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# Derivatives

### Financing Options for a Truck Purchase

7. (TCO C) Greg has negotiated a \$20,000 price on a new pick-up truck. The manufacturer is offering a \$1,500 rebate or 3.9 percent, three-year financing. Greg is also able to get 7 percent, three-year financing at his credit union. If Greg plans to finance \$18,000 over three years, should he take the rebate or the 3.9 percent fi

### Binomial Model for Put Options

A stock is worth \$40 today. In the next six months it may increase to \$46 or decrease to \$35. The risk-free rate of interest is 4% per year. Use the binomial model to determine the price of a put option with a strike price of \$40 and an expiration date in six months. Please show your work and choose from the answer choices below

### Compare and Contrast - Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Linux

Compare the following: Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Linux.

### Financial Analysis: Lottery Winner

You have won the lottery! The lottery bureau is giving you two options. Choice A pays \$1,000,000 immediately. Choice B pays \$1,750,000 at the end of 5 years. Using a discount rate of 5%, based on present values, which option do you choose? Using the same discount rate of 5%, based on future values, which do you choose? Which

### Portfolio optimization

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework, management considers how individual risks interrelate. portfolio risk management has the benefit that reduces the cost of capital by managing portfolio risk rather than individual project risks. What is portfolio optimization? Explain

### The Bernard Madoff Case Research

MADOFF RESEARCH Frauds are reported in local and national newspapers on an almost daily basis. Recently, we have heard much about the fraud committed by Bernard Madoff. Analyze his Fraud. Your discussion should: 1) Describe and analyze how the fraud was executed; 2) Identify and briefly discuss the role of t

### Market entry options

Candertel, an upscale manufacturer of lamps and lampshades in America, has decided to "go global." Top management is having trouble deciding how to develop the market. What are some entry options for the firm?

### THE EXCELLENT CONSULTING GROUP (C)

COMMUNICATION FROM ART: Onward to the next project: Outputs of Palm, Inc. As I indicated before, this is a follow-up using the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model. We need to analyze how Palm, Inc., has been doing in terms of its performance, how it stacks up against its goals. And we need to do this at three levels: the overa

### Stocks and Options

Which is correct? If a market is weak-form efficient, this implies that all public information is rapidly incorporated into market prices. If a market is strong-form efficient, this implies that the returns on a firms's bonds and stocks should be identical. If your uncle earned a return higher than the overall stock mar

### Long Term Financing Options for Bertin, Inc.

Year-end 2007, total assets for Bertin Inc. were \$1.2 million and accounts payable were \$375,000. Sales, which in 2007 were \$2.5 million, are expected to increase by 25% in 2008. Total assets and accounts payable are proportional to sales, and that relationship will be maintained. Bertin typically uses no current liabilities oth

### Evaluating Automobile Financing Options

The price would be \$18,239. You would pay \$2,000 now and the rest monthly on a four year loan. The automobile dealership in offering a sales promotion where either a. you will receive a \$1,000 rebate check right now and the annual interest rate on the loan will be 11.9% or b. the annual interest rate on the loan will be 1.9% but

### Comparing Short-Term Financing Options for the Kellogg Company

Kellogg Company, the breakfast food people, manufactures its products in 20 countries and distributes them in more than 150 countries. Not too long ago, Kellogg was considering three short-term borrowing alternatives: 1. 90-day commercial paper at a 6.50% discount rate 2. Commercial bank loan with three interest rate alterna

### Describe the three high-speed Internet connection options for homeowners

Describe the three high-speed Internet connection options for homeowners.

