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1. Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

Eu euqities exceeded 18m budget and 16.6 matches the US Var figure

4. Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

I think mine was 4k too. 50*200-60*100=4k
5. Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

yes, it's the size of loss, frequency of loss will use binomial, neg binomial or poisson distriution. op risk i chose legal costs.
6. Jorion Chapter 6 Question 10

I was going over the practice questions and got stuck with the equation 6.3/6.4, could you please help me with that? How was LR derived?
7. Mod duration formula

In the example of Mapping a two-bond portfolio, the spreadsheet used (1-(1+YTM)^-Maturity)*1/YTM, I might've seen this formula in p1 but cannot remember, is this an alternative of calculating mod duration?
8. Term structure theories (Hull Chapter 4)

Can someone help me under stand this solution in a understandable way rather than memorizing it?
9. 2 scenarios: futures contract with predetermined price or future spot price

Are you differentiating the underling position by "expressing view"? I am just trying to find another way to help myself understand better. This part has always been hard for me. If seller sells in future at predetermined price, he is betting against price increase which is a short view whereas...
10. 2 scenarios: futures contract with predetermined price or future spot price

Hi This is a bit of fundamental but this part has always got me confused. Please correct me if I am not thinking in the right direction: Consider a coffee producer who plans to sell 100 pounds of coffee on a future date under two different scenarios: To a key customer, the coffee producer...
11. Errors Found in Study Materials P1.T3. Financial Markets & Products

In the study notes of Hull chapter 4 p10, the chart is a long call not a long put as stated in the questions?
12. Correlation update and volatility forcasting

In the section of forecasting volatility, a few questions were asking updated correlations by first update volatility of A,B and cov of A,B, then get the updated and cov and correlation. Under GARCH(1,1), is there a reason why some questions are using different w for correlations and volatility...
13. Errors Found in Study Materials P1.T2. Quantitative Methods

Under P1T2, there were supposed to be two formulas calculating volatility which in the pdf refers to equation 10.2 and 10.4 but I didn't find it in the notes nor the practice questions. Could you please point me to the right direction? Thank you
14. EWMA model returns

Additionally, under Hull's chapter, why would more weights be assigned to recent observations than older? Weight is declining as more recent observations are being added though, changing λ from 0.95 to 0.85 shouldn't allocate more weights, should be less right? Please guide me as I probably...
15. EWMA model returns

Hi, I am reviewing the EWMA model section and found returns were calculated on straight (Pt+1/Pt)-1, shouldn't the returns be calculated on log basis? Also what's the assumption for the test per se?