Chapter 2 Finance 340

Which of the following is not a money market instrument?A. Treasury billB. Commercial paperC. Preferred stockD. Banker’s acceptance Preferred stock
Thirteen week T-bill auctions are conducted ____.A. dailyB. weeklyC. monthlyD. quarterly weekly
When computing the bank discount yield you would use ____ days in the year.A. 260B. 360C. 365D. 366 360
A dollar denominated deposit at a London bank is called _____.A. eurodollarsB. LIBORC. fed fundsD. banker’s acceptance eurodollars
Money market securities are sometimes referred to as “cash equivalent” because _____.A. they are safe and marketableB. they are not liquidC. they are high riskD. they are low denomination they are safe and marketable
The most actively traded money market security isA. Treasury billsB. Bankers’ AcceptancesC. Certificates of DepositD. Common stock Treasury bills
______ voting of common stock gives minority shareholders the most representation on the board of directors.A. MajorityB. CumulativeC. RightsD. Proxy Cumulative
An investor in a T-bill earns interest by _________.A. receiving interest payments every 90 daysB. receiving dividend payments every 30 daysC. converting the T-bill at maturity into a higher valued T-noteD. buying the bill at a discount from the face value received at maturity buying the bill at a discount from the face value received at maturity
______ would not be included in the EAFE index.A. AustraliaB. CanadaC. FranceD. Japan Canada
_____ is considered to be an emerging market country.A. FranceB. NorwayC. BrazilD. Canada Brazil
Which one of the following is a true statement?A. Dividends on preferred stocks are tax-deductible to individual investors but not to corporate investorsB. Common dividends cannot be paid if preferred dividends are in arrears on cumulative preferred stockC. Preferred stockholders have voting powerD. Investors can sue managers for nonpayment of preferred dividends Common dividends cannot be paid if preferred dividends are in arrears on cumulative preferred stock
The bid price of a treasury bill is _________.A. the price at which the dealer in treasury bills is willing to sell the billB. the price at which the dealer in treasury bills is willing to buy the billC. greater than the ask price of the treasury bill expressed in dollar termsD. the price at which the investor can buy the treasury bill the price at which the dealer in treasury bills is willing to buy the bill
The German stock market is measured by which market index?A. FTSEB. Dow Jones 30C. DAXD. Nikkei DAX
Deposits of commercial banks at the Federal Reserve are called _____.A. bankers acceptancesB. federal fundsC. repurchase agreementsD. time deposits federal funds
Which of the following is not a true statement regarding municipal bonds?A. A municipal bond is a debt obligation issued by state or local governments.B. A municipal bond is a debt obligation issued by the Federal Government.C. The interest income from a municipal bond is exempt from federal income taxation.D. The interest income from a municipal bond is exempt from state and local taxation in the issuing state. A municipal bond is a debt obligation issued by the Federal Government.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a money market instrument?A. LiquidityB. MarketabilityC. Low riskD. Maturity greater than one year Maturity greater than one year
An individual who goes short in a futures positionA. commits to delivering the underlying commodity at contract maturityB. commits to purchasing the underlying commodity at contract maturityC. has the right to deliver the underlying commodity at contract maturityD. has the right to purchase the underlying commodity at contract maturity commits to delivering the underlying commodity at contract maturity
Which of the following is not a nickname for an agency associated with the mortgage markets?A. Fannie MaeB. Freddie MacC. Sallie MaeD. Ginnie Mae Sallie Mae
Commercial paper is a short-term security issued by __________ to raise funds.A. the Federal ReserveB. commercial banksC. large well-known companiesD. the New York Stock Exchange large well-known companies
The maximum maturity on commercial paper isA. 270 daysB. 180 daysC. 90 daysD. 30 days 270 days
