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#31
07-04-2016, 08:58 PM
 casactuarialoutpost CAS SOA Join Date: May 2015 Posts: 17

Time to start studying MFE for November! I wish there is an option to take the exam in October.
#32
07-05-2016, 05:35 PM
 Rigel Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2013 Studying for C Posts: 33

Quote:
 Originally Posted by LCav This video really helped me understand basic principles of Black Scholes
Thanks for sharing the video. Hope you will keep doing that when you find other vids that are helpful.
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#33
07-05-2016, 07:05 PM
 Rigel Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2013 Studying for C Posts: 33

Wow. I make a lot of stupid little arithmetic mistakes when I'm doing binomial tree problems. I mean I completed 10 practice questions and five of them were wrong because I dropped a term or added or multiplied incorrectly. Hope everyone else is experiencing a much better rate of accuracy than me on that section.
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#34
07-06-2016, 11:24 AM
 TCUMath Member SOA Join Date: May 2013 Location: DFW Studying for MFE College: Alum Posts: 91

I recently passed Exam C in the June sitting and am going to take MFE in November.

I really don't enjoy the derivative material so I think this exam is going to be harder for me than most. With that said, I used ASM/Coaching Actuaries/SOA sample questions for C, is that a good method for MFE as well?
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#35
07-06-2016, 04:50 PM
 YetAnotherCareerChanger Member CAS Join Date: Jan 2014 Posts: 3,292

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 Originally Posted by TCUMath I recently passed Exam C in the June sitting and am going to take MFE in November. I really don't enjoy the derivative material so I think this exam is going to be harder for me than most. With that said, I used ASM/Coaching Actuaries/SOA sample questions for C, is that a good method for MFE as well?
From what I've heard, for MFE the way to go is ASM +ADAPT. The ADAPT questions, according to my research, are much closer to the actual exam and the correlation between ADAPT EL and passing is higher. At very least they should be better than they were for C (I used ADAPT and felt plenty prepared though).
#36
07-08-2016, 10:57 AM
 NoFunnyStuff Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Green Bay, WI Studying for LTAM College: Georgia State University Alumni Posts: 197

Joining this Thread after failing yesterday.
It will be a long summer for me...
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#37
07-09-2016, 11:32 AM
 Rigel Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2013 Studying for C Posts: 33

Sorry to hear that NoFunnyStuff. Welcome to the our thread.
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#38
07-09-2016, 02:14 PM
 NoFunnyStuff Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Green Bay, WI Studying for LTAM College: Georgia State University Alumni Posts: 197

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 Originally Posted by Rigel Sorry to hear that NoFunnyStuff. Welcome to the our thread.
Thanks Rigel, It was painful for the first two days but I am over it now, ... So I'll take couple weeks off and come back to it again. That's all I an do...
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#39
07-10-2016, 12:08 AM
 Hootja Non-Actuary Join Date: Jul 2015 Location: Iowa College: University of Notre Dame alumni Posts: 11

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 Originally Posted by NoFunnyStuff Thanks Rigel, It was painful for the first two days but I am over it now, ... So I'll take couple weeks off and come back to it again. That's all I an do...
I'll probably be joining you. I'm an idiot, and procrastinated too long. I'll be sitting on the 11th, and right now I only know like 75% of the material, and I haven't taken a practice exam yet (might try to squeeze one in tomorrow, otherwise the sitting will be the first MFE exam I take!).

For everyone here who wants to pass in November...DON'T BE LIKE ME! Procrastination isn't worth it . I am learning this lesson again and again. This is my best advice.
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#40
07-10-2016, 10:20 AM
 Rigel Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2013 Studying for C Posts: 33

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 Originally Posted by Hootja I'll be sitting on the 11th
Good luck Hootja! Hope it goes better than you expect.
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