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1. ### GARP Practice Exam 2017 - Q36

I maybe understanding this incorrectly but "When the stock price drops, the linear approximation implies a lower value (blue line) which corresponds to a higher loss (i.e., higher VaR). " I would assume that if you are estimating a lower value for your stock your losses computed from that lower...
2. ### EWMA

Well understood. Thanks David
3. ### FAQ Before Exam Where can I find previous GARP practice exams?

This may be a really one but I am a bit confused with the practice exams from garp that you have on your bionic turtle website. All the questions seems to be the same for different years. Myabe my understanding isn't correct but what does a 2018 practice exam part 1 mean compared to 2017 exam...
4. ### Risk-neutral probability

In all the practice problems so far we compute the up movement as u= e^(volatility)*sqrt(t). I understood the sentence " stock price can go up or down by 20% each period" to mean volatility. I don't know why I did not read the sentence " The stock price can go up or down by 20% each period" as...
5. ### EWMA

I had a as my answer and I can see why thats not correct. but can someone please clarify on choice b and d further? I dont understand the wording as between previous day's variance and previous day's squared return? the variance estimate is the sum of both as per the ewma variance formulas. what...
6. ### Long hedge versus short hedge

Thanks David, I think I understand this better now.
7. ### Gap options versus barrier options.

Hi guys Can someone please clarify the difference between a barrier options and a gap option exactly? A gap is an option that gets exercised at 1 strike but its payoff is based on another strike. This sounds very similar to a barrier option which becomes activated on 1 barrier but its payoff...
8. ### Long hedge versus short hedge

Hi David, "So you might short T-bond futures contracts (which will increase in value if the interest rate drops)". I just want to be careful about the arrangement of this sentence to make sure I am understanding you properly. The increase in value if interest rate drops pertains to your...
9. ### Long hedge versus short hedge

Posting this here. About long and short hedges. https://www.bionicturtle.com/forum/threads/p1-t3-710-long-and-short-hedges-hull-chapter-3.10546/#post-77932 As per this thread short hedge means long basis which means that if the basis strengthens we gain. I.e. the logic is that b/c i go long the...
10. ### EOC hull questions versus bionic turtle

That most certainly is. Thank you very much.
11. ### EOC hull questions versus bionic turtle

Hi guys, I wanted to ask if I can skip the Hull eoc questions altogether and just do the bionic turtle ones? I am not sure there's enough of time to do everything along with the mock exams. What do you guys recommend. Is this advisable?
12. ### Hull Risk Management Ch10 - EOC-QUESTIONS 10.21 and 10.5

Not able to actually calculate out to the answer on 10.21 c- I keep getting 23.569% This is my calculation. 252*(0.0001 + 1-e^-20.0202/0.0202*20*(0.015^2/252-0.0001))= this is 252*(0.000222139)= 0.055978 sqrt of this is = 23.659%. Where am I going wrong here?
13. ### practice problems from GARP notes

Hi I just want to come back to this topic. I understand that the study notes contains some of the end of chapter questions thats in the official books. Do all study notes contain this or is it only a few? I could not find the actual practice questions in the official books.
14. ### Bodie EOC Q11

Thank you will copy and paste the question correctly next time but my question still stands.
15. ### Bodie EOC Q11

Didn't see a thread link for this q on the notes and couldn't find one so starting a thread on Q1 in question set for Bodie. The answer for this in terms of expected return is 15%. The explanation is b/c "According to the equation for the return on the stock, the actually expected return on...
16. ### Var formula for part 1 exam

Hi all, can someone provide me with the var formula we need to know for the part 1 exam?

20. ### FAQ Before Exam Can I purchase only the practice questions?

hI guys- is there a package for just practice questions?