Total Pension expense

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Total Pension expense

Postby vishesh.2009 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Could someone assist in explaining the difference in calculation for Concept checker #3 and #5 in the 2013 Scheweser study session #6 on pages 119 and 120. The questions are both asking for total pension expense and make no discernible distinction in the phrasing of the question. #3 utilizes expected return, #5 utilizes actual return. It would seem like #5 is asking for “economic pension expense” although Schweser does not seem to refer to this term.

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