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    Interest Rates in Establishing Commodity Prices

    19. The following prices are observed. Formulate an arbitrage strategy to profit from the situation. ? Wheat is $2.00 per bushel spot and $2.30 per bushel for 180-day futures. ? U.S. interest rate is 10.00% compounded daily. ? Storage cost in a bonded, insured warehouse is $0.10 per bushel (prepaid) for a 180-day

    Eurodollar futures

    Today is April 1, you know you will have to pay cash for goods worth $10 million that will be delivered on June 17. You will then sell those goods for a profit but won't receive payment until September 17. You know on June 17 you will have to borrow $10 million for three months. The current 3 month LIBOR is 6.25%. You think the

    Computing and Recording Bad Debt Expense

    Need help with the problem attached. During 2006, Wishbone Corporation had a total of $5,000,000 in sales, of which 80% were on credit. At year-end, the Accounts Receivable balance showed a total of $2,300,000, which had been aged as follows: Age Amount Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Choosing Strategies Maturing Debt

    A firm has debt maturing two years from now with face value $100 million. The firm can choose one of two strategies, the first offering a 60% chance of total payoff $120 million and a 40% chance of $105 million, either to come in two years. The second strategy offers a payoff in two years that is $160 million with 70% probabilit

    Line of Credit: Interest Rates and Compensating Balance

    My company has a line of credit with a stated interest rate of 10% and compensating balance of 25% and the compensating balance earns no interest. If my company needs $10,000, how much will I need to borrow? And if the bank offers to forget about the compensating balance requirement if my company pays interest at rate of 12%,

    Expansion, Break Even Analysis and Leverage

    Highland Cable Company is considering an expansion of its facilities. Its current income statement is as follows: Leverage and Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000,000 Less: Variable expense (50% of sales) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000,000 Fixed expense . . . . .

    Prime Rate, Discount Rate, Fed Funds Rate

    Please help with the following: 1.- The definition of Prime Rate, Discount Rate, Fed Funds Rate 2.- Which rate is controlled by the bank? 3.- Which rate is directly controlled by the fed? 4.- Which rate is indirectly controlled by the fed?

    Assume that the forward rate is used to forecast the spot rate. What would be the spot rate forecasted for one year ahead? If you use covered interest arbitrage for a 90 day investment, what will be the amount of U.S. dollars you will have after 90 days? According to the international Fisher effect (IFE), the Cyprus pound should adjust to a new level of.

    Assume that the forward rate is used to forecast the spot rate. The forward rate of the Canadian dollar contains a 6% discount. Today's spot rate of the Canadian dollar is $.80. What would be the spot rate forecasted for one year ahead? ) Assume the following information: You have $1,000,000 to invest Current spot r

    Covered Interest Arbitrage..

    Assume the following information: Spot Rate today of Swiss franc = $.60 1-year forward rate as of today for Swiss franc = $.63 Expected spot rate 1-year from now = $.64 Rate on 1-year deposits denominated in Swiss francs = 7% Rate on 1-year deposits denominated in US dollars = 9% From the perspective of US investors wi

    Which Bond has the Greatest Interest Rate Risk?

    Which one of the following bonds has the greatest interest rate risk? a. 9-year; 7 percent coupon b. 9-year; 9 percent coupon c. 5-year; 7 percent coupon d. 5-year; 9 percent coupon e. 7-year; 7 percent coupon.

    One Year T-bill Offering Vs Index-Linked Inflation Plus T-bill

    You are considering a choice between investing $1,000 in a conventional one-year T-bill offering an interest rate of 8% and a one-year index-linked inflation plus T-bill offering 3% plus the rate of inflation. a. Which is the safer investment? b. Which offers the higher expected return? c. What is the real return on the ind

    Consider a portfolio exhibiting an expected return of 20%

    P.358 7. Consider a portfolio exhibiting an expected return of 20% in an economy in which the riskless interest rate is 8%, the expected return to the market portfolio is 13%, and the standard deviation of the return to the market portfolio is .25. Assuming this portfolio is efficient, determine: a. Its beta b. The standar

