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CSM Financial Management

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A marketable U.S. government debt security with a fixed interest rate and a maturity between one and 10 years






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






3. To raise money for start up - on going activities or expansion - no repayment required - dividends are not mandatory - they lose some control of the company through voting rights






4. Corporate earnings - earnings per share - price earnings rato (PE) - dividend payout - dividend yield - total return - beta - market to book ratio






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






6. Not much risk is involved






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






8. Company could fail - market volatility - uncertain yield - management time required - risk






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






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






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






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






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






14. 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






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






16. 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






17. Possible hedge against inflation - easy purchase on indirect ownership - limited financial responsibility for indirect ownership - financial leverage - positive cash flow - no management concerns on indirect ownership






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






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






20. 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)






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






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






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






24. 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






25. A marketable fixed interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years






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






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






28. A lot of risk is involved






29. Securities exchanges - over the counter market






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






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






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






33. Online research about listed companies






34. Investing in something that could have a risk of a world wide issue






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






36. 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






37. Medium amount of risk is involved






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






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






40. Written promise to pay with legal conditions (indenture) - face value - maturity date - interest rate=coupon rate - trustee






41. Illiquidity - declining property values - lack of diversification - long depreciation period - management problems - syndicate investment is not a tax shelter






42. 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






43. Cash dividends - price appearance - hedge against inflation - low minimum investment - limited liability - liquidity






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






45. 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






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






47. Initial public offerings - investment banks






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






49. Fundamental analysis - technical analysis - efficient market theory






50. Call feature - sinking fund - serial redemption