Jill Chu wants to choose the best of four immediate
Jill Chu wants to choose the best of four immediate
Jill Chu wants to choose the best of four immediate retirement annuities available to her. In each case, in exchange for paying a single premium today, she will receive equal annual end-of-year cash benefits for a specified number of years. She considers the annuities to be equally risky and is not concerned about their differing lives. Her decision will be based solely on the rate of return she will earn on each annuity. The key terms of each of the four annuities are shown in the following table.
a. Calculate to the nearest 1 % the rate of return on each of the four annuities Jill is considering.
b. Given Jill’s stated decision criterion, which annuity would you recommend?