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Annuity Depreciation Problem from Exam FM

A manufacturer buys a machine for 20, 000. The manufacturer estimates that the machine will last 15 years. It will be depreciated using the constant percentage method with an annual depreciation rate ...
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Question on Annuities [on hold]

Is the negative of an increasing annuity equal to a decreasing annuity?
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What is the formula for FvSchedule & Ispmt functions in excel? [on hold]

What is the actual formula behind the FVSCHEDULE & ISPMT function in MS OFFICE Excel? From where can we find reference for that.
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Why is the money factor defined the way it is?

In some loan situations, especially car leases, people like to talk about the money factor, which is a number given by $$ \frac{\text{interest percentage}}{2400} $$ Where does the $2400$ come from? I ...
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What is an alternative book to oksendal's stochastic differential equation: An introduction?

What is an alternative book to oksendal's stochastic differential equation: An introduction? But also An alternative that is over 300 pages and at the same level? Some professor refer that book as a ...
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Will this well enough to serve as a prerequisite to oksendal's book?

Will this well enough to serve as a prerequisite to oksendal's stochastic differential equations: an introduction with applications book? I refer to shiryeav's probability, but i guess it still miss ...
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Help for calculating the correct marked price?

A) For this equation I need help calculating the marked price. A retailer wants to make a 22% profit on the sale of a television set. The television set cost the retailer $560. What should the ...
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Total MSRP given monthly payment, downpayment %, and term of autoloan

I want to buy a car. I know the following: - monthly payment - interest rate - # of months of loan - downpayment % How can I calculate the total MSRP I can get for my monthly payment? So for ...
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equatios of mathematical economics [on hold]

if $Q=f(p)$, then decide whether the following equations are not. also find the slope of given equation in each case. \begin{align} p^2Q&=100p^2+30p^3\\ pQ^2+7p+20&=-1 \end{align}
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What is an elementary yet important application of matrix in finance?

What is an elementary yet important application of matrix in finance? I have difficulty to read anything intermediate/advanced associated with this topics, hopefully I can find something interesting ...
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Are yield rates different from rate of return? (Bonds)

There is a puzzling thing that is bothering me regarding bonds and I would like to have some help. The following is the situation I am dealing with. A 20-yr 8% bond has semi=annual coupons and a ...
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Zero-coupon vs. $10\%$ coupon problem

I am working on Bonds and I am having trouble solving this problem. A zero-coupon bond pays no coupons and only pays a redemption amount at the time the bond matures. Greta can buy a zero-coupon ...
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Time required to make money 6 times of itself

A sum doubles itself in one year at a certain rate of interest, compounded annually. In how many years will a sum become six times itself under the same investment scheme? I got confused in this ...
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Bond prices and how to compare

I have a couple of basic questions regarding bonds that I would like to ask and the following problem is what I used. Find the "price" of the following bonds "redeemable at par". Let $F=100$ be ...
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Help with integrating stochastic calculus expression from yield curve model

I am very rusty on stochastic calculus, and I am having trouble integrating the following simple term from a yield curve model: $$z(t)=\int_0^t\exp(-k(t-s))dW(s)$$ Any suggestions appreciated. ...
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Ranking $ d, i, d^{(m)}, i^{(m)}, \delta$

Any actuary or anyone studying mathematics of finance out there? Please help me out. How can I prove or show that $ d< d^{(m)}< \delta< i^{(m)}<i,$ for $m > 1$. Thanks a lot !!!
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Force of interest for simple interest

I am struggling to work out what the force of interest for simple interest is when using differential equations. I know that it is $\delta=\frac{r}{1+rt}$ where $r$ is the interest rate, but when I ...
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Bonds … whats is it and what is a discount?

I am studying about bonds and I am a bit puzzled. So far my understanding is that bonds are loans issued by the government or a company and it works very similarly to loans. However, I have a ...
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Black-Scholes formula is a monotonic increasing function of the volatility. Proof?

