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Corporate Finance
FOMGT 301 Spring 2004
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Date Event Downloads
May 18th
  • The Formulas Page as it will be distributed with the final exam.
  • I have copied these three pages and you will get a copy with the exam tomorrow.
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Formulas For Final
May 13th
  • Worked Versions of the OWL "Practice Exam" Questions 15 and 21
  • Sorry about the  stray arrows over Question 15.
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Q15and21
May 12th
  • Lecture Slides 13th May
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May 13

  • Lecture Slides 13th May (6 to a page)
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May 13 in 6

  • Worked Versions of Questions on OWL Quiz #13
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Worked Quiz#13

  • Worked Versions of Questions on OWL Quiz #12
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Worked Quiz#12
May 11th
  • Lecture Slides 11th May
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May 11

  • Lecture Slides 11th May (6 to a page)
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May 11 in 6

  • Lecture Slides 6th May
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May 6

  • Lecture Slides 6th May (6 to a page)
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May 6 in 6
May 9th
  • I have put an OWL Practice Exam on line...
  • BUT NOTE PLEASE...
  • Unlike previous practice exams this one is just a collection of some questions of the kind that are on the exam.
  • BUT NOT all question types covered on the exam are covered here!!!
  • MAKE SURE that you work on the Acrobat files:-  Practice Final Exam and Practice Second Midterm


  • I will be on campus this coming Wednesday morning, so if you would like to see me e-mail to make a time.

May 8th
  • Practice Final Exam With Worked Answers.
  • Remember if printing this on a non color printer to make sure the Acrobat print settings assume the document should be Black and White.
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Worked Practice Final

  • Practice Second Midterm With Worked Answers.
    I really liked the CAPM questions in this practice exam...
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Worked Practice Second Midterm
May 7th
  • OWL Quizzes #12 and #13 now On-line
  • Material in Quiz #13 will be covered in the coming week.

May 5th
  • Feedback - Fourth Acrobat File for Quiz#11 Calculating the revised Earnings Per Share
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Quiz #11 Question 2 Revised EPS

  • Feedback - Third Acrobat File for Quiz#11 Calculating the Present Value of the Perpetual Tax Savings
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Quiz #11 Question 2 PV of Perp Tax Savings Feedback

  • E-MAIL PROBLEMS
  • I am having  problems with e-mail, so if you sent me one and have not had a reply, that is the reason why.  Be patient... when I get the problem sorted out or a work around organized I will reply....

May 4th
  • Feedback - Second Acrobat File for Quiz#11 Calculating the EPS with Perfect Markets
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Quiz #11 Question 1 EPS Feedback

  • Lecture Slides 4th May
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May 4

  • Lecture Slides 4th May (6 to a page)
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April 29th
  • Feedback Acrobat File for Quiz #11 Question 1
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Quiz #11 Question 1 Feedback

  • Excel File from STERN at NYU giving Leverage Data for 2002
dbtfund02.xls

  • Lecture Slides 29th April
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April 29

  • Lecture Slides 29th April (6 to a page)
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April 27th
  • NPV and IRR for those without these functions on the calculator already.
  • Programs that Work on TI-83 and TI-83 Plus and TI-85 and TI-86 that you could implement on a TI-89 or TI-92 to do NPV and IRR if you do not have "Financial Functionality" on these calculators.
  • TI-86 and TI-85 users should get these from me by link in Office Hours
  • TI-83 and TI-83 Plus and other "Financial Calculator" users have this functionality alread and need do Nothing
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NPV and IRR
April 26th
  • Lecture Slides 27th April
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April 27

  • Lecture Slides 27th April (6 to a page)
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April 27 in 6

  • National Center For Policy Analysis Briefing on Corporation Tax August 2003
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NCPA Corpn Tax Document

  • Lucent's 2003 10K Filing (A Corporation In Trouble!!!)
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Lucent10K

  • Dell's 2004 10K Filing
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Dell10K
April 19th

  • Lecture Slides 20th April
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April 20

  • Lecture Slides 20th April (6 to a page)
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April 20 in 6
April 17th

April 15th
  • Practice Final Exam
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Practice Final Exam

  • Lecture Slides 15th April
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April 15

