Econ ch.9

Suppose that Thom experiences a greater loss in utility if he loses $50 than he would gain in utility if he wins $50. This implies that Thom's
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Parker says that the present value of $350 to be received one year from today if the interest rate is 6 percent is less than the present value of $350 to be received two years from today if the interest rate is 3 percent. Ryan says that $350 saved for one year at 6 percent interest has a smaller future value than $350 saved for two years at 3 percent interest.
Suppose that interest rates unexpectedly rise and that FineLine Corporation announces that revenues from last quarter were down but not as much as the public had anticipated they would be down. According to the efficient markets hypothesis, which of the following makes the price of FineLine Corporation Stock fall?
Sari puts $100 into an account with an interest rate of 10 percent. According to the rule of 70, about how much does she have at the end of 21 years?$800Ahmet decided to increase the number of stocks in his portfolio. In doing so, Ahmet reducedthe firm-specific risk, but not the market risk of his portfolio.Refer to Figure 27-1. Suppose Jasmine begins with $420 in wealth. Starting from there,the pain of losing $120 of her wealth would exceed the pleasure of adding $120 to her wealth.A bond promises to pay $500 in one year and $10,500 in two years. What is the correct way to find the present value of this bond?$500/(1 + r) + $10,500/(1 + r)2Consider the following two situations. Irene accepts a job where she will be driving in dangerous traffic, so she seeks auto insurance. After Victor buys health insurance, he visits the gym less frequently. Which of these person's actions illustrates moral hazard?Victor's but not Irene'sYou are tearing down a building and find $1 in change that someone lost when working on the building 140 years ago. If, instead of being careless with the $1 in change, this person had deposited it into a bank and earned 2 percent interest every year for 140 years, how much would be in the account today according to the rule of 70?$16Amari deposited $2,000 into an account two years ago. The first year he earned 8 percent interest; the second year he earned 4 percent. How much money does Amari have in his account today?$2,246.40Suppose you are deciding whether or not to buy a particular bond for $5,980.17. If you buy the bond and hold it for 5 years, then at that time you will receive a payment of $10,000. You will buy the bond today if the interest rate isno greater than 10.83 percent.When you were 10 years old, your grandparents put $500 into an account for you paying 7 percent interest. Now that you are 18 years old, your grandparents tell you that you can take the money out of the account. What is the balance to the nearest cent?$859.09Tyler puts $450 into an account when the interest rate is 8 percent. Later he checks his balance and finds he has about $612.22. How long did Tyler wait to check his balance?4 yearsMixster Concrete Company is considering buying a new cement truck. The owners and their accountants decide that this is the profitable thing to do. Before they can buy the truck, the interest rate and price of trucks change. In which case do these changes both make them less likely to buy the truck?Interest rates rise and truck prices rise.Sanjay would like to double the money in his retirement account in ten years. According to the rule of 70, what rate of interest would he need to earn to attain his objective?7 percentAccording to the rule of 70, if the interest rate is 10 percent, about how long will it take for the value of a savings account to double?about 7 yearsOn a graph with utility on the vertical axis and wealth on the horizontal axis, diminishing marginal utility of wealth implies that the utility function isupward-sloping and has decreasing slope.Refer to Table 27-1. If Jin's current wealth is $61,000, thenhis gain in utility from gaining $1,000 is less than his loss in utility from losing $1,000. Jin is risk averse.