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Mutual fund

Check out a couple of mutual fund companies (e.g., and analyze what types of funds and services they offer. What is the best mutual fund and which is the best mutual fund company? Explain (8-10 sentences).

Element Cost Classification

Given the following cost elements, determine the total percentage in each of the four major quality cost categories. Please show each cost element's cost classification. Cost Element Amount ($) Incoming test and inspection 7,500 Scrap 35,000 Quality Training 0 Inspection 25,000 Test

Compute the Arithmetic Annual Rate of Return

During the past five years you owned two stocks that had the following annual rates of return: Year Stock A Stock B 1 0.18 0.09 2 0.6 0.04 3 -0.15 -0.11 4 -0.01 0.04 5 0.11 0.05 a) compute the arithmetic annual rate of return for each stock. Which stock is most desirable by this measure? b) Compute th

Corporate finance

Darlene wishes to accumulate $50,000 by the end of 10 years by making Equal annual end-of-the year deposits over the next 10 years. If Darlene Can earn 5 percent on her investments, how much must she deposit at the end of each year? a. $3,975 b. $6,475 c. $5,000 d. $4,513 A corporation is considering expanding operat

Estimating an Affordable Mortgage and Monthly Payment

Estimate the affordable monthly mortgage payment, the affordable mortgage amount, and the affordable home purchase price for the following situation: Monthly gross income $2,950 Down payment to be made- 15% of purchase price Other debt(monthly payment) $160 Monthly estimate for property taxes and insurance $210 30 year loan

Comparing buying alternatives

Tammy is considering the purchase of a home entertainment center. The product attributes she plans to consider and the weights she gives to them are as follows: Portability .1 Sound projection .6 Warranty .3 Tammy related the brands as follows: Portability Sound Projection Warranty Brand A 6

Advanced Financial Planning Discussion Question

I have to answer these questions below in 350 words. I have been reading the chapter and don't fully understand these questions: Discuss the four types of ratios used in balance sheet analysis and the importance of each? Discuss different ways a financial manager can determine his/her future financing needs. Include ways

Utility and Risk aversion

In Problem 3-28, you helped the medical professionals analyze their decision using expected monetary value as the decision criterion. This group has also assessed their utility for money: U(-$45,000) = 0, U(-$40,000) = 0.1, U(-$5,000) = 0.7, U($0) = 0.9, U($95,000) = 0.99, and U($100,000) = 1. Use expected utility as the decisio

Depreciation Change of Net Income and Cash Flow

Reported $9,000 of sales, $6,000 of operating costs other than depreciation, and $1,500 of depreciation. The firm had no amortization charges, it had issued $4,000 of bonds that carry a 7% interest rate, and its federal-plus-state income tax rate was 40%. 2006 data are expected to remain unchanged except for one item, depreciati


How important has cash generation been for your current company or a prior employer? How is cash generation different from the concept of profit and loss (P&L) in accounting? Provide an example of how a company manages cash flow. Analyze the response of at least one colleague by comparing cash generation techniques at your compa

Alternative Minimum Tax & Property Transactions

Question 11 Steve purchased his home for $500,000. As a sole proprietor, he operates a certified public accounting practice in his home. For this business, he uses one room exclusively and regularly as a home office. In Year 1, $3,042 of depreciation expense on the home office was deducted on his income tax return. In Year

The Investment setting

Please help with the following problem. You own stock in the Gentry Company, and you read in the financial press that a recent bond offering has raised the firm's debt/equity ratio from 35 percent to 55 percent. Discuss the effect of this change on the variability of the firm's net income stream, other factors being constant

Explain methods of narrow the confidence interval

You are a data analyst with TeckWorld, a multinational company dealing in hardware and software products. The VP of the company has asked you to obtain forecasts of next year's inflation rate from 30 economists. Based on their forecasts you have calculated a confidence interval of 1.8 percent to 4.5 percent. The VP wants to know


The gasoline service stations in Rochester, New York convinced the City Council to ban signs displaying gasoline prices. Why would they want to do this? What effect do you think this law had on gasoline prices? Why?

