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FIN/370 Week two individual assignment
        • 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-7 (Ch. 14)

|14-1.       |What are financial markets? What function do they perform? How would an economy be worse off without them?         |
|           |Financial markets are those institutions and procedures that facilitate transactions in all types of financial     |
|           |claims (securities). The corporation raises funds in the financial markets by selling securities. The corporation   |
|           |receives cash in return-generating assets- news projects and the cash flow from those assets is then either         |
|           |reinvested.                                                                                                         |
|14-2.       |Define in a technical sense what we mean by financial intermediary. Give an example of your definition.   Financial |
|           |intermediary is a financial institution such as a bank, credit union, insurance company which acts as the middleman|
|           |between those who want to lend and those who want to borrow. . An example would be in banking the bank borrows     |
|           |money from the people that deposit money into their savings accounts the bank in return lends money to people who   |
|           |borrow money from the bank collecting interest on money they lend out while the people who deposit money collect   |
|           |little interest from the bank.                                                                                     |
|14-3.       |Distinguish between the money and capital markets.                                                                 |
|           |Money market all institutions and procedures that facilitate transaction in short-term credit instruments. Capital |
|           |market all institutions and procedures that facilitate transactions in long-term financial instruments.             |


|14-4.       |What major benefits do corporations and investors...

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