Question 992 inflation, real and nominal returns and cash flows
You currently have $100 in the bank which pays a 10% pa interest rate.
Oranges currently cost $1 each at the shop and inflation is 5% pa which is the expected growth rate in the orange price.
This information is summarised in the table below, with some parts missing that correspond to the answer options. All rates are given as effective annual rates. Note that when payments are not specified as real, as in this question, they're conventionally assumed to be nominal.
Wealth in Dollars and Oranges | ||||
Time (year) | Bank account wealth ($) | Orange price ($) | Wealth in oranges | |
0 | 100 | 1 | 100 | |
1 | 110 | 1.05 | (a) | |
2 | (b) | (c) | (d) | |
Which of the following statements is NOT correct? Your: