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FIN 302 Midterm 1 Study Guide

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FIN 302 Midterm 1 Study Guide FIN302

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This guide covers everything on chapters 1,3,4,5,6,7 that you'll need for the exam.
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Date Created: 10/04/16
MIDTERM 1 STUDY GUIDE TEST IS ON CHAPTERS 1,3,4,5,6,7 CHAPTER 5 IS INTEREST RATE CONVERSIONS AND LOANS IT’S COVERED IN CHAPTER 3 AND 4 IN TERMS OF OUR CLASS CHAPTER 1 Financial assets: legally enforceable claim to other assets or payments Securities: assets that are traded publicly Money Market: low-risk, low-return Bonds: marketable debt exceeding one year when originally issued Equities: ownership in a corporation. Common stock, preferred stock, Depository receipts Derivatives: standardized contracts that trade publicly Options contracts: Two types: Call: Buyer has right to buy  writer has obligation to sell. EXAMPLE: You buy call options for Yahoo’s stock at $40/ share, guessing that the price will soon increase. When it does, you own the rights to buy a let’s say $70/ share stock for $40. Put: Buyer has right to sell  writer has obligation to buy. BUY THESE WHEN YOU THINK THE PRICE OF A STOCK WILL DROP EXAMPLE: You buy shares of a stock knowing the current price is inflated and that it is bound to drop. This gives you the right to sell at a certain price. So you as the buyer of said contract stand to earn a profit if the price per share drops to $500, and you have a put for $550. People will want to buy the rights to the put from you. Financial Markets: Primary: initial issuance of a security (an IPO), issuer receives proceeds Secondary: existing owner sells to another party Corporation: viewed as a separate legal entity. Limited liability to owners. Double taxation. Investments Styles Active management: try to find undervalued securities Passive management: accept the market average Price Contingent orders: Stop-loss: sell if the price drops below some limit. You own the stock and want to sell it. Stop-buy: buy if the price rises above some limit. You don’t own the stock but you want it. Limit-sell: sell if the price rises above some limit. You own the stock and want to sell it. Limit-buy: buy if the price drops below some limit. You don’t own the stock but you want it. Trading costs: Spread: cost of trading with a dealer Bid: price at which the dealer will buy from you Ask: price at which the dealer will sell to you Bid-ask spread: profit to the dealer Buying on margin: investor borrows money from a broker to help finance the stock purchase. The investor’s own money is called the margin. The initial margin must be 50% of the investment. IF the margin declines to 25% of the stock price, the broker can issue a margin call for the investor to add funds to the account How low can the stock price drop before you get a margin call? Price (Minimum)= Initial Price (1- Initial Margin %)/ (1-Maintenance %) Short Sales: 1) You borrow shares from a broker and immediately sell them, hoping for a price decline 2) You later repurchase the shares at a lower price and return those to the broker, and you make the money from the difference in prices CHAPTER 3 Two complications when measuring “Value”: 1) Time 2) Uncertainty Interest: Simple interest: only paid on the original amount Compound interest: earned interest becomes principal, so we earn interest on the prior interest APR: periodic rate * # of periods in a year FV= PV*(I + r) n Effective Annual Rate (EAR): the true annualized rate of return m EAR= (1 + r) – 1 R= Rate per compounding period M= Compounding periods in one year ***When calculating EAR in your calculator, AND SOLVING FOR FV, the answer is the decimal REMEMBER TO ENTER IT WITH A “1.” IN THE FUTURE VALUE COLUMN Compounding with Changing Rates: FV= 1000*(1.08) *(1.04) *(1.06) *(1.03) WHEN A RATE IS COMPOUNDED ANNUALLY, EAR= APR= R Daily effective rate: 12/365=m Monthly effective rate: 365/12=m CHAPTER 4 Annuity: stream of consecutive, equal payments 1) Ordinary annuity: stream of equal, consecutive payments that begin at the end of the current period. Payments are in arrears (end of each period) 2) Annuity Due: payments are due at the beginning of each period. Ex: apartment rental payments 3) Deferred annuity: payments are postponed or deferred for some length of time PV (of an annuity) = 100/ (1+r) n n PV 0 (PMT /r1 * [1-(1/(1+r) )] PV is always one period before the first period THE AMOUNT OWED ON ANY LOAN IS THE PV OF ALL FUTURE PAYMENTS DUE FV= PMT * 1(((1+r) – 1)/r)] Growing annuities: finite stream of consecutive payments that grow at a constant rate, “g” EX: 100  110  121  133.10 Perpetuity: infinite stream of consecutive cash flows 1) Level perpetuities: an infinite