Wanted : Imaginary Currencies
I'm teaching two courses this year, both of them new to me and one brand new at never been taught at our university before. The brand new and never been used course is on the pricing of derivatives using the Black-Scholes formula (and yes I've read the Black Swan) and other methods.
Part of the course includes currency trading options, and I'd like to have some imaginary currencies to use in assignment and exam questions. So I pitch the request out to the representatives of the imaginations of the blogi-sphere.
What is your imaginations currency and how does is trade vis-a-vis the US dollar of sterling?
I do have a reputation for silliness to up hold here - typically my word problems use names from novels or history books I've been reading. My daughter come home with stories of the prof who bases his assignment on Harry Potter novels that circulate her high school. One year I was lazy and went for normal names and a student complained that they were too boring. Naturally the next test featured Nebuchadnezzar, Zaphod Beeblebrox and transactions in the currency units of carbon credits and goats.