Chapter 15d - which it spends its money • Financial...

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Economic analysis of stocks Involves assessing economic conditions that can affect a firm’s stock price Economic growth: a measure of growth in a country’s economy over a particular period Analysis of the Firm (cont’d) Gross domestic product (GDP): the total market value of all products and services produced in a country Economic impact on stock prices Weak economic conditions lowers demand and stock prices Fiscal policy: the means by which the U.S. government imposes taxes on individuals and corporations and by
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Unformatted text preview: which it spends its money • Financial Planning Online: Information on Economic Conditions • Go to: • Click on: OECD Economic Outlook • This Web site provides information about economic conditions that can affect the values of investments • Interest rates Stocks perform better when interest rates are low Some stocks are more sensitive to interest rates than others The Federal Reserve uses monetary policy to influence interest rates...
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