general business data bank

| August 14, 2017

1. PVIF(10%, 1)?

a.
0.909
b.
1
c.
1.1
d.
1.21
e.
1.331
2. What is the relationship between
FVIF(r%, N) and PVIF(r%, N)?

a.
PVIF
is greater than FVIF
b.
FVIF
is a sum of PVIF from n=1 to n=N
c.
PVIF
is an inverse of FVIF
d.
PVIF
is used for an annuity
e.
FVIF*PVIF=2.0

3. You want to buy a $15,000 car. If
you borrow money from the dealer, they are willing to give you a 1 year loan
and you need to make a single payment one year from today at zero interest. If
you borrow money from a bank for the same one year period and make a cash
payment to the dealer right now (using the money you borrow from the bank), you
can enjoy a $1,000 discount from a dealer. The bank interest rate is 12% and
you need to make a single payment one year from today to pay off the debt. Which alternative do you like better. Basically, you need to borrow money, either
from the dealer or from the bank. What is the difference between the future
payments of these two choices?

a.
Loan
from the dealer, more than $2,000
b.
Bank,
more than $2,000
c.
Loan
from the dealer, less than $2,000
d.
Bank,
less than $2,000
e.
Equivalent

4. Susie Orman argues that you can
have more money by saving $100 each month (starting at the end of this month
for 12 deposits) instead of saving $1,200 at the end of each year. To check
whether that is true, you are going to compare saving $600 every six months for
a year (starting from 6 months from today for 2 deposits) vis-à-vis $1,200 at
the end of the year. What is the future value of $600 saved every six months
for a year at the end of the first year at 10% APR?

a.
$1,100
b.
$1,135
c.
$1,230
d.
$1,740
e.
$1,200

5. How long does it take to triple
your investment at 6% per year?

a.
7.2
years
b.
10.2
years
c.
12.9
years
d.
14.6
years
e.
18.9
years

6. Which of followings is NOT the
characteristics of a perpetuity?

a.
A
perpetuity continues for a fixed time period.
b.
Value
of a perpetuity can be calculated as “PMT/i”
c.
In
a perpetuity, returns are earned in the form of a series of cash flows.
d.
A
perpetuity is a constant infinite stream of identical cash flows.
e.
Real
estate and preferred stock are effectively perpetuities.

7. If an investment of $87,250 is
earning 5% interest rate compounded annually, how long will it take for this
investment to reach a value of $99,750 if no additional withdrawals or no
deposits are being made during the period?

a.
2.47
years
b.
2.52
years
c.
2.74
years
d.
2.61
years
e.
2.83
years
8. If a security of $17,200 is worth
$20,390 three years in the future and assuming that no withdrawals or deposits
are made, what is the implied interest rate that the investor expects to earn
on the security?

a.
4.19%
b.
5.84%
c.
6.78%
d.
7.82%
e.
8.24%

9. Keanu’s financial planner suggested
once he crosses a threshold of $4,991,331 in savings, he will have enough money
for retirement. Keanu has nothing saved for his retirement yet, so he has to
start depositing $85,000 in retirement fund at a fixed rate of 12.00% at the
end of each year. How long will it take for Keanu to retire?

a.
15.64
years
b.
18.40
years
c.
23.00
years
d.
24.84
years
e.
Keanu
will not be able to retire

10. You’ve decided to buy a house that is
valued at $1 million. You have $500,000 as a down payment on the house and you
take out a mortgage for the rest. Your bank is offering you a 30-year standard
mortgage at a fixed nominal rate of 9% or a 15-year mortgage at a fixed nominal
rate of 9%. How much larger must your monthly payment would be?

a.
$1,048.22
b.
$1,205.45
c.
$1,519.92
d.
$1,729.56

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