  • Lecture Slides 15th April (6 to a page)
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April 15 in 6
April 11th
  • Help with Stock Returns Correlation Question
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A Correlation Problem
April 10th
  • Practice Second Midterm With Worked Answers
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Worked Practice Second Midterm
April 9th
  • Lecture Slides 8th April
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April 8

  • Lecture Slides 8th April (6 to a page)
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April 8 in 6

  • A Framework for Equipment Depreciation Calculations
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A Depreciation Framework

  • Help with Bonds Questions #1
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A First Bond Problem

  • Help with Bonds Questions #2
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A Second Bond Problem

  • Help with Portfolio Variance Question
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A Portfolio Variance Problem

  • Help with Portfolio Beta and CAPM Questions
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A Portfolio Beta And CAPM Problem
April 6th
  • Lecture Slides 6th April
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April 6 in 6

  • Lecture Slides 6th April (6 to a page)
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April 6 in 6
April 2nd
  • Practice Second Midterm
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Practice Second Midterm
March 29th
  • Lecture Slides 1st April
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April 1

  • Lecture Slides 1st April (6 to a page)
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April 1 in 6

  • Excel File to Accompany Slides 1st April
Apr 1st Excel
March 28th
  • Lecture Slides 30th March
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March 30

  • Lecture Slides 30th March (6 to a page)
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March 30 in 6

  • Some Random Slides that might call back stuff you learned about Statistics
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Statistics Review










March 18th


  • Lecture Slides 25th March
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March 25

  • Lecture Slides 25th March (6 to a page)
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March 25 in 6

  • Lecture Excel 25th March
Mar 25th Excel





  • Lecture Slides 23rd March
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March 23

  • Lecture Slides 23rd March (6 to a page)
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March 23 in 6

  • Lecture Excel 23rd March
Mar 23rd Excel
March 14th
  • HP 10B Manual (see pages 75 to 84)
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HP10B Manual

  • TI-BA II Plus Manual Chapter 3 - Entering Cashflows and solving NVP and IRR
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TI-BAIIPlus Chapter 3

  • TI-89 / TI-92 Manual Solver Chapter
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89/92Eqns

  • TI-89 / TI-92 Manual Programming Chapter
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89/92Prgm

  • TI-89 / TI-92 Manual Appendix A - Functions
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89/92AppA

  • The TI-86 (and maybe the TI-85) - Equation solving for NPV, IRR and Time Value of Money
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EquationsTI86

  • The TI-86 Manual Equation Solving
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TI86EqnSol
March 12th
  • Further Information about your performance on the first mid-term is in OWL under Grades.  The spreadsheet on this link give the meanings of the codes and the location of help for each type of question.
First Midterm Issues List

  • Excel Spreadsheet  to accompany Capital Budgeting Lecture
Capital Budgeting.xls

  • Capital Budgeting Lecture
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March12

  • Capital Budgeting Lecture 6 to a page
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March12 in 6
March 9th
  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Review  article entitled "Forces That Shape The Yield Curve"
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Atlanta Fed Article on Yield Curve

  • Bond Valuations Excel Spreadsheet
Bond Valuations.xls

  • March 9th Lecture Slides   
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March9

  • March 9th Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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March9 in 6
Mar 2nd
  • All Course Notes as PDF
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Course Notes

  • Eighth Lecture Slides    
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Lecture 9

  • Eighth Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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Mar 1st
  • Practice Exam pdf  (N.B. 4 practice exams are available on OWL!)
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Practice Exam One-8
Feb 26th
  • Chicago Board of Trade CBOT


  • London International Financial Futures Exchange LIFFE


  • Eighth Lecture Slides                                                       Vibe vs Matrix
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Lecture 8

  • Eighth Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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Feb 25th
  • Excel Spreadsheet Using Lecture 7
Lecture 7 Excel

  • Seventh Lecture Slides
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Lecture 7

  • Seventh Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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Lecture 7 in 6

  • A whole bunch of interesting links have been added to the "See The World Page"

Feb 22nd
  • Excel Spreadsheet Used In Lecture 6

Lecture 6 Excel

  • Sixth Lecture Slides
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Lecture 6

  • Sixth Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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Feb 17th
  • Course Notes Lectures 7 and 8
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Course Notes Lectures 7 and 8

  • Fifth Lecture Slides
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Lecture 5

  • Fifth Lecture Slides 6 to a page
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Feb 14th
  • MMQ Solutions (second set) and how to use calculators (TI-83, TI-83Plus, TI-BAII Plus, HP - All and Sharp)
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MMQ Solns Two
Feb 13th
Tutoring Help for Finance 301 from the Undergraduate Office is now available at the following times:
  • Monday 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:30 until 4:00 p.m
In Room 207 (the Breakout Room on the left of the Undergraduate Office)

Feb 12th
  • Second Installment MMQ Solutions will be posted on Feb14th.


