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Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

Suppose you deposit $20,000 for 3 years at a rate of 8%.

The formula for calculating the amount of money returned for deposit money into a bank account or CD (Certificate of Deposit) is given by the following: a) Calculate the return (A) if the bank compounds annually (n = 1). b) Calculate the return (A) if the bank compounds quarterly (n = 4). Round your answer to the hundredth

Politics & "Interest Organizations'

What are interest organizations and what are their characteristics? How are they similar to political parties? How do they differ from political parties?

Demand Function and Compounding Interest

1. Find the total amount of money consumers are willing to spend to get q0 units of the a particular commodity given the demand function D(q): D(q) = (300 / 4q+3) dollars per unit : q0 = 10 2. When Sue turns 30 she begins making annual deposits of $2,000 into a bond fund that pays 8% annual interest compounded contin

Managerial Finance: Investments: earnings, preferred stocks, returns, interest

1-Publicly Announced Earnings Research indicates that 80% of a company's stock price reflects the present value of cash flows expected to occur at least five or more years into the future. If this is correct, then why is there so much emphasis on publicly announced current quarterly earnings results? 2-Who is Warren Buffett?

Finding Real Interest Rates

In early 1996, the short-term interest rate in France was 5.7 percent, and forecast French inflation was 2.8 percent. At the same time, the short-term German interest rate was 2.6 percent and forecast German inflation was 1.6 percent. What were the real interest rates in France and Germany? Why are they different?

Indifferent point of EBIT

(The following information relates to Questions 19 to 22) Firm X with a 40% tax rate is comparing two financing plans. Plan A involves 2,000 shares of common stock and $20,000 of debt. Plan B consists of 2,500 shares of common stock and $10,000 of debt. The annual interest rate is 5%. Presently, this company is all-equity

Retirement Plans: value of annuity

Use nominal rate 4.8% compounded monthly: (1) James and Jane retire with $500,000 in their retirement account. If they want that to last for 25 years, how much can they take out each month. (2) Nick and Nora are 30 and intend to retire at age 65; they are just starting a retirement plan. How much must they deposit each m

House purchase: compute settlement statement, amortization

What I believe to be irrelevant information: making $42, 000/yr; minimum of 10% down on actual selling price; home insurance $1000/yr & property taxes $3100/yr paid separately from loan; payments will start one month from the time of purchase; no points. What I believe to be relevant information: asking price $139, 000; 15% d

Carrying amount and interest expense of bonds

Prescott Corporation issued ten thousand $1,000 bonds on January 1, 2006. They have a ten-year term and pay interest semiannually. This is the partial bond amortization schedule for the bonds. Payment Cash Effective Decrease in Outstanding Interest Balance Balance 0 11,487,747 1 400,000 344,632 55,368 11,432

Effective and Nominal Interest

Very easy effective and nominal interest questions. I need full solutions for problems 4.6, 4.8, 4.11, 4.15, 4.19, 4.21, 4.30, 4.32, 4.37, 4.45, 4.54, 4.56. (See attached file for full problem description.) 4.6 For an interest rate of 12% per year compounded every 2 months, determine the nominal interest rate per (a) 4 m


1) You have just purchased a new warehouse. To finance the purchase, you've arranged for a 30-year mortgage loan for 80% of the $1 200 000 purchase price. The monthly payments on this loan will be $9 300. What is the APR on this loan? The EAR? 2) A local finance company quotes a 13 percent interest rate on one year loans. So

Capitalizing versus expensing interest for plant, property and equipment.

Case 7-1, Expensing Interest Now or Later is a scenario from Johnson and Johnson & Subsidiaries, Consolidated Statements of Earnings for 2001, 2000 and 1999. The first three questions relate to expensing and capitalizing interest , plus identifying it in the financial statements. The fourth question asks when capitalized int

In 2003, Betty invests $100,000 for a 25% partnership interest in an activity in which she is a material participant. The partnership reports losses of $300,000 in 2003 and $300,000 in 2004. Betty's share of the partnership's losses is $75,000 in 2003 and $75,000 in 2004.

In 2003, Betty invests $100,000 for a 25% partnership interest in an activity in which she is a material participant. The partnership reports losses of $300,000 in 2003 and $300,000 in 2004. Betty's share of the partnership's losses is $75,000 in 2003 and $75,000 in 2004. How much of the losses from the partnership can Betty

(Debt Securities) Presented below is an amortization schedule related to Kathy Baker Company's 5-year, $100,000 bond with a 7% interest rate and a 5% yield, purchased on December 31, 2004, for $108,660

Debt Securities - Presented below is an amortization schedule related to Kathy Baker Company's 5-year, $100,000 bond with a 7% interest rate and a 5% yield, purchased on December 31, 2004, for $108,660 Date Cash Received Interest Revenue Bond Premium Amortization Carrying Amount of Bonds 12/31/2004

Calculate interest rate faced by traders in gold futures per table

The following table shows gold futures prices for varying contract lengths. Gold is predominantly an investment good, not an industrial commodity. Investors hold gold because it diversifies their portfolios and because they hope its price will rise. They do not hold it for its convenience yield. Calculate the interest rate face

Two risk components of interest rate risk

What are the two risk components of interest rate risk? Relative to them, what are the implications of holding a bond to its duration versus holding the bond to maturity? (Be careful to explain the relation of Duration to Interest Rate Risk.)

Compounding Interest

If $3000 is invested at 9% interest per year compounded continuously, how long will it take to double the amount invested?

Annual interest

If $2,000 is invested at 7% annual interest compounded continuously, how much will accumulate in 2 years?


Please show how you get the answers 1. A $50 dollar computer program is on sale for $37.50. What is the percent decrease? 2. Peggy earns $10.68 per piece as a garment worker. What are her total wages if she had the following production rate? Monday 81, Tuesday 88, Wednesday 92, Thursday 93, and Friday 89. 3. Find the or

Computing Interest

On April 30th,2007, Empire Bank loaned $100,000 to a customer on a one year, 9% note: a) Compute the interest for the year ended December 31st, 2007 and 2008 for the customers note. b) How much in total would the customer pay the bank if he pays off the note early, say on November 30th, 2007

Purchase of a Bond with Semiannual Compounding Interest

You intend to purchase a 10-year, $1,000 face value bond that pays interest of $60 every 6 months. If your nominal annual required rate of return is 10 percent with semiannual compounding, how much should you be willing to pay for this bond?

Solve: Interest Rate Parity and Purchasing Power Parity

Please answer the following two problems: 1: Interest Rate Parity The current 90-day interest rate in the United States is 1 percent. The current 90-day interest rate in France is 2 percent. The current spot rate for the French franc (FF) is $0.18679/FF. If the interest rate parity (IRP) holds between the United States an

Financial statement completion

(See attached file for full problem description) Fill in the blanks on the financial statements provided. Then, calculate return on assets (ROA), total asset turnover, and book value per share (assume 50 million shares outstanding). All dollar figures are in thousands.

Stock valuation and required rate of return

7/1 Warr corporation just paid a dividend of $1.50 a share (i.e., D0 =$1.50). the dividend is expected to grow 5 percent a year for the next 3 years, and then 10 percent a year thereafter. What is the expected dividend per share for each of the next 5 years? 7/6 A stock is trading at $80.00 per share. The stock is expecte