I'm trying to show this statement: that Black-Scholes formula is a monotonic increasing function of the volatility ($\sigma$). I need to proof it from the Black-Scholes formula which is: ...
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Suppose the nominal spot rates for the next four years from now $(t=0)$ are $s_1=6.40\%$, $s_2=7.00\%$, $s_3=7.50\%$ and $s_4=7.80\%$

Suppose the nominal spot rates for the next four years from now $(t=0)$ are $s_1=6.40\%$, $s_2=7.00\%$, $s_3=7.50\%$ and $s_4=7.80\%$ a) find the spot rates $s_1$, $s_2$, $s_3$, and $s_4$ for annual ...
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Financial mathematics: asion option

I've got a forward starting asian call option: $V_N = max\left( 0,\left(\sum_{j=m+1}^{N}{S_j} - K \right) \right) $ So the payoff is determined by the average stockprice over de latest N-m days and ...
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Black-Scholes model problem

Consider the Black-Scholes model with $S_0 = 11$, $σ = 0.2$, $r = 0.1$, where the stock will pay dividends $D = 2$ in one month. Compute the price of a European put with strike $10$, that matures in ...
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Derivatives pricing w/ squared and cubed stock prices

I have an assignment in which $S_t$ is a stock price following a geometric Brownian motion. The task is now to show that at time t the risk-neutral price of a derivative on $S_t$ that pays $S_T^3$ at ...
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Shrinkage of variance

I have a sample of N variables, and a sample period of length T. At each time $t$, I have the following information: For each variable i, I have an estimate of variance $\widehat{\sigma^2_{i,t}}$. ...
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Draw the price-yield curves for bonds, B1 and B2 on the same yield-price plane

Consider a bond B1 which matures in 30 years and a bond B2 which matures in 15 years. Both have a facevalue $100 and semi annunal coupon pmt 7%(2). Draw the price yield curves for B1 and B2 on the ...
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How is Excel's `RATE(nper, pmt, pv)` evaluated?

I am trying to come up with the same answer as using the function RATE. I've tried several formulas to no avail. As an example, if I plug in ...
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Help writting financial distribution formula

I need help writing a function to calculate the financial contribution of a product subscription into a given month. Not so straight forward however, since it has to consider months with fixed length ...
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What does it mean to be an equivalent repay scheme? (sinking fund vs. amortization)

I am having trouble solving the following problem which seems simple, but I cannot quite get it right. Smith can repay a loan $L=250,000$ in one of two ways 1), 30 annual payments based on ...
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annual and effective annual interest rate

Can anyone help me to find the answer to the question below? I am taking the Engineering Economics exam and need to be sure about the correctness of my answer. Here is the question: Smart Visa, ...
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How to calculate present value with changes interest

How to calculate present value with period of 5 years and 6 months? Besides that, there is interest changes and compounded differently. Is there any formula?
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$\frac{L}{a_{\overline{n}\rceil i}}(n-a_{\overline{n}\rceil i})$ vs. $Li \frac{n-1}{2}$ which is larger?

I am having trouble deciding which of the expression is larger. The following is the original problem and I may not have the expression entirely correct, but I am pretty confident. A loan of $L$ ...
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As stock prices travel down what formula would you use to break out of a position

Suppose you are trading stock and you do not enforce a stop loss. Instead, you allow the stock to go where it wants. At some point, the value of your stock has dropped significantly and when the ...
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I want to prove Determine the coupon rate $r$, such that the price of the bond, at $T_0$, equals its face value.

