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Principles of Finance

Multiple Choice

Principles of FinanceMultiple Choice

1 .
The best example of a constant perpetuity would most likely be ________.
  1. an annuity due
  2. dividends from common stock
  3. preferred stock
  4. an ordinary annuity
2 .
You wish to endow a university chair of accounting for a salary of $100,000 per year to the recipient. The university will withdraw $100,000 each year for the recipient’s salary. The amount of your gift will remain untouched indefinitely, in perpetuity. The university can lock in a fixed rate for your investment of 2.8% per year. In order to achieve this, what is the approximate amount of the gift you would have to make now?
  1. $3,103,569
  2. $3,571,429
  3. $4,101,218
  4. $4,227,827
3 .
Preferred stock in Blue Agate Inc. is issued for dividends of $3.00 per share. The dividends will increase each year at 0.178%, a growing perpetuity. The required rate of return on a stock such as this is 2.5%. At what approximate price will this preferred stock most likely sell today?
  1. $117.21
  2. $119.87
  3. $120.00
  4. $129.20
4 .
Julio’s attorney negotiates a structured settlement after an injury, consisting of seven equal payments to Barry of $150,000 each. The first payment is due today, and the remaining payments will be received in annual amounts, with the second payment occurring one year from now. What is the approximate value of this settlement in today’s dollars if Barry uses a discount rate of 5%?
  1. $911,352
  2. $867,960
  3. $746,235
  4. $1,050,000
5 .
What is the approximate present value of an ordinary annuity (beginning one year from now) of a stream of 12 annual payments of $87,000 if you use a discount rate of 6%?
  1. $773,154.04
  2. $747,278.92
  3. $729,394.95
  4. $718,974.58
6 .
If Maria invests $2,700 at the end of each six-month period for six years at an annual rate of 4%, what is the approximate future value of her ordinary annuity? Review Chapter 7 for the techniques of interannual compounding.
  1. $17,909.10
  2. $20,248.23
  3. $31,755.54
  4. $36,212.67
7 .
Assume all of the same facts as in exercise 6 above, except that Maria begins immediately and makes each of her payments at the beginning of each 6-month period instead of the end. What is the approximate future value of her annuity due at the end of the six years?
  1. $17,909.10
  2. $36,936.92
  3. $32,707.24
  4. $22,997.88
8 .
Rather than spending her $48,000 in casino winnings, Christy places the money in an investment that will earn her 5% per year, compounded annually. She will withdraw the money in four equal annual installments beginning one year from today. What must the approximate amount of each annual withdrawal be for this investment to be fully depleted in four years?
  1. $11,136.38
  2. $12,892.56
  3. $12,243.47
  4. $13,536.61
9 .
Your friend Jamal borrows $5,000 from you, agreeing to pay you back with 8% annual interest, with the first payment due to you one year from today. You ask that you be fully repaid over the next four years. However, to lower his annual payment, Jamal asks you to extend the period over five full years instead. What will be the approximate difference in his total payments to you, including interest and principal, if the debt is amortized over five years rather than four?
  1. Jamal will pay $544 less.
  2. Jamal will pay $544 more.
  3. Jamal will pay $223 less.
  4. Jamal will pay $223 more.
10 .
Your new El Supremo credit card arrangement indicates that you will owe interest on unpaid balances at a nominal (stated) rate of 1.2% per month. If the interest rate is compounded monthly, what is the approximate effective annual rate of interest?
  1. 15.39%
  2. 12.00%
  3. 14.02%
  4. 14.40%
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