Choose three (3) types of securities from any of the
financial markets covered in the textbook during Weeks 1 through 7. Pick
securities you would enjoy researching for this assignment.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1. Analyze the role financial markets play in creating
economic wealth in the U.S.
2. Provide a general overview of each of the three (3)
securities you chose. Be sure to include such information as name, company it
represents (if applicable), pricing, and historical performance.
3. Assess the current risk return relationship of each
of the three (3) securities.
4. Recommend one (1) strategy for maximizing return for
the current risk return relationship identified for each of the three (3)
5. Suggest how the Federal Reserve and its monetary
policy affect each of the three (3) securities today.
6. Determine whether each of the three (3) securities
is a good investment in the next twelve (12) months, five (5) years, and ten
(10) years. Provide a rationale for each security with your
7. Use at least six (6) quality academic resources in
this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name,
the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
the various types of financial markets and the types of transactions
supported by each market in the U.S. and globally.
the operation of the Federal Reserve and describe how monetary policy is
used in the U.S. and other countries to manage the economy
the valuation of various types of securities.
the risks in the various types of financial markets and develop
strategies to manage the risks.
technology and information resources to research issues in financial
markets and institutions.
clearly and concisely about financial markets and institutions using
proper writing mechanics.
The following additional outcomes may apply depending upon
the student’s choice of securities:
strategies for the use of equity markets by investors and firms to meet
stated financial objectives.
the factors that affect interest rates and forecast interest rate