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You own Stock in Lewis Striden

You own stock in the Lewis-Striden Drug Company. Suppose you had expected the following events to occur last month: a. The government would announce that real GNP had grown 1.2 percent during the previous quarter. The returns of Lewis-Striden are positively related to real GNP. b. The government would announce that inf

Finance: Fair Markets and Assessing Risk

An important aspect of the decision-making process is the consideration of risks associated with the options in an opportunity set. Measuring the risk of available options can drastically alter the decisions made by an organization's senior management team. Are markets like the NYSE, NASDAQ, and CME fair markets? Why? Why is

Stock: The Rago Corporation

The Rago Corporation had the following stock outstanding from 2009 through 2012: Preferred stock: $100 par value, 8 percent cumulative, 5,000 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding Common stock: $10 par value, 100,000 shares authorized, issued, and outstanding The company paid $30,000, $30,000, $94,000, and $130,000 in di

Great Depression and Moral Hazard

How an understanding of adverse selection and moral hazard can help us better understand financial crises. The greatest financial crisis faced by the United States was the Great Depression, from 1929 to 1933. Go to This site contains a brief discussion of the factors that led to the

Realignment, restructuring and lateral shift

Discuss the following terms related to structure and staffing: realignment, restructuring and lateral shift. Choose the term you believe to the most detrimental to the organization and staff. Why?

Finance: Sensitivity Analysis

You need to decide how to invest a graduation gift of $1000. The annual rate of return is given in the next table for each of the three different types of investments and three different states of the economy. Recession Stable Economy Expansion Investment A 2.5% 2.5%

Risk-Neutral Probability Models

Please see attached Show that the risk-neutral probabilities in the Cox-Ross-Rubinstein model are given by equations (6.15). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (See attached pages for relevant information from the textbook) 188 Chapter 6 is preferable to taking

Investment Questions.

Question 1 The primary role of organized security exchanges is to raise capital (money) for firms. Answer TRUE FALSE Question 2 In an "underwriting" the investment banker guarantees the firm selling the securities a specified amount. Answer TRUE FALSE T Question 3 In a "best

Explain the issue of related party transactions

Explain the issue of related party transactions not being arm's length transactions and the risk that transactions with related parties might not be valued at the same amount as they would be with an independent third party. Is it simply because the actual amount of the transaction would be higher with a third party?


After you answer each question you must also explain whether your answer affects corporations and individuals positively or negatively. Please number your answer to match each question number. GENERAL FRAUDULENT PRACTICES 1. What measures do you have in place to help your organization fight fraud? 2. How, if at all, does yo

Evaluating financial health of two banks

A security analyst calculates the following ratios for two banks. How should the analyst evaluate the financial health of the two banks? Bank A Bank B ROE 22% 24% ROA 2% 1.5% Equity Multiplier 11X

Finance: Carl's Custum Candles Capacity Requirements

See the attached file. 1) Carl's Custom Candles manufactures small batches of candles for local retail shops. Carl has established a relationship with 3 local shops, and needs to determine how many candle making machines to purchase. Details of the customers' order requirements are shown below. Analyze Carl's capacity require

Finance Question

Your great aunt Matilda put some money in an account for you on the day you were born. This account pays 8% interest per year. On your 21st birthday the account balance was $5,033.83. The amount of money that your great aunt Matilda originally put in the account is closest to: A. $1,200 B. $800 C. $600 D. $1,000

Principles of Knowing Your Customer

?What are the general principles of KYC (Knowing your customer)? ?Who should be verified, and what is meant by low risk and high risk when it comes to customers and products? Discuss at least three low risk and three high risk characteristics or types of each. ?When should it be done and how? Include the different data s

Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo Stock Comparison

See attached file. The CEO of your organization has asked your Learning Team to analyze the companies listed in Problem BYP13-4, of Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making. Resources: Problem BYP13-4 (Ch. 13) of Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making; and Section 4.2 (Ch. 4) of Communicat

Prepare forecasts of the income statement, balance sheet

See the attached file for additional data for Kodak. INCOME STATEMENT For Year Ended Dec. 31 (in million) 20x6 20x5 20x4 Net sales.............................................$13,234 $13,994 $14,089 Cost of good sold....................................8,670

How you would consider financial analysis

How you would consider financial analysis. What are some of the characteristics of income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement - from the perspective of the story told by each statement? How does accrual accounting come into play in statements? It is true that certain 'sets' of ratios tend to be used more by cre

Factor Models: Systematic Risk of the Stock

see attachment 3. Factor Models. Suppose a factor model is appropriate to describe the returns on a stock. The current expected return on the stock is 10.5 percent. Information about those factors is presented in the following chart: Factor ? Expected Value

Continuous Compounding, Forward Rate, Value of FRA

These questions are adapted from Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets, 7th ed., John C. Hull. Chapter 4 The 6-month, 12-month, 18-month, and 24-month zero rates are 3.00%, 3.50%, 4.00%, and 4.50% with semi-annual compounding. Q I: What are the rates with continuous compounding? Q2: What is the forward rate fo

Finance PV, FV, Nominal versus effective rate

a) Explain why the sign we use for present value or future value variables is important when we use Excel or a financial calculator to solve time value of money problems? Also explain how it work (i.e., tackle the "how" as well as "why). b) True or False - Nominal versus effective rates. Let's make sure we all understand th

Investment policy statement for the Franklin's retirement planning

Mr. Franklin is 35 years of age, is in excellent health, and pursues an active life style. He is married and his spouse is the same age and is in good health. Both Mr. and Mrs. Franklin are school teachers who earn about $60,000 per year. Both of them plan to retire at age 62. Each of them will receive pensions equal to 65%

Bonds Finance Annual Interest Income

There's a commercial bank is only answer I loan portfolio $100 million for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages with annual payments and who's only liabilities are single 90,000,000 1 yr certificate of deposit which gets reissued every year at the market rate of interest.  the 30 year mortgages have an average interest rate of 6% and C