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**Financial Markets and Institutions Anthony Saunders 7th Edition-Test Bank**

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**Chapter 2 Determinants of Interest Rates**

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1) The real risk-free rate is the increment to purchasing power that the lender earns in order to induce him or her to forego current consumption.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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2) If you earn 0.5 percent a month in your bank account, this would be the same as earning a 6 percent annual interest rate with annual compounding.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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3) Simple interest calculations assume that interest earned is never reinvested.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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4) An investor earned a 5 percent nominal risk-free rate over the year. However, over the year, prices increased by 2 percent. The investor’s real risk-free rate was less than his nominal rate of return.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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5) Earning a 5 percent interest rate with annual compounding is better than earning a 4.95 percent interest rate with semiannual compounding.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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6) For any positive interest rate the present value of a given annuity will be less than the sum of the cash flows, and the future value of the same annuity will be greater than the sum of the cash flows.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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7) With a zero interest rate both the present value and the future value of an *N* payment annuity would equal *N* × payment.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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8) Households generally supply more funds to the markets as their income and wealth increase, *ceteris paribus*.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand; Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.

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9) An increase in the perceived riskiness of investments would cause a movement up along the supply curve.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.; 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

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10) An increase in the marginal tax rates for all U.S. taxpayers would probably result in reduced supply of funds by households.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.; 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

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11) When the quantity of a financial security supplied or demanded changes at every given interest rate in response to a change in a factor, this causes a shift in the supply or demand curve.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

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12) An improvement in economic conditions would likely shift the supply curve down and to the right and shift the demand curve for funds up and to the right.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.; 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

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13) The risk that a security cannot be sold at a predictable price with low transaction costs at short notice is called liquidity risk.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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14) Convertible bonds will normally have lower promised yields than straight bonds of similar terms and quality.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Evaluate

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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15) We expect liquidity premiums to move inversely with interest rate volatility.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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16) Everything else equal, the interest rate required on a callable bond will be less than the interest rate on a convertible bond.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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17) The term structure of interest rates is the relationship between interest rates on bonds similar in terms except for maturity.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

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18) The unbiased expectations hypothesis of the term structure posits that long-term interest rates are unrelated to expected future short-term rates.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

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19) The traditional liquidity premium theory states that long-term interest rates are greater than the average of current and expected future short-term interest rates.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

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20) According to the market segmentation theory, short-term investors will not normally switch to intermediate- or long-term investments.

Answer: TRUE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

21) According to the liquidity premium theory, investors preferring long-term bonds over short-term bonds would require lower liquidity premium.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

22) As the liquidity of corporate bonds decrease, the risk premium required on those bonds decrease as well.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

23) An increase in interest rates increases the demand loanable funds.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-02 Know who the main demanders of loanable funds are.

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24) A higher level of wealth causes the demand for loanable funds to increase and interest rates to fall.

Answer: FALSE

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

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25) An investment pays $400 in one year, *X* amount of dollars in two years, and $500 in three years. The total present value of all the cash flows (including *X*) is equal to $1,500. If i is 6 percent, what is *X*?

- A) $702.83
- B) $822.41
- C) $789.70
- D) $749.67
- E) $600.00

Answer: C

Explanation: X = [1,500 − (400/1.06) − (500/1.063)] × 1.062

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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26) An insurance company is trying to sell you a retirement annuity. The annuity will give you 20 payments with the first payment in 12 years when you retire. The insurance firm is asking you to pay $50,000 today. If this is a fair deal, what must the payment amount be (to the dollar) if the interest rate is 8 percent?

- A) $5,093
- B) $12,824
- C) $9,472
- D) $11,874
- E) $10,422

Answer: D

Explanation: $50,000 × 1.0811 = Pmt × PVIFA (8%, 20 yrs.)

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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27) Suppose you can save $2,000 per year for the next ten years in an account earning 7 percent per year. How much will you have at the end of the tenth year if you make the first deposit today?

- A) $34,187.75
- B) $29,567.20
- C) $31,217.36
- D) $27,364.15
- E) $18,364.25

Answer: B

Explanation: FV = $2,000{[(1 + 0.07)10 − 1]/0. 07}(1 + 0.07) = $29,567.20 With a financial calculator set the payments at Begin mode, BGN, since the savings are happening at the beginning of the interest earning periods then, N = 10, I = 7, PV = 0, PMT = −2,000, then compute FV = $29,567.20.

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

28) An annuity and an annuity due with the same number of payments have the same future value if r = 10%. Which one has the higher payment?

- A) They both must have the same payment since the future values are the same.
- B) There is no way to tell which has the higher payment.
- C) An annuity and an annuity due cannot have the same future value.
- D) The annuity has the higher payment.
- E) The annuity due has the higher payment.

Answer: D

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

29) You go to the *Wall Street Journal* and notice that yields on almost all corporate and Treasury bonds have decreased. The yield decreases may be explained by which one of the following?

