1) describe GS’s interest income as the percentage of its total assets? describe GS’s interest expenses as the percentage of its total assets? What is meant by GS’s net interest margin? What do you mean by GS’s return on assets? What is meant by GS’s return on equity? describe GS’s performance in 2012. Describe why performance has been favourable or unfavourable. Was change in its performance due to economy, interest rate movements, the stock market’s performance, or changes in the amount of stock-trading or merger activity?
2) Use suitable ex to show the facilitation of flow of funds by mortgage markets. What made Google’s IPO unique? describe. Do you consider secondary stock offerings send positive or negative signals about firm whose stock is being offered? describe why?
3) describe the factors which affect stock prices. Which of these factors are important now? Describe why? Futures are considered risky investments. Are there any elements of institutional trading, structure and trading in general that lead to this conclusion?