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Money and Banking Test

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Nominal
the value of money in money terms
Real
It is the value of money
What do Surplus Units Value?
Liquidity, Low Risk, Reasonable Return Rate
The Loanable Funds Theory
The interest rate is the price of loanable funds; It is determined by the Demand and Supply for loanable funds
Fed Funds Rate
The interest rate for inter-banking loans
Open-Market Operations
Buys bonds to supply loanable funds at lower interest rates by buying bonds
Fisher Effect
It states that interest rates will be higher than inflation
Term Structure of interest is also known as
the yield curve
Capital Markets
involve equity and debt instruments with maturities of more than one year
Bonds
are long-term debt obligations issued by corporations and government units
Bond markets
are markets in which bonds are issued and traded
Treasury notes are
T-notes and T-bonds
Municipal bonds are known as
Munis
Treasuries notes and bonds
are issued by the federal government to finance the national debt and other government expenditures
The annual federal deficit is equal to
Government Expenditures minus Taxes
The national debt (ND)
is the sum of the historical annual federal deficits:
Default Risk Free
Backed by the full faith and credit of the US government
Low Returns
low interest rate yields (yields to maturity) reflect low default risk
Interest Rate Risk
because of their long maturity, T-notes and T-bonds experience wider price fluctuations than money market securities when interest rates change
Liquidity risk
older issued T-bonds and T-notes trade less frequently than newly issued T-bonds and T-notes
Mortgages
are loans to individuals or businesses to purchase homes, land or other real state property
Securitized
Packaged and sold as assets backing publicly traded or privately held debt instruments
If interests go up that means the value of the asset that collects interest goes
down
If the interest goes down the price of the assets goes
up
GNMAES
Hybrid between a mortgage and a bond
T-notes have original maturities from
over 1 to 10 years
T-bonds have original maturities from
over 10 years
inflation-indexed bonds are called
Treasury Inflation Protection Securities (TIPS)
the principal value of TIPS is adjusted by
the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index(CPI) every six months
Bond Prices are quoted as
percentages of face value, and 32nds
STRIPS
are used to immunize against interest rate risk
Munis
are securities issued by state and local governments
Munis are used to
fund imbalances between expenditures and receipts and finance long-term capital outlays
Muni bonds are attractive to household investors because
interest is exempt from federal and most local income taxes
General Obligation (GO) bonds
are backed by the full faith and credit of the issuing municipality
Revenue Bonds
are sold to finance specific revenue generating projects
common stock
the fundamental ownership claim in a public or private corporation
preferred stock
A hybrid security that has characteristics of both bonds and common stocks
The primary market
part of the capital markets that deals with the issuance of new securities; Companies, governments or public sector institutions can obtain funding through the sale of a new stock or bond issue
The secondary market
the financial market where previously issued securities and financial instruments such as stock, bonds, options, and futures are bought and sold
Classify the following transactions as taking place in the primary or secondary markets; IBM issues $200 million of new common stock
Primary
Classify the following transactions as taking place in the primary or secondary markets; The New Company issues $50 million of common stock in an IPO
Primary
Classify the following transactions as taking place in the primary or secondary markets; IBM sells $5 million of GM preferred stock out of its marketable securities portfolio
Secondary
Classify the following transactions as taking place in the primary or secondary markets; The Magellan Fund buys $100 million of previously issued IBM bonds
Secondary
Classify the following transactions as taking place in the primary or secondary markets; Prudential Insurance Co. Sells $10 million of GM common stock
Secondary
How does the location of the money market differ from that of the capital market?
Money market deals with maturities one year or shorter, the capital market deals with securities longer than one year
The money market
deals with maturities one year or shorter while capital markets deal with securities longer than one year
The capital market
is a market for securities, where business enterprises and governments can raise long-term funds; It is defined as a market in which money is provided for periods longer than a year
What are the major instruments traded in the capital markets?
Equities and Bonds
Financial institutions
commercial and savings banks, credit unions, insurance companies, mutual funds.
Commercial banks
A commercial bank (or business bank) is a type of financial institution and intermediary; It is a bank that provides transactional, savings, and money market accounts and that accepts time deposits.
Thrifts
Depository institutions in the form of savings associations, savings banks, and credit unions.
Insurance Companies
Financial institutions that protect individuals and corporations (policyholders) from adverse events; Life insurance companies provide protection from untimely death, illness, and retirement; Property casualty insurance protects against personal injury and liability due to accidents, theft, fire, etc.
Securities firms and investment banks
The principal businesses of most large investment banks include, investment banking business managed by the Investment Banking Division, which focuses on capital raising and M&A transactions for corporate clients and capital raising for government clients
Finance companies
financial intermediaries that makes loans to both individuals and businesses; Unlike depository institutions, finance companies do not accept deposits but instead rely on short- and long-term debt for funding.
Mutual Funds
financial institutions that pool financial resources of individuals and companies and invest those resources in diversified portfolios of asset.
Pension Funds
offer savings plans through which fund participants accumulate savings during their working years before withdrawing them during their retirement years; Funds originally invested in and accumulated in a pension fund are exempt from current taxation.
Why would a world limited to the direct transfer of funds from suppliers of funds to user of funds likely result in quite low levels of funds flows?
Because, it reduces liquidity risk for investors; A financial institution that knows what they are doing will provide a reasonable rate of return; The ability to purchase a share of the financial institution will reduce the liquidity risk since they are (or should be) diversified.
How do FIs alleviate the problem of liquidity risk faced by investors wishing to invest in securities of corporations?
Because financial institutions are diversified, a loss in any market sector does not signify a collapse in the value of the financial institution; Allowing for investors to trade the security or asset quickly and prevent loss (or make the required profit).
What is meant by maturity intermediation?
Making long-term loans on funds borrowed at short-term interest rates; It is a vulnerable position for a bank.
What countries have the largest commercial banks?
United States of America.
simple interest
Simple interest is calculated only on the principal amount.
compound interest
When interest is added to the principal, so that from that moment on, the interest that has been added also itself earns interest; This addition of interest to the principal is called compounding; A bank account, for example, may have its interest compounded every year.
Calculate the future value in five years of $5,000 received today if your investments pay 6% compounded annually
6691.13.
Calculate the future value in five years of $5,000 received today if your investments pay 8% compounded annually
7346.64.
Calculate the future value in five years of $5,000 received today if your investments pay 10% compounded annually
8052.55.
Calculate the future value in five years of $5,000 received today if your investments pay 10% compounded semi-annually
6381.41.
Calculate the future value in five years of $5,000 received today if your investments pay 10% compounded quarterly
5657.04.
Who are the suppliers of loanable funds?
Households, Foreign investors, the Federal Reserve
Who are the demanders of loanable funds
Businesses and Governments.
What factors cause the supply for funds curve to shift?
The increase or decrease of loanable funds.
What factors cause the demand for funds to shift?
The increase or decrease in cost of loanable funds. (Interest)
If we observe a one-year Treasury security rate higher than the two-year Treasury security rate, what can we infer about the one-year rate expected one year from now?
You can, one year hence, expect that the interest rate will be lower.
Capital markets
involve equity and debt instruments with maturities of more than one year. Bonds markets-are markets where debt instruments (bonds) with maturities of more than one year are traded.