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Oct 9, 2022

Learning Goal: I’m working on a finance discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Assignment Questions
Q1: Give an example of three financial intermediaries and explain how they act as a bridge between small investors and large capital markets or corporations.[2 Marks]

Q2: What are some comparative advantages of investing in the following?[2 Marks]
a. Unit investment trusts.
b. Open-end mutual funds.
c. Individual stocks and bonds that you choose for yourself.
Q3: Q3: The composition of the Alhind Fund portfolio is as follows:
Stock
Price

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A
300000
$45

B
500000
50

C
600000
30

D
800000
35

The fund has not borrowed any funds, but its accrued management fee with the portfolio manager currently totals $60,000. There are 5 million shares outstanding.
What is the net asset value of the fund?

Q4: A U.S. Treasury bill with 90-day maturity sells at a bank discount yield of 9 percent. [4 Mark]
a.What is the price of the bill?
b.What is the 90-day holding period return of the bill?
c.What is the bond equivalent yield of the bill?
d.What is the effective annual yield of the bill?
Note: If using Excel, Students must provide the table of calculations.

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