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Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-14-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,831
Posted By Mud
So, the virus is "far, far deadlier than we...

So, the virus is "far, far deadlier than we initially imagined" and yet the CAS, who wants to ensure that exams are taken in a setting and format that it deems acceptable to ensure the integrity of...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 07-14-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mud
Aside from Canada's version of 6, which has...

Aside from Canada's version of 6, which has always been terrible about this, I think this is getting better. Changes are necessary, and moving to a single source of readings as Lucy alluded to is an...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 07-14-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Mud
Hoping there's a replay available, but this is...

Hoping there's a replay available, but this is what a co-worker briefly mentioned:

-- Unicorns and data science. Lots of attention given here. Someone later asked if exams were being tailored to...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 07-13-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mud
This goes to a more general question about...

This goes to a more general question about accommodations for disabilities, which isn't answered as of yet.


Without divulging too much info, I'm told the CLC was asked about the proposal and...
Forum: CAS Exams - General 07-10-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mud
4. What's the back-up plan for this, in case test...

4. What's the back-up plan for this, in case test centers can't open due to local restrictions / self-imposed closures?

5. What's with some areas reporting there are very limited test dates /...
Forum: Sports 07-09-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mud
****ing Ivy League elitists, being leaders and...

****ing Ivy League elitists, being leaders and getting everyone else to follow them like sheeple.
Forum: Exam 7 - Estimation of Policy Liability & ERM 07-08-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 119,134
Posted By Mud
Start making a list now. Probably none,...

Start making a list now.


Probably none, since the 27th will specifically address it. If they touch on it on the 13th, I expect it will be the high-level "why" with a "for more details, we're...
Forum: Exam 7 - Estimation of Policy Liability & ERM 07-08-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 119,134
Posted By Mud
Make sure to mention HIPPA and RICO in that...

Make sure to mention HIPPA and RICO in that complaint.



Great question. Supposedly there will be more answers to questions between now and the town hall on the 27th, but not sure if that one...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 06-15-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mud
https://www.casact.org/press/index.cfm?fa=viewArti...

https://www.casact.org/press/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&articleID=4733

Voting rights for ACAS will be on the ballot. If passed, voting rights would be granted to "Associates who have been members at...
Forum: Sports 05-16-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,485
Posted By Mud
Detroit, 2002...

Detroit, 2002 (https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/DET/2002.html) - average age 31.9

Detroit, 2008 (https://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/DET/2008.html) - average age 32.1
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-30-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
I've come to realize this entire investing thing...

I've come to realize this entire investing thing is so much easier than many of us ever realized.

Reasons to buy stocks (not an exhaustive list)

GDP was +2%
GDP was +1%
GDP was -1%
GDP...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 04-17-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By Mud
Addendum for syllabus changes posted...

Addendum for syllabus changes posted (https://www.casact.org/admissions/Change_Memo_Addendum_Fall_2020.pdf). Everything originally announced for Exam 8 is still on.

The new version of the GLM...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 04-17-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,477
Posted By Mud
Cue all the "so does this mean upper-level exams...

Cue all the "so does this mean upper-level exams will now be given twice a year?" questions.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-08-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mud
This thread is to discuss Kool-Aid, aka company...

This thread is to discuss Kool-Aid, aka company propaganda - usually aimed at making employees think a job is better than it really is so they work harder, longer, don't ask for bigger raises, etc....
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-08-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
This. I've seen multiple stories talking about...

This. I've seen multiple stories talking about how people are being or going to be affected, and the market is reacting like it did in 2008 when bad news was good news and the market kept marching...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-08-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mud
:iatp: If you have a boss that you can...

:iatp:


If you have a boss that you can build that kind of a relationship, that's fantastic. I think that's by far the exception, though. My experience has been bosses who think they're leading...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 04-08-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,477
Posted By Mud
I still don't think I'm in, but ...

I still don't think I'm in, but

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-QYRITpXrY
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 04-08-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,831
Posted By Mud
MAS-II is currently set for October 23. I don't...

MAS-II is currently set for October 23. I don't expect the CAS to drop an upper-level exam on that date, seeing as how it hasn't done that previously and there's clearly dates where say 9 could have...
Forum: General Actuarial 04-03-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 71,797
Posted By Mud
Let's presume the SOA's new timeline for Spring...

Let's presume the SOA's new timeline for Spring exams holds and you're a candidate for whom the choice of Fall exam depends on how you do on the Spring exam.

You get 10 days from the time you find...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-24-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
GDI, missed that Trump was speaking this...

GDI, missed that Trump was speaking this afternoon. I would have gone short in front of that and pocketed more gains as the market fell with every word he uttered.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-24-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
I've thought that for a while. Thought that once...

I've thought that for a while. Thought that once we decisively broke under, algos would kick in and start selling furiously. (Maybe that functionality has been disabled now.) However, I also think...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
QE forever, folks...

QE forever, folks (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/fed-announces-a-slew-of-new-programs-to-help-markets-including-open-ended-asset-purchases.html) - and it's never, ever going to go away.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-18-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
Bill Ackman says he's buying stocks. For...

Bill Ackman says he's buying stocks. For reference, his fund has turned in the following returns for the last few years:

2014: +40.4%
2015: -20.5%
2016: -13.5%
2017: -4.0%
2018: -0.7% (even...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
Great idea. The Saudis can pay those tariffs and...

Great idea. The Saudis can pay those tariffs and help us work down that debt. How could it go wrong?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 03-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 348,544
Posted By Mud
S&P is about 15 points shy of that, but we're...

S&P is about 15 points shy of that, but we're going to hit that shortly.

And if we hit that, I think we're 40/60 we just go on down to the 2nd circuit-breaker and call it a day.
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