Financial Markets And Institutions 6

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Directions:Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how youreached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation isneeded, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link above.This homework assignment is worth 20 points. Responses should be atleast 75 words for each question.

1) Describe an economic tradeoff faced by the Fed in achieving its economic policy objectives.

2) What are recognition and implementation lags? How do these influence security prices?

3) Why might the Fed’s monetary policy depend on the fiscal policy that is implemented?

4)Stock market conditions serve as a leading economic indicator. Assumingthe U.S. economy is in an expansion. what are the implications of thisindicator? Why might this indicator be inaccurate?

5)Assess the economic situation today. Is the current administration moreconcerned with reducing unemployment or inflation? Does the Fed have asimilar opinion? If not, is the administration publicly criticizing theFed? Is the Fed publicly criticizing the administration? Explain.

6)What type of organization issues commercial paper? Given the short-termnature of commercial paper, why would ratings agencies assign ratingsto them?

7)The maximum maturity of commercial paper is 270 days. Why would anorganization issue commercial paper rather than longer-term securities,even if it needs funds for a long period of time?

8)Assume an investor purchased a three-month T-bill with a $10,000 parvalue for $9,650 and sold it 45 days later for $9,770. What is theyield?

9)A money market security that has a par value of $10,000 sells for$8,784.20. Given that the security has a maturity of two years, what isthe investor’s required rate of return?

10)A U.S. investor obtains British pounds when the pound is worth $1.27and invests in a one-year money market security that provides a yield of3.5% (in pounds). At the end of one year, the investor converts theproceeds from the investment back to dollars at the prevailing spot rateof $1.29 per pound. Calculate the effective yield.

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