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UOP QRB 501 Week 5 Quantitative Techniques in Financial
Valuation Problem Set NEW

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QRB 501 Week 5 Team Assignment Financial Valuation (TimeValue of Money) Cases NEW
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students an
opportunity to apply the concepts of time value of money
covered in Ch. 13 to integrated case studies.
Assignment Steps
Resources: Financial Valuation (Time-Value of Money) Cases
Excel® Template
Save the Financial Valuation (Time-Value of Money) Cases
Excel® Template to your computer.
Read the instructions on the first tab.
Complete the three cases located in the template.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
Barry learned in an online investment course that he should
start investing as soon as possible. He had always thought that

it would be smart to start investing after he finishes college and
when his salary is high enough to pay the bills and to have
money left over. He projects that will be 5–10 years from now.
Barry wants to compare the difference between investing now
and investing later. A financial advisor who spoke to Barry
suggested that a Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account)
would be a good investment for him to start.
1. If Barry purchases a $2,000 Roth IRA when he is 25 years old
and expects to earn an average of 6% per year compounded
annually over 35 years (until he is 60), how much will
accumulate in the investment?
2. If Barry doesn’t put the money in the IRA until he is 35 years
old, how much money will accumulate in the account by the
time he is 60 years old using the same return of 6%? How much
less will he earn because he invested 10 years later?
3. Barry knows that the interest rate is critical to the speed at
which your investment grows. For instance, if $1 is invested at
2% compounded annually, it takes approximately 34.9 years to
double. If $1 is invested at 5% compounded annually, it takes
approximately 14.2 years to double. Determine how many
years it takes $1 to double if invested at 10% compounded
annually; at 12% compounded annually.
4. At what interest rate would you need to invest to have your
money double in 10 years if it is compounded annually?
AbdolAkhim has just come from a Personal Finance class where
he learned that he can determine how much his savings will be
worth in the future. Abdol is completing his two-year business
administration degree this semester and has been repairing
computers in his spare time to pay for his tuition and books.
Abdol got out his savings records and decided to apply what he
had learned. He has a balance of $1,000 in a money market

account at First Savings Bank, and he considers this to be an
emergency fund. His instructor says that he should have 3–6
months of his total bills in an emergency fund. His bills are
currently $700 a month. He also has a checking account and a
regular savings account at First Savings Bank, and he will shift
some of his funds from those accounts into the emergency fund.
One of Abdol’s future goals is to buy a house. He wants to start
another account to save the $8,000 he needs for a down
1. How much interest will Abdol receive on $1,000 in a 365-day
year if he keeps it in the money market account earning 1.00%
compounded daily?
2. How much money must Abdol shift from his other accounts to
his emergency fund to have four times his monthly bills in the
account by the end of the year?
3. Abdol realizes he needs to earn more interest than his
current money market can provide. Using annual compounding
on an account that pays 5.5% interest annually, find the
amount Abdol needs to invest to have the $8,000 down
payment for his house in 5 years.
4. Is 5.5% a realistic rate for Abdol to earn in a relatively shortterm investment of 5 years, particularly at his bank?
At 45 years of age, Seth figured he wanted to work only 10 more
years. Being a full-time landlord had a lot of advantages: cash
flow, free time, being his own boss—but it was time to start
thinking toward retirement. The real estate investments that
he had made over the last 15 years had paid off handsomely.
After selling a duplex and paying the associated taxes, Seth had
$350,000 in the bank and was debt-free. With only 10 years
before retirement, Seth wanted to make solid financial
decisions that would limit his risk exposure. Fortunately, he

had located another property that seemed to meet his needs—
a well maintained four-unit apartment. The price tag was
$250,000, well within his range, and the apartment would
require no remodeling. Seth figured he could invest the other
$100,000, and between the two hoped to have $1 million to
retire on by age 55.
1. Seth read an article in the local newspaper stating the real
estate in the area had appreciated by 5% per year over the last
30 years. Assuming the article is correct, what would the future
value of the $250,000 apartment be in 10 years?
2. Seth’s current bank offers a 1-year certificate of deposit
account paying 2% compounded semiannually. A competitor
bank is also offering 2%, but compounded daily. If Seth invests
the $100,000, how much more money will he have in the
second bank after one year, due to the daily compounding?
3. After looking at the results from questions 1 and 2, Seth
realizes that a 2% return in a certificate of deposit will never
allow him to reach his goal of $1 million in 10 years. Presuming
his apartment will indeed be worth $400,000 in 10 years,
compute the future value of Seth’s $100,000 investment using a
10%, 15%, and 20% return compounded semiannually for 10
years. Will any of these rates of return allow him to accomplish
his goal of reaching $1 million by age 55?
4. A friend of Seth’s who is a real estate developer needs to
borrow $80,000 to finish a development project. He is
desperate for cash and offers Seth 18%, compounded monthly,
for 2.5 years. Find the future value of the loan.
5. After purchasing the apartment, Seth receives a street, sewer,
and gutter assessment for $12,500 due in 2 years. How much
would he have to invest today in a CD paying 2%, compounded
semiannually, to fully pay the assessment in 2 years?

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