Question 1 of 25

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State the “rate of return rule.”

Question 2 of 25

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Using the company cost of capital to evaluate a project is:

I) Always correct

II) Always incorrect

III) Correct for projects that are about as risky as the

average of the firm’s other assets

A.I only

B.II only

C.III only

D.I and III only

Question 3 of 25

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Net Working Capital should be considered in project cash

flows because:

A.Firms must invest

cash in short-term assets to produce finished goods

B.They are sunk costs

C.Firms need positive

NPV projects for investment

D.None of the above

Question 4 of 25

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Briefly explain the functions of financial markets.

Question 5 of 25

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A firm’s investment decision is also called the:

A.Financing decision

B.Liquidity decision

C.Capital budgeting

decision

D.None of the above

Question 6 of 25

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The following are some of the actions shareholders can take

if the corporation is not performing well:

A.Replace the board

of directors in an election.

B.Force the board of

directors to change the management team.

C.Sell their shares

of stock in the corporation.

D.Any of the above

Question 7 of 25

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If the average annual rate of return for common stocks is

11.7%, and for treasury bills it is 4.0%, what is the market risk premium?

A.15.8%

B.4.1%

C.7.7%

D.None of the above

Question 8 of 25

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Suppose you invest equal amounts in a portfolio with an

expected return of 16% and a standard deviation of returns of 20% and a

risk-free asset with an interest rate of 4%; calculate the standard deviation

of the returns on the resulting portfolio:

A.8%

B.10%

In C.20%

D.none of the above

Question 9 of 25

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The cost of a resource that may be relevant to an investment

decision even when no cash changes hand is called a (an):

A.Sunk cost

B.Opportunity cost

C.Working capital

D.None of the above

Question 10 of 25

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If the NPV of project A is + $30 and that of project B is +

$60, then the NPV of the combined project is:

A.+$30

B.-$60

C.-$30

D.None of the above.

Question 11 of 25

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A firm’s capital investment proposals should reflect:

I) Capital budgeting process

II) Strategic planning process

III) Middle managers’ ideas and views

A.I only

B.I and II only

C.I, II, and III

D.III only

Question 12 of 25

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The NPV value obtained by discounting nominal cash flows

using the nominal discount rate is the: I) same as the NPV value obtained by

discounting real cash flows using the real discount rate II) same as the NPV

value obtained by discounting real cash flows using the nominal discount rate

III) same as the NPV value obtained by discounting nominal cash flows using the

real discount rate

A.I only

B.II only

C.III only

D.II and III only

Question 13 of 25

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Florida Company (FC) and Minnesota Company (MC) are both

service companies. Their historical return for the past three years are: FC: –

5%,15%, 20%; MC: 8%, 8%, 20%. If FC and MC are combined in a portfolio with 50%

of the funds invested in each, calculate the expected return on the portfolio.

A.12%

B.10%

C.11%

D.None of the above.

Question 14 of 25

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The value of a common stock today depends on:

A.Number of shares

outstanding and the number of shareholders

B.The expected future

dividends and the discount rate

C.The Wall Street

analysts

D.Present value of

the future earnings per share

Question 15 of 25

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The market value of Cable Company’s equity is $60 million,

and the market value of its risk-free debt is $40 million. If the required rate

of return on the equity is 15% and that on the debt is 5%, calculate the

company’s cost of capital. (Assume no taxes.)

A.15%

B.10%

C.11%

D.None of the above

Question 16 of 25

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A bond with duration of 10 years has yield to maturity of

10%. This bond’s volatility is:

A.9.09%

B.6.8%

C.14.6%

D.6.0%

Question 17 of 25

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If the correlation coefficient between stock C and stock D

is +1.0% and the standard deviation of return for stock C is 15% and that for

stock D is 30%, calculate the covariance between stock C and stock D.

A.+45

B.-450

C.+450

D.None of the above

Question 18 of 25

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Present Value is defined as:

A.Future cash flows

discounted to the present at an appropriate discount rate

B.Inverse of future

cash flows

C.Present cash flow

compounded into the future

D.None of the above

Question 19 of 25

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Present Value of $100,000 that is, expected, to be received

at the end of one year at a discount rate of 25% per year is:

A.$80,000

B.$125,000

C.$100,000

D.None of the above

Question 20 of 25

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A 5-year treasury bond with a coupon rate of 8% has a face

value of $1000. What is the semi-annual interest payment? Annual interest

payment = 1000(0.08) = $80; Semi-annual payment = 80/2 = $40

A.$80

B.$40

C.$100

D.None of the above

Question 21 of 25

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The correlation measures the:

A.Rate of movements

of the return of individual stocks

B.Direction of

movement of the return of individual stocks

C.Direction of

movement between the returns of two stocks

D.Stock market

volatility

Question 22 of 25

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The security market line (SML) is the graph of:

A.Expected rate on

investment (Y-axis) vs. variance of return

B.Expected return on

investment vs. standard deviation of return

C.Expected rate of

return on investment vs. beta

D.A and B

Question 23 of 25

4.0/ 4.0 Points

The cost of capital for a project depends on:

A.The company’s cost

of capital

B.The use to which

the capital is put, i.e. the project

C.The industry cost

of capital

D.All of the above

Question 24 of 25

4.0/ 4.0 Points

Briefly explain the difference between company and project

cost of capital.

Question 25 of 25

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An annuity is defined as

A.Equal cash flows at

equal intervals of time for a specified period of time

B.Equal cash flows at

equal intervals of time forever

C.Unequal cash flows

at equal intervals of time forever

D.None of the above