### Convertibles, Warrants and Derivatives of Bonds

A convertible bond is currently selling for \$1335. It is convertible into 20 shares of common which presently sell for \$56 per share. What is the conversion premium? A convertible bond is currently selling for \$945. It is convertible into 15 shares of common which presently sell for \$57 per share. What is the conversion premi

### Entry into Local Manufacturing for McGrew Company

The McGrew Company, a manufacturer of peanut combines, has for years sold a substantial number of machines in Brazil. However, a Brazilian firm has begun to manufacture them, and McGrew's local distributor has told Jim Allen, the president, that if McGrew expects to maintain its share of the market, it will also have to manufac

### Avery Inc: Problem, Objectives, Rank Options and Factors

59. Avery, Inc., is a wholesale distributor supplying a wide range of moderately priced sporting equipment to large chain stores. About 60 percent of Avery's products are purchased from other companies, and the remainders of the products are manufactured by Avery. The company has a plastics department that is currently manufact

### Your company is facing three options for expansion...

I need help with this: Select a Virtual Organization using the student website. Assume your organization is privately held, wants to expand operations, and is faced with three options for expansion: This is the organization being used for this: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/cist/vop/Business/Kudler/KudlerHome002.

### Calculate the costs of each option, then discuss other factors

Tradeoff Analysis paper: calculate the costs of each option, then discuss other factors that are relevant for an FM deciding on the presented options. You are a facilities manager. The Visitors Center roof, which is a 10,000-square foot building, must be replaced. The revenue loss per week for the facility being out of ope

### Effects of the Mortgage Meltdown

Hi, I need help understanding what the effects the housing crash in the USA had on: - money - financial markets - financial institutions - financial laws and regulations Please just don't leave one little sentence describing each one. Thanks. If you cite a source please link to it, thanks.

### Greenfield Investment

Having previously identified the location of its Greenfield investment, Acme, a multi-billion public MNE that is incorporated in the U.S., must next obtain external financing for its proposed overseas production facility. It has been estimated that the acquisition will cost \$500M and all funds will be secured in the U.S. Your jo

### Paper which summarizes and extends 'The Corporation' by Joel Baken.

Paper which summarizes and extends 'The Corporation' by Joel Baken. http://books.google.com/books?id=d3SOCcz2VQ8C&dq=The+Corporation+by+Joel+Bakan&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=ORtqS4S6IIbYtgOeu-2YBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CB4Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=&f=false

### Derivatives Market

Discuss why derivative markets are better suited to control some risks (commodity price changes, natural disasters) than other financial or insurance markets. For instance why did active derivative markets develop for catastrophe insurance and credit default swaps? Why might derivative markets prove ineffective? For example, wha

### Private and Public Debt: compare the two options for Howard Corporation

16. The Howard Corporation needs to raise \$1 million of debt on a 20-year issue. If it places the binds privately, the interest rate will be 11 percent, and \$25,000 in out-of-pocket costs will be incurred. For a public issue, the interest rate will be 10 percent, and the underwriting spread will be 5 percent. There will be \$75,

### Mutual Funds

Mutual funds have to offer many features as investment vehicles: 1. Describe the basic features of mutual funds, and note what they have to offer as in-vestment vehicles. 2. Explain the difference between actively and passively managed mutual funds. Which ones would you prefer? Please explain.

### Options to Financing a Business Expansion

A corporation is planning to expand the business and needs \$30,000,000. The company believes that a 12-year term loan can be negotiated with a bank at an annual rate of 10%. Alternatively, an investment banking firm has indicated that it is willing to underwrite a common stock issue for a spread of 5%. The corporation currently

### Financial management: comparing two investment options

You are comparing two investment options. Cost to invest in either option is the same today. Both options will provide you with \$20,000 of income. Option A pays five annual payments starting with \$8000 the first year followed by four annual payments of \$3000 each. Option B pays five annual payments of \$4000 each. Which of the st

### Corporate Risk: Measurement Techniques

What is a derivative? How are derivatives used in risk management? What are some of the challenges used in mitigating risk with derivatives?

### Options for the Target Corporation of a Tender Offer

When the management of the target corporation of a tender offer opposes the tender offer, it can a. petition the board of directors to adopt a resolution prohibiting sale by the shareholders to the entity who made the tender offer. b. petition the Securities and Exchange Commission to have the offer voided. c. exercise its

### Mediation of grievances in workplace

Is grievance mediation necessary in the workplace? Why or why not? What other options might be considered more effective, if any?