Risk and return simulation memo

I need help on how to approach this assignment. i have to write a memo after completing the simulation. Risk and Return Tradeoff Memo a. Complete the Constructing and Managing a Portfolio simulation b. Describe the risk-return tradeoff and the relationship between investment strategy and investment performance. c

BETA Calculation for a Stock Portfolio

My portfolio is invested equally in five stocks (that is, each stock in the portfolio has a weight of 0.20) and has a required return of 9.4%. The risk-free rate is 5% and the market risk premium is 4%. What is the portfolio beta? Assume the my portfolio is on the SML. Choose 1 of the following: A. 0.950 B. 1.400 C. 0.800

Risk and Return Analysis

I have to analyze two securities, a stock and a bond: General Electric (GE) and the selected bond is Santa Rosa, California Wastewater Series A. For each security, I need to answer the following questions and support it with mathematical calculations. (at least 600 words). Investment Portfolio Project: Risk/Return analysis

Bledsoe Multual Funds: 401k, Money Market Funds

A job at S&S Air You recently graduated from college, and your job search led you to S&S Air. Because you felt the company's business was taking off, you accepted a job offer. The first day on the job, while you were finishing your employment paperwork, Chris Guthrie, who works in finance, stops by to inform you about the

College tution calculation questions

1. I am considering going to graduate school in 3 years. Current estimated cost is $32,000 per year. Those costs are expected to grow each year at the rate of inflation (3.2% per year). I intend to enter a two-year program. My first year tuition bill is due at the end of three years (for the first year of school) and my second t

Investment Payment Calculations

I have attached 12 questions with answers. I would like to know how to solve each problem step-by-step. Please put solutions in the simplest form. Thank you! (note: a work document is also attached with these problems). 1. Last national bank offers a CD paying 7% interest (compounded annually). If you invest $1,000 how m

Application of financial concepts into personal and professional life

Based on your readings,discussions, analyze and discuss the key points of this class and how you plan to incorporate these key points into your personal and professional life. 1. constructing an investment portfolio 2. Financial ratios/ risk factor (alpha or beta) 3. portofio Diversification 4. Risk and return trad

Mutual benefit of hedge Transaction in reseller of heating oil

Suppose in six months' time the cost of a gallon of heating oil will either be $0.90 or $1.10. The current price is $1.00 per gallon. Questions: a) What are the risks faced by a reseller of heating oil that has a large inventory on hand? what are the risks faced by a large user of heating oil with a very small inventory?

General Electric/relative performance analysis

General Electric : Relative performance analysis 1. the five-year average return. 2. Determine the average five-year average return in your industry 3. Identify three additional stocks in each industry and determine their five year average return. 4. Compare your selected security performance to those in the


Suppose that you wish to save for your child's college education by opening up an educational IRA. You plan to deposit $100 per month into the IRA for the next 18 years. Assume that you will be able to earn 10%, compounded monthly, on your investment. How much will you have accumulated at the end of 18 years? a. $21,600 b. $54


Siebling Manufacturing Company's common stock has a beta of .8. If the expected risk-free return is 7% and the market offers a premium of 8% over the risk-free rate, what is the expected return on Siebling's common stock? a. 7.8% b. 13.4% c. 14.4% d. 8.7%

Finance: Which is true about a bond?

Which of the following statements is true? a. A bond that has a rating of AA is considered to be a junk bond. b. A bond will sell at a premium if the prevailing required rate of return is less than the bond's coupon rate. c. A zero coupon is a bond that is secured by a lien on real property. d. The legal document that desc

Senbet Ventures - Sales Volume

Senbet Ventures is considering starting a new company to produce stereos. The sales price would be set at 1.5 times the variable cost per unit; the VC/unit is estimated to be $2.50; and fixed costs are estimated at $120,000. What sales volume would be required in order to break even, i.e., to have an EBIT of zero for the stereo

Short-term Performance Forecast and Employee Stock Options

2. What is the benefit of a short-term performance forecast? How might a manager combine the benefits of both short-term and long-term performance forecasts to develop a more accurate value forecast? 6. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Enterprise DCF, Economic Profit, and Multiples approaches to estimating conti

This company pays a perpetual annual dividend of 2.5% of its par value.

1) This company pays a perpetual annual dividend of 2.5% of its par value. Par value is $100 per share. If investors require rate of return on this stock is 15%, what is the value of per share? 2) your company is considering an investment in a project which would require an initial outlay of $300,000 and produce expected