- A) A decrease in U.S. inflationary expectations
- B) Newly expected decline in the value of the dollar
- C) An increase in current and expected future returns of real corporate investments
- D) Decreased Japanese purchases of U.S. Treasury bills/bonds
- E) Increases in the U.S. government budget deficit

Answer: A

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Analyze; Evaluate

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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30) YIELD CURVE FOR ZERO COUPON BONDS RATED AA

Maturity | YTM | Maturity | YTM | Maturity | YTM | |||||||||||||

1 | year | 8.00 | % | 7 | year | 9.15 | % | 13 | year | 10.45 | % | |||||||

2 | year | 8.11 | % | 8 | year | 9.25 | % | 14 | year | 10.65 | % | |||||||

3 | year | 8.20 | % | 9 | year | 9.35 | % | 15 | year | 10.75 | % | |||||||

4 | year | 8.50 | % | 10 | year | 9.47 | % | 16 | year | 10.95 | % | |||||||

5 | year | 8.75 | % | 11 | year | 9.52 | % | 17 | year | 11.00 | % | |||||||

6 | year | 8.85 | % | 12 | year | 9.77 | % | 18 | year | 11.25 | % | |||||||

Assume that there are no liquidity premiums.

To the nearest basis point, what is the expected interest rate on a four-year maturity AA zero coupon bond purchased six years from today?

- A) 10.41 percent
- B) 10.05 percent
- C) 9.16 percent
- D) 10.56 percent
- E) 9.96 percent

Answer: A

Explanation: ((1.094710/1.08856))(1/4) − 1

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Forecasting Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-08 Understand how forward rates of interest can be derived from the term structure of interest rates.

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31) YIELD CURVE FOR ZERO COUPON BONDS RATED AA

Maturity | YTM | Maturity | YTM | Maturity | YTM | |||||||||||||

1 | year | 8.00 | % | 7 | year | 9.15 | % | 13 | year | 10.45 | % | |||||||

2 | year | 8.11 | % | 8 | year | 9.25 | % | 14 | year | 10.65 | % | |||||||

3 | year | 8.20 | % | 9 | year | 9.35 | % | 15 | year | 10.75 | % | |||||||

4 | year | 8.50 | % | 10 | year | 9.47 | % | 16 | year | 10.95 | % | |||||||

5 | year | 8.75 | % | 11 | year | 9.52 | % | 17 | year | 11.00 | % | |||||||

6 | year | 8.85 | % | 12 | year | 9.77 | % | 18 | year | 11.25 | % | |||||||

Assume that there are no liquidity premiums.

You just bought a 15-year maturity Xerox corporate bond rated AA with a 0 percent coupon. You expect to sell the bond in eight years. Find the expected interest rate at the time of sale (watch out for rounding error).

- A) 13.92 percent
- B) 11.00 percent
- C) 8.85 percent
- D) 12.49 percent
- E) 12.80 percent

Answer: D

Explanation: ((1.107515/1.09258))(1/7) − 1

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Forecasting Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-08 Understand how forward rates of interest can be derived from the term structure of interest rates.

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32) According to the liquidity premium theory of interest rates,

- A) long-term spot rates are higher than the average of current and expected future short-term rates.
- B) investors prefer certain maturities and will not normally switch out of those maturities.
- C) investors are indifferent between different maturities if the long-term spot rates are equal to the average of current and expected future short-term rates.
- D) the term structure must always be upward sloping.
- E) long-term spot rates are totally unrelated to expectations of future short-term rates.

Answer: A

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

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33) Of the following, the most likely effect of an increase in income tax rates would be to

- A) decrease the savings rate.
- B) decrease the supply of loanable funds.
- C) increase interest rates.
- D) all of these choices are correct.

Answer: D

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

34) Upon graduating from college this year, you expect to earn $25,000 per year. If you get your MBA, in one year you can expect to start at $35,000 per year. Over the year, inflation is expected to be 5 percent. In today’s dollars, how much additional (less) money will you make from getting your MBA (to the nearest dollar) in your first year?

- A) −$2,462
- B) $8,333
- C) $8,750
- D) $9,524
- E) $10,000

Answer: B

Explanation: (35,000/1.05) − 25,000

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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35) Investment A pays 8 percent simple interest for 10 years. Investment B pays 7.75 percent compound interest for 10 years. Both require an initial $10,000 investment. The future value of A minus the future value of B is equal to ________ (to the nearest penny).

- A) $2,500.00
- B) −$2,500.00
- C) $1,643.32
- D) $3,094.67
- E) −$3,094.67

Answer: E

Explanation: [10,000 + (800 × 10)] − [10,000 × 1.077510]

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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36) You buy a car for $38,000. You agree to a 60-month loan with a monthly interest rate of 0.55 percent. What is your required monthly payment?

- A) $634.24
- B) $745.29
- C) $605.54
- D) $764.07
- E) None of these choices are correct.

Answer: B

Explanation: Pmt = 38,000/PVIFA (i = 0.55%, n = 60)

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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37) You want to have $5 million when you retire in 40 years. You believe you can earn 9 percent per year on your investment. How much must you invest each year to achieve your goal when you retire? (Ignore all taxes.)

- A) $10,412
- B) $11,619
- C) $14,798
- D) $15,295
- E) None of these choices are correct.

