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Currencies: Real interest rate, effective return on investment Fisher equation, interest rate parity, relative PPP , real interest rate, nominal interest rate, Canadian dollar spot rate, Japanese yen spot rate, forward

1.) Suppose the nominal interest rate in the US is 7.5% and US inflation is 3.5%. Also the Canadian dollar spot rate is 0.8574 and the Japanese yen spot rate is 0.00688. Finally, the 90-day forward rate for the Canadian dollar is 0.8493 and for the Japanese yen is 0.00700. If we assume the Fisher equation, interest rate parity,

Define benefit and cost externalities.

2. Define benefit and cost externalities. Explain why situations involving benefit externalities tend to result in an underallocation of society's scarce resources, and why situations involving cost externalities tend to result in an overallocation of society's scarce resources. 12. The Learned Book Company has a choice of p

Convertible bond and rates of return

Laser Electronics Co. has $30 million in 8% convertible bonds outstanding. Conversion rate is 50; the stock price is $17; and the bond matures in 15 years. The bonds are currently selling at a conversion premium of $60 over their conversion value. If the price of the common stockrises to $23 on this date next yesr, what would

Interest payments to the US Debt

What does the interest paid each year on the US debt mean? Compare this feature to that of a household and a hypothetical household's debt load?

Price a bond should sell at

A bond recently issued matures in 15yrs. They have a par value of $1000 and an annual coupon of 6%. If the current market interest rate is 8% at what price should the bonds sell? I have tried using Excel and the numbers don't make sense when I put them into the formula.

Finance Questions

These are a few questions I did not quite understand. Would you please assist? * If a bank loan officer were considering a company's request for a loan, which of the following statements would you consider to be CORRECT? (Points: 10) The lower the company's TIE ratio, other things held constant, the lower the inter

Clark Company - Bank Reconciliation

Resource: Fundamental Accounting Principles Problem 8-4A including the Analysis Component Use the spreadsheet, Appendix B, to complete problem 8-4A. Use the tabs labeled SP08-04A and Given P08-04A The following information is available to reconcile Clark Company's book balance of cash with its bank statement cash balan

The government increase spending by 12 billion but because the economy is operating at full capacity it wants to use monetary policy to offset the impact of this increase will have on income.

Consider that the: The multiplier =3 the money multiplier = 6 income multiplier with respect to the money supply = 4 The government increase spending by 12 billion but because the economy is operating at full capacity it wants to use monetary policy to offset the impact of this increase will have on income. a) does the

Hannon Home Products, Inc., recently issued $430,000

Hannon Home Products, Inc., recently issued $430,000 worth of 8 percent convertible debentures. Each convertible bond has a face value of $1,000. Each convertible bond can be converted into 28 shares of the firm's common stock anytime before maturity.The current price of Hannon's common stock is $31.25 per share, and the mar

Multiple choices

Dear Tutor, I don't trust myself so I would like to get a second opinion on these. Please answer the multiple choice questions and show any work you needed to do to obtain a given answer, if needed. Thank you ____ 1. Which of the following could explain why a business might choose to organize as a corporation rather

Multiple Choice - Finance

1. The primary objective of business financial management is to a. maximize total corporate profit. b. maximize net income. c. minimize the chance of losses. d. maximize shareholder wealth (i.e. stock price). 2. Theoretically, stock price is not directly d

Computing Steps

Problem: The balance sheets of Hutter Amalgamated are shown below. If the 12/31/2005 value of operations is $756 million, what is the 12/31/2005 value of equity? [ANSWER: $416 MILLION] * [Please show the computing steps by which the answer to this problem was derived]. Balance Sheets, December 31, 2005 (Millions

Optimal Portfolio Decisions

The James Bond Fund is a mutual fund (open-end investment company) with an objective of maximizing income from a widely diversified corporate bond portfolio. The fund has a policy of remaining invested largely in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade bonds. Investment-grade bonds have high investment quality and receive a

What drives bond prices?

1. Do normal demand/supply fluctuations move bond prices? 2. Or is it based on changes in the required yield (which is factored into the bond calculation, thus changing the prices) If it's based on 1. then to changes in required yield force people to buy and sell? What market forces change the required yield? Is this based

Securities, bonds, preferred stock

1. True / False _______ Correlation is a measure of relationship between two securities. _______ Standard Deviation is calculated by taking the future values of present values. _______ A beta of 1.8 is less risky than the market. _______ Australia uses the Euro as their currency. _______ It's always

Economics Questions

1. What is the Future Value at the end of 17 years of depositing $1,750 into a Mutual Fund today, assuming the fund is expected to earn 12% a year? 2. You are considering the purchase of a bond with a semiannual coupon of $40, Ten years to maturity, a face value of $1,000, and a current market price of $1,000. a. A

Bond Interest Rate

You are offered the opportunity to buy a note for $12,800. The note is certain to pay $2,000 at the end of each of the next 10 years. If you buy the note, what rate of interest will you receive.

Calculating Interest Rate

A zero-coupon bond which will pay $1,000 in 10 years is selling today for $422.41. What interest rate does the bond offer?

Yield to Maturity

Which bond will have a higher yield to maturity, a $1,000 face value bond, with a 5.0% coupon rate that sells for $900; or a $1000 face value bond, with a $50 annual coupon that sells for $1,050. Explain your choice.

Calculate: Bond Price

Question: Midland Oil has $1,000 par value bonds outstanding at 8 percent interest. The bonds will mature in 25 years. Compute the current price of the bonds if the present yield to maturity: a. 7 percent b. 10 percent c. 13 percent

Monetary Analysis

Suppose the Federal Reserve surprises everyone by sharply raising the federal funds rate. Explain how this action is likely to affect the nominal interest rates on (i) three-month Treasury bills (ii) ten-year Treasury bonds (iii) ten-year AAA corporate bonds and (iv) ten-year junk bonds. Compare the sizes

Financial Economics

4. Consider a bond paying a coupon rate of 6% per year semiannually (i.e. it pays $30 every six months) when the market interest rate at all maturities is only 2.5% per half year. The bond has three years until maturity. a. What is the bond's price today? b. What will the bond's price be in six months after the next cou