Which one of the following is a true statement regarding the Dow Jones Industrial Average?A. It is a value-weighted average of 30 large industrial stocksB. It is a price-weighted average of 30 large industrial stocksC. It is a price-weighted average of 100 large stocks traded on the New York Stock ExchangeD. It is a value-weighted average of all stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange It is a price-weighted average of 30 large industrial stocks
Treasury bills are financial instruments issued by __________ to raise funds.A. commercial banksB. the Federal GovernmentC. large corporationsD. state and city governments the Federal Government
Which of the following are true statements about T-bills?I. T-bills typically sell in denominations of $10,000II. Income earned on T-bills is exempt from all Federal taxesIII. Income earned on T-bills is exempt from state and local taxes I and III only
A bond that has no collateral is called _________.A. a callable bondB. a debentureC. a junk bondD. a mortgage a debenture
A __________ gives its holder the right to sell an asset for a specified exercise price on or before a specified expiration date.A. call optionB. futures contractC. put optionD. interest rate swap put option
A T-bill quote sheet has 90 day T-bill quotes with a 4.92 bid and a 4.86 ask. If the bill has a $10,000 face value an investor could buy this bill forA. $10,000.00B. $9,878.50C. $9,877.00D. $9,880.16 $9,878.5010,000X[1-(0.0486*90)/360)
Which one of the following is a true statement regarding corporate bonds?A.A corporate callable bond gives its holder the right to exchange it for a specified number of the company’s common sharesB. A corporate debenture is a secured bondC.A corporate convertible bond gives its holder the right to exchange it for a specified number of the company’s common sharesD. Holders of corporate bonds have voting rights in the company A corporate convertible bond gives its holder the right to exchange it for a specified number of the company’s common shares
The yield on tax-exempt bonds is ______.A. usually less than 50% of the yield on taxable bondsB. normally about 90% of the yield on taxable bondsC. greater than the yield on taxable bondsD. less than the yield on taxable bonds less than the yield on taxable bonds
__________ is not a money market instrument.A. A certificate of depositB. A treasury billC. A treasury bondD. Commercial paper A treasury bond
An investor buys a T-bill at a bank discount quote of 4.80 with 150 days to maturity. The investor’s actual annual rate of return on this investment was _____.A. 4.80%B. 4.97%C. 5.47%D. 5.74% 4.97%9,800 = [10,00x(1-(0.048×150)/360]BEY = [(10,000 -9800)/9800]x(365/150) = 4.97%
The U.K. stock index is the _________.A. DAXB. FTSEC. GSED. TSE FTSE ( Bi kip DAX)
A __________ gives its holder the right to buy an asset for a specified exercise price on or before a specified expiration date.A. call optionB. futures contractC. put optionD. interest rate swap call option
Which one of the following provides the best example of securitization?A. convertible bondB. call optionC. mortgage pass-through securityD. preferred stock mortgage pass-through security
Which of the following indices are market-value weighted?I. The NYSE CompositeII. The S&P 500III. The Wilshire 5000 I, II and III
The interest rate charged by large banks in London to lend money among themselves is called _________.A. the prime rateB. the discount rateC. the federal funds rateD. LIBOR LIBOR
A firm that has large securities holdings that wishes to raise money for a short length of time may be able to find the cheapest financing from which of the following?A. Reverse repurchase agreementB. Banker’s acceptanceC. Commercial paperD. Repurchase agreement Repurchase agreement
Currently the Dow Jones Industrial Average is computed by _________.A. adding the prices of 30 large “blue-chip” stocks and dividing by 30B. calculating the total market value of the 30 firms in the index and dividing by 30C.measuring the current total market value of the 30 stocks in the index relative to the total value on the previous dayD.adding the prices of 30 large “blue-chip” stocks and dividing by a divisor adjusted for stock splits and large stock dividends adding the prices of 30 large “blue-chip” stocks and dividing by a divisor adjusted for stock splits and large stock dividends
