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by bearish
January 23rd, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

@bearish " at most a couple of GOP senators will vote for that regardless of evidence presented," as opposed to Dems who would vote before any evidence is presented! I am keen to see who will vote against party lines. Personally I think the evidence (that I've seen) is weak, so it's the Dems I'll b...
by bearish
January 23rd, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

I’m sure it’s all very important. That’s not the point. Rejoining is not going to be less divisive one week or one month from now - but this stuff is also at GOP-Dem party level and Congress, not the man in the street.  People want to know how much their stimulus checks will be and when will they a...
by bearish
January 23rd, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

Ooh - yeah! We just won the election, so now we should do everything the Republicans would have done if they had won (as they still claim to have done), because “bring Murica together!” I don’t think it works that way. Maybe after a few years of trying to undo as much of the damage that can be undon...
by bearish
January 23rd, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: American options with two free boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: American options with two free boundaries

It is “not too difficult” in the sense that we can recycle components from the literature. I would remove the H flow by considering a time zero investment in the riskless asset of H/r, that will generate an interest stream of H dt. Then, upon hitting the lower boundary we get the principal back, so ...
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 10:25 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

I object! Not only am I sporting a closely cropped homemade haircut, but I invariably wear shorts while hanging out in the apartment.
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: American options with two free boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: American options with two free boundaries

OK, I’ll go for the layup. With H=0, the optimal boundaries are zero and infinity, and the option value equals the initial stock price. There will never be a reason to abandon, thus the zero (effectively irrelevant) lower boundary. The rest of the argument follows from Merton, as long as r>0 (which ...
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

So, after Biden begins, of course the expected alt-right rioting continues. Oh wait, it is actually the radical left.  How inconvenient for the narrative! I guess some people just can't take 'yes' for an answer.  :D

Your glee is palpable!
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

His body language suggests he pushed that putt a bit wide.
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: American options with two free boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: American options with two free boundaries

You’re being a little stingy on details. I think we need to know the process for S (I can assume GBM, I suppose, although that doesn’t play really well with a constant non-zero value for H, unless that is a proportional cost), the payoff upon development, and the payoff upon abandonment (0?). And th...
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Protection for zero rates
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Protection for zero rates

You are basically short a zero strike floor. If you have the institutional capability to enter into a swap, you should equally well be able to buy an offsetting floor. Depending on the currency, that may be unpleasantly expensive (but of course just in the sense of monetizing a cost that is embedded...
by bearish
January 22nd, 2021, 3:00 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days
Replies: 104
Views: 5787

Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

Biden inheriting nonexistent coronavirus vaccine distribution plan and must start 'from scratch,' sources say https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/biden-covid-vaccination-trump/index.html Too much golf. This may actually be good news. Given that they were both incompetent and evil, the less ...
by bearish
January 21st, 2021, 2:22 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4392
Views: 248106

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

A collective sigh of relief has been drawn. Good wine has been consumed in celebration. This thread can be closed. Go, and never darken our towels again!
by bearish
January 21st, 2021, 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 653
Views: 90247

Re: norway

Actually, both cases were from behind. The last was a lady, whom I took over on quite a steep hill. It turned out that her M was larger enough than my m , so that no matter how much I ducked down to reduce the air resistance, she started taking over shouting something in Norsk from behind - probabl...
by bearish
January 20th, 2021, 3:39 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4392
Views: 248106

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Oh - if there was any doubt left, I was definitely trying to call you out personally.
by bearish
January 20th, 2021, 3:37 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4392
Views: 248106

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK - you’re kind of new here. I don’t know what hole you slithered out of, but please go die in it!
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