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CFA Prep Level 1

Session 1

-Ajinkya Bhat -Ankit Bhargava

Exam Topics and Weightage

Time Value of Money

A dollar tomorrow is worth less than a dollar today
Present consumption preferred to future consumption Monetary Inflation Uncertainty (risk)

Cash flows at different points in time cannot be compared and aggregated.

Time Value of Money

Money, when invested, grows with time


Future Value

Present Value


Discount Rate
The rate of return used to compound or discount the cash flows in order to find the future value or present value of money
CF1 CF2 CF3 CFn PV = CF0 + + + ........................ + 1 2 3 n (1 + r) (1 + r) (1 + r ) (1 + r)

Discount rate = Risk-free rate + Risk Premium

Example 1
John has invested in an account that returns $500 at the end of every year for next 3 years. The discount rate in is 8% per annum. Find the present value of the cash flows and their future value after 3 years.
$500 $500 $500 CFn



PV = $1288.54

FV = $1623.20

Effective Annual Rate (EAR)

Annual rate of return actually being earned taking into account different compounding periods

EAR = (1 + PeriodicRate) -1

Annualized Rate
AnnualizedRate = PeriodicRate * CompoundingFrequency

Annuity and Perpetuity

Annuity is a stream of equal cash flows that occur at equal intervals over a given period
Ordinary Annuity : Payments are made at the end of each compounding period Annuity Due : Payments are made at the beginning of each compounding period

Perpetuity is an annuity extending over an infinite period of time

PVperpetuity = Cash Flow / r

Net Present Value (NPV)

The Net Present Value of an investment is the present value of its cash inflows minus the present value of the cash outflows

It indicates the net gain to the investor after accounting for the opportunity cost of capital Invest money in any project, only if its NPV value is positive

Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

The Internal Rate of Return is the discount rate that makes the NPV of a project equal to zero Invest in a project only if its IRR is greater than the opportunity cost of capital

The NPV Rule

Mutually exclusive projects When NPV and IRR give conflicting results, always choose the project with higher NPV An inherent assumption in the calculation of IRR is that the reinvestment happens at the same rate. This may not be true.


Bond Valuation
$50 $50 $50 $1000 + 50

Fair Price = $900.63

Face Value : $1000 Maturity : 4 years Coupon Rate : 5% Discount Rate : 8%

Loan Amortization
$X $X $X $X

Annual Loan Payment = $301.92

Amount Borrowed : $1000 Maturity : 4 years Interest Rate : 8%

x x x x P= + + ........................ + 1 2 3 (1 + r) (1 + r) (1 + r ) (1 + r)n

Thank You!