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#511
05-22-2012, 11:57 AM
 ker8 Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2009 Studying for modules Posts: 864

i've done so many problems in the past two weeks that my hand is killing me in 3 different spots....i need to find some kind of cushiony glove or something & then convince prometric that i can't take it off (tell them it's sprained?) b/c otherwise I am starting to doubt i'll even be able to write during the test, lol.

This has taught me that I wish I knew how to hold a pencil correctly.
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#512
05-22-2012, 01:57 PM
 ker8 Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2009 Studying for modules Posts: 864

i just realized the SOA problem set doesn't have any questions on VaR or TVaR.....
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#513
05-22-2012, 02:30 PM
 PR_Actuary Member CAS Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: NYC Studying for Exam 6U College: School of Hard Knocks Favorite beer: Presidente Posts: 307

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 Originally Posted by ker8 i just realized the SOA problem set doesn't have any questions on VaR or TVaR.....
yea i need to memorize the formulas for TVaR for lognormal and normal just in case they come up... well lognormal I can do from the tables but it's tedious
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#514
05-22-2012, 02:36 PM
 Colonel Smoothie Member CAS Join Date: Sep 2010 Studying for CAS 5 College: Jamba Juice University Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale Posts: 9,642

Isn't VaR just the same thing as the percentile?
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#515
05-22-2012, 02:46 PM
 sarahl1286 Member Join Date: Jul 2009 Posts: 1,607

yes. and tvar is just the expected value above the percentile
#516
05-22-2012, 04:38 PM
 ker8 Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2009 Studying for modules Posts: 864

Ah, I guess I was just looking for the words.

Had to take a break from studying, my arm is cramping up bad and hand is very sore. Just going over eqns now. I know most of them, just have to commit a few to memory like the nonparametric Bayes.
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#517
05-22-2012, 06:43 PM
 domer Member CAS SOA Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Chicago Studying for IA College: University of Notre Dame, Alumni Favorite beer: Harp Posts: 48

Good luck to everyone.
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#518
05-22-2012, 09:29 PM
 Colonel Smoothie Member CAS Join Date: Sep 2010 Studying for CAS 5 College: Jamba Juice University Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale Posts: 9,642

Kind of jealous of everyone who's already done.

ALRIGHT LET'S DO THIS
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05-22-2012, 09:41 PM
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 Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie Kind of jealous of everyone who's already done. ALRIGHT LET'S DO THIS
mmm its times like these when i regret not going earlier in the window! oh well.
#520
05-22-2012, 09:43 PM
 d123454321 Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2011 Posts: 633

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 Originally Posted by sarahl1286 mmm its times like these when i regret not going earlier in the window! oh well.
Good thing there's no passing candidate quotas.

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