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Interest Rates and the Cost of Debt

Discuss credit card debt: high interest rates, delinquencies

I always find it amazing at how much money the credit card companies are able to make on the interest and fees. I look at the settlements that the credit card companies are able to do receiving only 40% of the balance. It shows how much they are able to make that they can afford to settle for a small percentage that is probabl

Forecasted Interest Rates with Premiums

Please help with the following problem and show all the work so that I may fully understand the concept of the problem. You have been asked to forecast interest rates for the next 5 years. You have been given the following estimates: The risk free rate is expected to have a 30% of being 2%, a 20% chance of being 1.5%, a 20

Solution to Sinking Fund and Amortization Problems

A company wishes to set up a sinking fund in an account that pays 4.3% interest compounded quarterly to repay a debt of $325,000 within 4 years explain to the company how much its payment should be pay off its debt along with how much interest will be accrued during 4 years ? An organization has a $50,000 loan that is to be a

Statements on Interest, Investment, and Contracts

1. Which of the following statements about interest rate and reinvestment rate risk is correct? a. Variable rate securities have a high degree of interest rate risk. b. Price risk occurs because fixed-rate debt securities lose value when interest rates rise, while reinvestment rate risk is the risk of earning less than e

Present Value Factors & Simple vs Compound Interest

1) Suppose you are trying to find the present value of two different cash flows using the same interest rate for each. One cash flow is $1,000 ten years from now, the other $800 seven years from now. Which of the following is true about the discount factors used in these valuations? a. The discount factor for the cash flow

Effective Annual Interest Rate Using Compound Interest

Your bank offers you a $100,000 line of credit with an interest rate of 2.5% per quarter. The loan agreement also requires that 4% of the unused portion of the credit line be deposited in a non-interest bearing account as a compensating balance. Your short-term investments are paying 1.25% per quarter. What is your effective

If the prime rate at the end of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th year turns out 6%, 6.5%, 7%, 7%, and 6.8%, respectively, what should be the effective interest payment (i.e. interest payment on $200 million loan plus net payment from interest rate swap contract) at the end of 2nd year?

As an assistant treasurer of a large corporation, your job is to look for ways your company can lock in its cost of borrowing in the financial market. The date is July 31. Your firm is taking out a loan of $200 million, with an annual interest rate of prime plus 5 percent and a maturity of 5 years. The current prime rate is 5

Continuous Compounding of an Initial Investment

4a) How much money must be invested today at 5% compounded continuously so that in 10 years it is worth $10000? 4b) How long will it take $X to triple at an interest rate of 8% compounded continuously?

Interest Rate and Bond Prices

As interest rates increase, bond prices generally: a. increase b. do not change, because they are fixed by contract c. do not change, because the prices are offsetting the rate increases d. decrease.

Interest received

You are offered the opportunity to buy a note for $10,000. The note is certain to pay $2000 at the end of each of the next 10 years. If you buy the note, what rate of interest will you receive on this investment (to nearest %) a. 15% b. 100% c. 20% d. 16% e. insufficient information to compute

Interest portion of mortgage payment

You have just taken out a 30 year, $120,000 mortgage on your new home. This mortgage is to be repaid in 360 equal monthly installments. If the stated (nominal) annual interest rate is 14.75 percent, what is the amount of the INTEREST portion of the FIRST monthly installment? a. $1,475 b. $1,472 c. $1,493 d. $17,700 e. insuf

Profit, Breakeven, and Margin

Please help in the attached type of questions. Kindly provide calculations to clarify. #1: Consider the following information about one of Sony's channels (and keep in mind that sales minus cost of goods sold results in $ gross margin): Sony's selling price (to its wholesalers) on a 42" television = $600. Sony's wholes

Interest Rate Parity: US & UK. In which would you borrow or lend?

Suppose the interest rate on 1-year loans in the United States is 3 percent while in the United Kingdom the interest rate is 5 percent. The spot exchange rate is $1.87/£ and the 1-year forward rate is $1.84/£. In what country would you choose to borrow? To lend? Can you profit from this situation?

