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### What are some risk management techniques?

What are some risk management techniques? How would you use portfolio management to assess the risk and return of an investment? Predict how the results would be different based on different risk preferences? What is a sensitivity analysis? What is a scenario analysis? How would you apply each one to a potential investment op

### This addresses price analysis based on channel & venue.

As a growing number of producers pursue multichannel distribution, they could probably learn some lessons from the masters at the game- the big soda companies. Think of all the places in your community where you can purchase a Coke or a Pepsi. How is the soda promoted differently through each channel? How does the price chang

### Determining the initial deposit amount

A trader buys 200 shares of a stock on margin. The price of the stock is \$20. The initial margin is 60% and the maintenance margin is 30%. How much money does the trader have to provide initially? What share price is there a margin call?

### Yield Curve

I have 2 questions I need help with: 1. Should a yield curve influence a borrower's preferred maturity of a loan? 2. Should there be a global Central Bank?

### One-Price vs. Flexible-Price Policies

What is the difference between one-price and flexible-price policies? Which would be the most appropriate for a hardware store?

### Standard Deviation

I need help with the following: Suppose that the expected return on the market is 12% and the risk free rate is 7%. The standard deviation of the return on the market is 15%. One investor creates a portfolio on the efficient frontier with an expected return of 10% and another creates a portfolio on the efficient frontier with

### Financial Analysis

Please give a brief definition and implication of portfolio theory, and then argue both sides of portfolio theory, both limits and benefits. Question: Critically assess the implications of the Portfolio Theory, discuss the benefits and limitations, citing the key scholars in the area.

### Taxation of Mutual Fund Transactions

Investor buys 100 shares in a mutual fund on January 1 2009 for \$50 each the fund earns dividends \$ 2 and \$ 3 per share during the 2009 and 2010. These are reinvested in the fund. Its capital gains in 2009 and 2010. These are the reinvested in the fund. Its capital gains in 2009 and 2010 are \$5 per share respectively. The invest

### Issues Related to Amortization

1) What kind of costs do not qualify for 15-year amortization? 2) How much of start-up cost and organization expense can be deducted in the first year of operation? What is the amortization period for the rest of the costs?

Please help answer the following questions. - Why do firms purchase other corporations? - Do firms pay too much for the acquired corporation? - Why do so many acquisitions result in shareholder losses?

### Corporate Finance - Junk Bonds

A) Would you still think investing in junk bonds from a new company with a lot of potential is without a doubt a bad idea?. Thoughts? B) There is a reason why these types of bonds exist and there is a reason why people invest in them. However, before jumping in one needs to decide what all of the implications can be, what the

### Comprehensive Financial Analysis - Pfizer Inc.

What conclusions would one come to regarding the organization's performance over the last five years in terms of liquidity, activity, leverage, profitability and market value ratios? How does the organization's performance compare with its industry peers for this same time period?

### Financial institutions are subject to regulations to ensure that they do not take excessive risk and can safely facilitate the flow of funds through financial markets

1. Financial institutions are subject to regulations to ensure that they do not take excessive risk and can safely facilitate the flow of funds through financial markets. Nevertheless, during the credit crisis, individuals were concerned about using financial institutions to facilitate their financial transactions. Why do you th

### Corperate Finance: Cost of Capital Calculations

I need some help getting started with the following: A) How does the cost of capital calculations impact on investment decisions? B) While most financial professionals are very comfortable with the textbook calculation, there are a few gray areas worthy of note because of their potential impact on capital budgeting decisio

### Math of Finance Monthly Payments

You find a small business loan in the amount of 50,000 is the amount you need to purchase the restaurant location. After researching banks to find the best interest rate, you find that the best interest rate of 9% intersest that compounds monthly for seven years. 1. What is the monthly payment for this loan? Show the formula

### Corporate Finance to Pay for Taxes

A) How would not having to pay taxes impact our future cash flows? Would the depreciation tax shield offset the actual tax cost? How would this impact a project's Net Profit Value (NPV)? B) In what ways do operating risk and financial risk impact the required return (cost of capital) of a potential project?

### Non spontaneous financial requirements

Suppose a firm makes the policy changes listed below. If a change means that external, nonspontaneous financial requirements (AFN) will increase, indicate this by a (+); indicate a decrease by a (?); and indicate no effect or an indeterminate effect by a (0). Think in terms of the immediate, short-run effect on funds requirement

### Fraud Risks at Kodak

Analyze the risk of financial fraud at Kodak and how it is most likely to be committed.

### Nature's Touch Performance Report

Please find the attached performance report and write a two to three paragraph analyzing the report. Need to explain: Actual vs budget Variable cost Division profit Contribution margin Nature's Touch Performance Report For the Month of July 2012 Half Year Budgeted Half Year Actual Actual vs

### copayments and deductibles

How do copayments and deductibles reduce risk?

### flat system; health care management

Who bears the risk under a flat system and why?

### Collect data and create a data table.

Your specific assignment for this week is to select a type of quantitative data to collect from your own life. Some examples of data to collect could be: - The number of people you see at your work place each half day. - The number of phone calls you get in each morning and in each afternoon. - Any other numeric type of data

### Current Price of Stock

If XYZ Company has a growth rate of 4%, a required rate of return (rs) of 11.5%, a most recent dividend paid of \$5.00, a beta of 1.25 and the risk free rate of return is 3%, what is the current price of XYZ stock?

### Preferred Stock

I need help with this question: XYZ Corporation issued common stock that had a required rate of return of 12%, the stock's beta is 1.75, the next dividend is expected to be \$2.50 and the risk free rate of return is 5%. XYZ Corporation also issued preferred stock that has a stated dividend of 10% of par. Preferred stock of thi

### Risk Management Planning

Management must balance performance goals and associated risks. By having a plan, management can be better prepared for dealing with risks when they occur. However, not all strategies may be effective or proceed as planned when dealing with uncertainty. (1) Considering your professional experience or a recent event, can you

Suppose you wanted to hedge a \$400 million bond portfolio with a duration of 4.3 years using 10- year Treasury note futures with a duration of 6.7 years, a futures price of 102, and 3 months to expiration. The multiplier on Treasury note futures is \$100,000. How many contracts do you buy or sell?

### Using High-Low Methods to Identify Fixed and Viable Cost

A) Use the high-low method to identify the fixed and viable cost components for both production costs and selling and administrative costs. B) The company estimates that production and sales in 2008 will be 1,500 units. Based on this estimate, forecast income before taxes for 2008.

### Corporate Finance and Variability in Short-Term Rates

When we look at the differences as to why short term loan rates may vary, we cannot overlook 'Discount Rate' loans. These loans require the payment of interest in advance. For these types of loans, would the interest rate be higher than if the interest was paid in arrears (at the end of the loan term)? Why?

### Accumulated Value Contribution Plan

What is the accumulated value of a \$1,000 contribution to a qualified defined contribution plan under each of the circumstances described in the table below? Tax Rate(%) Before-tax rate of return (%) Investment period 10 8 5 years 30

### Finance: Universal Life Policy Table

The following table provides information about a universal life policy. Fill in the Table Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Cash value at beginning of year \$10,000 Premium payments made at beginning of year 1,000 1,000 1,000 Mortality cos