  • When using the TI-83 Calculator in TVM_Solver to enter a negative PV or a Negative FV your need to use the (-) key just to the left of the enter key.
  • When using TVM_Solver to solve in a continuous compounding problem set C/Y to 1 million and the result will be within sufficiently small range from the correct answer.


  • Course Notes Lectures 5 & 6
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Notes 5 & 6



  • Fourth Lecture Continuation Slides
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Lecture Four B

  • Fourth Lecture Continuation Slides Six To A Page
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Feb 10th
  • MMQ Solutions (first set) and how to use calculators (TI-83, TI-83Plus, TI-BAII Plus, HP - All and Sharp)
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MMQ Solns One

  • Fourth Lecture Slides posted as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture Four

  • A request was made for Powerpoint files to allow printing 6 to a page.  I have encountered problems in the past posting Powerpoint which won't open when it is downloaded, so I will post 6 to a page adobe pdfs...
  • Fourth Lecture Slides Six To A Page as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture 4 in 6

  • Third Lecture Slides Six To A Page as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture 3 in 6

  • Second Lecture Slides Six To A Page as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture 2 in 6
Feb 5th
  • Third Lecture Slides posted as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture Three

  • Leaving things behind in the Flavin Auditorium - Lost Property.
    • If you leave something behind and I spot it like the Organizer and Scarf I picked up today, I will take it to the Equipment / On Reserve Books Room on the first floor of the SOM  (as close as you can get to Marcus without going outside).
    • So check in Flavin and check with the Equipment  Room if you mislay something


  • Time Value of Money Section of Class Notes
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Class Notes Time Value of Money
Feb 4th
  • I was looking at the Calculators Survey and it was clear that many of you have TI Scientific Type Calculators.
  • TI-83 and TI83 Plus have some Financial Calculator functionality.






  • Office Hours are now posted - See link for details and for OWL Survey Results


  • "Stock Portfolios" Pages updated with graphs of each of the portfolios showing the performance of the individual stocks


  • OWL Tutorial Deadline extended until Tuesday 10th February

Feb 3rd
  • Access to the OWL Tutorial closes at midnight today.  Let Andrew know if you need an extension.
  • "Stock Portfolios" Page updated with today's share price movements.
  • Error in dates in the Second Part of The Semester Schedule Page corrected.  My thanks to Ching for letting me know about them.
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  • Second Lecture Slides posted as an Adobe pdf file
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Lecture Two
Feb 2nd
  • Course Notes are now available from Campus Design and Copy (CD&C) in the student union.  They comprise the Syllabus and Course Policies, Problems for Class and the How to Get On to OWL documentation.
  • Price $6.25.  Non-refundable;  not negotiable and there is no BuyBack at the end of the semester
  • The "Stock Portfolios" page is updated with 4 different Portfolios which I will track throughout the semester.
  • Corrected the date error on the Exams Page (thank you to the student who pointed out the problem)

Jan 13th
  • Exam Page added.
  • Formulas Pages Updated.

Jan 4th
  • OWL Pages updated with list of OWL Assignments.
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Getting Started On OWL
Jan 3rd
  • Formulae, Calculators, PDA's and Software Page Available
    • First two formulae pages complete
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 Formulae
Jan 2nd
  • Finance Links Page Available with
    • Wall St Journal, Financial Times, Economist, BBC, Yahoo Finance, FOMGT Finance Links Page and The Time Machine !!!
  • Instructor Page Available
  • Homework Textbook Solutions Page Available
  • News Page Available
  • OWL Page Available with
    • Getting Started On OWL page and pdf

Jan 1st
  • Welcome e-mail sent to students enrolled as at 31/12/2003 to e-mail addresses on SPIRE.
  • Textbook and Course Notes Page Available
  • Course Policies Page Available




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