What are the essential characteristics of common stock?
What is the random walk hypothesis? Does research evidence tend to support or deny the validity of this hypothesis?
Discuss the factors that influence the volume of borrowing by individuals and families. What role do you believe inflation plays in the borrowing and savings decisions households today?
What factors do lending institutions usually consider when evaluating a consumer loan application? Why?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership for the consumer?
List the principal mortgage lending institutions in the United States. Which is most important? What particular areas of the market?
What are the principal purposes or goals of financial institutions' regulation?
Why might there be a need for fewer regulatory agencies in the financial sector today?
What exactly is fiscal policy and Debt management policy?
describe how fiscal and debt management policy might be used to help fight inflation and unemployment. Can you see any weakness or potential problems with the use of these policy tools?