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August 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Hi John Sir
In the part c of example 6 while calculating the market value in two years time, can’t we calculate it with this formula Po=Do(1+g)/(Ke-g). Taking Do=20 and growing it at 2 years compound rate of g i.e 6.75%, Ke=14.375% and g=6.75% But the answer is different in this case.
John Moffat says
August 3, 2016 at 7:28 am
But the answer is exactly the same!
The dividend in 2 years time = 20 x 1.0675^2 = 22.791
Using the formula, Po = (22.791 x 1.0675) / (0.14375 – 0.0675) = 319
August 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm
got it sir
August 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
July 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Hi Mr. John
I attempted F9 for June 2016 and hope would clear this time. As P4 is advanced level of F9, I am planning to sit for P4 along with F6 for September session. I have also F7, F8 and all Ps to clear and I would like to ask you can I sit for P4 before clearing above papers.
July 13, 2016 at 8:15 am
You can take the P level papers in any order, but not until you have completed all of the F level papers.
(In future please ask this sort of question in the P4 Forum and not as a comment on a lecture)
July 13, 2016 at 1:18 pm
Thank you Sir, my apology
July 14, 2016 at 8:47 am
You are welcome 🙂
June 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm
Hello Mr. John,
It’s been always great and highly useful whenever I listened to your lectures. I had used your resources in retake when I failed in F9 in the first attempt when I self-studied. It was awesome and that alone enabled me to understand F9 topics and get a pass. Now, I would like start my P4 for Sep 2016 session. Can I use the same opentuition resources of Jun 2016 to prepare for Sep 2016 please? Or, are you going to make available the latest one shortly please?
Many thanks indeed Mr. John and your team.
God bless you and full team.
June 12, 2016 at 7:52 am
Thank you for your comments.
There will be a new set of lecture notes uploaded later this month, and a few more lectures – but they are improvements rather than any real changes.
So you can start using the existing notes and lectures 🙂
June 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Thank you very much indeed for your quick reply. And, the lecture notes for Sep’16 are already there now in OT! Wonderful! I will start using it immediately.
Thanking you once again…
June 12, 2016 at 5:48 pm
Thank you for your comment 🙂
April 24, 2016 at 6:39 am
I passed P1 in my first attempt. The credit goes to the excellent teacher Mr John. His teaching is really great. I would like to give many thanks to him for this excellent service for free.
Can I ask to the opentution administration where are the previous video lectures upto chapter 7 of P4?
The video lectures start I can see starting from chapter 7.
Please let me know if it is possible to watch other videos as I am eagerly dependent on from Johns lectures from the beginning.
April 24, 2016 at 8:47 am
It is Mike who teaches P1 – not me 🙂
There are no lectures for the first seven chapters – they are for you to read yourself and are a combination of background reading and revision of earlier papers.
April 25, 2016 at 6:40 am
Oh Sorry, I mistakenly wrote John rather I actually meant Mike.
Thanks to let me know about the videos John.
April 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm
Oh dear Mr.John, I missed you so much since F9 🙂
So nice to have so great teachers during life! You inspire, make hard things understandable, and prepare people for life of finance. 🙂
Thank you for sharing knowledge.
April 23, 2016 at 7:49 am
Thank you for the comment 🙂
February 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm
i am currently using CASIO Scientific calculator fx 100MS. The answers for all the examples are as per your calculation shown in the lecture but for example 4 to calculate average rate of growth i cannot get the right answer as i think i am making mistake in typing it in calculator . So can you pls tell how to input it into the calculator.
A very helpful lecture 🙂
October 31, 2015 at 7:33 am
very nice learning area thanku soo much
October 31, 2015 at 9:19 am
hasnain farooq says
October 13, 2015 at 6:29 am
hello these days i am in china and facing problem watching lectures what should i do………………………………………………..?
October 13, 2015 at 6:40 am
Use TOR browser. that should allow your access to vimeo..
October 27, 2015 at 11:43 am
Hello, I am in China too. try Webfreer…that’s what I use or Psiphon vpn on any device in case web freer stops working. hope it helps
August 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm
I had your lecture. . It was really good, easy to understand…
It cleared all my questions regarding this topic specially for growth rate. .
My next topic is mergers and acquisition, but I think they aren’t available at your topic list.
August 28, 2015 at 4:03 pm
Thank you 🙂
It is true that there is no lecture on mergers and acquisitions – mainly because there is nothing technical involved that is not already covered in the other lectures. It is more a question of approach.
If you go to ‘Revision Kit Live’ from the main P4 page you will find some lectures working through a few question 1’s from past exams which will help you.
September 23, 2015 at 9:46 am
How can I get revision kit live?
