WEEK 4 FIN 350 ASSIGNMENT 1 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Financial Markets and Institutions, Part 1
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
1. Explore one (1) financial market and the types of transactions supported by it in the U.S. and global
economies. Determine how valuable these transactions are to the overall U.S. and the global
2. Evaluate all the factors that affect interest rates to determine the one that appears to impact interest
rates the most in today’s economic climate. Support your answer with evidence and examples.
3. Analyze the ease or difficulty of forecasting interest rate changes. Assess the value the forecast
4. Examine why the Federal Reserve was created. Then construct an argument as to whether or not
the Federal Reserve’s major roles are essential to the U.S. economy.
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