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A) The balance sheet of the first chemical plant is given in the attached file. If annual sale is $400,000, profit before income tax is $200,000, and the corporate tax rate is 50%, compute the return-on-total-assets ratio and the inventory-turnover ratio. b) Define the inventory-turnover ratio and identify its two major inc
1. Should any government body; local, state, or federal, be involved in setting prices? Why or Why Not? Formulate your answer as if you were responding to this question by someone who is not familiar with economics. 2. Put yourself in the position of a wheat farmer in the United States. What type activity would you lik
Please show calculations and walk through the process to obtain a solution. 1} A 10-year Corporate bond is issued with a face value of $100,000, paying interest of $2,500 semi-annually. If market yields decrease shortly after the T-bond is issued, what happens to the bond's: a. price?
1. Ginko Inc. has bonds outstanding that mature in 20 years. The bonds have $1000 par value, pay interest annually at a rate of 10 percent, and have a current selling price of $875.25. What is the yield to maturity? 2. A share of common stock just paid a dividend of $3.25 per share. The expected long-run growth rate for th
MULTIPLE CHOICE: 1. Money functions as: a. store of value b. unit of account c. medium of exchange d. all of the above 2. In the United States the M1 money supply is comprised of: a. coins, paper currency, and checkable deposits. b. currency, checkable deposits, and government bonds. c. coins, paper currency, checka
1) Which of the following are capital and which are not. Explain a) video poker game machine at a local bar that takes quarters. b) a $10 bill c) A college education d) The Golden Gate Bridge. e) The shirts on the rack at Sears. f) A government bond. g) The Empire State Buliding. h) A savings account
What happens when a country such as Japan dumps American Bonds? What happens to the exchange rate? What happens to the money supply? What happens to the bond prices and yields/interest rates? thanks!
In principle could the Federal Reserve conduct monetary policy through the purchase and sale of stocks on the New York Stock Exchange? Do you see any possible drawbacks to such a policy. Suppose the Federal Reserve purchased gold or foreign currency. How would this purchase affect the domestic money supply?
What is the relationship between the Fed funds rate, the 10 year (US) T-bill and the Mortgage rate? If the fed funds rate goes up, what exactly is affected? I know it's very short term investments, but what exactly? is it credit card rates? (examples please) Then, what is expected to happen to the 10 Year T-bill? Why?
Contemporary Economics 1. Tuition at Matchbook Cover Tech was $9,000 per semester and enrollment was 5,500 in 1995. By 2005, tuition had fallen to $6,000 and enrollment to 2,800. Does this mean that the demand curve for education at Matchbook Cover Tech is positively sloped with regard to price (i.e., that the own price c
In the context of a closed economy IS-LM model; (a) Under what circumstances would the following have no effect of the level of output? i. An increase in government spending. ii. An open market purchase of bonds, from the public. (b) Under what circumstances would the following have no effect on the rate of interes
Consider a 1-year riskless Canadian bond and a 1-year riskless Japanese bonds. The interest rates on the Canadian bond and the Japanese bond are denoted by iCADt and iYent, respectively. The current spot rate is EYen/CADt, and the forward rate is FYen/CADt. The investors' expected spot rate in 1 year is Ee Yen/CADt+1. Assume t
Quest 1: a) Is it possible to increase return and decrease risk of a portfolio at the same time? b) Why do investors buy common stocks instead of investing all their money in bonds and t bills. Question 2: Use the attached table table to answer - A) If the investor allocates 30% of his money to Scott Corp. and the
Question 1: The AI corporation has a $150 M worth of common stock on which investors require a 17% rate of return. It also has $35 M in bonds that offer a 7% return. a) Compute the WACC assuming that AI is subject to a 40% tax rate. b) Re-compute the WACC assuming that the firm has $85 M in debt and $100 M in stock. c
Question 1 A company is considering a project that produces the attached cash flows. Assume that the appropriate discount rate for this project is 8%. a) Compute the IRR of this project. b) Compute the NPV of this project. c) To select a project would you use IRR or NPV? Explain. d) What is the economic interpre
Minimus sold a 100,000 9% 3 year bond issue due on march 31 year 1 at a price yield to investors 10%. Interest rates are per annum compounded semi-annually. The bond interest is payable each september 30 and march 31, with the first payment due september 30 year 1. Premium or discount is amortized by straight line method. Ye
You are a fixed income fund manager based in UK. A Hungarian government bond paying annual 8.5% coupon with one year remaining life is trading at 99.55. Spot rate of HUF/GBP is 350.72, one year forward HUF/GBP is 356.35. Calculate the fully hedged return if you invest in this bond.
A 3yr bond, annual coupon 3.5%, yield 3.8%, last coupon payment just made. Calculate its price and current yield?
Part 1. Does restricting "private-activity" bonds, the solution set forth by the Federal tax reform act of 1986, make sense if applied by the state on local governments? What are the arguments for state restriction of these bonds? Part 2. Do the arguments for restricting these private activity bonds by the state on local gov
A General Motors bond carries a coupon rate of 8 percent, has 9 years until maturity, and sells at a yield to maturity of 7 percent a) What interest payments do bondholders receive each year? b) At what price does the bond sell? (Assume annual interest payments.) c) What will happen to the bond price if the yield to maturit
Part a Assume you hold a corporate bond with a $1,000 par value paying a 7 ⅝ coupon rate that has two years left until maturity. Calculate the value of the bond if the current market interest rate on a bond of this risk is 9 %. Part b Assume that you hold a share of common stock that will pay a dividend of $5.00
What are the main criticisms that have been levelled against municipal bond rating services? What are the advantages and disadvnatages of replacing the present services with one done by a Federal agency?
Municipal bond ratings and rating services: How are the services of value to issuers? to underwriters and dealers? to investors?
Municipal bond ratings and rating services have been severely criticized from time to time, yet they survive and prosper. Therefore, they must be useful. How are the services of value to issuers? to underwriters and dealers? to investors?
Who are the principal owners of tax-exempt securities? How has this changed over time? What are the main factors in the decisions of the different types of owners about increasing or reducing their holdings of tax-exempt securities?
Some of the empirical research suggests that the net interest cost to issuers is likely to be somewhat higher when a new issue is sold on a negotiated basis (the negotiations being with a single team of underwriters) than on the basis of competing bids from a number of underwriting syndicates. If this is often true, under what c
The single most important reason for the large volume of new issues of tax-exempt bonds during the 1990s has been the refunding of outstanding bonds. What facts does an issuer need and which variables must the issuer (or its financial advisor) forecast, in order to decide whether a proposed refunding is the right course of actio
Suppose you have a coupon bond with a coupon rate 4.5%, face value of $1000 and the bond has 3 years to maturityfrom now. what is the yield to maturity if you purchased the bond for $1000? and what would the price be if the yield to maturity was 10%?
If the price of a bond is higher than its face value yould yield to maturity be higher or lower than the coupon rate in theory? what do we see in the real world?
I have an excel spreadsheet with 2 question on it. They relate to the valuation of bonds. I have provided the answers, however I am not sure how the answers were derived. I need to know the formula used in Excel to arrive at these answers - or - the steps performed on the HP12C Financial Calculator to arrive at these answers. I