Week 2 - Financial Organizations-3

Week 2 - Financial Organizations-3 - Finance 310 Prof....

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Prof. Gamble FINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS Goals: Be able to outline the basic structure of the financial system. Understand the roles of the system and know the major players. Be able to explain the basic issues about interest rates (why they are a cost and what determines levels.) Be able to discuss the global nature of markets. Reading: Chapter 2 -“Overview of the Financial System” The Financial System - the markets, intermediaries, and service firms that carry out the financial decisions of households, businesses, and governments The Flow of Funds Chart The Functions of the Financial System: To provide. .. 1) ways to transfer economic resources through time, across borders, and among industries. Examples: 2) ways of managing risk Examples: 3) ways of clearing and settling payments to facilitate trade Examples: 4) a mechanism for pooling of resources and subdividing of ownership Examples: 5) price information for decision making Examples:
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Week 2 - Financial Organizations-3 - Finance 310 Prof....

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