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GAAP – Standard Unqualified Report We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Company X as of December 31, 2009, and the related statements of income, retained earnings, and cash flows for the year then ended. These statements are the responsibility of the company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with U.S. GAAS. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes examining on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
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5. Suppose the rate of return on a 10-year T-bond is currently 5.00% and that on a 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Security (TIP) is 2.10%. Suppose further that the MRP on a 10-year T-bond is 0.9%, that no MRP is required on TIPs, and that no liquidity premiums are required on any T-bonds. Given this data, what is the expected rate of inflation over the next 10 years? Disregard cross-product terms, i.e., if averaging is required, use
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