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    Exam Feedback November 2018 Part 1 Exam Feedback

    I passed! 1, 1, 1, 1!!! I’m so happy!! Thank you @David Harper CFA FRM and @Nicole Seaman. It’s not the first time you read this and this certainly won’t be the last, but I couldn’t have done it without BT. Your genuine desire to help people understand the material and pass the exam goes way...
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    Chapt.5 Tuckman - Hedging PF with key rate exposure

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM, I have a couple of questions related to the study notes on the chapter mentioned in title. Specifically, p97, I am trying to understand using the spreadsheet how we built the overall KR01s hedges to our initial portfolio positions. In particular some columns leave me...
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    R20.P1.T3.McDonald Ch6: Strip Hedges

    Thank you David for your explanations. They "connect the dots"!!!
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    R20.P1.T3.McDonald Ch6: Strip Hedges

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM, Thank you for this paragraph, very helpful in understanding strip vs. stack hedge. However, it also made me realize I have sort of a big question mark on the strip hedge logic. Just to re use your example above, but even if the curve is flatter in my opinion, unless...
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    Forward and Futures Market (lease rate)

    Thank you David. Yes, when looking at the forum for answers to my questions, I could see how the gaps in McDonald vs. Hull apporoaches created understandable confusion between lease and convenience yield, which is why I wanted to make sure I got this right. That said, thank you for sharing your...
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    Forward and Futures Market (lease rate)

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM, Allow me to follow-up on the thread above, as I have a question that is closely related to that topic yet slightly different, - if a lease rate of L is associated with my ownership of gold, the futures price F(0,T) will be expressed as F(0,T) = So*exp[r-L]*T -> now...
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    Options on futures contracts

    Hi David, It's perfectly clear now, thank you very much. I very much appreciate the time you take to answer so many questions, and in a way that always make concepts so clear. Really. I don't know how I'd study without BT. Kind regards.
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    Options on futures contracts

    Hi David, I was wondering if you could give an example of how an option on a futures contract would work concretely? I am having a hard time figuring out what are the actual steps on this one. Let's say we have a call for instance - is the strike price the same as the price of the underlying...
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    Errors Found in Study Materials P1.T3. Financial Markets & Products

    Hello, Just a couple of possible typos I have noticed related to the study notes on Hull Chapter 6 - Interest Rates futures. under the LO "Calculate the final contract price on a Eurodollar futures contract", the June (settlement) contract price reads 990,037.75 instead of the actual...
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    Hull Chapt 4 (IR) Continuous and discrete compounding

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM, I have a question regarding the "switch" for lack of a better term, between continuous and discrete compounding, after reading your example in the BT notes p. 55 (derive fwd IR from a set of spot rate). A set of continuously compounded zero rates is provided, which we...
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    Cash settlement in futures contracts

    Many, many thanks as usual @David Harper CFA FRM. I’m actually planning to take the test in November (full time job and little baby at home!), so I truly hope I didn’t keep you from answering more pressant questions from the Bionic Turtle community.
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    Cash settlement in futures contracts

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM I think I am getting slightly confused regarding how a cash settlement actually works. - > initially I thought we were basically realizing our payoff: for instance, an investor goes short on a futures contract for 100 bushels of wheat for a total of $10,000. Let's say...
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    Errors Found in Study Materials P1.T3. Financial Markets & Products

    Aaah of course, sorry!! Thank you very much @Nicole Seaman and @David Harper CFA FRM - and apologies for misinterpreting the sentence.
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    Errors Found in Study Materials P1.T3. Financial Markets & Products

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM , @Nicole Seaman , Regarding Hull, Chapter 1: Introduction (Options, Futures and other Derivatives), p12 of BT study notes read "Options like futures provide a form of leverage". While I agree on the leverage part, is it not a mistake to refer to futures as options...
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