Assignment 2: Financial Markets and Institutions

Choose three (3) types of securities from any of the financial markets covered in the textbook during Weeks 1 through 7. Pick securities you would enjoy researching for this assignment. Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

1. Analyze the role financial markets play in creating economic wealth in the U.S. 2. Provide a general overview of each of the three (3) securities you chose. Be sure to include such information as name, company it represents (if applicable), pricing, and historical performance.

3. Assess the current risk return relationship of each of the three (3) securities. 4. Recommend one (1) strategy for maximizing return for the current risk return relationship identified for each of the three (3) securities.

5. Suggest how the Federal Reserve and its monetary policy affect each of the three (3) securities today. 6. Determine whether each of the three (3) securities is a good investment in the next twelve (12) months, five (5) years, and ten (10) years. Provide a rationale for each security with your determination. 7. Use at least six (6) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.