An investor purchases one municipal and one corporate bond that pay rates of return of 5.00% and 6.40% respectively. If the investor is in the 15% tax bracket, his after tax rates of return on the municipal and corporate bonds would be respectivelyA. 5.00% and 6.40%B. 5.00% and 5.44%C. 4.25% and 6.40%D. 5.75% and 5.44% 5.00% and 5.44%After-tax return on municipal bond = .05After-tax return on corporate bond = .064(1 – .15) = 0.0544 = 5.44%
If a treasury note has a bid price of $996.25, the quoted bid price in the Wall Street Journal would be _________.A. 99:25B. 99:63C. 99:20D. 99:08 99:20Quote Price = 996.25(100/1,000) = 99.62599 + (0.625 x 32/32) = 99 (20/32) = 99:20
TIPS are ______.A. Treasury bonds that pay a variable rate of interestB. U.K. bonds that protect investors from default riskC. securities that trade on the Toronto stock indexD. Treasury bonds that protect investors from inflation Treasury bonds that protect investors from inflation
The price quotations of treasury bonds in the Wall Street Journal show a bid price of 102:12 and an ask price of 102:14. If you sold the bond you expect to receive _______.A. $1,024.75B. $1,024.38C. $1,023.75D. $1,022.50 $1,023.75P = (102 + 12/32) x (1,000/100) = 1,023.75
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is _________.A. a price weighted averageB. a value weight and averageC. an equally weighted averageD. an unweighted average a price weighted average
Investors will earn higher rates of returns on TIPS than equivalent default risk standard bonds ifA. inflation is lower than anticipated over the investment periodB. inflation is higher than anticipated over the investment periodC. the U.S. dollar increases in value against the euroD. the spread between commercial paper and Treasury securities remains low inflation is higher than anticipated over the investment period
Preferred stock is like long-term debt in that ___________.A. it gives the holder voting power regarding the firm’s managementB. it promises to pay to its holder a fixed stream of income each yearC. the preferred dividend is a tax-deductible expense for the firmD. in the event of bankruptcy preferred stock has equal status with debt it promises to pay to its holder a fixed stream of income each year
Which of the following does not approximate the performance of a buy and hold portfolio strategy?A. An equally weighted indexB. A price weighted indexC. A value weighted indexD. Weights are not a factor in this situation A value weighted index
In calculating the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the adjustment for a stock split occurs _________.A. automaticallyB. by adjusting the divisorC. by adjusting the numeratorD. by adjusting the market value weights by adjusting the divisor
If the market prices of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average all change by the same dollar amount on a given day, assuming there are no stock splits which stock will have the greatest impact on the average?A. The one with the highest priceB. The one with the lowest priceC. All 30 stocks will have the same impactD. The answer cannot be determined by the information given All 30 stocks will have the same impact
A bond issued by the State of Alabama is priced to yield 6.25%. If you are in the 28% tax bracket this bond would provide you with an equivalent taxable yield of _________.A. 4.50%B. 7.25%C. 8.68%D. none of the above 8.68%8.68% = 0.0625/(1 – 28%)
The purchase of a futures contract gives the buyer _________.A. the right to buy an item at a specified priceB. the right to sell an item at a specified priceC. the obligation to buy an item at a specified priceD. the obligation to sell an item at a specified price the obligation to buy an item at a specified price
Ownership of a put option entitles the owner to the __________ to ___________ a specific stock, on or before a specific date, at a pecific price.A. right, buyB. right, sellC. obligation, buyD. obligation, sell right, sell
An investor in a 28% tax bracket is trying to decide whether to invest in a municipal bond or a corporate bond. She looks up municipal bond yields (rm) but wishes to calculate the taxable equivalent yield r. The formula she should use is given by ______A. r = rm * (1 – 28%)B. r = rm/(1 – 72%)C. r = rm * (1 – 72%)D. r = rm/(1 – 28%) r = rm/(1 – 28%)
