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    Errata for ASM's Exam FM/2 Manual

    A few new errata have been posted on the errata lists for the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of ASM's Exam FM/2 manual. The lists can be found on the ASM website at www.studymanuals.com.

    The errata...
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    The errata list for the 9th edition has just been...

    The errata list for the 9th edition has just been posted.
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    Errata Lists for ASM's FM/2 Manual

    Updated errata lists for the 10th and 11th editions of ASM's Exam FM/2 study manual have been posted on ASM's web site at www.studymanuals.com. (The updated list for the 9th edition will be posted...
  4. 11th Edition of ASM's FM/2 Manual - Errata List

    The first errata list for the 11th edition of ASM's FM/2 manual has been posted on the ASM web site at www.studymanuals.com.
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    The Online ASM Manual is Here!

    As previously announced on this forum, an online version of the ASM manual is now available (non–downloadable, non-printable). Advantages of the online version:

    • Immediate access worldwide...
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    The Online ASM Manual is Here!

    As previously announced on this forum, an online version of the ASM manual is now available (non–downloadable, non-printable). Advantages of the online version:

    • Immediate access worldwide...
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    The Online ASM Manual is Here!

    As previously announced on this forum, an online version of the ASM manual is now available (non–downloadable, non-printable). Advantages of the online version:

    • Immediate access worldwide...
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    The Online ASM Manual is Here!

    As previously announced on this forum, an online version of the ASM manual is now available (non–downloadable, non-printable). Advantages of the online version:

    • Immediate access worldwide...
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    The Online ASM Manual is Here!

    As previously announced on this forum, an online version of the ASM manual is now available (non–downloadable, non-printable). Advantages of the online version:

    • Immediate access worldwide...
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    Did you remember to enter the PV and the PMT with...

    Did you remember to enter the PV and the PMT with opposite signs, since these cash flows are opposite from each another? (You don't need the Professional model to solve for n; the regular BA II Plus...
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    As you said, this is a matter of semantics, and I...

    As you said, this is a matter of semantics, and I wouldn't worry about it too much. This is a problem that I made up: Hopefully, the problems on the actual exam will be worded in a crystal-clear...
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    "$1000 due in one month" means that $1000 will be...

    "$1000 due in one month" means that $1000 will be paid in one month, not $1100. Since the discount on this future value is $100, it means that its present value is $900. ($100 is also the interest...
  13. Updated Errata Lists for ASM's FM/2 Manual

    To Users of ASM's Exam FM/2 Study Manual:

    Updated errata lists for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions were posted last night on the ASM website at www.studymanuals.com.

    See especially the...
  14. According to the SOA/CAS syllabus posted on...

    According to the SOA/CAS syllabus posted on www.BeAnActuary.org, Financial Economics will constitute 20% to 35% of the exam. This translates to about 7 to 12 questions.

    One thing you should watch...
  15. Please note that the Coaching Actuaries' e-course...

    Please note that the Coaching Actuaries' e-course includes the entire 10th edition of ASM's FM/2 manual (as well as videos and many other features), although the manual is in non-downloadable,...
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    There have been no changes in the syllabus since...

    There have been no changes in the syllabus since 2007. There have been changes in the format of the exam (no. of questions, length, CBT, etc.) Currently, there are 35 questions, several of which...
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    Jolin, the only thing we can go by is how the SOA...

    Jolin, the only thing we can go by is how the SOA has handled past exam questions on "simple interest". The three questions referred to in the quote from my manual are all from past exams, and in...
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    The question that you raise is covered in ASM's...

    The question that you raise is covered in ASM's FM/2 manual (page 65 of the 10th edition). Here is a quote from the manual:

    A Technical Note on “Simple Interest”

    In Section 1a(ii), we defined...
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    You now have another alternative. A new e-course...

    You now have another alternative. A new e-course based on the ASM manual and jointly developed by ASM and ADAPT has just been announced. Among other features, the e-courses contains the entire ASM...
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    You might want to take a look at a brand new...

    You might want to take a look at a brand new e-course that has been co-developed by ASM and ADAPT. It will give you the best of both worlds: The complete 10th edition of the ASM manual, over 27...
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    Just to clarify: The ASM manual for FM/2 is by...

    Just to clarify: The ASM manual for FM/2 is by Cherry & Gorvett. You are correct that Dr. O. writes the ASM manual for P/1, but he publishes his own FM/2 manual independently. So when people on the...
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    Bump ... Now that the August exam period is...

    Bump ...

    Now that the August exam period is over, any comments on the above post, regardless of the edition you used?
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    To Users of ASM's FM/2 Manual

    First of all, good luck on the exam to all of you!

    Second, if you have used the 10th edition of ASM's FM/2 manual, I would very much appreciate any feedback you could give us about improving the...
  24. Updated Errata Lists for ASM's FM/2 Manual

    A few items have been added to the errata lists for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of ASM's FM/2 manual. (The errata lists for the 7th and prior editions are no longer being maintained.) You can...
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    Section 5d ("Interest Measurement of a Fund") of...

    Section 5d ("Interest Measurement of a Fund") of the ASM manual corresponds to Broverman's Section 5.3.3. Note that the formula at the end of the ASM section is the same as Broverman's formula...
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