stream of equal payments “If the first payment is one year from today” = just the formula “If the first payment is today” = the formula + the initial payment 2) Deferred annuity: annuity where initial payment is some time in the future 3) Growing perpetuities: infinite stream of payments growing at a constant rate Loans: 1) Discount loans: FV= principal + accumulated interest 2) Interest-only loans: Loan $= Ending Balance 3) Amortized loans: Payment= Principle + Interest, also called “Installment loans” 4) Balloon Payment loans: the “balloon” represents a principal balance due at the end of the loan The “Balloon Payment” is the FV key on your calculator CHAPTER 6 Bond: a bond is a loan on a BIG scale used to finance large corporations and governments Coupon bond: like a fixed-rate interest only loan. You pay for the bond, receive interest every period, then you receive the face value of the bond at completion. Parts of a bond: 1) Face Value: the terminal value component (FV). What will be paid to you at maturity. 2) Coupons: the annuity components (interest payments). a) Coupon rate: the ANNUAL rate of interest paid on the FV. b) Coupon payment: dollar amount paid semi-annually. THESE ARE FIXED. Bond Valuation: can be calculated by adding the annuity payments plus a terminal lump sum. The market value of a bond will change inversely with interest rates. Interest rates UP, Bond Prices DOWN Why do Bond Prices fluctuate? Because if the market is offering a better return on investment, there will be less demand for bonds and the process will be driven down. Bonds must provide a return EQUAL TO THE MARKET RATE in order to be attractive to investors. YTM= MARKET RATE OF RETURN YTM > COUPON RATE= BOND SELLING AT A DISCOUNT YTM < COUPON RATE= BOND SELLING AT A PREMIUM BONDS EVALUATION IN YOUR CALCULATOR, WHERE TO PUT THE INTEREST RATES: 1) The market interest rate is DIVIDED BY 2 (semi-annual coupon payments) and entered in the I/Y column. 2) The coupon rate (on the bond) is multiplied by the bond’s FV. That represents annual interest payment for the bond. DIVIDE THAT NUMBER BY 2 and enter it as PMT. PMT for bonds= (FV*Coupon rate)/2 3) N, I/Y, and PMT ALL HAVE TO BE ENTERED IN SEMI-ANNUAL FORMAT RISKINESS:  Longer term bonds have greater risk than shorter ones  Lower coupon rates have greater risk than higher ones  Least risky is short term bonds with a big coupon  If you suspect a decrease in interest rates you go long term bond with small coupon NOTES: 1) ASSUME FACE VALUE OF A BOND IS ALWAYS $1,000 2) EAY (Effective Annual Yield) = effective annual return taking semi-annual compounding into consideration 2 3) EAY = EAR = (1 + semi-annual rate) -1 4) YTM IS AN ANNUAL %, SO MULTIPLY I/Y BY 2 5) “At that price, what is its YTM?” = “What’s the total return to the investor if held to maturity?” Zero Coupon Bonds: no interest payments, bonds sold at a discount INTEREST IS IMPLICIT IN THE FUTURE VALUE Government bonds: Treasury Securities: 1) T-Bills: pure discount bonds with maturity of one year or less 2) T-Notes: coupon debt with original maturity between one and ten years 3) T-Bonds: coupon debt with original maturity greater than ten years Municipal Securities: Debt of state and local governments. EXEMPT FROM GOVERNMENT TAXATION After-tax yields: Taxable Yield * (1- Marginal Tax Rate) Equivalent Taxable Yield: Tax Exempt Yield/ (1- Marginal Tax Rate) ^ Gives you the yield needed on a taxable bond to equal that of a tax- exempt bond Fisher Formula: (1 + nominal) = (1 + real) (1 + inflation) Differences Between Debt and Equity: Debt: not an ownership interest 1) Interest expense is tax-deductible 2) Fixed contractual obligation 3) Risk Equity: an ownership expense 1) Dividends are not tax deductible CHAPTER 7 Stock: 1) Ownership share in a corporation 2) Entitlement as owner to the residual earnings of a company 3) Receive dividends, if declared 4) Last in line of all claim holders Stock Price = PV(Perpetuity) So in a no-growth scenario… Price 0 PMT /r1= D /r1 “r” = the appropriate discount rate, and the firm is deemed a “going concern” If we expect the dividends to grow however… P0= D /1(r-g) OR P 0 [D (0 + g)] / (r – g) And to compute the dividend at any point in time… D n D (0 + g) n Note: “A company just paid” = Both n’s are the same in the above formula “A company will pay” = Exponent “n” = Subscript “n” – 1 REVIEW SLIDES 30 ANS 31 ON CHAPTER 7 LECTURE FOR THIS NEXT PART: Slide 30: When calculating a stock’s worth today, use the stock price calculation formula AND include the perpetuity value calculated in the last year of the current growth percentage P/E Ratio: Stock Price per share/ Earnings per share Preferred Stock: hybrid between debt and equity. Pays a perpetuity of level dividends. P0= D /1r


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