You expect to receive $9,000 at graduation in 2 years. You plan on investing this money at 10 percent until you have $60,000. How many years will it be until this occurs?
You have just made a $1,500 contribution to your individual retirement account. Assume you earn a 12 percent rate of return and make no additional contributions. How much more will your account be worth when you retire in 25 years than it would be if you waited another 10 years before making this contribution?
Suppose you are committed to owning a $140,000 Ferrari. You believe your mutual fund can achieve an annual rate of return of 9 percent and you want to buy the car in 7 years. How much must you invest today to fund this purchase assuming the price of the car remains constant?
Suppose that the first comic book of a classic series was sold in 1954. In 2000, the estimated price for this comic book in good condition was about $340,000. This represented a return of 27 percent per year. For this to be true, what was the original price of the comic book in 1954?
You have just received notification that you have won the $1.4 million first prize in the Centennial Lottery. However, the prize will be awarded on your 100th birthday, 70 years from now. The appropriate discount rate is 8 percent. What is the present value of your winnings?
Imprudential, Inc. has an unfunded pension liability of $850 million that must be paid in 25 years. To assess the value of the firm’s stock, financial analysts want to discount this liability back to the present. The relevant discount rate is 6.5 percent. What is the present value of this liability?
You’re trying to save to buy a new $160,000 Ferrari. You have $56,000 today that can be invested at your bank. The bank pays 6 percent annual interest on its accounts. How many years will it be before you have enough to buy the car? Assume the price of the car remains constant.
- 18.02 years
Sixteen years ago, Alicia invested $1,000. Eight years ago, Travis invested $2,000. Today, both Alicia’s and Travis’ investments are each worth $2,400. Assume that both Alicia and Travis continue to earn their respective rates of return. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning these investments?
- One year ago, Alicia's investment was worth less than Travis' investment.