September 23, 2015 at 10:00 am
My fault – its not called Revision Kit Live for P4 🙂
Here is the link:
August 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm
Hello Mr John Moffat, this is the first time I will be using your P4 notes and the lectures. I noticed that there are Chapters 7-19 but not others after 19. Where can I find them?
Also, are these lectures ok to use for sitting in Dec15? Do you advise to buy text book or the downloaded notes are sufficient?
August 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm
The lecture notes have chapters 1 to 29.
There are lectures on chapters 7 to 24.
The reason that there are no lectures on the other chapters in the lecture notes is because we do not lecture them on our tuition courses – they are for you to read. There are no calculations involved and are a combination of revision of basic P3 and F9, and are more background reading. There would be no point in simply reading out these chapters in lectures 🙂 If anything in them puzzles you then you should ask in the Ask the Tutor Forum.
The lectures are OK for December 2015 – we never leave out-of-date lectures on this website – they are reviewed after every exam.
You don’t really need a text book (although the more reading you do the better) but it is vital that you have a current edition of a Revision Kit from one of the ACCA approved providers. The nature of P4 makes question practice even more vital that for the earlier exams.
August 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm
Thank you for your advise. However, I cannot see lectures from chapters 20-24 on the website.
August 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm
Sorry – I had not realised that the lecture numbers have gone wrong. I will have them corrected.
First, the lectures headed Chapter 17 in fact cover chapters 18 and 19.
Also, the lectures headed Chapter 18 in fact cover chapters 20 and 21.
(I will have the headings corrected).
There are no lectures for chapters 21 onwards. The only one of those that does have calculations is chapter 24, but this is our revision of F9 (and if you need then you can find a lecture in the F9 section).
Finally, there are no lectures on Chapters 15 to 17 of the lecture notes.
Mergers and acquisitions are important, but the techniques involved are all covered in other chapters – there are no extra techniques. So for this, instead of repeating earlier chapters in the lectures, I have uploaded (under “Revision Kit Live”) lectures working through several recent exam question 1’s. They are worth watching anyway because they go through the way to approach the questions.
June 30, 2015 at 11:17 am
please do i have to write and pass p2 before i will be allowed to write p4?
June 30, 2015 at 11:38 am
No – you can now take all of the P level papers in any order.
In future please ask this sort of question in the Ask the Tutor Forum and not as a comment on a lecture.
Sakhi Abbas says
May 9, 2015 at 10:53 am
Where are chapters 1-6.
I see that the video lectures start from ch7, please guide me where to get the missing chapters
Thanks and regards
May 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm
There are no lectures for the first six chapters, and there never will be.
The reason is that they contain no calculations – they are a combination of background reading and revision of P3.
You should read them yourself. There would be no point in having lectures that could not do much more than read the notes to you. We do not lecture them on our courses.
May 10, 2015 at 8:43 am
April 8, 2015 at 7:33 am
Please assist me, how can i download lecture videos or audio?
April 8, 2015 at 8:31 am
Lectures cannot be downloaded – they can only be watched online.
It is the only way that we can keep this website free of charge.
March 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm
Hi John I failed P4 with 49% at the last sitting after studying with Kaplan classroom courses in Leeds. As I was late handing in my assessment with them my guaranteed pass would not be withheld and I would have had to have paid 1500 again to go back to the classroom. Kaplan were not interested unless I paid again.
I would like to say that your lectures are concise, very well presented and clear. I am sure with your help I will pass in June.
Thank you so much for this great facility you provide.
March 24, 2015 at 3:21 am
this is my second attempt for p4 I really hope I will pass this time
March 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm
Hi John…im currently listening to the P4 lectures. I can hear your voice very clearly, but I cant see what you are explaining,,,no pictures(blank)…please what can I do,,thanks
March 6, 2015 at 8:48 am
I don’t actually start writing anything until 1 minute 49 secs into the lecture.
If you still see nothing after that time then go to the technical support page (the link is above) for help.
March 6, 2015 at 6:46 pm
Thanks Joh,. its now working
February 16, 2015 at 5:05 am
couldnt download this videos why?
February 16, 2015 at 9:20 am
Because lectures can only be watched online – they are not downloadable!
(The Lecture Notes that are needed while you watch the lectures can be downloaded.)
February 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Hi Mr John
A little late but I would like to say thank you! I passed P4 on first attempt at 60% and now I am qualified. You have been by far the best teacher I have ever had, you got me through F2, F3, F5, F9 and now P4. Many thanks for your efforts and for the time you have spent answering my lengthy questions, I wouldn’t have been able to pass a lot of these papers if it wasn’t for you.
