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#### Calculation of depreciation tax shield-Multiple Choice Question

Question The Giant Corporation is considering investing in a new metal-shelving manufacturing machine that has an estimated life of three years.  The cost of the machine is \$30,000 and the machine will be depreciated straight line over its three-year life to a residual value of \$0.  The ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Change in net Working Capital-Multiple Choice Question

Question You are considering adding a carbonated water-dispenser onto one of your firm's existing outlets. This will entail an increase in inventory of \$8,000, an increase in accounts payable of \$2,500, and an increase in property, plant, and equipment of \$40,000. All other accounts will remain unc ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Standard Deviation on the Return an Investment-Multiple Choice Question

Question Suppose an investment is equally likely to have a 35% return or a -20% return. The standard deviation on the return for this investment is closest to: A) 38.9% B) 0% C) 19.4% D) 27.5%   ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Cost of Capital for a Project-Multiple Choice Question

Question Suppose that in the coming year, you expect Chevron Corporation stock to have a volatility of 42% and a beta of 0.9, and BP's stock to have a volatility of 24% and a beta of 1.1. The risk free interest rate is 4% and the market's expected return is 12%. The cost of capital for a project w ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Weights of a Portfolio-Multiple Choice Question

Question Suppose you invest \$20,000 by purchasing 200 shares of ConocoPhillips (COP) at \$50 per share, 200 shares of Enterprise Products (EPD) at \$30 per share, and 100 shares of Valero Energy (VLO) at \$40 per share. Suppose over the next year Valero Energy has a return of 12.5%, Lowes has a retur ... Read More

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#### Calculation of Volatility of an Equally Weighted Portfolio-Multiple Choice Question

Question Consider an equally weighted portfolio that contains 100 stocks. If the average volatility of these stocks is 50% and the average correlation between the stocks is .7, then the volatility of this equally weighted portfolio is closest to: A) .72 B) .59 C) .40 D) .50   ... Read More

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#### Capital Assets Pricing Model Assumptions-Multiple Choice Question

Question Which of the following statements is false? A) Investors may have different information regarding expected returns, correlations, and volatilities, but they correctly interpret that information and the information contained in market prices and they adjust their estimates of expected retu ... Read More

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#### Alpha and Beta Value of a Portfolio-Multiple Choice Question

Question The only way it can be possible to earn a positive alpha and beat the market is if some investors are holding portfolios with ________ alphas. A) Positive B) Zero C) Negative D) None of the above       ... Read More

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#### Bachelier Model for a Stock and Brownian motion Estimation

Question Consider the Bachelier model for the stock (St)t0: St = S0 + a t + bWt; where (Wt)t0 is a Brownian motion and a; b > 0: (a) Download daily data for the S&P 500 index for the twenty year period beginning in January 1994 until the end of 2013 (e.g., from yahoo finance). Use the dat ... Read More

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#### Quadratic Variation for a Stock and Brownian motion Estimation

Question Quadratic Variation; Let Xt = ; where (Wt)t0 is a Brownian motion. We are given the following two statements concerning Xt. Which of them is true? Provide an explanation for your answer. Summary This question belongs to finance and discusses about Quadratic Variation for the stock and ... Read More

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#### Research into the Reasons for Success or Failure of Acquisitions of a Company

Question Novartis AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company which prepares group financial statements. Obtain the annual report of Novartis Group for 2010 (available online on www.novartis.com) and review the information about acquisitions. This information may be provided in different par ... Read More