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Old 01-09-2018, 08:37 AM
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I feel like I should start studying soon as a contingency plan
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:29 AM
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What topic is everybody up to? Am still on Forwards/Options/Put-Call Parity
I'm getting into put-call parity. Using Coaching Actuaries/ADAPT and hoping to finish the material by the end of January. This seems like an exam where the concepts aren't too challenging and you just need to drill practice problems into your brain, so that's my approach.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:34 AM
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Just started, been busy with work/holiday break. Still confident I can finish with ~ 3-4 weeks for practice problems
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:58 PM
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Has anyone here heard anything about the Mahler PEs for MFE? People say they are really good for exam 4 but there's not a lot of input on how good they are for this exam.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:16 PM
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I am not familiar with the Mahler exams for MFE, but I know that ActuarialBrew is a common source for practice problems/exams
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:51 PM
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Anyone else using TIA?
Yep, TIA for me. I just finished Binomial Trees and I am onto Black-Scholes today.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:27 PM
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Do you think I can pass this test with 2 months of studying?
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:30 PM
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Does anyone know of any free videos or resources to learn Sharpe ratio and Control Variate Method? I could definitely use a refresher on those topics.
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Hi - just passed MLC. Trying to decide how to proceed. Is there enough time to study for the March sitting of MFE or should I just wait for the next when it becomes IFM (July)? I haven't looked at the differences in material, but I am assuming it's not much. Thanks.

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:15 AM
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Hi - just passed MLC. Trying to decide how to proceed. Is there enough time to study for the March sitting of MFE or should I just wait for the next when it becomes IFM (July)? I haven't looked at the differences in material, but I am assuming it's not much. Thanks.
IFM is actually quite different from MFE.

IFM includes everything from MFE except the following topics:
- Currency exchange duality
- True probability pricing for binomial model
- All-or-nothing options
- Monte Carlo valuation
- Interest rate models

In addition, IFM also includes the following topics from corporate finance:
- Mean-Variance Portfolio Analysis
- Asset Pricing Models
- Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance
- Investment Risk and Project Analysis
- Capital Structure

50% of the IFM questions are from derivatives, and the remaining 50% are from corporate finance. The exam will be offered as a CBT exam, consisting of 30 questions with a 3-hour time limit.
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