Bionic Turtle’s Week in Risk (ending September 9th)

Welcome to our first Week in Risk blog for September! We are continuing to add new FRM materials to our study planner each week for the upcoming exam in November. This also means that our forum is very busy with some great discussions on the concepts that will be tested! We’ve included some of those forum discussions here! We’ve also included our new practice questions and YouTube video, along with some interesting risk articles. Have a great week! 🙂

New Practice Questions

black scholes merton

New YouTube

In the forum

David's portfolio

unknown risks

uniform distribution

Hull's approaches

age-weighted (aka, hybrid) historical simulation



expected loss

  • [P2.T8] The difference between the standard deviation of alpha, σ(α), and the standard error of the regression (SER)
  • [P2.T8] Ang’s statement that “the risk implied by the value factor is that it will under-perform growth during bad times” is counter-intuitive because he is not using a CAPM model
  • [P2.T8] In Ang’s Factor Theory, how is the stochastic discount factor (m) is related to the “bad times index”?

10 year Anniversary of Crisis

household debt



  • The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined “The new data makes clear that the federal government overlooks early warning signs by focusing solely on default rates over the first three years of repayment.

student loan debt



  • [GARP] Success with AI Will Require Radical Rethinking, World Economic Forum Says (Extensive study with Deloitte identifies emerging risks and regulatory issues in an increasingly data-dependent financial services industry) Here is the report: The New Physics of Financial Services
  • [GARP] Risk Platform Transformation for Digital Banking

finance forecasting hub


  • ‘What’s Going On in This Graph?’ Is Now Weekly. STEM Teachers Explain Why It’s a Powerful Activity




stocks and news


japan airport

meta skills

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

Introduction to the Quantitative Foundation of Risk – Present Value

[caption id="attachment_454805" align="alignright" width="247"]  [/caption] A common question asked by FRM candidates (and people who are considering whether to sit for the FRM exam) is,...

Read More

Week in Financial Education (June 28, 2021)

Welcome to the latest WIFE. For Part 1, we wrote a new set of insurance company practice questions (PQs). I was recently asked how much...

Read More

A Note about Delta-Gamma Value at Risk (VaR) as Taylor Series

Alberto asked a good question here about using the delta-gamma formula to estimate the VaR of an option position. Lu Shu (lushukai) gave an excellent reply...

Read More