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# You are considering an investment in a mutual fund with a 4% front-end load and an...

You are considering an investment in a mutual fund with a 4% front-end load and an expense ratio of 1.1%. You can invest instead in a bank CD paying 6% interest. If you plan to invest for six years, what annual rate of return must the fund portfolio earn for you to be better off in the fund than in the CD? Assume annual compounding of returns (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a decimal rounded to four decimal places.)

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 Each dollar in mutual fund will earn over the 6 year period 1*(1-4%)*(1+r%-1.3%)^2 1.06^2 Solving the equation we have 0.96*(1+r%-1.3%)^2 1.1236 (1+r%-1.3%)^2 1.170417 (1+r%-1.3%) 1.081858 r= 9.49% Each dollar in mutual fund will earn over the 6 year period 1*(1-4%)*(1+r%-1.1%)^6 1.06^6 Solving the equation we have 0.96*(1+r%-1.1%)^6 1.418519 (1+r%-1.1%)^6 1.477624 (1+r%-1.1%) 1.067236 r= 7.82% Therefore return must be greater than 7.82% ans = 0.0782

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