Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass


    Market Structure

    Which market structure best describes the banking industry? Provide supporting evidence why the banking industry falls under that particular classification (Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Oligopoly, Monopolistic Competition). Such evidence may be in the form of anecdotal evidence, stated industry concentration from cited sourc

    Optimal amount of R&D spending for this firm

    Answer the following lettered questions on the basis of the information in this table: Amount of R&D, Millions Return on R&D, % $10 16 20 14 30 12 40 10 50 8 60 6 a. If the interest-rate cost of funds is 8 percent, what will be the optimal amount of R&D spending for this firm? b. Exp

    What is the expected rate of return on this R&D expenditure?

    Suppose a firm expects that a $20 million expenditure on R&D will result in a new product that will increase its revenue by a total of $30 million 1 year from now. The firm estimates that the production cost of the new product will be $29 million. a. What is the expected rate of return on this R&D expenditure? b. Suppose the

    money market mutual fund question

    Monica saves $10,000 from her money market mutual fund and puts the fund into her savings account...See attached file for full problem description.

    Cash Management

    Simpson's Scuba Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of scuba equipment. Currently, the firm has no coordinated cash-management system, and the firm's management has decided to focus on ways to improve the cash collection process. A proposal from the First California Bank aimed at speeding up cash collections is being examined by

    Sale of receivables and sale merchandise entries

    Presented below are two independent situations. (a) On March 3, Lisa Ceja Appliances sells $700,000 of its receivables to Horatio Factors Inc. Horatio Factors assesses a finance charge of 3% of the amount of receivables sold. Prepare the entry on Lisa Ceja Appliances' books to record the sale of the receivables. (b) On Ma


    A local bank advertises the following deal: "Pay us $100 a year for 10 years and then we will pay you (or your beneficiaries) $100 a year forever." Is this a good deal if the interest rate available on other deposits is 6 percent?


    Hi I would like some assistance with the attached excel file. Thanks.


    2. What principles of internal control apply to most business enterprises? 5. How do documentation procedures contribute to good internal control? 8. The management of Borke Company asks you, as the company accountant, to explain (a) the concept of reasonable assurance in internal control and (b) the importance of the

    A Discussion On A Firm's Current Ratio

    How would the following actions affect a firm's current ratio? (a) Inventory is purchased and paid for with cash, it is not purchased on account. (b) The firm takes out a short-term bank loan to pay its overdue accounts payable. (c) A customer prepays in full for specially ordered merchandise that will take 60 days to manu

    Economics help

    Page 370 problem 3 Howard Bowen is a large cotton farmer. The land and machinery he owns has a current market value of $4,000,000. Bowen owes his local bank $3,000,000. Last year Bowen sold $5,000,000 worth of cotton. His variable operating costs were $4,500,000; accounting depreciation was $40,000 although the actual decline

    calculate, real, interest, rate, example

    A) Given the following data, calculate the real interest rate for years 2, 3, and 4. (Assume that each CPI number tells us the piece level at the end of each year.) Year CPI Nominal Interest Rate Real Interest Rate 1 100 --------- ----

    Lily Cosmetics Problem Set

    Lily Cosmetics has annual sales of $500,000,000 maintains a net after tax profit margin of 5% and has a sales-to-assets ratio of 4 a. What is its return on assets? b. If its debt/equity ratio is 0.5 what is the return on equity? Week 3 - Problem 2

    Federal Reserve - Discount Rate

    The following question asked that suppose you have $5,000 to invest. At a restaurant, youoverhear someone saying that the Fed is almost certain to increase the discount rate dramatically. If this rumor is correct, do you think that you should invest now or wait until after the increase in the discount rate? Or doesn't it matter?

    Fed's Balance Sheet

    The following question asked that suppose that the Federal Reserve buys $5 million worth of government securities from General Motors. Insert the effects in the blanks that follow. Effects on Fed's balance sheet: Securities___________________Member bank reserves__________________ Effects on balance sheet of General Motors' b

    Question of Monetary Multiplier

    The question asked that suppose that the legally required ratio of reserves to deposits is 1/10. If $100 million in excess reserves aremade available to the banking system, by how much can the banking system increase the money supply? What is the answer if the legally required ratio of reserves to deposits is 1/6 rather than 1/1

    Demand Deposits

    Why are demand deposits increased by banks when they call in loans and sell investments?

    FED and monetary policy: In principle, could the Federal Reserve conduct monetary policy through the purchase and sale of stocks on the New York Stock Exchange? Suppose the Federal Reserve purchased gold or foreign currency. How would this purchase affect the domestic money supply?

    As a member of the Federal Reserve you are speaking with a group of newly elected members of Congress to explain your operations. The members of Congress have asked you to address the following issues. The Federal Reserve has traditionally conducted open market operations through the purchase and sale of government bonds. In

    market interest rate and savings

    Suppose that at an initial cost of $1000, a homeowner can insulate his house and save $50 each year in heating bills. What is the highest interest rate at which the homeowner should insulate? What equation would you use to find this? Is the interest rate per year or what?

    Income Levels and Marginal Propensity

    Please answer in detail the following questions. Further, place my questions before each of your specific responses so I can follow along with clarity. 1. How might income levels affect "marginal propensities to consume?" 2. Why don't we count credit card credit limits as money?

    Money and Aggregate demand

    14. (Money and Aggregate Demand) Would each of the following increase, decrease, or have no impact on the ability of open-market operations to affect aggregate demand? Explain your answer. a. Investment demand becomes less sensitive to changes in the interest rate. b. The marginal

    Money creation

    Show how each of the following would initially affect a bank's assets and liabilities. a. Someone makes a $10,000 deposit. b. A bank makes a loan of $1,000 by establishing a checking account for $1,000. c. The loan described in part (b) is spent. d. A bank must write off a loan because the borrower defaults.

    Money Multiplier and Reserve Ratio

    $27,000 is deposited into Bank C and the Reserve ratio is 23% This is what I have: $27,000 x 0.23 = 6210.00 Here is where my problem is do I multiply the 6210.00 by 23% to calculate the deposit expansion multiplier for this Bank? Will it be like: 6210.00 x 0.23 = 1428.30 ? And the final step is to calculate the tot

    Macro Economics

    Given that money supply (and money base) in an economy increases as companies borrow from banks, does a decrease (or increase) in oil prices not affect the growth of an economy. - if the price of oil goes down, won't companies borrow less to expand , thereby allowing less new money to be created? Alternatively, if oil prices

    Principles and Policy - Federal Reserve

    1. Describe three ways in which the Federal Reserve can change the money supply. 2. If the Federal Reserve is going to adjust all of these tools during an economy that is growing too quickly, what changes would they make? 3. If the Federal Reserve is going to adjust all of these tools during an economic recession, what cha