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  1. brian.field

    FAQ After Exam Is every certified FRM/ERP can be found in the GARP directory?

    Very busy my friend. I miss the BT forum! Hope you're well - I know you are!
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    FAQ After Exam Is every certified FRM/ERP can be found in the GARP directory?

    Rats! It would have been so much more fun if you found an illegitimate certificate holder! :)
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    Soft copy

    Thank you David - I miss you, Nicole, and the students here a great deal. As always, I appreciate the help. Respectfully yours, Brian
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    Soft copy

    Hi everyone - long time. Potentially weird request here. I already have the FRM and I own the hard copies of the 2015 GARP exam books - I purchased them when I was preparing for the exams. Anyone know where I can find soft copies? Thanks, Brian
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    Hello Everyone

    I miss the forum! Keep your focus and you will reach your goals! You can do it! Best, Brian
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    Contango, backwardation and trading cheap

    At time t, the coefficient is the expected value of S at time t, e.g. S_t
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    Contango, backwardation and trading cheap

    The sub 0 indicates time 0. So F_o is the forward price now, e.g. at time 0, so we could more accurately call this the prepaid forward price. This prepaid forward price must equal the current stock price to avoid arbitrage. We know the stock price now so there is no "expectation". This...
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    Upper Bound for European Call Option

    I think that is a very interesting question and suggests that you are incredibly insightful @juhsu. The upper bound for European calls is NOT the same as the upper bound for American calls. Indeed your intuition is precisely correct. For American call options, the upper bound is the reference...
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    Securitization Process

    The authors could be a bit more precise, in my opinion. I look at it this way: The arranger is the entity that is "arranging" the deal. It is most often the investment bank that is leading or underwriting the deal. The arranger is not the SPV. The SPV doesn't actually exist until the deal...
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    Exam Feedback May 2017 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    Never doubted you my friend! Congrats!!!
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    R27.P1.T4.Hull_Ch13_15_19:Topic: BINOMIAL_TREE_OPTION_PRICING

    Incidentally, the application of u = exp(sigma*root(h)), etc. is only true for Cox-Ross-Rubenstein trees (and for forward trees applied to futures I think). It is not necessarily the case, as this question illustrates, that u = exp(sigma*root(h)). As additional examples, consider lognormal...
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    Will the exam provide N(d1) and N(d2) or do we need to calculate them?

    I surgest that you review the definition N(*). It is notation for the Normal CDF and the prometric calculator is used specifically for this purpose, so you would need to be able to determine N(*) given *.
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    Market Risk references? (Notes from my review of GARP's 2017 Part 2 Practice Exam)

    From an actuarial perspective, (to which I tend to assign the most weight,) I would recommend Loss Models by Stuart Klugman for VaR coverage. It is the assigned material for actuarial exam C (construction and evaluation of actuarial models).
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    Win prizes for forum participation!!

    Nice surprise! Thank you!
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    Costs of Funds - US Banks

    @David Harper CFA FRM and friends, I am curious as to whether anyone here has any experience with ALM, specifically as it relates to retail banking mortgage businesses. I am curious a to whether anyone could provide some thoughts on methodologies related to FTP (Funds Transfer Pricing), TLP...
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    I lived and studied Japanese in Okinawa and Aichi-Ken for 2 years...wouldn't trade that...

    I lived and studied Japanese in Okinawa and Aichi-Ken for 2 years...wouldn't trade that experience for anything!
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    Win prizes for forum participation!!

    Thanks!!! :)
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    Principal Component Analysis

    Incidentally, I think it is a fascinating technique....I have never been able to use it in my work though....
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    Principal Component Analysis

    I'd take a quick look at the previous posts in this thread - perhaps I should have as well before responding!
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    Principal Component Analysis

    The components are mathematical/theoretical constructs....the components would NOT be the 2 year and the 30 year if you were to use PCA in your example. PCA in a problem with only 2 independent variables would be inappropriate. I forget the details, so some of my statements may be off...