I searched the forum, but i didn't find a clear answer. Are the study manuals made by Actex, ASM, BPP, etc suppose to replace the course readings suggested by the SOA/CAS from the following text:
A) Mathematics of Investment and Credit, by Broverman,
B) Financial Mathematics: A Practical Guide for Actuaries and
other Business Professionals, by BPP
C) Mathematical Interest Theory, by Daniel, J.W.
Only BPP's manual is mentioned in the learning objectives syllabus, so would that make a better choice to buy? I read some other threads of people indicating that it has a good review/outline of the material, but the questions are not hard enough. Is that true? Are you guys referring to the questions in the buy alone text for $90, or or you talking about the Study Program which includes additional practice questions?
I've read pretty good reviews about ASM, perhaps the authors can answer this but, is the manual enough or is it required that we have to read the recommended texts too to do well?
I also get the impression that McDonald's Derivative Markets should be purchased.