Keep up the great work you are doing and I will stay around! 🙂
February 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm
Thank you, and many congratulations 🙂
February 12, 2015 at 10:21 am
Example 4 dividends and market value grow at the same rate as calculated ie. 6.75%. Is this an assumption or?
February 12, 2015 at 10:48 am
In theory the market value will be expected to grow at the same rate as dividends (because the market value is determined by expectation of future dividends).
February 12, 2015 at 10:12 am
Are these videos okay for the june 2015 exams? – since there have been slight changes in the syllabus.
February 12, 2015 at 10:47 am
Yes they are OK.
January 1, 2015 at 6:23 am
the is no video for the p4 note. it seems it has been taken down
January 1, 2015 at 9:42 am
The video has not been taken down and is working fine.
Any problem must be at your end – you should visit the support page (the link is above).
January 2, 2015 at 6:36 am
thanks for the reply john, the only video on all the topic is a video of p5 were the lecturer is answering a question. i have used a different computer and still i get the same result. the video there is p5 and not p4. i encountered the same problem with p7 which had videos for the first 5 topics and after that the is no video relating to the other topics, the only video there is p5. i do not know what is really going on but i will check with a friend. just wanted to bring it to your attention. if any student is having the same problem please let me know
January 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm
it is working now john, sorry for worrying you.
December 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm
I can’t get any of these videos to work. Currently also watching P1 which is fine, the issue seems to just be with P4 videos
December 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm
The problem must be at your end because the lectures are working fine. Have a look at the support page (the link is above) and if that does not help then leave a message there.
December 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm
The issue can not be at my end as I can watch the P1 visits fine.
The videos start but 10 seconds in and the video stops playing
December 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm
Sorry, but it must be at your end because the lecture it working fine!
(I don’t write anything until about 01:48, but I am still talking 🙂 )
Try another browser – that might help.
December 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Okay than you for your reply. Much appreciated
September 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm
is the lecture note same as course note?I have the course note but will like to have the lecture note
September 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm
The Course Notes are the Lecture notes 🙂
Our free lectures use the free Course Notes.
August 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Now I get it. I have been in the dark.
August 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm
August 12, 2014 at 9:52 am
There are no lectures from Chap 1 to 6.
Also I had failed my P4 in June 2014 and would be attempting again.
Any guide on what I should do.
August 12, 2014 at 10:49 am
The reason that there are no lectures for the first six chapters is that they are more a combination of background reading and topics that you will have studied for earlier papers (particularly P3). We do not lecture them on courses (and the Course Notes are what we use on courses) – they are for reading.
I am sorry that you failed in June – obviously you want to make sure that you are successful in December.
I assume that you had studied hard prior to June and are therefore have covered the syllabus.
What I suggest you do is use our lectures and course notes to revise what you learned previously. Most importantly you must practice as many questions as you can, using a Revision/Exam Kit from one of the approved publishers. (If you used one for the June sitting, then get hold of one from another publisher so that you have different questions.)
Make sure you attempt them properly before looking at the answers, and then learn from the answers.
Appreciate that in P4 there is rarely one correct answer – much depends on making assumptions, and provided your assumptions are sensible then you will still get the marks.
Don’t concentrate just on the calculations – there are an enormous number of marks in the exam for the written parts of questions and you cannot pass without producing reasonable answers to the written parts.
Whenever you come across anything that you realise you do not really understand, or that confuses you, then do ask in the P4 Ask the Tutor Forum and I will do my best to help.
June 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm
Hi Mr John,
I have seen some of the comments and I kind of got worried/confused. I gave P1, P2 and P3 in June 14 session, I am very hopeful as regards P1 and P3 and I feel that I should be able to pass them, however, I am not so sure about P2 and I was planning that if I fail it (hopefully not!) I will reattempt it in December along with P4 and P7. But now I saw some comment about how I should pass the first three Ps first and all, kindly advise.
June 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm
It is no problem – to take P4 and/or P7 you must either have passed P1 to P3, or be taking them at the same sitting.
So if you have failed P2, then you can take P2 plus P4 and P7.
(What you cannot do is just take P4 and P7 alone if you have failed P2)
June 16, 2014 at 9:40 pm
Wow! I really had no idea that I cannot leave P2 out when attempting the advanced papers, it is not a problem for me at all, I actually have to reattempt with the rest (in case I failed) if I wish to finish in December, but it is surprising since ACCA has been always flexible about the papers sequence.
Anyway, thank you Mr John for the good information and prompt response, as the usual! 🙂
April 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm
I’m having problems viewing the video lectures. Can anyone help please?!
April 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm
The lectures are working fine.
Please look at the technical support page – the link is above – and you should find a solution there.
