Explain how financial markets operate and are essential for a healthy economy and economic growth.
Assignment 2: Writing Assignment
In this assignment, you will be assessed based on the following Course Outcomes:
MT217-1: Explain how financial markets operate and are essential for a healthy economy and economic growth.
GEL-1.03: Demonstrate college-level communication through the oral delivery of original materials in Standard English.
GEL-6.05: Adapt research skills to discover and sort relevant sources to complete tasks.
Making effective financial decisions is determined by how much information one can gather on different markets and their conditions. By using effective research skills, you will be able to identify how a market operates, and you will be able to forecast the sustainability and strength of the economy.
Read through the whole assignment to understand the topics that must be covered in the selection of your article.
There are three parts to this assignment. Parts 1 and 2 will be written in a Microsoft® Word® document. In Part 1, you will look for a scholarly article from the Purdue Global Library and write about the process you used in locating the article to help with the assignment. For Part 2, you will be assessed on writing a summary of the article focusing on the questions asked. For Part 3, you will do a PowerPoint® presentation with audio. It is important for you to be able to communicate with supervisors or management the details of your research. Using PowerPoint is one way to communicate your information and to show the details of the research.
Part 1: Locate a High-Quality Library Article
You will need to locate one or more scholarly articles from the Purdue Global Library that explain how financial markets operate and are essential for a healthy economy and economic growth. The article(s) should provide you with information to answer Part 2 of your assignment. You will write about the process you went through to locate your article(s), thoroughly covering the topics below.
You must follow the following criteria for your research:
- Explain how your search terms were refined.
- Identify your choice of databases (for example: EBSCO or ProQuest ABI/Inform).
- Identify the range of dates used.
- Identify the experts.
- Identify how you sorted the relevant topics.
Part 2: Research Financial Markets
Write a summary of the article(s), answering the following questions:
- Why are financial markets essential for a healthy economy and economic growth?
- What are financial institutions?
- Describe each and give an example of who may use them:
- Investment banks
- Commercial banks
- Financial services corporations
- Pension funds
- Mutual funds
Requirements: 3 pages
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