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    Merton model, a summary of the issues

    This is helpful. Thanks.
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    Merton model, a summary of the issues

    Excellent explanation @ShaktiRathore . It is clear to me now. I checked the mean of a log-normal distribution is mu+sigma^2/2 (ref:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log-normal_distribution and http://www.mathworks.com/help/stats/lognstat.html?refresh=true) but I get the idea now. I am done with...
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    Merton model, a summary of the issues

    Hi @David Harper CFA FRM I have a decent idea about the intuition as to why N(-d2) is the PD. I am able to understand the intuiton behind ln(V(0)/k) and adding drift to calculate the distance. I understand this as follows: We calculate how many standard deviations would the expected value...
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    2014/2015 Curriculum Change Analysis

    @Nicole There was a reading "Hull, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives Bionic Turtle FRM Study Notes Reading 28 -- R28.P2.T5.Hull_v3.pdf" but I don't see it now. Does this mean its not there in the curriculum for Part 2 ? Thanks, Mihir
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    Win prizes for forum participation!!

    Thank you. I'll let it accrue :)
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    Weekly trivia 4/28/14 (Duration, DV01 and convexity)

    @David, in bonus part of Q4, if we take the derivative of the price, P w.r.t. T, won't that give us the time, T when we get the maximum price. In my opinion, we would probably have to take the derivative of $Dur with respect to time to get the local maximum. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks
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    Enter our Weekly Trivia Contest and Win!!!

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