Answer: C

Explanation: $5 million/[((1.09)40 − 1)/0.09]

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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38) An investor wants to be able to buy 4 percent more goods and services in the future in order to induce her to invest today. During the investment period prices are expected to rise by 2 percent. Which statement(s) below is/are true?

- 4 percent is the desired real risk-free interest rate.
- 6 percent is the approximate nominal rate of interest required.

III. 2 percent is the expected inflation rate over the period.

- A) I only
- B) II only
- C) III only
- D) I and II only
- E) I, II, and III are true.

Answer: E

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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39) Classify each of the following in terms of their effect on interest rates (increase or decrease):

- Perceived risk of financial securities increases.
- Near term spending needs decrease.

III. Future profitability of real investments increases.

- A) I increases: II increases: III increases
- B) I increases: II decreases: III decreases
- C) I decreases: II increases: III increases
- D) I decreases; II decreases; III decreases
- E) None of these choices are correct.

Answer: E

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand; Analyze

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.; 02-02 Know who the main demanders of loanable funds are.

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40) Classify each of the following in terms of their effect on interest rates (increase or decrease):

- Covenants on borrowing become more restrictive.
- The Federal Reserve increases the money supply.

III. Total household wealth increases.

- A) I increases; II increases; III increases
- B) I increases; II decreases; III decreases
- C) I decreases; II increases; III increases
- D) I decreases; II decreases; III decreases
- E) None of these choices are correct.

Answer: D

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand; Analyze

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.; 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.; 02-02 Know who the main demanders of loanable funds are.

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41) Inflation causes the demand curve for loanable funds to shift to the ________ and causes the supply curve to shift to the ________.

- A) right; right
- B) right; left
- C) left; left
- D) left; right

Answer: B

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand; Analyze

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-01 Know who the main suppliers of loanable funds are.; 02-03 Understand how equilibrium interest rates are determined.; 02-04 Examine factors that cause the supply and demand curves for loanable funds to shift.; 02-02 Know who the main demanders of loanable funds are.

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42) An individual actually earned a 4 percent nominal return last year. Prices went up by 3 percent over the year. Given that the investment income was subject to a federal tax rate of 28 percent and a state and local tax rate of 6 percent, what was the investor’s actual real after-tax rate of return?

- A) −0.36 percent
- B) 0.66 percent
- C) 0.72 percent
- D) 1.45 percent
- E) 2.64 percent

Answer: A

Explanation: {0.04 × [1 − (0.28 + 0.06)]} − 0.03

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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43) A 15-payment annual annuity has its first payment in nine years. If the payment amount is $1,400 and the interest rate is 7 percent, what is the most you should be willing to pay today for this investment?

- A) $5,825.11
- B) $12,751.08
- C) $6,416.67
- D) $7,421.24
- E) $6,935.74

Answer: D

Explanation: PV0 = $1,400 × {[1 – 1.07-15]/0.07}/1.078

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Time Value of Money and Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-09 Understand how interest rates are used to determine present and future values.

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44) Which of the following would normally be expected to result in an increase in the supply of funds, all else equal?

- The perceived riskiness of all investments decreases.
- Expected inflation increases.

III. Current income and wealth levels increase.

- Near term spending needs of households increase as energy costs rise.

- A) I and III only
- B) II and III only
- C) II, III, and IV only
- D) I and IV only
- E) I, II, III, and IV

Answer: A

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Loanable Funds Theory

Bloom’s: Understand; Analyze

AACSB: Reflective Thinking; Analytical Thinking

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45) An investor requires a 3 percent increase in purchasing power in order to induce her to lend. She expects inflation to be 2 percent next year. The nominal rate she must charge is about

- A) 3 percent.
- B) 2 percent.
- C) 1 percent.
- D) 5 percent.
- E) 7 percent.

Answer: D

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Analyze; Apply

AACSB: Analytical Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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46) The term structure of interest rates is upward sloping for all bond types. A certain AAA-rated non-callable 10-year corporate bond has been issued at a 6.15 percent promised yield. Which one of the following bonds probably has a higher promised yield?

- A) A similar quality municipal bond
- B) A non-callable AAA-rated corporate bond with a five-year maturity
- C) A callable AAA-rated corporate bond with a 15-year maturity
- D) A non-callable AAA-rated convertible corporate bond with a 10-year maturity
- E) All of these choices are correct.

Answer: C

Difficulty: 3 Hard

Topic: Term Structure of Interest Rates

Bloom’s: Understand

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-07 Examine the different theories explaining the term structure of interest rates.

Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

47) Which of the following bond types pays interest that is exempt from federal taxation?

- A) Municipal bonds
- B) Corporate bonds
- C) Treasury bonds
- D) Convertible bonds
- E) Municipal bonds and Treasury bonds

Answer: A

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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48) The relationship between maturity and yield to maturity is called the ________.

- A) loan covenant
- B) term structure
- C) bond indenture
- D) Fisher effect
- E) DRP structure

Answer: B

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Topic: Determinants of Interest Rates for Individual Securities

Bloom’s: Remember

AACSB: Reflective Thinking

Learning Goal: 02-06 Know what specific factors determine interest rates.

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