Financial Markets And Institutions


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Respond to five questions about financial markets, financial institutions, and interest rates.


Weaver, S. C., & Weston, J. F. (2001). Finance and accounting for nonfinancial managers. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Sherman, E. H. (2011). Finance and accounting for nonfinancial managers (3rd ed.). New York, NY: American Management Association.

Cornett, M., Adair, Y., & Nofsinger, J. (2014). M: Finance (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


  1. Respond to the following five questions. Write your responses in a Word document, and number them 1–5.
    1. Categorize each of the following transactions as taking place in either the primary or secondary market:
      • i.Supercorp issues $180 million of new common stock.
      • ii.HiTech, Inc. issues $30 million of common stock in an IPO.
      • iii.Megaorg sells $10 million of HiTech preferred stock from its marketable securities portfolio.
  2. The XYA Fund buys $220 million of previously issued Supercorp bonds.
    1. B. Corporation sells $15 million of XYZ common stock.
      • i.Identify whether the following financial instruments are capital market securities or money market securities:
        1. U.S. Treasury bills.
        2. U.S. Treasury notes.
        3. U.S. Treasury bonds.
        4. Mortgages.
        5. Federal funds.
        6. Negotiable certificates of deposit.
        7. Common stock.
        8. State and government bonds.
        9. Corporate bonds.
  3. Identify the different types of financial institutions. What are the main services each of these financial institutions offers?
  4. Define the six factors that determine the nominal interest rate on a security.
  5. Define the concept of term structure of interest rates. What are three theories that explain the future yield curve of interest rates?

Use references to support your answers as needed. Be sure to cite all references using correct APA style. Your responses should be free of grammar and spelling errors, demonstrating strong written communication skills.