Module 1 DQ 2 5.0 Explain what banks show as liabilitiesand assets on their balance sheets. Howdo these liabilities and assets differ from the position they hold on their customers' balance sheets? Why do they differ?
Module 1 DQ 1 5.0 Define, in laymen's terms, the six principles of finance. Discuss howone of these six principles plays out
in the real world. Provide examples,
other than ones mentioned in the text,
to illustrate your thoughts. Respond
to classmates' posts that address
principles different from the one
you chose. Do you agree or disagree?
Explain why or why not.
Discussion Module 2 DQ 1 5.0 Question How does federal deficit financing
influence monetary and credit
Module 2 DQ 2 5.0 Who are the major policy makers for the Federal Reserve System and how do they rise to such an influential position?
How do these policymakers influence
Module 3 DQ 2 5.0 What are the factors that influencemarket interest rates? Describe major periods in U.S. economic history when interest rates rose and declined. Why
did this happen?
Module 3 DQ 1 5.0 Describe gross domestic product (GDP), including the major components of GDP. Using that GDP foundation, explain the GDP—including GDP components—trends
in the United States over the past 20
Module 4 DQ 2 5.0 Describe how inflation affectspurchasing power. What happens if inflation is too high? What happens
if there is no inflation? Why is
there a fear of deflation? How has the
discussion of inflation gone in current
times (e.g., housing market, federal
budget deficit, quantitative easing)?
Discussion Module 4 DQ 1 5.0 Question Explain simple interest, compound
interest, and the time value of
money. How do these impact personal,
professional, and business decisions?
Module 5 DQ 1 5.0 What are the three possible sourcesof business risk? Explain. What other forms of risk does a business face?
Why is risk not the chance of taking a
Module 5 DQ 2 5.0 Research two companies that have a publicly traded stock. Compare and contrast the companies based on a financial risk (e.g., compare P/E's, beta).