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#241
01-30-2012, 10:09 AM
 JamesO Member CAS Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: Connecticut Studying for CAS 8 College: Keene State College Alum Favorite beer: Miller High Life Posts: 34

Quote:
 Originally Posted by JohnMD There are a ton of free smartphone apps that do this. I find them pretty useful.
Would you suggest one in particular? I have an android (phone).
#242
01-30-2012, 11:51 AM
 LifeIsAPoissonProcess Member SOA Join Date: Aug 2010 Studying for C Posts: 3,417

For those using the 9th edition, can you check page 17, quiz 1-8 to see if that question has an error in it? It gives a spot price in pounds/yen, then lists a strike price for a pound-denominated put option on yen as pounds/yen, but then says that an equivalent yen-denominated call option has a strike price in yen. Is the equivalent strike price for the equivalent call option supposed to be in yen per pound? I'm trying to follow the equation on the bottom of page 16, but I don't know where the exchange rate would have fallen off when converting a pound put into a yen call.
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#243
01-30-2012, 01:16 PM
 smwentum Member Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: lala land Studying for praxis II 0063/0061 College: college of duh! Favorite beer: apple juice Posts: 874

finshed chapter 12(black Scholes ) and did the corresponding ab questions. on to delta heding
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VEE Finance - has cpcu materias, no idea when will take exam

VEE - ECONOMICS Macro - has book

MLC has asm -but it is out of date now

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#244
01-30-2012, 01:56 PM
 jalapeno29 Member Join Date: Aug 2007 Location: NJ Studying for 2/FM Favorite beer: Guinness Posts: 13,861

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 Originally Posted by Aeitra TIA homework from B.2... This homework takes too long and i dont feel accomplished at the end because i dont round the way he does so im always about .5-1% off Very frustrating.
I totally agree, I just finished the homework for the greeks.
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#245
01-30-2012, 02:22 PM
 hasanejaz SOA Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Karachi Studying for C College: Postgraduate Posts: 28

****ing hell I need to start studying this shit. Ample time you think?
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#246
01-30-2012, 05:13 PM
 mathmajor Member SOA Join Date: Dec 2010 Studying for DP Health College: B.S. Applied Math '09 Favorite beer: Crown 'n Coke Posts: 2,470

Got through chapter 3 today. Chapter 3 is not nearly as annoying as the previous two, for some reason. I guess because probability and volatility get involved.
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#247
01-30-2012, 06:35 PM
 Colar Bear Member CAS Join Date: Oct 2011 Posts: 50

I looked at the pass rates. 72% is pretty damn high. That has me a little worried. The material doesn't seem very difficult so far so hopefully this is just an easy exam like FM
#248
01-30-2012, 06:51 PM
 jplank1983 Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2010 Location: London, Ontario Studying for DP ILA College: University of Western Ontario Alum Posts: 342

Just finished ASM section 16 this weekend, hoping to get through the remainder in the next few weeks.
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#249
01-30-2012, 07:02 PM
 JohnMD Member Join Date: Jan 2011 Posts: 155

Quote:
 Originally Posted by JamesO Would you suggest one in particular? I have an android (phone).
Mine is android too. The one I use is called "My Work Clock". It seems to do the job nicely. I just switched to android before the start of this exam season though, so I haven't had to mess around with the export functions yet.
#250
01-30-2012, 10:51 PM
 blink7441 Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2012 Posts: 47

What is everyone's basic study plan? I am watching all of the TIA videos and doing the Lesson practice problems in ASM to make sure im retaining the knowledge. With about 4-6 weeks until the exam, I'll start ADAPT. I'll try to start out with an ADAPT exam every 2 days (In all, I should finish at least 20 ADAPT exams). I'll also do the SOA problems about 2 weeks before the test to make sure I'm covering all of my bases (I should know how to do most of the SOA problems by then). I'll also do the TIA practice exams.

Currently I am on The Greeks (ASM Lesson 10).

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