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Annual rate of commercial paper sold at a discount

Commercial paper is usually sold at a discount. Corporation A has just sold an issue of 90-day commercial paper with a face value of $1 million. The firm has received initial proceeds of $978,000. (Note: assume a 365-day year).

a) What effective rate will the firm pay for financing with commercial paper, assuming that it is rolled over every 90 days throughout the year?

b) If a brokerage fee of $9,612 was paid from the initial proceeds to an investment banker for selling the issue, what effective rate will the firm pay, assuming that the paper is rolled over every 90 days throughout the year?

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Commercial paper is usually sold at a discount. Corporation A has just sold an issue of 90-day commercial paper with a face value of $1 million. The firm has received initial proceeds of $978,000. (Note: assume a 365-day year).

a) What effective rate will the firm pay for financing with commercial paper, assuming that it is rolled over every 90 days throughout the ...

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Response provides the steps to compute annual rate of commercial paper sold at a discount

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