4 Groups of financial management discussion question.

Jul 17th, 2015
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A:Click Link Below for Article:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/wheres-the-payoff-not-in-lending-says-lending-startup-1436281558

When posting your discussion response, make sure that you answer the following questions and provide a link of a site that supports what you have provided for your discussion response.  If you do not add a link along with your discussion response you will receive half of the credit for the discussion assignment.

Question 1: 

Where did online lender Payoff Inc. secure $250 million of debt financing?

Question 2:

How can Payoff make a profit by lending people money to pay off their credit-card debt? What is the risk of this strategy?

Question 3:

Why do you think Payoff sees itself as more of a wealth-management firm than a lender?

Question 4:

How is Payoff attempting to differentiate itself from its competitors? Do you think this will work? Why or why not?


B:Click Link Below or Copy and Paste Link for Article:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/trading-halted-on-new-york-stock-exchange-1436372190

When posting your discussion response, make sure that you answer the following questions and provide a link of a site that supports what you have provided for your discussion response.  If you do not add a link along with your discussion response you will receive half of the credit for the discussion assignment.

Question 1: 

How long was the New York Stock Exchange forced to halt trading on Wednesday because of a glitch?

Question 2:

Do you think cost cutting by Intercontinental Exchange Inc. played a role in the shutdown? Why or why not?

Question 3:

Why do you think the NYSE's share of total trading of stocks in the U.S. has fallen from around 80% a decade ago to around 20% today?

Question 4:

Is the NYSE still relevant? Why or why not?

Question 5:

How long do you think the NYSE will continue to exist and operate as a physical exchange?


C: Click Link Below or Copy and Paste Link for Article:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-escalates-financial-penalties-1436804327

When posting your discussion response, make sure that you answer the following questions and provide a link of a site that supports what you have provided for your discussion response.  If you do not add a link along with your discussion response you will receive half of the credit for the discussion assignment.

Question 1: 

In what ways has the Securities and Exchange Commission stepped up its enforcement activity?

Question 2:

What is the SEC's goal with this increased enforcement activity?

Question 3:

Has the pendulum swung too far as some Republicans and white-collar defense attorneys believe? Why or why not?

Question 4:

How has the median fine paid by firms changed over the past decade? What is behind this change?


D: Click Link Below or Copy and Paste Link for Article:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/lockheed-martin-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-sikorsky-1436554035

When posting your discussion response, make sure that you answer the following questions and provide a link of a site that supports what you have provided for your discussion response.  If you do not add a link along with your discussion response you will receive half of the credit for the discussion assignment.

Question 1: 

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lockheed Martin is in advanced talks to buy Sikorsky from United Technologies for more than $8 billion. In what line of business is Sikorsky?

Question 2:

Under what conditions would the deal make sense to both firms? Why might one or the other of the firms still pursue the deal even if these conditions are not met?

Question 3:

The Wall Street Journal states that "a sale could attract an estimated $3 billion tax bill for the company [United Technologies], which a buyer would effectively have to bear." Why would the buyer have to bear this cost?


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