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Risk-neutral probability

At time 0.5, the price of $1 par of a zero maturing at time 1 will be either $0.96 or $0.98. The risk-neutral probability of the each outcome is 50%. The current price of $1 par of a zero maturing at time 0.5 is 0.97. Time 0 Time 0.5 1 Zero maturing at time 0.5 0.97 0.96 Zero maturing at time 1 ? 1 0.

Adjusting and closing entries.

The following trial balance was taken from the books of Fisk Corporation on December 31, 2007. Account Debit Credit Cash $ 12,000 Accounts Receivable 40,000 Note Receivable 7,000 Allowance for Doubtful Accounts $ 1,800 Merchandise Inventory 44,000 Prepaid Insurance 4,800 Furniture and Equipment 125,000


Taylor Flowers' bank statement shows a balance of $135.42 and a service charge of $8.00. The account register shows deposits of $112.88 and $235.45 that do not appear on the statement. The register shows outstanding checks in the amounts of $17.42 and $67.90 and two cleared checks recorded in the account register as $145.69 an

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion: Discuss and analyze.

You have administered a standardized test of manual dexterity to two groups of 10 semi skilled workers. One of these two groups of workers will be employed by you to work in a warehouse with many fragile items. The higher the manual dexterity of a worker the less likelihood that worker will break significant inventory. Becaus

Probability Theory: Examples with coins, dice and 52 cards.

1. Suppose you have 2 nickels, 3 dimes, and 8 quarters in your pocket. If you draw a coin randomly from your pocket, what is the probability that a. You will draw a dime? b. You will draw a nickel? c. You will draw a quarter? 2. You are rolling a pair of dice, one red and one green. What is the probability of

Determining Riskier Security: Statistical Analysis

Security A has an expected rate of return of 6%, a standard deviation of returns of 30%, a correlation coefficient with the market of -0.25, and a beta coefficient of -0.5. Security B has an expected return of 11%, a standard deviation of returns of 10%, a correlation with the market of 0.75, and a beta coefficient of 0.5.

Trasfer Price

Better home products Canadian operations are organized into two divisions: west and east. west division sells a component that could be used by east division in making one of the company's principal products. east division has obtained three price quotations from external suppliers for the component: $154, $138, and $143. examin

Make Or Buy Decision

Problem 13-19 Make or Buy Decision [LO3] Bronson Company manufactures a variety of ballpoint pens. The company has just received an offer from an outside supplier to provide the ink cartridge for the company's Zippo pen line, at a price of $0.63 per dozen cartridges. The company is interested in this offer, since its own prod

Mt. Sinai Hospital: Quantitative Analysis for Management

Mt. Sinai Hospital in New Orleans is a large, private 600 bed facility, complete with labratories, operating rooms, and x-ray equipment. Mt. Sinai's administration has decided to make a 90-bed addition on a portion of adjacent land currently used for staff parking. The administrators feel that the labs, operating rooms, and x-ra

Discrete Probability Distributions for Tamiami shearing, and Nokia cell phones

Discrete Probability Distributions A Tamiami shearing machine is producing 10 percent defective pieces, which is abnormally high. The quality control engineer has been checking the output by almost continuous sampling since the abnormal condition began. What is the probability that in a sample of 10 pieces: a. Exactly 5 w

Retirement investment

Investments for Retirement Years Taking into account the value of money over time, discuss an investment one might make for his/her retirement years and the pros and cons of this investment.

The Internet Effect on Business

The Internet Effect on Business Discuss how the Internet has changed the face of doing business today. What are the positive effects of the Internet on business? What are the negative effects of the Internet on business? Please Reference your source(s).

Risk Free Real Rate of Return

What is the risk free real rate of return? 1) You read in the Wall Street Journal that 30 day U.S. treasury bills are currently yielding 8%. Your brother in law, a broker, and a broker at Kyoto Securities, has given you the following estimates of current interest rate premiums: Inflation premium = 5.0% Liquidity premium

Accounting : Overhead Costing

There are 2 types of storage cabinets, type A and B. The manufacturer applies overhead on all units at rate of $80 per machine hour. Production info is this: Type A Type B Anticipated volume (units) 8,000 15,000 Direct material cost

Balancing sheets

The following information is available for Small Corporation's first year of operations: Payment for merchandise purchases $250,000 Ending merchandise inventory 110,000 Accounts payable (balance at end of year) 60,000 Collections from cust

Quality control costs

How would one find quality control costs under two different product costing systems? If Quality control costs were at 14.5% Monthly direct labor costs were $27,500 And we had ABC information like: Activity Cost Pool Cost Driver Pool Rates Quantity of Driver Incoming Inspection Type of material $11.50 per

2 finance questions

I need help on two basic/intermediate finance questions. For computation, please use Excel or Word. I'm not very good with math, so if you use Word, please show step by step on how you obtained the answers. Thanks. 1. Project Evaluation. The following table presents sales forecasts for Golden Gelt Giftware. The unit price is

Earnings per share (EPS) calculation.

