You want to buy an apartment priced at $500,000. You have saved a deposit of $50,000. The bank has agreed to lend you the $450,000 as a **fully amortising** loan with a term of 30 years. The interest rate is 6% pa and is not expected to change. What will be your monthly payments?

You just signed up for a 30 year **fully amortising** mortgage with monthly payments of $1,000 per month. The interest rate is 6% pa which is not expected to change.

How much did you borrow? After 20 years, how much will be owing on the mortgage? The interest rate is still 6% and is not expected to change.

You just agreed to a 30 year **fully amortising** mortgage loan with monthly payments of $2,500. The interest rate is 9% pa which is not expected to change.

How much did you borrow? After 10 years, how much will be owing on the mortgage? The interest rate is still 9% and is not expected to change. The below choices are given in the same order.

Fundamentalists who analyse company financial reports and news announcements (but who don't have inside information) will make positive abnormal returns if:

**Question 308** risk, standard deviation, variance, no explanation

A stock's standard deviation of returns is expected to be:

- 0.09 per
**month**for the first 5 months; - 0.14 per
**month**for the next 7 months.

What is the expected standard deviation of the stock per **year** ##(\sigma_\text{annual})##?

Assume that returns are independently and identically distributed (iid) and therefore have zero auto-correlation.

An equity index is currently at **4,800** points. The **1.5** year futures price is **5,100** points and the total required return is **6**% pa with continuous compounding. Each index point is worth $25.

What is the implied dividend yield as a continuously compounded rate per annum?

An equity index fund manager controls a USD**1 billion** diversified equity portfolio with a beta of **1.3**. The equity manager fears that a global recession will begin in the next year, causing equity prices to tumble. The market does not think that this will happen. If the fund manager wishes to reduce her portfolio beta to **0.5**, how many S&P500 futures should she sell?

The US market equity index is the S&P500. One year CME futures on the S&P500 currently trade at **2,062** points and the spot price is **2,091** points. Each point is worth $**250**. How many one year S&P500 futures contracts should the fund manager sell?

**Question 884** monetary policy, impossible trinity, foreign exchange rate, no explanation

According to the impossible trinity, a currency can only have two of these three desirable traits: be **fixed** against the USD; **convertible** to and from USD for traders and investors so there are open goods, services and capital markets; and allow **independent** monetary policy set by the country’s central bank, independent of the US central bank.

Which of the following exchange rate regimes sacrifices fixing the exchange rate to the USD? In other words, which regime uses a floating exchange rate?

**Question 999** duration, duration of a perpetuity with growth, CAPM, DDM

A stock has a beta of **0.5**. Its next dividend is expected to be $**3**, paid **one** year from now. Dividends are expected to be paid annually and grow by **2**% pa forever. Treasury bonds yield **5**% pa and the market portfolio's expected return is **10**% pa. All returns are effective annual rates.

What is the Macaulay **duration** of the stock now?