December 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm
Season’s Greeting! I hope you had a great holiday and that 2014 is a great year for you.
I am writing to ask for some advise please: I do not have a tuition provider in my city and therefore my current method is self study using the BBP books, Open Tuition (thank you very much) and past exam papers. I am only able to take one paper per exam sitting as I work full-time on a reduced hours basis. Having said that, while studying for paper F9, I was dreading paper P4 as I was not very happy with this subject even though I felt comfortable with some parts of this syllabus. However, I recently sat paper F9 on Dec 6th and although it was not extremely easy nor difficult, I was able to answer all parts of each question and so I am hoping for a pass. Can you please advise whether I should purchase the text and begin studying for paper P4 since F9 is still very fresh in my mind and I’ve gained a level of confidence I didn’t seem to have before I took the exam? Or would you advise me to continue in the normal sequential order of sitting paper P1 in June? followed by P2 in Dec?
I’ve read as much articles I can about how to choose your options but am still unsure as I was previously planning on sitting the Tax and Audit papers when the time arrived. I currently work in the Insurance industry as an Accounting Clerk and so I do not have enough financial nor performance managerial experience to guide in this decision. However, my ultimate dream is to one day become a professional tutor such as yourself.
Kindly advise. Thank you,
December 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm
I am afraid that the ACCA does not allow you to take P4 until you have passed P1, P2 and P3. You have to take these first.
The only way round it is to take P1, P2, P3 and P4 at the same time, but that is a lot to try and pass in one sitting. You can of course apply for all four of them and not turn up for all of them – any you pass will still remain passes – but it is an expensive way of doing it.
December 31, 2013 at 3:51 am
Thank you very much sir,
I was not aware of this. You’ve really helped me a lot. I will take P1 in June and P2 in December.
Thanks again for always being there for us,
December 17, 2013 at 11:42 am
Hello, I’d be grateful if you could let me know whether you plan to put up new notes/lectures for the June 2014 exam, or whether we should just get stuck into these ones.
Thanks for everything.
December 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm
There will be new notes, but only corrections and a few extra chapters.
However the syllabus is not changing and so you can start using the existing ones 🙂
December 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Great, many thanks.
July 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
wheres this example taken from?
which book is he following?
July 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Opentuition course notes
April 10, 2013 at 7:58 am
i got confused what is the difference btween Re and Ke??????
February 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm
Hi, thanks for the notes !!!!
In example 6 of chapter 7 (p4) shouldn’t we use the rearranged formula for the Growth model using instead of D0, D0*(1+g)^2 to calculate the price of the share in 2 yrs time? The way it is shown in the lecture I think it assumes that no dividends will be given out. Am I right?
February 12, 2013 at 7:59 am
No – you are wrong.
If the dividends are growing at the rate of g per annum, then (in theory) the market value will also grow at the rate of g per annum. It is not assuming that there will be no dividends at all.
By all means use the growth model formula – as you say, Do becomes Do^2. You will arrive at exactly the same conclusion.
February 17, 2013 at 12:28 am
Got it. Thank you!!!!
February 17, 2013 at 8:36 am
January 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm
that was a good way to start. step by step tuition i like him.
December 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Very excellent. I now better understand the growth model and the gordon’s growth approximation. Great job. Example 6 was an excellent problem!!
November 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm
I dont understand the formula for working the average rate of growth out…..I am confused when he says the “4th root of 33,000/28,000 is 1.0419 as this is not the answer i get……….can some one please clarify please? thanks
December 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm
@fahim231, Divide 33 by 28, press equals, and then take the square root twice.
November 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm
September 11, 2012 at 9:55 am
Super Super Super. very articulate and easily understandable.
August 31, 2012 at 10:23 am
Very clear lecture
August 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm
Hi thanks so much for this wonderful resource!am using open tuition for the first time and have just downloaded course notes for P4. Can I view the lectures on my blackberry bold 9700?
May 8, 2012 at 3:59 am
Great !!! Very simple and to the point
February 20, 2012 at 11:57 am
nice basic training for base F9 …. great work
February 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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September 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm
teaching made easy…thank you for the simplicity…this is so beautifully thought that i’m already feeling excited about this paper..thank you OP
July 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Impressive and simple.
July 11, 2011 at 9:21 am
Can you make the videos downloadable because we can not view it at proper speed / quality due to poor internet connection / speed and then many of the users in our part of the world may not have internet access from Home
June 30, 2011 at 8:55 am
Pls, i cant hear the sound of the video lecture.how do i copy the video so i can watch it offline.
June 30, 2011 at 9:28 am
check support page for help,
and videos are not downloadable
June 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm
i like cost of capital
June 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm
Cost of Capital at it’s basic. Very good
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