BUS 305 Module 5 Session Long Project

BUS 305 Module 5 Session Long Project - Business Cycles and...

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Business Cycles and Fiscal Policy - Final Thoughts Robert J. Blair Trident University International BUS 305 Module 5 Session Long Project Dr. Babb 11 Jun 2011 Business Cycles and Fiscal Policy - Final Thoughts 1. Check the Microsoft Corp. stock price today. What is the value of Microsoft Corp. stock? Did it go up, down or remain the same? The price of Microsoft (MSFT) stock is currently $23.70.(Yahoofinance.com, n.d.) On April 23rd I purchased 39.18 shares of Microsoft for $1000. At today’s price my 39.18 shares are worth $928.68. This is a nominal return of -$71.32. If calculated, the real return would be an even greater loss. 2. Use this interactive tool and see how you do. Discuss your thoughts on how you did. What major factors seem to affect the growth of stocks? I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was doing. I managed to end up not losing the $100 and walked away with $138. I wasn’t really looking at the data provided. Instead I was making guestimates based on the narrative of current events. Once I reached the screen about half way through that pointed out how to read the data is when I realized I hadn’t been paying attention to the details. The economy, politics, and society are some factors that affect the growth of stocks. As the economy gets better stocks tend to grow. When politicians make changes to economic policy the stock market is
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