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    41. Supply-side economists wishing to stimulate the economy are most likely to recommend A. a decrease in the money supply.B. a decrease in production output.C. an increase in the real interest rate.D. a decrease in the tax rate.E. None of these is correct.   42. Which of the following are not examples of defensive industries? A. Food producers.B. Durable goods producers.C. Pharmaceutical firms.D. Public utilities.E. Durable.
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  Short Answer Questions  104. What is the Option Clearing Corporation (OCC) and how does this organization facilitate option trading?          105. Describe the protective put. What are the advantages of such a strategy?          106. Discuss the differences in writing covered and naked calls. Are risks involved in the two strategies similar or different? Explain.              .
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    61. Given a stock index with a value of $1100, an anticipated dividend of $27 and a risk-free rate of 3%, that should be the value of one futures contract on the index? A. $943.40B. $970.00C. $913.40D. $1106.00E. $1000.00   62. Given a stock index with a value of $1,200, an anticipated dividend of $45 and a risk-free rate of.
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    21. The price of a stock put option is __________ correlated with the stock price and __________ correlated with the striking price. A. positively, positivelyB. negatively, positivelyC. negatively, negativelyD. positively, negativelyE. not, not   22. The price of a stock call option is __________ correlated with the stock price and __________ correlated with the striking price. A. positively, positivelyB. negatively, positivelyC. negatively, negativelyD. positively, negativelyE. not,.
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    41. Suppose that the risk-free rates in the United States and in the Canada are 3% and 5%, respectively. The spot exchange rate between the dollar and the Canadian dollar (C$) is $0.80/C$. What should the futures price of the C$ for a one-year contract be to prevent arbitrage opportunities, ignoring.
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  Short Answer Questions  86. Discuss the tools of the U. S. government's "demand-side" policy. Include in your discussion of these tools the relative advantages and disadvantages of each in terms of the effect of the use of these tools on the economy.          87. Discuss the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)'s indexes of economic.
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    51. The establishment of a futures market in a commodity should not have a major impact on spot prices because A. the futures market is small relative to the spot market.B. the futures market is illiquid.C. futures are a zero-sum gameD. the futures market is large relative to the spot market.E. most futures contracts do not take.
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    31. Fiscal policy generally has a _______ direct impact than monetary policy on the economy, and the formulation and implementation of fiscal policy is ______ than that of monetary policy. A. more, quickerB. more, slowerC. less, quickerD. less, slowerE. Cannot tell from the information given.   32. Fiscal policy is difficult to implement quickly because A. it requires political negotiations.B. much of government.
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    21. Agricultural futures contracts are actively traded on A. rice.B. sugar.C. canola.D. rice and sugar.E. All of these are correct.   22. Foreign currency futures contracts are actively traded on the A. Euro.B. British pound.C. Drachma.D. Euro and British pound.E. All of these are correct.   23. Foreign currency futures contracts are actively traded on the A. Japanese yen.B. Australian dollar.C. Brazilian real.D. Japanese yen and Australian dollar.E. All of these are correct.   24. Metals and energy.
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    41. On January 1, you sold one April S&P 500 index futures contract at a futures price of 420. If on February 1 the April futures price were 430, what would be your profit (loss) if you closed your position (without considering transactions costs)? A. $2,500 lossB. $10 lossC. $2,500 profitD. $10 profitE. None of these is.
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    81. Your strategy is called A. a short straddle.B. a long straddle.C. a horizontal straddle.D. a covered call.E. None of these is correct.   82. Your maximum loss from this position could be A. $500.B. $300.C. $800.D. $200.E. None of these is correct.   83. At expiration, you break even if the stock price is equal to A. $52.B. $60.C. $68.D. $52 and $68.E. None of these is correct.   84. The put-call parity theorem A. represents the proper relationship.
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  Multiple Choice Questions  1. A top down analysis of a firm starts with ___________. A. the relative value of the firmB. the absolute value of the firmC. the domestic economyD. the global economyE. the industry outlook   2. An example of a highly cyclical industry is _______. A. the automobile industryB. the tobacco industryC. the food industryD. the automobile industry and the tobacco industryE. the tobacco industry.
