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CSM Financial Management

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Illiquidity - declining property values - lack of diversification - long depreciation period - management problems - syndicate investment is not a tax shelter






2. Interest rate risk - face value volatility - no hedge against inflation - principal does not appreciate - difficult to compound






3. An equity security that pays regular often steadily increases dividends and offers a high yield that may generate the majority of overall returns






4. High yield funds ( junk bonds) - long term corporate - long term U.S. - intermediate corporate - intermediate U.S. - short term corporate - short term U.S. - municipal bonds - world bond funds






5. Close ended funds (2%): shares are traded limited and must purchase from another investor -exchange trade funds (6%): tied to a specfic index - open end funds (92%): shares issued and redeemed by the company at net asset value (NAV)






6. Call feature - sinking fund - serial redemption






7. An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specific price or better






8. Investing stock in a company and having the risk that it will shut down






9. An investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward by apportioning a portfolio's assets according to an individual's goal






10. Preferred stock that includes an option for the holder to convert the preferred shares into a fixed number of common shares after a predetermined date






11. A stock that provides a constant dividend and stable earnings regardless of the state of the overall stock market






12. Interest income: -paid semiannually on most bonds registered bonds - bearer bonds - zero coupon bonds - dollar appreciation of bond value - bond repayment at maturity: -bond laddering






13. Securities exchanges - over the counter market






14. A type of preferred stock with a provision that stipulates that if any dividends have been omitted in the past they must be paid out to preferred stockholders before common shareholders can receive dividends






15. A debt security issued by a corporation and sold to investors - higher risk higher risk and government bond






16. Direct: primary and secondary residences - commercial property - undeveloped land - foreclosures - Indirect: real estate syndicates - limited partnerships - real estate investment trusts - mortgages - participation certificates






17. Combines funds of investors and invests those monies in a diversified portfolio of securities issued by corporations or governments that meet the fund objective






18. An investment vehicle that is made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks and bonds






19. A nationally recognized - well-established and financially sound company






20. The risk inherent to the entire market or entire market segment unsystematic: company or industry specific risk that is inherent in each investment






21. Asset allocation funds - balanced funds - value funds - money market funds - life cycle funds - funds of funds






22. Initial public offerings - investment banks






23. By make a risky investment you can be returned with a lot of money or losing some






24. A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of invests within a portfolio






25. A lot of risk is involved






26. Diversification - affordability - professional management - liquidity - low transaction costs - no disadvantages






27. The risk that an investments value will change due to the change due to the change in the absolute level of interest rates






28. A market that exists between companies and financial institutions that is used to raise equity capital for the companies






29. The process of selecting investments with a higher risk in order to profit from an anticipated price movement






30. Shares in a company whose earnings are expected to grow at an above average rate relative to the market






31. A debt security issued by a government spending most often issued in the country's domestic currency






32. Income from dividends - potential stock split - appreciation of stock value






33. A marketable U.S. government debt security with a fixed interest rate and a maturity between one and 10 years






34. Hedge against inflation - safe haven during political or economic upheavals - need a storage place - can be risky-not easy to turn to cash - difficult to appraise






35. Online research about listed companies






36. Stocks buy& hold - dollar cost averaging - direct investment and DRIPS






37. Pay yourself and make investing automatic - save extra funds like gifts - partcipate in your employeers retirement plan - make installment payments to yourself - break a habit - get a part-time job






38. Aggressive growth funds - equity income funds - global stock funds - growth stock funds - index funds - international funds - large cap funds - mid cap funds - small cap funds - regional funds - sector funds - socially responsible funds






39. Evaluate potential investments - seek assistance if needed - monitor the value of investments - keep accurate and current records - consider tax consequences of selling






40. A portfolio management strategy and model for investing in fixed income that involves purchasing multiple bonds - each with different maturity dates






41. Primary residence: you hold legal title - place to live - mortage interest is tax deductible - usually an inflation hedge - beware of housing bubbles






42. 1. What will you use money for 2. how much will you need 3. how long will it take 4. are there obstacles 5. will you make sacrifices 6. what if you don't reach the goal






43. The uncertainty over the future real value (after inflation) of your investment






44. Balance your budget including an account for investments - pay off credit cards - start an emergency fund - have access to other cash for emergencies






45. Debenture bond - mortage bond - subordinated debenture bond - convertible bond - high yield bond






46. Stocks Day trading - margin buying - selling short - option trading






47. The degree to which an asset or security can be bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset's price






48. A stock that rises quickly when economic growth is strong and falls rapidly when growth is slowing down






49. An order to buy or sell a security when it's price surpasses a certain point






50. A short term debt obligation backed by the U.S. government with a maternity of less than one year