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Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 02-01-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 27,983
Posted By yaukwankiu
Confusingly worded questions are a fact of life.

Confusingly worded questions are a fact of life.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 02-01-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 27,983
Posted By yaukwankiu
I don't think Fall2011 was harder than Fall2010...

I don't think Fall2011 was harder than Fall2010 and the practice problems from SOA and ASM are definitely harder.

A test is just a test.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 02-01-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By yaukwankiu
you can ask that question again after you have...

you can ask that question again after you have finished the SOA76.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 02-01-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By yaukwankiu
ASM does explain what is needed in the textbook. ...

ASM does explain what is needed in the textbook.
My opinion is that you will know it yourself if you start doing the problems.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-03-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By yaukwankiu
did you take a look at the sample problems?

did you take a look at the sample problems?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,784
Posted By yaukwankiu
problems from PE 10 and PE 4 were more complex...

problems from PE 10 and PE 4 were more complex than anything I saw in the test.

you might have had a particularly hard set of problems, or you haven't got a good enough understanding to quickly...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-25-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 64,602
Posted By yaukwankiu
so long as you are comfortable with solving the...

so long as you are comfortable with solving the problems... i tried but ended up doing all of them
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 11-22-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,526
Posted By yaukwankiu
you can get your ASA via CERA without MLC but...

you can get your ASA via CERA without MLC
but then you'll have to do also the operation risk module and AFE as well.

http://www.soa.org/education/exam-req/edu-cera-req.aspx
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 273,270
Posted By yaukwankiu
SOA average pass mark in august 2010 was 66%.

SOA average pass mark in august 2010 was 66%.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 42,060
Posted By yaukwankiu
if you can solve all TIA and ASM problems, you...

if you can solve all TIA and ASM problems, you should pass.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-17-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 273,270
Posted By yaukwankiu
i finished the problems at the end of the lessons...

i finished the problems at the end of the lessons and i didn't have time for most of the practice exams.

you may find the following link useful:
...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-16-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By yaukwankiu
i did pass but may i suggest that it is more...

i did pass but may i suggest that it is more effective to focus on efficiency and doing things right than being able to do everything.
Forum: Financial Reporting module 10-14-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By yaukwankiu
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By yaukwankiu
that's true

that's true
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By yaukwankiu
discrete distributions? an annuity is a power...

discrete distributions? an annuity is a power series.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,288
Posted By yaukwankiu
there is even a thread comparing the difficulties...

there is even a thread comparing the difficulties of the 10 PEs.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,515
Posted By yaukwankiu
MFE involves complex and sometimes long...

MFE involves complex and sometimes long calculations; C involves (relatively) simple arithmetics yet Buhlmann credibility is tricky and it takes some time to get used to it and be able to do it...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,541
Posted By yaukwankiu
of course it is flawed. nothing is perfect. at...

of course it is flawed. nothing is perfect. at most you can have a (series of) tests asymtotically unbiased with minimal variance
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,288
Posted By yaukwankiu
thanks! i didn't even finish the practice exams!

thanks!
i didn't even finish the practice exams!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,541
Posted By yaukwankiu
i know. i was replying to your up-thread.

i know. i was replying to your up-thread.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,541
Posted By yaukwankiu
i have the impression that the questions are...

i have the impression that the questions are weighed, so as to mitigate the problem with varying difficulties. and even in a written exam different candidates would have different opinions with...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073
Posted By yaukwankiu
managing your timetable, perhaps? asm has a...

managing your timetable, perhaps?
asm has a table detailing the frequencies of the various topics in past exams and your choice would probably be as good as anyone's.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By yaukwankiu
i think "learning by doing" is a good approach...

i think "learning by doing" is a good approach for exam-c (if not for all prelims).
don't try to understand everything from the start. start computing as soon as possible and you will understand...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,541
Posted By yaukwankiu
doesn't your actuarial opinion tell you that luck...

doesn't your actuarial opinion tell you that luck will even out eventually?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-13-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By yaukwankiu
i think you are right. in the new edition the...

i think you are right. in the new edition the answer is 2963 (E). did you check the errata?
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