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#21
03-17-2009, 11:29 PM
 scotth Member Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Palace in Nigeria Studying for A JOB! Posts: 1,000

Agreed.

Sometimes hearing from a different prospective is all you need. Some explanations click better with one group of people and not with others.

If you don't get a particular section of any test, having multiple sources of learning material is very helpful.
#22
03-19-2009, 04:01 PM
 UFCindy03 Member SOA AAA Join Date: Feb 2008 Studying for DP-GH College: Go Gators!!! Posts: 301

What is the ETA for the practice exams to be posted?
#23
03-20-2009, 10:14 PM
 JFrazier283 Join Date: Jan 2009 College: Carthage College Alumni Posts: 27
Estimating Volatility

Since Bill is not going to be updating the website for the next few weeks, I am going to be going back and reviewing old material. Can someone answer this question?

On the B-Formula Sheet under IV. Estimating Volatility, it states the variance = SUM[(x-sample mean)^2] * n/(n-1). Should this be *1/(n-1)??
#24
04-01-2009, 10:36 AM
 kpamswift Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2008 Location: MN Studying for nothing. Just waiting... Posts: 149

Quote:
 Originally Posted by JFrazier283 Since Bill is not going to be updating the website for the next few weeks, I am going to be going back and reviewing old material. Can someone answer this question? On the B-Formula Sheet under IV. Estimating Volatility, it states the variance = SUM[(x-sample mean)^2] * n/(n-1). Should this be *1/(n-1)??
Did I miss something? Why did he stop updating the site? According to the study schedule we should just be finishing up G and starting practice tests, but he doesn't have either posted. I can't access the blog, so if something was mentioned there then I've missed it. So, does anyone know why the posts have fallen behind schedule?
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#25
04-01-2009, 02:43 PM
 scotth Member Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Palace in Nigeria Studying for A JOB! Posts: 1,000

Mar 20 2009
Quote:
 Online Seminar Update from TIA's Exam MFE Blog by Bill I apologize for not having updated my online seminar lately. I’ve been making updates to my live seminar, which starts in a week. As soon as I’m back from Chicago I will finish up the lessons (I have yet to anything from Section G), make fixes to old lessons that you all have pointed out, and then work on the practice exams. There will be many new problems (both related to the new material, and harder problems related to the current material) in the exams based on feedback we’ve had that suggests the prior exams (which are similar in difficulty to the single published SOA exam) are too easy compared to the exams the SOA has not published. Bill
Live seminar dates:
# To be held over 4½ days in Chicago, IL: 3/27 - 3/31.
#26
04-01-2009, 04:59 PM
 kpamswift Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2008 Location: MN Studying for nothing. Just waiting... Posts: 149

Quote:
 Originally Posted by scotth Mar 20 2009 Live seminar dates: # To be held over 4½ days in Chicago, IL: 3/27 - 3/31.
Thanks!
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#27
04-01-2009, 07:01 PM
 JFrazier283 Join Date: Jan 2009 College: Carthage College Alumni Posts: 27
SOA Practice Problems

Has anyone from Bill's course attempted the problems on the SOA website?

http://www.soa.org/files/pdf/edu-200...xam-mfe-qa.pdf

Let me know what you think...
#28
04-22-2009, 09:28 PM
 shong Member CAS Join Date: Apr 2008 Studying for 6 Posts: 181

There's no problem set for F2 and all three parts of G??
#29
04-23-2009, 09:50 PM
 Bama Gambler James Washer / Notes Contributor SOA Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: B'ham, AL Posts: 16,178

Quote:
 Originally Posted by shong There's no problem set for F2 and all three parts of G??
It is coming very soon. Bill said most of the missing pieces should be done this weekend. I also have 250 problems from the live seminar to post. They should be up by tomorrow. Sorry for the delays.
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#30
04-28-2009, 09:29 AM
 linzdrvsabug Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Tampa, FL Studying for MFE College: Otterbein College - Westerville, Oh Favorite beer: Cerny Kozel - Czech dark beer Posts: 266

Any idea on when the practice exam video solutions will be up and running?
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