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Here are some possibly helpful threads for you:
Theory Question discussion, with some samples: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=91669 Both Kellisons and Brovermans discussion of investment mechanisms: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=95221 Some Challenging practice questions (with some solutions): http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=94372 Historical Data on Course 2 Pass Marks: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=93987 Ebony's OOOH WEEEE! Practice Exam Thread: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=93851 My notes on Kellison's Chapter 9 (Immunization, Convexity, Duration): http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=93812 Some basic Duration formulas you may want to memorize: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...ad.php?t=93723 Good Luck, FMers! 
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thanks mykenk you just made my AO rummaging that much easier

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I have all my written notes (prepared from Kellison's The Theory of Interest, now outdated) scanned into neat little PDF(s). I want to post them, but i was curious if i am violating any copyright laws since the notes follow the text quite closely and i have reproduced about half of his example problems in my notes. Any suggestions?
P.S. If i recall correctly, reprocessing/reproducing about a fifth of a copyright text without the intention of financial profit is permitted. But is its distribution then illegal? Heck, is posting the notes here a form of distribution? 
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thanks... EVERYONE

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This seems to be a great place for a short little helpful tidbit:
For Duration or Increasing annuities..., sometimes is a lot easier to calculate (with a calculator for instance) than Note: the approximation is probably a faster way of calculating duration of a bond. Just punch in the initial values into the calculator (PMT, FV, I, N) and solve for PV with I, I+1, I1 and then apply the above equation: eg. 30 year 80coupon bond @ 6% yield: (exact = 13.89) If you have to solve for n or i this probably wont be useful... And if you're interested:my notes from Mathematics of Investment and Credit 
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I can not read the notes. Any suggestion? Thanks

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