Week 1 Homework Assignment Money & Banking Chapter 2 1Which of the following best defines a debt security? a) A company that transfers funds form savers to borrowers. b) A contract that promises to pay certain amounts on specific dates c) A periodic payment made to a lender. 2. An equity specifies_____________________________________. a) A fixed amount paid periodically to the owner of the security. b) No maturity c) Interest paid to the investor in addition to the principal. 3. Which of the following institutions acts as a financial intermediary in the market for loanable funds? a) (FDIC) b) The U. S. congress c) A mutual fund. 4. Evaluate the following statement: Financial intermediaries print money for the government and set interest rates a) True b) False 5. Institutions that sell shares to the public and use the proceeds to buy a portfolio of diverse stocks, bonds, or both are known as _____________________. 6. Suppose NanoSpeck, a biotechnology firm, sells stock to raise money for a new lab-a practice known as______________________ finance. 7. A share of NanoSpeck stock represents________________________ the firm. a) a promise to pay from b) a claim to partial ownership in 8. In the event that NanoSpeck runs into financial difficulty its___________________ will be paid first. a) Stockholders b) Bondholders 9. Assuming that everything else is equal, select the bond that most likely pays a lower interest rate. a) A US Government bond that matures in 10 years from now b) A US Government bond that matures in 30 years from now 10. Which of the following statements about stocks are correct? Mark all that apply. a) The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an example of a stock exchange b) The corporations that issues stock raises revenue every time its stock changes hands on organized stock exchanges. c) The S&P 500 is an example of a stock index. 11. Which of the following correctly summarizes what happened in the housing market after mid-2006. a) As house prices rose, delinquency and foreclosure tares declined. b) As house prices declined, delinquency and foreclosure rates declined as well. c) As house prices declined, delinquency and foreclosure rates rose. 12. House market woes pushed many banks to insolvency. a) True b) False 13. Investors consider five major attributes of financial securities: a. Expected return b. Risk c. Liquidity d. Taxability e. Maturity Match the definitions with the above (4 of 5) : a. The lengths of time until the borrowed funds are repaid. b. Anticipated average gain from owing a security c. The degree of uncertainty about the return to a security d. How quickly the security can be turned into cash. Chapter 3 1) Sondra is heading out to lunch. She goes to the bank and withdraws $100 from her savings account. She heads to a local deli that sells 6inch sub sandwiches for $5.99 and foot-long subs for $8.99. Sondra decides that shes pretty hungry and goes for the foot-long. She pays with $10 bill and tells the cashier to keep the change. I Identify what role money plays in each of the following parts of the story. 1Medium of exchange 2 Unit of account 3. Store of Value a. Sondra accumulates money in her savings account for future purchases. b. Sondra can easily determine that the foot-long sandwich, while twice as long as the 6-inch, is priced at less than twice as much. c. Sondra buys her lunch with a $10 bill. 2) When coins were first used, they only had an image on one side. Why did coins start to have images on two sides? a. Because the coins issuers, or seigniors,, wanted to see their faces on coins. b. To increase the coins value c. To prevent people from shaving precious metal off the back side of coins. 3. Coins were an important monetary invention because: a. They are intrinsically valuable if they are made from precious metals like silver and gold. b. Their value may be counted rather than measured c. They can be sued in vending machines 4. Currently, dollar bills in the US are an example of: a. Fiat Money b. Electronic money c. Commodity money 5. Identify what type of money each of the following examples represents. Outside/Inside Money a) E-cash b) Money Market mutual funds c) Paper currency 6. Arrange the following four assets in order of their liquidity, form most to least liquid.: A bond issued by a publicly traded company, your house, a $50 bill, and the funds in a money market account. 1. 2. 3. 4.