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CSM Financial Management

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Call feature - sinking fund - serial redemption






2. Securities exchanges - over the counter market






3. 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)






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






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






6. 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






7. High interest rate than savings account - safe return of principles - less volatile than stocks - regular income - diversification of portfolio - low purchase price - ease of management - municipal bonds are tax free






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






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






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






11. 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






12. 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






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






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






15. Initial public offerings - investment banks






16. 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






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






18. Online research about listed companies






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






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






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






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






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






24. Fundamental analysis - technical analysis - efficient market theory






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






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






27. A lot of risk is involved






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






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






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






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






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






33. Not much risk is involved






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






35. 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






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






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






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






39. An order that an investor makes through a broker or brokerage service to buy or sell an investment immediately at the best available current price






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






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






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






43. The risk inherent to the entire market or entire market segment unsystematic: company or industry specific risk that is inherent in each 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. Written promise to pay with legal conditions (indenture) - face value - maturity date - interest rate=coupon rate - trustee






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






47. 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






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






49. 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






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