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Money and Banking N. Sheflin ASSIGNMENT 8 NOTES : The financial system: markets, instruments, institutions. Lots of institutional and instrument detail here (although textbook is very light on this – so lots of additional reading). ONLINE MIDTERM –Must be taken in 1 hour window during the period from Tuesday 3/8 6pm and Thursday 3/10 6pm. COVERS weeks 1-7 in 50 multiple choice questions more or less randomly drawn from hw 1-7. READING Croushore 2 And the following Stock Exchanges http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_exchange New York Stock Exchange http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Stock_Exchange and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NYSE_Euronext Hedge funds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge_funds GSEs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government-sponsored_enterprise (and glance at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_National_Mortgage_Association ) Regulation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Securities_and_Exchange_Commission (intro and sections 2 and 3) Dodd Frank Reform http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov/2010/07/21/dodd-frank-act-becomes-law/ FINRA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FINRA Sarbanes Oxley (just the outline) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbanes_oxley Financial Crises (quick look) at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis#21st_century And maybe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Securities_Representative_Exam SOME KEY POINTS FUNCTION OF FINANCIAL SYSTEM o Match savers and borrowers o Sources of external financing for businesses o Diversification and risk reduction for savers
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Issuing marketable debt and equity securities not the primary way in which businesses finance their operations Only large, well-established corporations have easy access to securities markets to finance their
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