for the first two terms but call the reciprocal of the annuity value f(i). Do a Taylor (Mclaurin) series to 3 terms:

f(i) = f(0) + i f'(0) + i^2 f''(0)/2.

f(0) = 1/n...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-20-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By Academic Actuary
A risk quant would get a CQF if they wanted a...

A risk quant would get a CQF if they wanted a designation. CERA covers nothing that traditional risk managers deal with which are primarily property and liability risks. As I posted earlier to be...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-19-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By Academic Actuary
That is correct. I am describing people that are...

That is correct. I am describing people that are not Actuaries. That was the intent of the CERA designation. It was intended to be a designation that would be recognized beyond actuarial confines....
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 08-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,592
Posted By Academic Actuary
Weishaus's formula is more general as it allows...

Weishaus's formula is more general as it allows for the simultaneous death of x and y (a so called common shock). If you assume that this is not possible or of such a low probability as it can be...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 08-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Academic Actuary
I would suggest drawing a diagram when given a...

I would suggest drawing a diagram when given a problem like this where the axes are the times until death. The probability that both die within 10 years is the probability in a 10 by 10 square. An...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,094
Posted By Academic Actuary
Do you have a solution for this? I don't see how...

Do you have a solution for this? I don't see how f(x) which is a cubic can have two local maxima.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 08-13-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Academic Actuary
There's no analytical formula for the sum. It is...

There's no analytical formula for the sum. It is monotonic decreasing so the value would be greater than the integral from 1 to 55 and less than the integral from 0 to 54. You would probably get a...
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