Assume that you are a recently graduate with a degree in Finance and have just reported to work as an investment advisor at the brokerage firm of Smith Barry and Co. Your first assignment is to describe the nature of the U.S financial market to Michelle Varga, a professional tennis player who recently came to the United States from Mexico. Ms. Varga is highly ranked tennis player who expects to invest substantial amount of money through Smith Barry. She is very bright, therefore, she would like to understand in general terms what will happen to her money. Your boss has developed the following problems that you must use to describe the U.S financial system to Varga.
1. Why are financial markets essential for a healthy economy and economic growth?
2. What are the two leading stock markets? Describe the two basic types of stock market? Choose one problem to give your answer