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Yield Curve...? **Yield** Curve The paper aims to address the following to use data from the Bloomberg Web site (http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates-bonds/government-bonds/us/ (or from any other source that you prefer) to graph the shape of the **yield** curve today; and (2) to determine and explain what today's financial marketplace is expecting to happen to interest rates in the near future. **Yield** Curve The **yield** curve is defined as a “graph that plots the **yields** of similar-quality bonds against their maturities, ranging from shortest to longest” (Investing Answers, 2011, par. 1). From the Bloomberg website, the **yield** curve as of 8 April 2011 is depicted...

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Ratios...?The industry our company is targeting for potential acquisition is the retail industry. The company of interest is the multinational retailer Target. Target is the third largest retailer in the United States and the 10th largest in the world. A **ratio** analysis will be performed to determine the viability of purchasing Target. In order to compare the **ratio** analysis results of Target a control company was selected for comparison purposes. The company that will be used to compare the **ratio** analysis is Costco. Costco is the US 6th largest retailer and the 7th largest retailer in the world. The **ratio** analysis will consist of a combination of **ratios** from three...

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Yield Curve...-bond Rate on that Date 4.91 1. The **yield** curve is almost inverted on this date. This is because the trend that can be inferred from the graph is that the long-term debt instruments have a lower **yield** than the short-term instruments. Inverted **yield** curves have been an accurate forecasting tool for recessions. This type of a **yield** curve shows that the future interest rates will be lower because of which there is an increase in the demand for long-term bonds. And as a result the **yields** fall for the long-term bonds. 2. 10- Year Bond Purchased for $1000 5 Years Ago Original Value $1000 Coupon Rate 4.79 Current 5-Year **Yield** to Maturity 0.98...

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Particle Physics...**particles** and are thus considered to be the basic **particles** of the universe that constitute or produce larger **particles** (See, Taylor & Wheeler, 1992). Giving a very practical definition of **particles**, Weinberg (1996) expressed that a **particle** is simply a physical system that has no continuous degrees of freedom except for its total momentum (Weinberg, 1996). Going by this, a proper description of a **particle** should include the sum of free electron and proton along with the momentum as well as the spin around any given axis. Elementary **particles** can be classified according to their spin as fermions are considered to have...

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Ratios report...Farge within the industry and sector is done
to present the relative position of the company. (Table 6) Results are highlighted below:
Valuation **ratios** of La Farge are found to be higher than the industry and sector.
Comparison within the industry and sector is done because they have same growth prospects while S & P index has different growth prospect.
Dividend **yield** on a 5 year average as well as payout **ratio** is much higher than competitor. However, La Farge has slower growth rate on a 5 year average.
In terms of growth rate, sales have negative growth rate on a one year period and a slow growth average for 5 years. The Earnings per share also showed negative figure on a 1 year TTM...

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Yield Differentials...**YIELD** According to the definition in the Investopedia (2009) **yield** is the income return on the investment made in securities and bonds. In other words, the interest received from the security which is expressed as an annual percentage on the basis of cost of investment is called **yield**. The simplest formula to calculate annual **yield** is given by (Investopedia, 2009):
Annual **Yield** = (1+ periodic rate) number of periods – 1
The above function shows that the funds will remain in the invested security for 365 days. Many people commonly mix **yield** with interest rate. Interest rate is refers to any charge that is applied by the lender to the...

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Financial ratios...Financial **Ratios** Financial **ratios** outline the performance of a firm as compared to its previous years’ performance as well as making a comparison between the firm and the industry. (Shim & Siegel, 2000) These two types of analysis are performed either through performing the trend analysis wherein year on year performance of the firm is compared with each other to know whether firm has performed better or not. Industry comparison is another method wherein the firm’s **ratios** are compared with the average **ratios** of the industry to explore what is the standing of the firm in terms of its performance with respect to other players in the industry.
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Particle Image Velocimetry...of one camera. These two cameras are arranged such that the Scheimpflug condition is met [2, 3].
Scheimpflug Condition
Scheimpflug condition is attained when the geometric rule of Scheimpflug principle is satisfied. This geometric rule helps to set the orientation of the focal plane of a specific optical system (e.g. stereoscopic cameras) when the plane of the lens is not arranged parallel to the plane of the image. In Stereo PIV, this operational principle is helpful in understanding the out of the plane motion behaviours of the tracer **particles**. [2 – 4]
Figure 2: A 2D/3C PIV setup. This particular setup depiction is obtained from Dantec Dynamics. It is a Stereo PIV measurement system for analysing the gaseous flows...

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Ratios...**Ratios** **Ratios** are important in simplifying financial information for easy interpretation by different users of the financial information. The **ratios** do not however tell the whole story about a firm and may therefore mislead stakeholders in their decisions. Pending litigations about an entity are for example not reflected in financial statements and therefore do not affect financial **ratios**. Such cases are however fundamental to an entity’s sustainability and are therefore important to stakeholders such as investors, debtors, and suppliers whose interest lies in an entity’s ability to exist in future. The standardized scope of financial **ratios** also limits quantitative aspects of the communicated information because the **ratios** do... not...

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Ratios...Wal-Mart vs. Target **Ratios** Wal-Mart vs. Target Financial **Ratios** **Ratios** Wal-Mart Corporation Target Corporation Debt **ratio** = total debts/ total assets
117,769/203,706 * 100 = 57.81%
27,407/ 41,404 * 100 = 66.19%
Debt to equity **ratio** = debt/ equity
117,769/85,937 = 1.36
27,407/13,997 = 1.96
Time interest earned **ratio** = EBIT/ Interest expense
29,608/ 2461 = 12
5,196/ 597 = 8.7
Profit margin **ratio** = gross profit/sales revenue
120,565/485,651 *100 = 24.83%
21,340/ 72,618 * 100 = 29.37%
Asset turnover **ratio** = sales revenue/ total assets
485,651/203,706 = 2.38
72,618/41,404 = 1.75
The financial...

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