Canada Bank has $60,000 of 16% (annual interest) bonds outstanding, 1,500 shares of preferred stock paying an annual dividend of $5 per share, and 4,000 shares of common stock outstanding. Assuming a 40% tax rate, compute earnings per share for levels of $24,600, $30,600,and $35,000. I am having a hard time with this and ne

Comparing Account Types

1) You have $10,000.00 to invest. Pick a bank, any bank,(Bank of America, USAA,Wamu, Wells Fargo, ect.) and investigate the details of the mentioned four account types they have. Explain how the various account are set up and what you do and don't get. Do not assume the reader of your paper knows everything about checking, savin

Statistics Problem

5. The city council of Pine Bluffs is considering increasing the number of police in an effort to reduce crime. Before making a final decision, the council asks the chief of police to survey other cities of similar size to determine the relationship between the number of police and the number of crimes reported. The chief gat

Herfindahl-Hirschman Index Problem

These top firms in industry A have market shares of 30, 25, 10 and 5% respectively. The top four firms in industry B have market shares of 15, 12, 8 and 4 % respectively. To find the four firm concentration ratio, you will add the market shares of the four largest firms in each industry. For Industry A: 30% + 25%

Company's margin, turnover and return on investment

Blackstone company Statements of financial position Beginning balance ending balance Assets Cash 130,000 170,000 Accounts receivable 100,000 130,000 Plant and equipment (net) 180,000 150,000 Investment in balsam co. 50,000 60,0000 Goodwill 120,000 120,000 Total assets $580,000

Accounting : Payback Period

Carr Company is considering two capital investment proposals. Estimates regarding eac project are provide below: Project Soup Project Nuts Initial investment $400,000 $600,000 Annual Net Income 20,000 42,000 Net annual cash inflow

Accounting : Cost of Materials

Debbie Co. manufactures a product requiring two pounds of direct material. During 2007 Debbie purchases 24,000 pounds of material for $74,400 when the standard price per pound is $3.00. During 2007, Debbie uses 22,000 pounds to make 12,000 products. The standard direct material cost per unit of finished product is :

Profit/loss equation

Compute the following: A company grosses $100 million per year and shows a 12 percent profit. It hires a security director, a security staff, and security equipment, which costs the company $2 million per year but reduces its losses, or "shrinkage," from 9 percent to 5 percent of the gross. How much money is the company

Total Profit for Loebuck Grocery Milk Sales

The Loebuck grocery sells milk. The grocer orders milk from a local farmer fro $13 per case and sells for $16 per case. Unsold cases are disposed for $1.5 per case, and each case of shortage causes $3.7 loss of profit. If the demand is 500 cases, and grocer orders 490 cases. The total profit of this order is $________________

Market Share and Concentration Ratio

These top firms in industry C have market shares of 30, 25, 10 and 5% respectively. The top four firms in industry D have market shares of 15, 12, 8 and 4 % respectively. Calculate the four firm concentration ratios for the two industries. Which industry is more concentrated?

Monthly Income and Expenses

A.Select the first three letters of your last name. Each letter has a numerical place value in the alphabet; for example D is 4, L is 12 and Z is 26. Add the three place values together; for example Wallace would yield WAL which is 23+1+12 = 36. Show your work. D=4 R=18 E=5 Drewes would yield DRE which is 4+18+5=

Investing and Interest

After a protracted legal case, Joe won a settlement that will pay him $11,000 each year for the next ten years. If the market interest rates are currently 5%, exactly how much should the court invest today, assuming end of year payments, so there will be nothing left in the account after the final payment is made? Mary just d

Accounting Problem

Problem 1 Presented below are various receivable transactions entered into by Brewer Tool Company. Indicate whether the receivables are reported as accounts receivable, notes receivable, or other receivables on the balance sheet. a. Loaned a company officer $4,000 ______________ b. Accepted a $2,000 promissory note from a