Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Exams - Please Limit Discussion to Exam-Related Topics > SoA/CAS Preliminary Exams > Investment / Financial Markets
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Investment / Financial Markets Old Exam MFE Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-26-2008, 02:03 PM
actuarialpost actuarialpost is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 184
Default Anybody started to study Exam MFE already?

I got ASM 2009 study material and found out that I can not focus on study now. Don't know why? Anybody started to study exam MFE already?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-26-2008, 03:07 PM
actuary44's Avatar
actuary44 actuary44 is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Studying for CAS Exam 5
Posts: 920
Default

it's a little early. you have over 4 1/2 months til the exam. honestly, you can do this in less than 3 months as long as you're dedicated those 3 months.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-26-2008, 04:48 PM
Smartbill Smartbill is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 243
Default

I started but just go through a couple pages of ASM a day though, so its less intense.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-26-2008, 04:52 PM
uchuskies51587's Avatar
uchuskies51587 uchuskies51587 is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NYC
Studying for MLC
College: UCONN Alum
Posts: 342
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by actuarialpost View Post
I got ASM 2009 study material and found out that I can not focus on study now. Don't know why? Anybody started to study exam MFE already?

Thanks.
Absolutely not. Results come out next week so if by some miracle I passed I'm gonna go get wasted and enjoy spring semester senior year. If I failed, I'll probably still go get wasted and take the spring off so at least no more MFE either way until the fall for me.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-26-2008, 05:03 PM
Actuarialsuck Actuarialsuck is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,160
Default

You are not going to give it another go even though they are adding more material for the fall version?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buru Buru View Post
i'm not. i do not troll.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-26-2008, 07:31 PM
Betamax Betamax is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: right behind you
Studying for MFE & maybe MLC
Favorite beer: Franziskaner
Posts: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by actuarialpost View Post
I got ASM 2009 study material and found out that I can not focus on study now. Don't know why? Anybody started to study exam MFE already?

Thanks.
__________________
I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee!
Screw sugar, cream and stupid lattes!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2008, 12:41 AM
Elk Elk is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Studying for MFE
College: Syracuse
Favorite beer: Coors Light
Posts: 37
Default

OK. I'm the nerd. I frantically searched and found an ASM 4th edition about a week after taking FM. I felt confident enough I passed FM. I had a hard time with FM (had been away from math for many years). But, felt like I really got the hang of the Derivatives Market last October and didn't want to lose my momentum. Also, I'm real busy in the spring with my kids, so I really felt like I needed to get a head start.

Tonite I'm finishing the 4th chapter of 17 in the ASM Manual. I plan on starting Ch. 5 tomorrow. I'm just trying to reduce my stress for 2009. I agree the material doesn't seem too bad. I'm glad to hear it's doable by most in a relatively short period of time.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2008, 08:29 AM
Dedicated111's Avatar
Dedicated111 Dedicated111 is offline
Member
CAS AAA
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Studying for NOTHING! FCAS AF!
Favorite beer: Fat Tire
Posts: 1,249
Default

I'll be starting soon, only because I am still in college (last semester!! woo hoo). So, I need a little extra time than most people because I can't dedicate 100% of my free time to studying for the exam. I have to make sure I split up my time between the exam and college stuff appropriately.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Nonpareil's Avatar
Nonpareil Nonpareil is offline
Note Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rocket City
Studying for Exam C
Posts: 833
Default

The hard thing about starting early is retaining the material. The syllabus for MFE is not that big and there are some disjoint topics, so it's possible to forget some things by the time you finish your first pass through the material or even afterwards when you are taking practice exams. I found this to be the case when I took MFE. I finished my first pass through the material about six weeks out, and while reviewing some of the early material, I managed to forget some of the interest rate material and had to go back and study that material again. Same thing happened to me when I was studying for FM. I forgot how to do some of the bond problems about a month before the exam and had to restudy that material.

I agree with the earlier comments about trying to get MFE out of the way this Spring before they add more material to it.
__________________
"One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in conformity to any blindly formed chimera." Janos Bolyai

"Theoria cum praxis." Gottfried von Leibniz
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-27-2008, 10:51 AM
Marid Audran's Avatar
Marid Audran Marid Audran is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Minnesota
Studying for MFE/3F
Posts: 14
Blog Entries: 17
Default I've started studying...

...but then again, my story is different from probably most of y'all's. I'm a career changer trying to break into the business.

I've read and thought about Chapter 9 of McDonald and done some exercises. Starting Chapter 10 now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.43223 seconds with 11 queries