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Arbitrage and Financial Decision Making

6. Suppose the risk-free interest rate is 4%.

a. Having $200 today is equivalent to having what amount in one year?

b. Having $200 in one year is equivalent to having what amount today?

c. Which would you prefer, $200 today or $200 in one year? Does your answer depend on when you need the money? Why or why not?

8. Your firm has a risk free investment opportunity where it can invest $160,000 today and receive $170,000 in one year. For what level of interest rates is this project attractive?

12. Suppose Bank One offers a risk-free interest rate of 5.5% on both savings and loans, and Bank Enn offers a risk-free interest rate of 6% on both savings and loans.

a. What abitrage opportunity is available?

b. Which bank would experience a surge in the demand for loans? Which bank would receive a surge in deposits?

c. What would you expect to happen to the interest rates the two banks are offering?

15. The promised cash flow of 3 securites are listed below. If the cash flows are risk-free, and the risk-free interest rare is 5%, determine the no-arbitrage price of each security before the first cash flow is paid.

Security Cash Flow Today($) Cash Flow in 1 Year ($)

A 500 500

B 0 1000

C 1000 0

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6. We have,
Risk free interest rate=4%
(a) PV=$200
Time to maturity=1 year

(b) FV=$200
Time to maturity=1 year

(c) I would prefer $200 today. It depends on the time value of money. The value of the money increase ...

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