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  Multiple Choice Questions  1. The price that the buyer of a call option pays to acquire the option is called the A. strike priceB. exercise priceC. execution priceD. acquisition priceE. premium   2. The price that the writer of a call option receives to sell the option is called the A. strike priceB. exercise priceC. execution priceD. acquisition priceE. premium   3. The price that the buyer of a put.
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    51. The process of estimating the dividends and earnings that can be expected from the firm based on determinants of value is called A. business cycle forecasting.B. macroeconomic forecasting.C. technical analysis.D. fundamental analysis.E. None of these is correct.   52. The emerging stock market exhibiting the highest U.S. dollar return in 2009 was A. BrazilB. ArgentinaC. PolandD. MexicoE. China   53. The life cycle stage in which industry leaders.
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  Multiple Choice Questions  1. A futures contract A. is an agreement to buy or sell a specified amount of an asset at the spot price on the expiration date of the contract.B. is an agreement to buy or sell a specified amount of an asset at a predetermined price on the expiration date of the.
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    51. You write one JNJ February 70 put for a premium of $5. Ignoring transactions costs, what is the breakeven price of this position? A. $65B. $75C. $5D. $70E. None of these is correct   52. You purchase one JNJ 75 call option for a premium of $3. Ignoring transaction costs, the break-even price of the position is A. $75B. $72C. $3D. $78E. None of these.
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    11. If the economy is shrinking, firms with high operating leverage will experience _________. A. higher decreases in profits than firms with low operating leverageB. similar decreases in profits as firms with low operating leverageC. smaller decreases in profits than firms with low operating leverageD. no change in profitsE. None of these is correct.   12. If the economy is.
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    71. You purchase one September 50 put contract for a put premium of $2. What is the maximum profit that you could gain from this strategy? A. $4,800B. $200C. $5,000D. $5,200E. None of these is correct   72. You purchase one June 70 put contract for a put premium of $4. What is the maximum profit that you could gain.
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    11. An American put option allows the holder to A. buy the underlying asset at the striking price on or before the expiration date.B. sell the underlying asset at the striking price on or before the expiration date.C. potentially benefit from a stock price increase.D. sell the underlying asset at the striking price on or before.
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  Short Answer Questions  56. Why are commodity futures prices different from other futures prices? Explain the difference and give an example of a commodity and the factors involved.          57. Suppose that the risk-free rate is 4% and the market risk premium is 6%. You are interested in a cocoa futures contract. The beta of.
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    11. Which one of the following statements regarding delivery is true? A. Most futures contracts result in actual delivery.B. Only one to three percent of futures contracts result in actual delivery.C. Only fifteen percent of futures contracts result in actual delivery.D. Approximately fifty percent of futures contracts result in actual delivery.E. Futures contracts never result in actual.
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    81. Which one of the following statements regarding "basis" is true? A. the basis is the difference between the futures price and the spot price.B. the basis risk is borne by the hedger.C. a short hedger suffers losses when the basis decreases.D. the basis increases when the futures price increases by more than the spot price.E. the.
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    11. If a stock index futures contract is overpriced, you would exploit this situation by: A. selling both the stock index futures and the stocks in the index.B. selling the stock index futures and simultaneously buying the stocks in the index.C. buying both the stock index futures and the stocks in the index.D. buying the stock.
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    31. Which two indices had the highest correlation between them during the 2001-2006 period? A. S&P and DJIA; the correlation was 0.957B. S&P and Russell 2000 the correlation was 0.899C. DJIA and Russell 2000 the correlation was 0.758D. S&P and NYSE; the correlation was 0.973E. NYSE and DJIA; the correlation was 0.931   32. The value of a futures contract.
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    31. Which one of the following statements regarding "basis" is not true? A. The basis is the difference between the futures price and the spot price.B. The basis risk is borne by the hedger.C. A short hedger suffers losses when the basis decreases.D. The basis increases when the futures price increases by more than the spot.
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    71. In volatile markets, dynamic hedging may be difficult to implement because A. prices move too quickly for effective rebalancing.B. as volatility increases, historical deltas are too low.C. price quotes may be delayed so that correct hedge ratios cannot be computed.D. volatile markets may cause trading halts.E. All of these are correct.   72. Rubinstein (1994) observed that the performance.
