CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Uwe, a foreign exchange student, bought a used car for $8,000 and resold it one year later for $5,300. Insurance, license and operating costs for the year were $1,900. What were his economic costs of owning and operating the car for the year if the market rate of interest was 10 percent?
A. $2,700
B. $4,600
C. $5,400
Explanation: The total cost of owning the car is calculated by adding depreciation ($8,000-$5,300=$2,700), operating expenses ($1,900), and implicit costs (the opportunity cost of money tied up in the car = .10 x $8,000 = $800). This sum is equal to $5,400.

User Contributed Comments 6

User Comment
Yannicklin why consider $2,700 as depreciation?
Xocrevilo It just refers to the cost of owning the car for the year (i.e. selling price - purchase price).
Lamkerst Opex caould also de deposited to earn interest, no?
sheenalim lamkerst: yes, that interest earned is the implicit costs of $800 calculated in the explnation above.
soukhov Lamkerst right - Uwe may deposit 1900 (Opex) at 10%
Sheeb I added the interest and insurance costs too as part of his implicit costs.
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