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WACC - historical versus current

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In computing the cost of capital, do we use the historical costs of existing debt and equity or the current costs as determined in the market? Why?

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The solution explains whether we should use the current cost of capital or the historical cost of capital when we are using the cost of capital for taking decisions.

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We use current costs as determined by the market.
-cost of capital is used as a hurdle rate for selecting new projects for investment. ...

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