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What is the discount rate in the real project [on hold]

how can i analysis discount rate and effect of discount rate in to the financial analysis for country have a capital control how can solve the problem for fiance the project in the analysis of fiance ...
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Why don't we discount the present value? [on hold]

Shouldn't we discount 379.08 by 1.1^(334/365)?
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How do you convert this into EAR?

rate = 20% per 2 year compounding is monthly EAR = [1+(0.02/12)^(12/0.5)] - 1 is this how you would do it?
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Mongolian bank offering a high interest rate. What's the catch?

A bank called Khan Bank in Mongolia is offering to keep my savings at 15.10% interest rate, account denominated in Mongolian Tughriks. They give an example "if you saved 100.000 MNT on 2013/11/12 you ...
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Do bond interest rate risk premiums only compensate for the amount investors might lose?

Consider two different bonds: one riskless, and the other risky. Suppose the risky bond has a known probability of default. Suppose a market is made in these bonds, with investors trying to maximize ...
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What's the difference between buying bonds and buying bond funds for the long-term?

I know that if I buy a bond and hold to maturity, I will get the value plus the coupon. If rates go up, the resale value of my bond will go down, and vice versa. However, what happens if I buy into ...
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interest rate on online banks

i live in Israel, a country with a non-competitive banking system, which causes them to offer unattractive interest rate on almost every acoount (regular, savings short term deposits etc.-- short term ...
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Reasonable alternatives to using the Treasury rate as the risk free rate, e.g. for CAPM calculation?

For all practical purposes, the risk free interest rate is taken to be the short term Treasury bill interest rate. Let's say this rate is 0.5% per annum. But for an individual investor, if his bank ...
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What is the “rule of 70” or “rule of 72” with regards to investment, and how do I apply it?

What is the "rule of 72" (sometimes called the "rule of 70") with regards to investment, and how do I apply it?
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How to calculate whether it's better to pay my education loan, or my home investment loan?

I have an education loan @ 11.5 % for 1,000,000. I can pay it in 3 years. I am planning to make an investment by buying a home @ 10.5% for 2,200,000. Term = 20 yrs. I am thinking if I sell the house ...
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Suppose earning an APR of 7% for 5 years, with interest compounded quarterly. What is the EAR? What is the Total Return?

Suppose you earn an APR of 7% for 5 years, with interest compounded quarterly. What is your EAR? What is your Total Return? The part I am confused is "with interest compounded quarterly" The ...
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Help with Loan Amortization Question

Hello I'm stuck on a question if anyone could walk me through on the steps that would be great. This is a loan Amortization question The principal amount is $100,000 The Interest Rate is 3% The ...
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Issuing bonds at discount - computing effective interest rate

Suppose Southwest Airlines issued $100,000 of 9%, 5-year bonds when the market interest rate is 10%. The market price of the bonds drops, and Southwest receives $96,149. First of all, in my textbook ...
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Which student loans to pay off first: Stafford or private?

I'm really trying to buckle down and get ride of my student debt. I currently have Stafford and Private loans (I owe more on my private loans). I'm wondering which are best to pay more towards? ...
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What evidence is there that rising interest rates causes Canadian condo prices to go down?

I live in Toronto Canada where condos are extremely expensive. I'm willing to wait 2-3 years to build up down payment to buy a condo. I'm hoping within the 2-3 years, interest rates will go up by 1-2% ...
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LIBOR and prime rate fluctuation

Why does the LIBOR fluctuate but the prime rate does not fluctuate (as often)? Is it because LIBOR is not regulated by any particular bank but it is based on a mutual agreement between the banks; ...
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How can I calculate yearly interest of my investment gain?

I'm trying to figure out the yearly interest of a potential investment. Lets say I invested $10 000, 13 days later i cash out and I now have $10 500. The interest here is 4,76% for 13 days. But can I ...
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Why government bonds fluctuate so much, even though interest rates don't change that often?

Why do government bond prices fluctuate on a daily basis on the bond market? I can understand the fluctuation of corporate bonds because they are tied to the credit worthiness of the company and ...
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Relation between interest rates and currency for a nation

I understand that if interest rates of a country A is higher than that of B, then that draws foreign investment from B to A thus strengthening the currency of A. In other words, a high interest rate ...
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How to get 0% financing for a car, with no credit score?

Is it possible to get a 0% interest rate for car loan for a used car in the U.S.? I've been working for 7 months and I just got my first credit card, so I don't have a credit score yet. I'm planning ...
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How rate of interest scheme in bank works?

When I was looking at SBI site, I got this info: Loan Amount Rate of Interest* For loans upto Rs.4 lacs - 3.50% above Base Rate, currently 13.50% p.a. What does it mean? interest rate is ...
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How can a bank offer a higher interest rate for a savings account than for a GIC?

At this link on rates offered by ICICI, the TFSA savings account rate currently being offered is 1.8% but the GIC rate being offered is 1.75%. But why would anyone put money in a GIC and lock it up ...
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Difference between bank rate and prime rate

What is the difference between the bank rate and the prime rate? The prime rate is the rate at which banks lend each other money, but what is the bank rate?
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How often does the prime interest rate change

How often does the prime interest rate change? Will it only change when the new budget comes out or can it change anytime? I am interested to know this because all other interest rates (i.e mortgage ...
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Fair Value of a monthly payment given two Bank Payment structures

The question below was given in class and I have doubts about the use of the word "fair value". THe provided solution is to have Bank B make an overall return on the mortgage of 12%, but I don't agree ...
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Appropriate model for deferred costs as a line-of-credit

I have a business situation where one party will agree to defer some costs until a future date, perhaps two years, but no fixed time. This principal will increase linearly over the course of 6 months ...
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Are 'no interest if paid in in x months' credit cards worth it?

