Lecture 3 notes Sept 22

Lecture 3 notes Sept 22 - The Economic Environment Canadian...

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The Economic Environment Canadian Capital Markets o Definition: Capital Markets o Users of Capital o Suppliers of Capital Financial Intermediaries: Definition o Securities: Definition o Internal vs. External Financing o Overview of the Canadian Financial System Investments: Definition o Why Invest? o Defining Characteristics of Any Investment Safety of Principal (RISK) Income Producing Capacity: Dividends/Interest Growth (Capital Gains) o The Fallacy of a “Perfect Investment” Different People/Different Investments o Liquidity of an Investment o Diversification of an Investment Portfolio What is Diversification? Ways to Diversify o Taxation of Investment Returns Personal Tax System vs. Corporate Tax System Personal Tax Rates 2010 o Federal Rates o Ontario Provincial Rates
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o The Ontario Surtax Calculating Total Tax Payable: An Example
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Factors of Production: Capital o Capital Formation Process How firms and government raise the capital (money)
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