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Which of the following statements is false? a. If the discount rate (or interest) rate is positive, the future value of an unexpected series of payments will always exceed the present value of the same series. b. To increase present consumption beyond present income normally requires either the payment of interest or else an opportunity

Forward and future prices p.381 10. You observe that the one-year forward price of a share of stock in Kramer, Inc., a New York tour-bus company and purveyor of fine clothing, is $45.00 whereas the spot price of a share is $41.00. If the riskless yield on a one-year zero-coupon government bond is 5% :

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Using futures or options a trader can completely avoid risk. Do you agree?

The yield curve

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50. The yield curve is a. inverted when short term rates are higher than long term rates b. normal when it slopes upward to the right c. a plot of interest rates versus term, also called the term structure of interest rates d. all of the above 51. The federal government can always avoid default