So my current laptop is dying the slow death, specifically the charging circuit in the motherboard is failing; the battery charges in another laptop of the same model. I've considered just running it ...
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Is the mortgage interest calculated on original principal or remaining principal

When I take a mortgage of 300 000 at 3% annual rate, will the 3% always be calculated on the 300,000? Or will it be calculated on the remaining principal? i.e if after a year, I paid off 15,000, the ...
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Should I attempt to consolidate my own debt, or hire a professional? (Are there caveats to consolidating your own debt?)

I have some credit card debt across 3 accounts. Currently they're all at 0 APR, but the promotional rates are set to end soon, and I don't want to open any more accounts. In this situation, I'm aware ...
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What questions should I ask a mortgage broker when refinancing a condo in Wisconsin?

I live in Wisconsin. I'm trying to refinance my condo right now. I have next to no experience with refinancing, but I'd like to do some research on the subject before I start asking these questions, ...
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What is the best way to stay risk neutral when buying a house with a mortgage?

I'm looking to buy a property. I do not want to take a risk on this property. Its sole purpose is to provide me with a place to live. How would I go about hedging against increasing interest rates, to ...
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Where can I find historical data on home equity loan rates?

I have found a graph of historical home equity loan rates on bankrate.com, but I am looking for the underlying data, so I can do a 3-year average. I found the equivalent for mortgage rates on Freddie ...
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If I lose 20%, what rate of return do I need to break even?

If the account is down 20%, what rate of return over the next year do we need to get to be even, in other words make back the 20% we lost? The rate of inflation in this case is zero.
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Negative properties of continuously compounded returns

I'm taking an intro to quant finance course online. I'm trying to better understand the properties and uses of continuously compounded returns. Specifically for this question, how can you have ...
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How do markets “factor in” a future event?

I was reading an article in the The Economist about interest rates being set by the Bank of England. Regarding a potential future rise in interest rates set by the bank, the article said: Markets ...
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How much higher should my APR be than my rate?

First time home buyer looking at mortgages and having a hard time understanding the difference between good and bad on rates. On a loan estimate I have been quoted 4.75% rate(seems high?) and 5.795% ...
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Why would a car company lend me money at a very low interest rate?

Why would a car company lend me money at 1-2% when they could lend it to the federal government at ~2.9% with zero risk?
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Is the price of a long-term STRIP typically higher than that of a short-term STRIP?

When interest rates and duration are taken into account, how do they affect the prices of STRIPS ? I'm so confused with this question.
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Why do interest rates increase or decrease?

Do interest rates increase based on what the market is doing, or do they solely increase based on what the Federal Reserve sets them at? Why is it assumed that interest rates are going to increase ...
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Why do 10 year Treasury bond yields affect mortgage interest rates?

Why is it that when the yield on a Treasury bond increases (because people are selling their bonds, I believe), mortgage rates increase as well? Is there any sort of inherent connection between them? ...
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Why does low interest rate prevent bankruptcy and foreclosure?

In recent news, there is a saying like low interest rate prevented bankruptcy and foreclosure. I can't get it. This seems only to apply for variable interest rate loans... How is low interest rate ...
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Can I go from a stated annual rate compounded annually to a semestral effective interest rate?

If the compounding period is one year, so in 6 months you haven't earned any interests yet, therefore you wouldn't be able to use the formula for the equivalent rate, one should use the formula for ...
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Does the Fed keeping interest rates low stimulate investment in the stock market and other investments?

I heard that if the Fed keeps interest rates low then folks with money to invest will choose something other than just a money market or passive sort of investment, perhaps choosing investing in the ...
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Why did one-year notes pay more than 10-year notes during the 1980's crisis?

Why did one-year notes pay more than 10-year notes during the 1980's crisis? During the early 1980's, one-year T notes paid more than the 10-year T note, which implies that nobody wanted to buy the ...
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U.S. Bonds Taxed Interest and Current Value

Series EE Bond just matured and I cashed it in. The current value that I received in cash was only a little more than the original face value. However, the interest I am paying taxes on is half the ...
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How can I estimate the sensitivity of a bond ETF's price to interest rate changes?

Is there a standard method for estimating the sensitivity of a bond ETF's price to interest rate changes? Some of the information I have includes the average duration and the SEC yield.
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Interest rate question

I'm having a little trouble figuring this out. Suppose I took out a loan with the following terms: Loan Amount: 1,000 Interest Rate (APR): 10% Compound Frequency: Monthly (12 compounding periods) ...
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Whether to prepay mortgage or invest in stocks

If at the end of the year, I have 10k in hand that I want to save/invest and these are my options: 1.Prepay into mortgage. Rate is 2.1% 2.Invest in stocks and I know I can get at least 7 % return. ...
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Why do short-term term deposits and GICs pay more than longer ones?

ING Direct is currently offering 2.5% interest for a 90-day GIC, 1% for 180 days, and 1.5% for 270 days. What would be the advantage of locking my money in for longer if I'm just going to get paid ...
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Fixed-rate mortgage vs HELOC

Why is it that a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit comes with a higher interest rate than a 15-year or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage?