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Unformatted text preview: A Basic Course in the Theory of Interest and Derivatives Markets: A Preparation for the Actuarial Exam FM/2 Marcel B. Finan Arkansas Tech University c All Rights Reserved Preliminary Draft Last Updated 11/02/08 2 In memory of my mother August 1, 2008 Preface The purpose of this manuscript is to prepare the reader for the second ac-tuarial exam, referred to as Exam 2 by the Casualty Actuarial Society and Exam FM by the Society of Actuaries. A calculator, such as the one allowed on the Society of Actuaries examina-tions (TI BA II Plus, either the solar or battery version), will be useful in solving many of the problems in this book. Familiarity with this calculator and its capabilities is an essential part of preparation for the examination. A recommended resource link is http://www.scribd.com/doc/517593/TI-BA-II-PLUS-MANUAL . The ow of topics in the book follows very closely that of Kellisons The Theory of Interest and McDonalds Derivatives Markets . The book covers designated sections from these textbooks as suggested by the SOA. The recommended approach for using this book is to read each section, work on the embedded examples, and then try the problems. Answer keys are provided so that you check your numerical answers against the correct ones. Problems taken from previous exams will be indicated by the symbol . This manuscript can be used for personal use or class use, but not for com-mercial purposes. If you nd any errors, I would appreciate hearing from you: [email protected] This project has been supported by a research grant from Arkansas Tech University. Marcel B. Finan Russellville, Arkansas Anticipated Date of Accomplishment: December 2008. 3 4 PREFACE Contents Preface 3 Part I: The Theory of Interest 9 The Basics of Interest Theory 11 1 The Meaning of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2 Accumulation and Amount Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3 Eective Interest Rate (EIR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4 Linear Accumulation Functions: Simple Interest . . . . . . . . . . 29 5 Date Conventions Under Simple Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 6 Exponential Accumulation Functions: Compound Interest . . . . 42 7 Present Value and Discount Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 8 Interest in Advance: Rate of Discount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 9 Nominal Rates of Interest and Discount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 10 Force of Interest: Continuous Compounding . . . . . . . . . . . 82 11 Time Varying Interest Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 12 Equations of Value and Time Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 13 Solving for Unknown Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 14 Solving for the Unknown Interest Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 The Basics of Annuity Theory 131 15 Present and Accumulated Values of an Annuity-Immediate . . . 132 16 Annuity in Advance: Annuity Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 17 Annuity Values on Any Date: Deferred Annuity . 17 Annuity Values on Any Date: Deferred Annuity ....
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