June call and put options on King Books Inc are available with exercise prices of $30, $35 and $40. Among the different exercise prices, the call option with the _____ exercise price and the put option with the _____ exercise price will have the greatest value.A. $40; $30B. $30; $40C. $35; $35D. $40; $40 $30; $40
Ownership of a call option entitles the owner to the __________ to __________ a specific stock, on or before a specific date, at a specific price.A. right, buyB. right, sellC. obligation, buyD. obligation, sell right, buy
The ________ the ratio of municipal bond yields to corporate bond yields the _________ the cutoff tax bracket where more individuals will prefer to hold municipal debt.A. higher; lowerB. lower; lowerC. lower; higherD. higher; higher higher; lower
Which of the following types of bonds are excluded from most bond indices?A. Corporate bondsB. Junk bondsC. Municipal bondsD. None of the above Junk bonds
The Hang Seng index reflects market performance on which of the following major stock markets?A. JapanB. SingaporeC. TaiwanD. Hong Kong Hong Kong
The Standard and Poors 500 is a(n) __________ weighted index.A. equallyB. priceC. valueD. share value
A firm that fails to pay dividends on its preferred stock is said to be _________.A. insolventB. in arrearsC. insufferableD. delinquent in arrears
Large well-known companies often issue their own short term unsecured debt notes directly to the public, rather than borrowing from banks, their notes are called _________.A. certificates of depositB. repurchase agreementsC. banker’s acceptancesD. commercial paper commercial paper
Which of the following is most like a short-term collateralized loan?A. Certificate of depositB. Repurchase agreementC. Banker’s acceptanceD. Commercial paper Repurchase agreement
Eurodollars are _________.A. dollar denominated deposits at any foreign bank or foreign branch of an American bankB. dollar denominated bonds issued by firms outside their home marketC. currency issued by Euro Disney and traded in FranceD. dollars that wind up in banks as a result of money laundering activities dollar denominated deposits at any foreign bank or foreign branch of an American bank
Which of the following is used to back international sales of goods and services?A. Certificate of depositB. Banker’s acceptanceC. Eurodollar depositsD. Commercial paper Banker’s acceptance
Treasury notes have initial maturities between ________ years.A. 2 and 4B. 5 and 10C. 10 and 30D. 1 and 10 1 and 10
Which of the following are not characteristic of common stock ownership?A. Residual claimantB. Unlimited liabilityC. Voting rightsD. Limited life of the security Unlimited liability
If you thought prices of stock would be rising over the next few months you may wish to __________________ on the stock.A. purchase a call optionB. purchase a put optionC. sell a futures contractD. place a short sale order purchase a call option
A typical bond price quote includes all but which one of the following?A. Daily high price for the bondB. Closing bond priceC. Yield to maturityD. Dividend yield Dividend yield
What are business firms most likely to use derivative securities for?A. HedgingB. SpeculatingC. Doing calculus problemsD. Market making Hedging
What would you expect to have happened to the spread between yields on commercial paper and Treasury bills immediately after September 11, 2001?A. No change, as both yields will remain the same.B. Increase, the spread usually increases in response to a crisis.C. Decrease, the spread usually decreases in response to a crisis.D. No change, as both yields will move in the same direction. Increase, the spread usually increases in response to a crisis.
A stock quote indicates a stock price of $60 and a dividend yield of 3%. The latest quarterly dividend received by stock investors must have been ______ per share.A. $0.55B. $1.80C. $0.45D. $1.25 $0.45
Three stocks have share prices of $12, $75, and $30 with total market values of $400 million, $350 million and $150 million respectively. If you were to construct a price-weighted index of the three stocks what would be the index value?A. 300B. 39C. 43D. 30 39Index = (12 + 75 + 30)/3 = 39
Which of the following is not considered a money market investment?A. Bankers acceptancesB. EurodollarC. Repurchase agreementD. Treasury note Treasury note
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors directly controls which of the following interest rates?A. Bankers acceptancesB. Brokers callC. Federal fundsD. LIBOR Federal funds
