US inflation interpretation concepts, accounting homework help

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Assignment requires to use concepts of percentages , percentages increase/decrease, creating and interpreting line charts to compute inflation rate in the us economy and determine which perritos experienced the highest inflation rate.

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About Your Signature Assignment This signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignment may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements. Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is for students to synthesize the concepts learned throughout the course, provide students an opportunity to build critical thinking skills, develop businesses and organizations, and solve problems that require data. Assignment Steps Note: Although you will be studying the concept of CPI in more detail in your future ECO/561 class, for the purpose of this case, you need to use the concepts of percentages, percentage increase/decrease, and creating and interpreting line charts to compute the inflation rate in the US economy and determine which time period experienced the highest inflation rate. Follow the steps below to complete this signature assignment: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Search for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED). On the home page of the website, you will see a search box. Type in CPI- AUCSL in the search box and press the return key. The first result of the search will be "Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items." Click on this result link. Click on the Download link and download the data in Excel®. On the Excel® file, the second column gives you the CPI values for each period starting from 1947. Go to the last row and notice the last date and the CPI value. Go back 6 years from this last date. For example, if the last date is 2016-11-01, then the date 6 years ago would be 201011-01. Copy and paste this six years data into a separate Excel® tab. Using Excel®, calculate the percentage change in CPI from a year earlier for each observation, beginning with the observation one year later than the first observation. To make this calculation, click on the blank cell next to the observation corresponding to that date and then use Formula 1, located in the Signature Assignment Excel® Formulas document (note that in Excel®, the symbol for multiplication is *), where t-1 is the first observation and t is the observation one year later. For example, to find the percentage change in CPI from 2010-11-01 to 2010-10-01, refer to Formula 2 located in the Signature Assignment Excel® Formulas document. Convert this value to a percentage in Excel®. Repeat this process for the remaining observations (you can use the copy and paste functions to avoid having to retype the formula). This new column contains the national inflation rate. Create a line graph of the percentage changes (inflation rates) from a year earlier. Which period experienced the highest inflation rate? What was the inflation rate during that period? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. 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Issues to be looked at in deciding the structure are:level of control, tax implications and possible business vulnerabilities and risks. Recommendation: Corporation ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ A corporation is a business formed when a group of people come together to form a business which is legally existent as a person. The corporation becomes an entity which is separate from the people who formed it and it has both rights and liabilities just like a person does. A corporation organization can issue stocks in the market. Why a corporation ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ Corporations have a limited liability. The shareholders do not have to be directly involved in daily activities of the business. The business has separate liability from that of its owners therefore, the company pays its own taxes and so do owners Why a corporation ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ Under a corporation, if an individual wishes to no longer own stock, they can easily sell off their shares. A corporation has a wide range of capital sources because equity can be sold to potential investors. A corporation has a wide range of capital sources because equity can be sold to potential investors. Least suited : Partnership ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ A partnership is the least suitable because of unlimited liability. If the business is bankrupt and debt is insolvent, partners’ personal assets will be exposed to the risk of being used to cover debt. Under partnerships, partner’s responsibilities tend to be unclear and this increases the risk of power related conflicts . Least suited : Partnership ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ Under partnerships, profits made have to be shared among partners despite the fact that some put in more effort to ensure the business is successful. Partners have to constantly consult each other before making a decision. A single individual cannot make a decision and this can lead to delayed decision making. Partnerships have a limitation of growing because they can only expand by either the partners putting in more capital or asking for a loan from the bank. Legal liabilities for directors ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ If a company incurs debt when it is insolvent, a director is said to be acting illegally. Directors should not allow a company to trade when it is insolvent and if they do, they may be held liable for the debt incurred during that insolvent period. Common indicators of insolvency are: Problems paying suppliers and low operating cash flows. Legal liabilities for directors ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ If business’s losses can be attributed to a possible breach of duty by a director, then the director can be held responsible for the loss. Under such circumstances, the director is said to have acted illegally and might have to compensate the business for the losses incurred. Most directors have a duty of performing their duties even after a company has ceased trading and has been deregistered Legal liabilities for directors ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ In some circumstances, a director can be held liable for debts incurred by a company which is acting as a trustee. A director is also liable for illegal phoenix activities. These are activities which involve transferring of assets from a company which has a high debt to a new company so as to avoiding paying creditors, employee entitlements or avoid complying on tax payments. Minimizing liabilities ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ In order to ensure that a business does not trade while insolvent, directors should constantly assess the company’s cash flows and operating profits. Directors need to establish whether a company is expecting any current future cash flows which would be sufficient to meet any future obligations that a company plans to commit to and future debt as they fall due. In avoiding legal liabilities related to negligence, directors should ensure that they follow up on day to day activities. References ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ ⬜ Corporation: Definition, Types, Formation, Maintenance. (2017, February 16). Retrieved from Inc: Directors' liabilities when things go wrong. (n.d.). Retrieved from For Business: Editors, A. (n.d.). Forms of Business Ownership. Retrieved from All business: Lorette, K. (n.d.). Advantages and Disadvantages of the Corporate Form of Business. Retrieved from Small Business: - business-4389.html Signature Assignment Formulas QRB/501 Version 10 University of Phoenix Material Signature Assignment Formulas Formula One Formula Two Copyright © 2017 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 1 ...
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Hi Attached please find the details of the home work, please let me know if you have any questions, thank you. James

This report is a brief analysis of US inflation rates in the past 5 years. The data were
downloaded from official website of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRED):, it shows Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban
Consumers up to April 1st, 2017.
From CPI values we calculated inflation rate in the past 5 years starting from April 1st, 2012
by using the formula

where CPIt-1 is CPI of the first observation and CPIt is inflation rate one year later. The formula
shows the inflation rate in year t is calculated by subtract CPI one year earlier from current CPI and
divided by CPI one year earlier. The calculated inflation rates were store in the third column of the
excel sheet.
To see clearly the trend of the inflation rate, we create a line graph of the inflati...

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