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    Finance Questions

    (See attached file for full problem description) --- Problem 6-3 Preferred Stock. Preferred Products has issued preferred stock with an $8 annual dividend that will be paid in perpetuity. a. If the discount rate is 12 percent, at what price should the preferred sell? b. At what

    Forecasting: Moving Average, Weighted Average, Exponential

    Your Director of Supply Chain needs help in developing forecasts. Choose one of the following three options. Develop forecasts for periods 6 through 24 using MA with 3 periods, 4 periods, and 5 periods, or... Develop forecasts for periods 3 through 24 using a smoothing factor of 0.2 and 0.3, or... Develop foreca

    Seasonal Index Exponential Smoothing

    The number of girls who attend a summer basketball camp has been recorded for the seven years the camp has been offered. Use exponential smoothing with a smoothing constant of .8 to forecast attendance for the eighth year. 47, 68, 65, 92, 98, 121, 146

    U.S Census Bureau Reports and AMA Information

    I need some advice on how to create the graph and what it might look like, suggestions on the presentation, and what notes it may/might contain. I am to create a graph that compares the categories from each file. This file (U.S. Census Bureau Reports) contains reports generated from AMA's (American Marketing Association) web

    Seasonal index of lumber production

    The quarterly production of pine lumber, in millions of board feet, by Northwest Lumber sine 1996 is: Year | Winter | Spring | Summer | Fall 1996 | 7.8 | 10.2 | 14.7 | 9.3 1997 | 6.9 | 11.6 | 17.5 | 9.3 1998 | 8.9 | 9.7 | 15.3 | 10.1 1999 | 10.7 | 12.4 | 16.8 | 10.7 2000 | 9.2 | 13.6 | 17.1 | 10.3 a. Determine the typ

    Moving Averages Forecasting

    The Problem: Use a four period moving average to forecast attendance at the next baseball game (i.e., game 11). Historical records show past attendance at the last 10 games to have been: 2863, 2481, 3239, 3519, 3349, 3637, 3501, 3892, 3732, 3526

    Moving average and mean square error

    As long as there is either an upward or downward trend in the data, will a k-period moving average have a smaller mean square error than a moving average obtained with k+1 periods? Why or why not?

    Moving Average

    I am trying to understand the following question: If the overall trend of the dependent variable is decreasing, will a k-period moving average be greater than a moving average obtained with k minus 1 periods? If so, why? I cannot seem to grasp this concept and I am looking for some clarification.

    Odds of winning, expected value of the game

    1) Someone gives you 10 to 1 odds that you cannot roll a double number with the roll of a pair of dice. You win $10 if you succeed and you lose $1 if you fail. What is the expected value of the game for you? What can be expected if you play 100 times? 2) Lottery: Assume the jackpot has a value of $30 million, you spend $365

    An urn has m black balls

    #14. An urn has m black balls. At each stage a black ball is removed and a new ball, that is black with probability p and white with probability 1 - p, is put in its place. Find the expected number of stages needed until there are no more black balls in the urn. (Question is also included in attachment)

    Probability

    A fire station is to be located along a road of length A, A < &#8734;. If fires will occur at points uniformly chosen on (0, A), where should the station be located so as to minimize the expected distance from the fire? That is choose a so as to... (See attachment for full question)

    Expected number and variance

    A couple decides to continue to have children until a daughter is born, what is the expected number of children of this couple? If there is a population with many such couples, what is the variance of the number of children per family in this population?

    Forecasting: Moving Averages, Exponential Smoothing

    A. Use 5 period moving average (MA n=5) to compute the forecasts of sales for months 6 to 20 and a 7 period moving average (MA n=7) to compute forecasts for months 8 to 20. b. Use an exponential smoothing approach with a smoothing constant alpha =0.2 to forecast sales for month 2 to 20. Change alpha to 0.1. Does this make the

    Perform a decision tree analysis of assisting Michael and Brittany's decision dilemma using expected value, and indicate the appropriate decision with these criteria. All calculation details are included as well as a detailed explanation of the result.

    The Blackduck Players The Blackduck Players is a major league baseball expansion team beginning its third year of operation. The Players had losing records in each of its first two years and finished near the bottom of its division. However, the team was young and generally competitive. The team's general manager, Donava

    Rolling Average

    For the enclosed, I need help figuring out the following: What were the sales in 1988? What will the sales be in 1993? How much do the sales change per year from 1984 to 1992? What's the 3 year moving average for 1984?

    Moving Average

    How many time series are there? What is the value of t? What is the time period used by the data? What is the independent variable? What is the 3 year moving average for crop yield?

    Expected Monetary Value

    The Thomas manufacturing company has $100,000 available to invest Doctor Thomas the president and CEO of the company, would like to choose one of the following three alternatives: 1. Expand her production 2. Invest the money in stocks 3. Purchase a certificate of deposit from the bank. the unknown is whether the economy will

    Optimal Policy Problem

    My professor gave us the solution to one of our homework problems, and I don't understand. The attached file contains his solution, and my questions in red. Can you please help me to understand? A vendor sells sweatshirts at football games. They are equally likely (0.5,0.5) to sell 200 or 400 sweatshirts per game. Each or

    Expected Value Functions

    Given a random variable X with the following PDF: X -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 pi 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/4 1/8 1/8 1/8 Find expected value E(X) and variance D(X)

    Expected Value in Statistics

    Use the table above to determine P(X is greater than or equal to 2). Determine the expected value of X. PROBLEM 2 Two fair dice are tossed. You bet $5 that you will roll "an even sum". If you roll "an even sum" you win $10. Otherwise you lose the $5 bet. What is the expected return on this game? PROBLEM 3 Two fair d

    Sources of Variation

    Average time it takes to process applications Office 1 Office 2 Office 3 Employee 1 15 11 17 Employee 2 17 21 15 Employee 3 14 12 17 Employee 4 16 27 16 Excel Output - Anova: Single Factor SUMMARY Groups Count Sum Average Variance Column 1 4 62 15.5 1.666667 Column 2 4 71 17.75 58.2

    Properties of Expected Values

    Properties of Expected Values Attached is a Adobe pdf file. I am studying for a test and wish to use this problem as a guide. Please give as much detail as possible so that I may understand the concept.

    Random Variables -expected values problem

    Regulators have found that 23 of the 68 investment companies that filed for bankruptcy in the past five years failed because of fraud, not for reasons related to the economy. Suppose that nine additional firms will be added to the bankruptcy rolls during the next quarter. How many of those failures are likely to be attribute to

    Expected Value of Pedestrian Waiting

    The town of Smallville is considering a new pedestrian crossing system for a particular stretch of road. A red/green light controls when pedestrians cross the road. Pedestrians arrive on the left and right sides of the road, and when their light turns green, they cross the road. The system works as follows: the pedestria

    Accounting: Investment Advice and Taxes

    Bernie and Pam Britten are a young married couple beginning careers and establishing a household. They will each make about $50,000 next year and will have accumulated about $40,000 to invest. They now rent an apartment but are considering purchasing a condominium for $100,000. If they do, a down payment of $10,000 will be requi

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