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Don't worry. I was like you a couple of months ago. I'm sitting for July though.

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July '17 MFE changes
In July '17 all of stochastic calculus topics will be gone (Ito's Lemma, Stochastic Differential Equation, Stochastic Calculus, and related topics that currently incorporate Brownian Motion)
It may seem like a dumb idea, but I'm thinking of pacing myself for July '17 and using the extra time to learn to program all the material into C++ programs, SAS programs, create databases practicing SQL, programming VBA on all the formulas from MFE so when I pass I'm also very up to speed on technical skills too. :both: SOA said the Stochastic Calculus topics will be reserved for the higher level FSA level exams, so it's not really going away. It's a long ways away, but there is a lot of time to fully polish my technical skills in the process which goes a long way when I'll be able to confidently say i can hit the ground running on the technical side. Any thoughts?
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What I'm afraid of is what they are going to put into the new curriculum. Since they are pulling out some of the theoretical stuff, maybe they will put more computational stuff into it. 
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Well from what the SOA says, it's supposed to be just a transfer from 100% of the derivative market material on FM that we already passed, excluding interest rate swaps which will remain on FM as it's going to an interest theory only exam.
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It was a pain to see few thousands left in a blink of eyes time. I also paid for CFA. Actually, I am broke.
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Figured I'd jump in here  I sit for MFE in a week  but not feelin so warm and fuzzy about it so will likely be taking it in November again
I will say for anyone who is reading through ASM and feels super lost, things start coming together better around Delta Hedging and Brownian Motion. So I just recommend powering through it if you feel lost. However, just when you start to feel like you get what's going on they throw in a few topics that I still just throw my hands in the air (Interest Rate Models BLEH) Anyways Hopefully I won't be sitting with you guys but...we will see!
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Why is ASM Chapter 2 so incomprehensible to me? It doesn't seem like it should be a tough one. Chapter 1 and 3 went pretty well though.
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I'm taking the exam in a 2 weeks and I'd say Chapter 2 is definitely one of the harder chapters. It doesn't really build on anything too important so it's possible to skip it now and revisit later on.
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This video really helped me understand basic principles of Black Scholes  specifically why the equation is what it is  it assumes no dividends as a basic example  but wanted to share for all to enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy_t..._bSqt&index=14
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