Consider a coupon bond, starting at $T_{0}$ T0, with face value $K$, coupon payments at $T_1, . . . , T_n$ and a fixed coupon rate $r$. Determine the coupon rate $r$, such that the price of the bond, ...
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Refinancing an amortized loan - find the maximum value of $k\%$

The following problem is quite complex for me to see what I am solving for and I would appreciate to receive a bit of help. Jenny borrows $L$ at $i^{(12)}=12\%$ from Bank A, requiring level ...
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Reinvestment calulators

I was wondering if someone can direct me to, or explain, calculations regarding reinvestment. For instance, say your initial investment is \$15,000, and via investing in stock you typically have a ...
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Loan Repayments - Sinking Funds

Cindy borrows $ 13500 $ for $12$ years at an annual effective interest rate of $i$. She accumulates the amount necessary to repay the loan by a sinking fund. Cindy makes a payment of $P$ at the end of ...
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Loan Repayments and Yield Rates

Jose loans Martin $12000$. Martin repays the loan by paying $5000$ at the end of two years and $10000$ at the end of $4$ years. The money received at time $t=2$ is immediately reinvested at an annual ...
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Stochastic Calculus For Finance: Conditional Expectation of Binomial Tree Model

I'm reading through Stochastic Calculus For Finance Volume 1, page 32. The conditional expectation of $S_2$ knowing $1=H$ is $p*S_2(HH) + q*S_2(HT) = 0.5*16 + 0.5*4 = 10$ But how do I calculate ...
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How to convert an interest rate from bank discount basis to continuous compounding

I read on Investopedia that a 360-day-count convention is being used in the case of Bank Discount Basis. And I found the following formula on Wikipedia: ...
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Calculating the yearly payment in a loan. Amortization with unequal payments.

The following is the problem that I am working on. A 30-yr loan of $1,000$ is repaid with payments at the end of each year. Each of the first ten payments equals the amount of interest due. Each ...
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Differential of two geometric brownian motions

I am currently taking a finance course which includes some math that is currently above my level, it is however not a pure math class and we are just supposed to be able to apply the math to the given ...
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Amortization problem with yeild rates from Exam FM.

I am tackling the following problem. I have a tendency to not do well with yield rates, and I am thinking that that's the part that I am not getting. Betty borrows $19,800$ from Bank X. She ...
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Calculating the loan from amortization.

I was not quite sure what the question was asking and I would like to have some input. a), Is it asking us to actually calculate knowing what each principal paid? or b), Working from almost complete ...
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CI for the expected value of the sum of two dependent normal RVs

Let's consider 2 dependent, normally distributed R.V.s, $X_1$ and $X_2$. The means, $\mu_1$ and $\mu_2$ are known, as well the covariance matrix $\Sigma$. Let's consider the following random ...
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Basic annuity loan problem

I've got a loan of $\$32000$, which I need to repay in $36$ monthly payments, with annual rate of $10\%$. What is the amount of monthly payment, which I need to pay? There will be $36$ payments, thus ...
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Reinvestment using $(Is)_{\overline{n}\rceil i}$… calculate $i$

I am working on the following problems which should not involve a difficult polynomial, but I tried a couple of times without success. Victor invests $300$ into a bank account at the beginning of ...
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Using $(Da)_{\overline {n} \rceil i}$ or $(Ia)_{\overline {n} \rceil i}$ in this problem?

I am trying to solve the following increasing (decreasing?) annuity problem from exam FM. A perpetuity costs $77.1$ and makes annual payments at the end of the year. The perpetuity pays $1$ at ...
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Using $(Ia)_{\overline {n} \rceil i}$ from Exam FM.

I am trying to solve the following problem which I am having a bit of trouble with. Olga buys a 5-yr increasing annuity for $X$. Olga will receive $2$ at the end of the first month, $4$ at the end ...
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Arbitrage-free market for continuous distribution

Is it true, that a one-period market say $(0,t)$ is arbitrage-free if $S_t$ is continuously distributed on $\mathbb{R}$? I.e., for continuous distributions on $\mathbb{R}$, there always exists a ...
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Increasing annuity problem

I learned increasing/decreasing annuity and am tackling the following problem for hours now without success. Amy deposits $Z$ into a bank account that has effective annual interest rate of $5\%$ ...