UTD Foreign Exchange Hedging Strategies at General Motors Case Study

Please download and review the Questions GM Case Study.doc file which contains questions that needs to be answered.

This is finance related that goes in hand with economics on the basis of foreign currency exchange.

An excel file is attached GM Case Study.xls that contains important information you will need. Please work out the GM template.xls and submit that with the final Word Document you will submit.

This is not an essay rather a question and answer type paper.

Sample Question:

Present the earnings per share impact of different hedge ratios for the CAD under different exchange rate scenarios in your spreadsheet (Excel file). Should GM deviate from its policy in hedging its CAD exposure? Why or why not?

The speculative demand for money, economics homework help

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE

INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS

FIFTH HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

1.

The speculative demand
for money is:

A)

directly related to the
interest rate.

B)

independent the
interest rate.

C)

inversely related to
the interest rate.

D)

none of the above.

   E)  (A)
and (C) above.

2.

An example of a double
coincidence of wants is:

A)

a car mechanic who
wants a TV set finds an owner of an electronics store who wants a car
repaired.

B)

a car dealer who wants
a TV set finds an electronics store owner who wants money.

C)

an electronics store
owner who wants car repairs finds a car mechanic who wants money.

D)

all of the above are
examples.

   E) 
none of the above.

3.

“Tuition at State
University this year is $12,000.”  Which
function of money does this statement best illustrate?

A)

store of value

B)

medium of exchange

C)

unit of account

D)

credit score.

   E) 
any of the above.

4.

Expansionary monetary
policy:

A)

increases the money
supply, interest rates, consumption, and investment.

B)

decreases the money
supply, interest rates, consumption, and investment.

C)

increases the money
supply, decreases interest rates, and increases investment.

D)

decreases the money
supply, increases interest rates, and decreases investment.

   E) 
((B) and (D) above.

5.

To increase the money
supply, the Federal Reserve could:

A)

lower the discount
rate.

B)

buy government bonds.

C)

lower reserve
requirements.

D)

do all of the above.

   E) 
none of the above.

6.

Suppose that the
required reserve ratio is 10% and banks have no excess reserves.  The total demand deposit in the system is
$100,000. Now the monetary authorities lower the required reserve ratio to
5%. Which of the following will likely follow?

A)

The amount of excess
reserves in the banking system will be $5,000.

B)

The amount of excess
reserves in the banking system will be $10,000.

C)

Banking system can
create more money.

D)

All of the above.

   E)  (A)
and (C) above.

7.

If a bank gets a new
deposit of $100 cash and it has a 20% required reserve ratio, then the money
supply can eventually increase by:

A)

$20.

B)

$100.

C)

$500.

D)

$1,000.

   E) 
none of the above.

8.

If the Federal Reserve increases
the discount rate:

A)

the money supply will
decrease.

B)

the money supply will
increase.

C)

the money supply will
not change.

D)

the federal funds rate
must decrease.

   E) 
any of the above.

9.

Which of the following
is NOT considered one of the functions of money?

A)

serving as a medium of
exchange.

B)

serving as a store of
value.

C)

serving as a unit of
account.

D)

being durable.

   E)  (A),
(B) and (C) above.

10.

Commodity money is:

A)

whatever the government
has decreed is money.

B)

Something that is used
as money and also has intrinsic value.

C)

money used for buying commodities.

D)

whatever people accept
as money.

   E) 
none of the above.

11.

Bank reserves are:

A)

the fraction of
deposits kept in gold with the Federal Reserve.

B)

the deposits lent to
finance illiquid investments.

C)

the fraction of
deposits kept in cash form.

D)

gold kept in the bank’s
vault.

   E)   none of the above.

12.

Federal funds rate is:

A)

the rate banks pay to
the Federal Reserve System.

B)

the rate banks charge
their best customers.

C)

the rate government
pays when it borrows from the public.

D)

the rate banks pay to
other banks when they borrow from each other.

   E) 
none of the above.

13.

The discount rate is
the interest rate the Federal Reserve charges on loans to:

A)

consumers.

B)

the federal government.

C)

state governments.

D)

banks.

   E) 
none of the above.

14.

The three primary monetary
policy tools are:

A)

interest rates, taxes, and
government purchases,

B)

currency, near-moneys,
and reserve ratio.

C)

deposit insurance,
discount rate, and money multiplier.

D)

reserve requirements,
the discount rate, and open-market operation.

   E) 
none of the above.

15.

If the Fed conducts a
$10 million open-market purchase of government bonds and the reserve
requirement is 10%, the maximum amount of eventual change in the money supply
is:

A)

an increase of $100
million.