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    71. If a trader holding a long position in oil futures fails to meet the obligations of a futures contract, the party that is hurt by the failure is A. the offsetting short trader.B. the oil producer.C. the clearinghouse.D. the broker.E. the commodities dealer.   72. A trader who has a __________ position in oil futures believes the price of.
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    71. According to Michael Porter, there are five determinants of competition. An example of _____ is when a buyer purchases a large fraction of an industry's output and can demand price concessions. A. Threat of EntryB. Rivalry between Existing CompetitorsC. Pressure from Substitute ProductsD. Bargaining power of BuyersE. Bargaining power of Suppliers   72. Assume the U. S. government was.
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  Short Answer Questions  87. Describe the differences between futures and forward contracts.          88. Distinguish between the short and long positions in futures transactions.          89. Discuss marking to market and margin accounts in the futures market.              .
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    91. A callable bond should be priced the same as A. a convertible bond.B. a straight bond plus a put option.C. a straight bond plus a call option.D. a straight bond plus warrants.E. a straight bond.   92. Asian options differ from American and European options in that A. they are only sold in Asian financial markets.B. they never expire.C. their payoff is based.
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    61. Investors can ______ invest in an industry with the highest expected return by purchasing _____. A. most easily; industry-specific iSharesB. not; industry-specific iSharesC. most easily; industry-specific ADRsD. not; individual stocksE. None of these is correct.   62. Which of the following are key economic statistics that are used to describe the state of the macroeconomy? I) Gross domestic productII).
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  90. You purchased the following futures contract today at the settlement price listed in the Wall Street Journal. Answer the questions below regarding the contract.  - What is the total value of the futures contract?- If there is a 10% margin requirement how much do you have to deposit?- Suppose the price.
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Multiple Choice Questions  1. Before expiration, the time value of an in the money call option is always A. equal to zero.B. positive.C. negative.D. equal to the stock price minus the exercise price.E. None of these is correct.   2. Before expiration, the time value of an in the money put option is always A. equal to zero.B. negative.C. positive.D. equal to the stock price minus.
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Multiple Choice Questions  1. Which one of the following stock index futures has a multiplier of $250 times the index value? A. Russell 2000B. S&P 500 IndexC. NikkeiD. DAX-30E. NASDAQ 100   2. Which one of the following stock index futures has a multiplier of $10 times the index value? A. Russell 2000B. Dow Jones Industrial AverageC. NikkeiD. DAX-30E. NASDAQ 100   3. Which one of the following stock index.
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    21. The stock price index and new orders for nondefense capital goods are A. leading economic indicators.B. coincidental economic indicators.C. lagging economic indicators.D. not useful as economic indicators.E. None of these is correct.   22. A firm in the early stages of the industry life cycle will likely have _______. A. high market penetrationB. high riskC. rapid growthD. high market penetration and rapid growthE. high risk.
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    81. The intrinsic value of an at-the-money put option is equal to A. the stock price minus the exercise price.B. the put premium.C. zero.D. the exercise price minus the stock price.E. None of these is correct.   82. What is the intrinsic value of the call? Refer To: 18-82 A. $12B. $10C. $8D. $23E. None of these is correct.   83. What is the time value of the call?.
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  Short Answer Questions  87. Discuss the relationship between option prices and time to expiration, volatility of the underlying stocks, and the exercise price.          88. Which of the variables affecting option pricing is not directly observable? If this variable is estimated to be higher or lower than the variable actually is how is the option.
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    11. Prior to expiration A. the intrinsic value of a call option is greater than its actual value.B. the intrinsic value of a call option is always positive.C. the actual value of a call option is greater than the intrinsic value.D. the intrinsic value of a call option is always greater than its time value.E. None of.
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    41. Portfolio A consists of 500 shares of stock and 500 calls on that stock. Portfolio B consists of 800 shares of stock. The call delta is 0.6. Which portfolio has a higher dollar exposure to a change in stock price? A. Portfolio B.B. Portfolio A.C. The two portfolios have the same exposure.D. A if the.
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