BUS 401 Week 2 Discussion 1, Financial Website Article Review
In today’s rapidly changing and competitive business world, it is in important to stay current with financial news and events. Visit a financial-related website like Forbes.com, CNNMoney.com, TheStreet.com, Bloomberg.com, or SmartMoney.com. These are suggested websites and you can select another one if you wish. Browse your chosen website and read at least two financial-related articles. Evaluate and summarize two articles and state what you learned. If you were discussing the article with a colleague, what three important points would you want to explain? How can knowledge of what you learned help you in your career?
BUS 401 Week 2 Discussion 2, Investing in Bonds
Go to the FINRA Bonds Quick Search.
- Click the Corporate check box under Bond Type then click Show Results.
- Choose any bond.
Assume interest rates for bonds today is 5% for an AAA rated bond. Calculate the price of the bond you have selected relative to the 5%. Is the bond selling at a premium or a discount? Why? Be sure to show how you arrived at your answer. What other factors may influence the value of a bond?