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  • n. The optimal date to exercise an American option (or a Bermudan option).


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First introduced by Mark Garman in an article Semper tempus fugit published in 1989 by Risk Publications, this name was designed to represent a quantity used in binomial trees to estimate american options. the latin term "tempus fugit" means "time flies" and Mark Garman suggested to use that word because "time flies especially when you're having fun managing your book of American options"


  • Many are in the shape of proverbs, e.g. _Longe fugit qui suos fugit_, _gnothi seauton_,

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  • Apart from the fact that the denouement felt a bit rushed and tempus fugit maximus quickly towards the end of the book this was a great, unputdownable read and I was then intrigued to look up some background on original events.

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  • Well, tempus fugit, as the ancient Romans used to cuss.

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  • Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it tempus fugit carpe diem

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  • The clock is supposed to remind us that tempus fugit, it confronts us with our own mortality.

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  • But whichever it was, let this drawing be a reminder that tempus fugit ... and also that my memory isn't what it once was.

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  • Great post Young - I've left a comment there not as long as I've liked, but tempus fugit, etc.

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