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Consider a Treasury Bill with a rate of return of 5% and the following portfolios, which have been created by 2 stocks, S1 and S2: You are informed that one of these portfolios is "optimal risky portfolio". Which of these portfolios should be optimal risky portfolio? Explain Why?

Consider a Treasury Bill with a rate of return of 5% and the following portfolios, which have been created by 2 stocks, S1 and S2: Portfolio A: The weight for S1 and S2 = 0.2 and 0.8; Expected return = 0.15; Standard Dev.= 0.24 Portfolio B: The weight for S1 and S2 = 0.4 and 0.6; Expected return = 0.18; Standard Dev.= 0.3

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From the data below, calculate operating income for the year ended December 31, 2008 R & D = $86,000 Loss from discontinued operations = 34,000 Provision from income taxes = 68,000 Net sales = 1,022,000 Interest expense = 72,000 Net cash

Qualifies as their dependent

Bob and Jane Kelso file a joint tax return. The couple's AGI averages $500,000. Consequently, their total exemption amount is subject to the maximum reduction. The Kelsos provide about 90 percent of the financial support for their 20-year-old daughter, Brenda, who is a junior at San Diego State University. This year, their daug


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Special promotion- expects of a 1 cent sale.

See attached file. The management of Rocko's Pizzeria is considering a special promotion for the last two weeks of October, which is normally a low demand period. The special promotion would involve selling two medium pizzas for the price of one, plus 1 cent. The medium pizza normally sells for $ 12.99 and has variable expen

Evaluting an overhead report

Bill Jones, Superintended of Griggs Company's Milling Department, is very happy with his performance report for the past month. The report follows: Griggs Company Overhead Performance Report-Milling Department Actual Budget Variance Machine hours 30,000 35,000 Variable manufacturing overhead: Indirect labor

Preparing an overhead Performance Report

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Adjusting Accounts

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Calculate: Long-term Financing and Total Debt

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A tutorial that explains how to calculate the Equilibrium price of a product, cross price elasticity of demand, Income elasticity of Demand and Elasticity of Demand. The tutorial also explains how to determine the exogenous and endogenous variables in a function.

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Tax provision problem

This is a discussion question about tax provisions. A paragraph will be enough. Please explain the solution in your own words. If there is a tax provision pending before Congress that will negatively effect a transaction of a client, what would you advise your client to do? In this environment, I would advise my client to

Acc Multiple choice questions

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Accounting reporting criteria

The historical cost vs fair market value relating to national and international companies. There are four components. 1. Defining historical cost 2. Defining fair market value 3. historical cost vs. fairmarket value ( based on accounting reporting criteria) 4. comparing and contrasting accounting reporting criteria of a co

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Items 8-A1, 8-A3, and 8-26 (circled). Please show all work/calculations. Any questions you may have will get quick responses. thanks! 8-A1 Flexible and Static Budgets Burton Transportation Company's general manager reports quarterly to the company president on the firm's operating performance. The company uses a budget

What % of the portfolio should be invested in treasury bills?

You are considering investing $1,000 in a complete portfolio. The complete portfolio is composed of treasury bills that pay 5% and a risky portfolio, P, constructed with 2 risky securities X and Y. The weight of X and Y in portfolio, P, are 60% and 40% respectively. X has an expected rate of return of 14% and Y has an expecte

Manufacturing Methods

Candice Company has decided to introduce a new product. The new product can be manufactured by either a capital intensive method or labor intensive method. The manufacturing method will not affect the quality of the product. The estimated manufacturing costs by the two methods are as follows. Capital Intensive Labor In

Advantages, disadvantages of Cost Centre managers or Profit Centre managers

Your Company operates in 25 countries around the world and have diverse products, service and business portfolio. Your are looking at ways to maximise profits for your company as a whole and as such, you are investigating different ways to measure the performance of individual managers who each have responsibility for one part

Captial Structure

Santos, Inc. currently has no debt and 30,000 shares outstanding. Current share price is $12. Management projects that EBIT is $36,000 if the economic condition is normal (the probability is 0.5), $45,000 if the economy is strong (probability 20%), and $27,000 if a recession occurs (probability 30%). Santos is considering

The following events occurred for Favata Company:

The following events occurred for Favata Company: a. Received $20,000 cash by organizers and issued stock to them. b. Borrowed $6,000 cash from a bank. c. Purchased land for $12,000; paid $1,000 in cash and signed a note for the balance. d. Loaned $300 to an employee who signed a note. e. Purchased $8,000 of equipment, payi

Quantitative Reasoning

1. a.Sales in 2000 were 125 million; sales in 2005 were 275. What is the "percent of sales" in 2005 as compared to 2000? b.What is the percent increase of sales from 2000 to 2005. c.What would 2005 sales have to be to make the percent change 150%? 2. a.Using the CPI factors find the "real" sales (in mil

Manufacturing overhead cost

Level of Activity January-Low April High Number of units produced $12,000.00 $15,000.00 Cost of goods manufactured $250,000.00 $300,000.00 Work in process inventory, beginning $5,000.00 $16,000.00 Work in process inventory, ending $6,000.00 $9,000.00 Direct materials cost per unit $4.00 $4.0

The Huffman Corp: Change in Income

Please help with the following accounting problem. The Huffman Corporation manufactures a single product with the following full unit costs at a volume of 2,000 units: Direct materials $ 400 Direct labor $ 160 Manufacturing overhead (30% variable) $ 300 Selling expenses (50% variable) $ 150 Administrative expenses (10

Shateria of Zurich: Compute Net Operating Income & Others

Shateria of Zurich, Switzerland, has just introduced a new fashion watch for which the company is trying to find an optimal selling price. Marketing studies suggest that the company can increase sales by 5,000 units for each SFr2 per unit reduction in the selling price. (SFr2 denotes 2 Swiss francs.) The company's present sellin

E-mail to Manager

Hi, Can someone review the below e-mail and make any suggestions/comments on how to improve the flow of the e-mail? Thanks. Hi Darren, I've been working on the Related Party Reconciliation and I am still continuing to understand and learn about the activity that is posted to this account for the off balance sheet pools.