- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Topic 3. Corporate Issuers
- Learning Module 5. Capital Investments and Capital Allocation
- Subject 2. Capital Allocation

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**CFA Practice Question**

Which of the following best describes the difference between an investment's market value and its cost?

B. Internal rate of return

C. Payback

A. Net present value

B. Internal rate of return

C. Payback

Correct Answer: A

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**User Contributed Comments**
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User |
Comment |
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todolist |
IRR discounted future cashflows to present values |

DannyZhou |
So MV is PV of future cash flow without taking into consideration of initial cash outflow? |

robbiecow |
MV = PV(future CF) - Initial Outlay |

stevo |
If [MV = PV(FCF) - Initial outlay] and the question is [MV - Cost] then essentially the question is asking [PV(FCF) - initial outlay - cost] ? |