You decide to purchase an equal number of shares of stocks of firms to create a portfolio. If you wished to construct an index to track your portfolio performance your best match for your portfolio would be to construct a/an ______.A. value weighted indexB. equal weighted indexC. price weighted indexD. bond price index price weighted index
In a ___________ index changes in the value of the stock with the greatest market value will move the index value the most everything else equal.A. value weighted indexB. equal weighted indexC. price weighted indexD. bond price index value weighted index
A corporation in a 34% tax bracket invests in the preferred stock of another company and earns a 6% pre-tax rate of return. An individual investor in a 15% tax bracket invests in the same preferred stock and earns the same pre-tax return. The after tax return to the corporation is _______ and the after tax return to the individual investor is _______.A. 3.96%; 5.1%B. 5.39%; 5.1%C. 6.00%; 6.00%D. 3.96%; 6.00% 5.39%; 5.1%After-tax return to corporate investor after 70% exclusion = 0.06 – (0.06 * 0.30)*0.34 = 5.39%After-tax return to individual investor = 0.06 * (1 – 0.15) = 5.1%
All but which one of the following indices is value weighted?A. Nasdaq CompositeB. S&P 500C. Wilshire 5000D. DJIA DJIA
What is the tax exempt equivalent yield on a 9% bond yield given a marginal tax rate of 28%?A. 6.48%B. 7.25%C. 8.02%D. 9.00% 6.48%after tax yield = .09(1-28%) = .0648
A tax free municipal bond provides a yield of 3.2%. What is the equivalent taxable yield on the bond given a 35% tax bracket?A. 3.20%B. 3.68%C. 4.92%D. 5.00% 4.92% Yield = [0.32/(1-/35)]
An index computed from a simple average of returns is a/an _____.A. equal weighted indexB. value weighted indexC. price weighted indexD. share weighted index equal weighted index
A tax free municipal bond provides a yield of 2.34%. What is the equivalent taxable yield on the bond given a 28% tax bracket?A. 2.34%B. 2.68%C. 3.25%D. 4.92% 3.25%Yield = [2.34%/(1-28%)]
The Chompers Index is a price weighted stock index based on the 3 largest fast food chains. The stock prices for the three stocks are $54, $23, and $44. What is the price weighted index value of the Chompers Index?A. 23.43B. 35.36C. 40.33D. 49.58 40.33 Index = (54+23+44)/3
The Hydro Index is a price weighted stock index based on the 5 largest boat manufacturers in the nation. The stock prices for the five stocks are $10, $20, $80, $50 and $40. The price of the last stock was just split 2 for 1 and the stock price was halved from $40 to $20. What is the new divisor for a price weighted index?A. 5.00B. 4.85C. 4.50D. 4.75 4.50INDEXo = (10+20+80+50+40)/5 = 40INDEX1 = (10+20+80+50+20)/X = 40–> X = 4.5
A benchmark index has three stocks priced at $23, $43, and $56. The number of outstanding shares for each is 350,000 shares, 405,000 shares, and 553,000 shares, respectively. If the market value weighted index was 970 yesterday and the prices changed to $23, $41, and $58, what is the new index value?A. 960B. 970C. 975D. 985 975New Index value =(Total Value of Index today /Total Value of Index yesterday) * market value weighted index yesterday= [(23x*350k* + 41x*405k*+58x*553k*)/(23x350k + 43x405k + 56x553k350kx*350k* + 41x*405k*+58x*553k*)/(23x*350k* + 43x405k + 56x553k)]*970 = 975
A benchmark market value index is comprised of three stocks. Yesterday the three stocks were priced at $12, $20, and $60. The number of outstanding shares for each is 600,000 shares, 500,000 shares, and 200,000 shares, respectively. If the stock prices changed to $16, $18, and $62 today respectively, what is the one day rate of return on the index?A. 5.78%B. 4.35%C. 6.16%D. 7.42% 6.16%The one day return index (Index return) = [total value of stock today/total value of stock yesterday] – 1= [(12x*600k* + 18x*500k* + 62x*200k*)/(12x600k+20x500k+60x200k600kx*600k* + 18x*500k* + 62x*200k*)/(12x*600k*+20x500k+60x200k)]-1
Which of the following mortgage scenarios will benefit the homeowner the most?A. Adjustable rate mortgage when interest rate increases.B. Fixed rate mortgage when interest rates falls.C. Fixed rare mortgage when interest rate rises.D. None of the above, as banker’s interest will always be protected. Fixed rate mortgage when interest rate rises.

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