Interest Rate Parity between the US and the UK

Suppose the interest rate on 1-year loans in the United States is 3 percent while in the United Kingdom the interest rate is 5 percent. The spot exchange rate is $1.87/£ and the 1-year forward rate is $1.84/£. In what country would you choose to borrow? To lend? Can you profit from this situation?

Calculating Interest Rates

Investors expect the inflation rate to be 7% next year, to fall to 5% during the following year, and then to remain at a rate of 3% thereafter. Assume that the real risk free rate, r*, will remain at 2% and that maturity risk premiums on Treasury securities rise from zero on very short term securities to a level of .2% for 1-ye

Debt-Holder's Contingent Claim

7. The Splitz Corporation borrowed $5 million with a promise to repay $5.5 million in one year. The corporation had 10 million shares outstanding worth $2 each at the time of the borrowing. Splitz earned $5 million during the year. What is the debt-holder's contingent claim; how much does the debt-holder receive; and how much do

Maturity

1. The Unzip Snap Company had net earnings of $127,000 this past year. Dividends were paid of $38,100 on the company's equity of $1,587,500. The estimated growth for Unzip is: (A) 2.4% (B) 5.6% (C) 7.2% (D) 16.8% 2. Which is closest to the value of a bond described in The Wall Street Journal as 12s 2006? The current year

Advertising Campaign

My advertising team has been given an ad campaign for a financial institution to introduce various financial schemes education for the public. You have been asked to put together a presentation for the financial institution to view before the ad campaign is implemented. I need to create a professional presentation that shows exa

Funding your Retirement Financial Question

Problem 1: Funding your retirement you plan to retire in exactly 20 years. Your goal is to create a fund that will allow you to receive $20,000 at the end of each year for the 30 years between retirement and death (a psychic told you would die exactly 30 years after you retire). You know that you will be able to earn 11%

Interest and the Time Value of Money

Deliverable Length: Power Point Presentation 8-10 slides Details: Your advertising team has been given an ad campaign for a financial institution to introduce various financial schemes education for the public. You have been asked to put together a presentation for the financial institution to view before the ad campaign is im

Expected interest rate

Assume that the real risk-free rate is 2% and that the maturity risk premium is zero. If the nominal rate of interest on 1-year bonds is 5% and that on comparable-risk 2-year bonds is 7%, what is the 1-year interest rate that is expected for Year 2?

Dynamic Sofa: Explain how Compensating Balances work in 3 scenarios

Compensating Balances. Suppose that Dynamic Sofa (a subsidiary of Dynamic Mattress) has a line of credit with a stated interest rate of 10 percent and a compensating balance of 25 percent. The compensating balance earns no interest. a. If the firm needs $10,000, how much will it need to borrow? b. Suppose that Dynamic's

Bad Debt Expense...

Can you help me get started with this assignment? A company reports the following: Allowance for doubtful accounts at 12/31/2003 $8,000 Credit sales during 2004 400,000 A/R written off during 2004 9,000 A review and aging of A/R in Jan 2005 has determined that

Interest Rates: Yield Curve

Suppose the current one-year interest rate is 6%. One year from now, you believe the economy will start to slow and the one-year interest rate fell to 2%. The one-year interest rate will then rise to 3% the following year, and continue to rise by 1% per year until it returns to 6%, where it will remain from then on. a. If you

Interest rate parity and Purchasing power parity: forward contract amount

1. Implication of IRP. Assume that interest rate parity exists. You expect that the one-year nominal interest rate in the U.S. is 7%, while the one-year nominal interest rate in Australia is 11%. The spot rate of the Australian dollar is $.60. You will need 10 million Australian dollars in one year. Today, you purchase a one-yea

Interest Rate on an auto loan

The president of a company is in the process of setting rates on 1 year CDs and on 4 year, fixed rate automobile loans. The automobile loans will be financed primarily by issuing 1 year CDs. The yield curve is presently upward sloping, suggesting that these fixed rate loans should be priced carefully. Based on the following info