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  1. Sticky: Question of the day:14th March,2013 Mr. Good,...

    Question of the day:14th March,2013

    Mr. Good, CFA, is portfolio manager of Great Fund. Great Fund has generated good returns. Mr. Good created new marketing materials that showed the fund’s 1-...
  2. Sticky: Answer of the day: 12th March,2013 The correct...

    Answer of the day: 12th March,2013

    The correct option is B
    I and IV are true of leptokurtic distributions. This is also called having "excess kurtosis." II and III are characteristic of...
  3. Sticky: Question of the day: 12th March,2013 Which is...

    Question of the day: 12th March,2013

    Which is true of a leptokurtic distribution?

    I. It will be more peaked than the normal distribution.
    II. It will have thinner tails than the normal...
  4. Sticky: Answer of the day: 6th March,2013 The correct...

    Answer of the day: 6th March,2013

    The correct option is A
    The probability that the venture will pay 1 million at the end of five years is 50%. The probability of failure is 50%. The expected NPV...
  5. Sticky: Question of the day: 6th March An analyst...

    Question of the day: 6th March

    An analyst estimates that an initial investment of $100,000 in a technology start-up will pay $1 million at the end of five years if the project succeeds and that...
  6. Sticky: Answer of the day: 5th March The correct...

    Answer of the day: 5th March

    The correct option is B
    Margin in the stock market involves a loan used to buy securities whereas margin in the futures market is a down payment or a performance bond.
  7. Sticky: Question of the day: 5th March,2013 Do...

    Question of the day: 5th March,2013

    Do "margin" in the stock market and "margin" in the futures market, respectively, mean that an investor has received a loan that reduces the amount of his own...
  8. Sticky: Answer of the day: 4th March,2013 The correct...

    Answer of the day: 4th March,2013

    The correct option is C
    2010 ROE = ((0.2 x 2) -0.08) x 1 x 0.7 = 0.224
    2011 ROE = ((0.18 x 2) - 0.10) x 1 x 0.7 = 0.182
    There is an increase in leverage at a...
  9. Sticky: Question of the day: 4th March,2013 A company...

    Question of the day: 4th March,2013

    A company has the following results for the years ended 2010 and 2011. Which of the following is true?
    2010/2011
    Operating margin 20% /18%
    Interest expense...
  10. Sticky: The correct option is A ABC Inc. has $200m in...

    The correct option is A
    ABC Inc. has $200m in equity and $100m in debt. The cost of debt is 6%, and the required rate of return on equity is given by CAPM as 4% + 0.8 x (12%-4%) = 10.4%. The WACC =...
  11. Sticky: Question of the day: 2nd March,2013 ABC Inc....

    Question of the day: 2nd March,2013

    ABC Inc. has 10 million shares outstanding, at a price of $20. The company's shares have a beta of 0.8, ABC Inc. also has a $100 million face value, 10'year...
  12. Sticky: The correct option is A

    The correct option is A
  13. Sticky: Question of the day: 1st March,2013 Which of...

    Question of the day: 1st March,2013

    Which of the following should best be used when forecasting sales per share figures for an entire industry?

    A)Industry economy relationship
    B)Life Cycle...
  14. Sticky: The correct option is B When a good is broadly...

    The correct option is B
    When a good is broadly defined, such as "automobiles", the elasticity of demand is small because all of the good substitutes have been included under the definition of the...
  15. Sticky: Question of the day: 28th Feb,2013 The price...

    Question of the day: 28th Feb,2013

    The price elasticity of demand for a product tends to be small (less elastic) when

    A)product is inferior good.
    B)the good is broadly defined.
    C)there are...
  16. Sticky: The correct option is B Classicists argue that...

    The correct option is B
    Classicists argue that changes to aggregate demand do not affect the actual level of output.
  17. Sticky: Question of the day: 27th Feb,2013 According...

    Question of the day: 27th Feb,2013

    According to the classical view of fiscal policy, a decrease in aggregate demand will be followed by:

    A)A rise in prices, and an increase in aggregate supply...
  18. Sticky: The correct option is C The investor wants to...

    The correct option is C
    The investor wants to hedge the risk of equities falling in value. Purchasing the option will allow him / her to sell shares at a pre-agreed price should the prices fall.
  19. Sticky: Question of the day: 26th Feb,2013 An investor...

    Question of the day: 26th Feb,2013

    An investor holding equities believes share prices will rise but wants protection in case the market falls. What is the most suitable option position?
    ...
  20. Sticky: The correct option is A Standard I(A) applies...

    The correct option is A
    Standard I(A) applies when members and candidates know or should know that their conduct may contribute to a violation. Member or candidate must dissociate, or separate, from...
  21. Sticky: Question of the day: 25th Feb,2013 Mr. Good,...

    Question of the day: 25th Feb,2013

    Mr. Good, CFA, is fund manager at Great Fund. Mr. Good notices in Great Fund's marketing material that the value of the assets under management in the fund is...
  22. Sticky: The correct option is A Since A and B are...

    The correct option is A
    Since A and B are independent events P(AB) = P(A)*P(B) = 0.30 x 0.40 = 0.12, so P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(AB) = 0.30+0.40-0.12=0.58.
  23. Sticky: Question of the day: 23rd Feb,2013 Suppose...

    Question of the day: 23rd Feb,2013

    Suppose that the probability of A is 0.30 and the probability of B is 0.40, if A and B are independent events, what is the probability of A or B?

    A)0.58...
  24. Sticky: The correct option is C The only way an investor...

    The correct option is C
    The only way an investor can achieve a portfolio to the right of the market portfolio is to borrow at the risk-free rate and invest the proceeds in the market portfolio;100%...
  25. Sticky: Question of the day: 22nd Feb,2013 Portfolios...

    Question of the day: 22nd Feb,2013

    Portfolios located to the right of the market portfolio on the capital market line are:

    A)Lending portfolios.
    B)Low-risk portfolios.
    C)Leveraged portfolios.
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