This week’s graded discussion forum requires students to demonstrate their understanding of market interest rates and the impact of interest rates on marketable securities. Marketable securities include low-interest return investments such as money market deposits and certificate of deposits, debt securities (bonds) with fixed coupon rate but fluctuating yields, and equity investments. You must provide complete, detailed, and thoughtful analysis prepare a short analysis posting of 400 words (min). The primary focus of the selected article must be specific to U.S. interest rates within the last 12 months.
In your analysis piece, synthesize the primary point(s) of your selected article with a minimum of two concepts presented in the required chapter readings (1, 2, and 3). In your analysis piece you are to describe and address each of the following:
- Why is your article relevant? Articulate the reasons for relevancy.
- What are the relationship(s) between the chapter concept(s) and your article and analyze the relationship(s)?
- What is the impact of the relationship to the investment policy of the firm, and/or individual investor?
Students must include the hyperlink to the selected article. If the hyperlink or site is not accessible to non-subscriber, students are to post the article as a pdf file in the discussion post. Be sure the pdf includes articles date of publication and source.