    How to use the Fisher Effect to determine exchange rates

    Due to the integrated nature of their capital markets investors in both the United States and the U.K. require the same real interest rate 2.5 percent on their lending. There is a consensus in capital markets that the annual inflation rate is likely to be 3.5 percent in the U.S. and 1.5 percent in the U.K. for the next three yea

    Bonds: price, current yield

    The Walter company issued a 25 year bond 5 years ago with a face value of $1,000. The bond pays interest semiannually at 10% annual rate. a. What is the bond's price today if the interest rate on comparable new issues is 12%? b. What is the price today if the interest rate is 8%? C. What is the price today if the interest

    How long will it take $400 to grow to $1000 at the following interest rates?

    7. How long will it take $400 to grow to $1000 at the following interest rates? A) 4% b) 8% c) 16% 8. A famous Quarterback just signed a $15 million contract providing $3 million a year for 5 years. A less-famous receiver signed a $14 million, 5-year contract providing $4 million now plus $2 million a year for 5 years. W

    PPP and IFE

    Assume that the nominal interest rate in Mexico is 48 percent and the interest rate in the United States is 8 percent for one-year securities that are free from default risk. What does the IFE suggest about the differential in expected inflation in these two countries? Using this information and the PPP theory, describe the expe

    Compound Interest

    (Compound interest) To what amount will the following investments accumulate? a. $5,000 invested for 10 years at 10 percent compounded annually b. $8,000 invested for 7 years at 8 percent compounded annually c. $775 invested for 12 years at 12 percent compounded annually d. $21,000 invested for 5 years at 5 percent compou

    Bond Returns.

    One bond has a coupon rate of 8 percent, another a coupon rate of 12 percent. Both bonds have 10-year maturities and sell at a yield to maturity of 10 percent. If their yields to maturity next year are still 10 percent, what is the rate of return on each bond? Does the higher coupon bond give a higher rate of return?

    Ending Balance

    Suppose you put $100 into a savings account today, the account pays a simple annual interest rate of 6%, but compounded semiannually, and you withdraw $100 after 6 months. What would your ending balance be in 20 years after the initial $100 deposit was made?

    Beginners in Investing Rate Values

    "It's important to know the CD rate because that is the rate you will be receiving when you put money on a cd for a certain period of time. For example, if you put 10,000 on a cd at a six month rate of 5.5% for six months, you would receive 5.5% of 10,000 which is $550. Sometimes you will see the 12 months rate and then you ha

    Compounding Interest on a Mortgage

    Question: I just bought a house and have a mortgage of $150,000. The mortgage is for 30 years and has a nominal rate of 8% (compounded monthly). After 36 payments (3 years) what will be the remaining balance of the mortgage?

    On January 10th, Park & Jason, Inc. took out a 3-month , 8% note for $3,000.

    1. On January 10th, Park & Jason, Inc. took out a 3-month , 8% note for $3,000. On February 24th, they paid $1,000 towards the debt. How much did they owe on April 10th when the note can due? 2. On June 1st, a school teacher signed a 2-month note for $600 at 12% to pay for a vacation. On July 1st, he paid $300 on the loan,

    Real versus Nominal Interest Rates

    40. The interest rate on conventional 10-year Treasury bonds is 7% per year and the interest rate on 10-year TIPS (Treasury inflation-protected securities) is 3.5% per year. You have $10,000 to invest in one of them. a. If you expect the average inflation rate to be 4% per year, which bond offers the higher expected rate of r

    Rate of Growth for a Winning Prize Check

    I'm stuck on this homework problem. Problem: In 1985, the first U.S. Open Golf Championship was held. The winner's prize money was $150. In 2006, the winner's check was $1,170,000. What was the percentage increase in the winner's check over this period? If the winner's prize increases at the same rate, what will it be in

    Amortization Schedule for a $25,000 Loan

    Amortization schedule a. Set up an amortization schedule for a $25,000 loan to be repaid in equal installments at the end of each of the next 3 years. The interest rate is 10 percent, compounded annually. b. What percentage of the payment represents interest and what percentage represents principal for each of the 3 years? Why