B)

A decrease of $100
million.

C)

A decrease of $10
million.

D)

an increase of $10 million.

   E) 
none of the above.

16.

The Federal Open Market
Committee is in charge of:

A)

setting the discount
rate.

B)

setting the required reserve
ratio.

C)

setting the prime rate.

D)

setting the federal
funds rate

   E) 
none of the above.

17.

People demand money to:

A)

for speculative
purposes.

B)

for transaction
purposes.

C)

for precautionary
purposes.

D)

all of the above.

   E) 
none of the above.

  18.

To expand the money
supply, the Federal Reserve would have to do which of the following?

A)

purchase government
bonds.

B)

sell government bonds.

C)

raise discount rate.

D)

raise required reserve
ratio.

   E) 
none of the above.

19.

To increase the money
supply and decrease the interest rate, the Federal Reserve can:

A)

buy bonds.

B)

sell bonds.

C)

tell the banks to make
more loans.

D)

tell the banks to make
fewer loans.

   E) 
none of the above.

20.

If the economy is
experiencing an inflationary gap, the Federal Reserve should ______ the money
supply in order to ______ the GDP.

A)

increase; decrease

B)

decrease; increase

C)

increase; increase.

D)

decrease; decrease

E)  none
of the above.

21.

Legal Reserve Ratio:

A)

determines the maximum
amount of reserves a bank must hold.

B)

determines the minimum
amount of reserves a bank must hold.

C)

is established by
Congress.

D)

is set by the American
Bankers Association.

   E) 
none of the above.

22.

Banks in a fractional
banking system can create money when they:

A)

make loans.

B)

accept deposits.

C)

hold excess reserves.

D)

pay withdrawals to
depositors.

   E)  all
of the above.

23.

If the required reserve
ratio is 5%, a deposit of $1,000 will eventually increase the money supply
by:

A)

$1,000.

B)

$20,000.

C)

$10,000.

D)

$50,000.

   E) none of the above.

24.

If the Fed sells $10
million government bonds and the reserve requirement is 20%, the money supply
can eventually:

A)

increase by $10
million.

B)

increase by $8 million.

C)

decrease by $10
million.

D)

decrease by $50
million.

   E) 
increase by $50 million.

25.

Open-market operations
occur when the Federal Reserve:

A)

buys government bonds
from the federal government.

B)

buys or sells
government bonds.

C)

buys or sells existing
U.S. Treasury bills.

D)

does all of the above.

   E) 
none of the above.

ESSAY:

In the United States, the Federal Reserve frequently engages in buying
and selling of the government securities as well as other policies.  In recent years, the Fed has reduced the
Discount Rate several times.  The Fed has
also purchased substantial amount of government securities.  Explain the logic of these actions by the
Fed.  Why are they doing this and what
they hope to accomplish?  Take a stand in
support or against these actions and state your reasoning. If you were to advise the President, what course of action
would you recommend

Walden University Opportunity Costs Microeconomics Discussion

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  • Choose a recent purchase of yours to consider for your initial response to this Discussion prompt. Try to use an example in which the compromises were either clearly worth it—or clearly not worth it. Consider your reasons for making the purchase and how you weighed the pros and cons of your decision.

ECON121 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College Free Healthcare Discussion Response

VIDEO 1) John Stossel Free Market Medicine (Links to an external site.)

VIDEO 2) Sanders vs. Paul (Links to an external site.)

Watch
the above videos. Once you have done this click on the above link
“Health Care” and create a thread with at least two paragraphs
containing the following:

  1. Is
    there such a thing as “Free” health care? If government guarantees
    health care for everybody is this free? Use what you have learned thus
    far about economics to explain.
  2. What
    does Kennedy suggest “insurance” is supposed to be used for? Do you
    agree? Should we have health insurance for physician visits and first
    aid or just catastrophic events.
  3. What advantages would free markets in health care bring? what disadvantages might free markets create?
  4. Presidential
    contenders Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Rand Paul are often
    perceived to represent the most extreme ends of the political spectrum
    in Washington. Based on their contentions, which individual do you
    believe makes the better argument? Would you favor completely free
    market health care with no government involvement? What about socialized
    medicine where all health care is provided by government? Where do you
    think the majority of Americans stand?
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Liberty Solectron From Contract Manufacturer

Case Study 3 Instructions

Read the Solectron: From Contract Manufacturer to Global Supply Chain Integrator Case Study in the Simchi-Levi et al. text. Submit a response to each of the end-of-case discussion questions. Each question must be answered thoroughly, and responses must be supported by the concepts introduced in the reading/study materials. Each question/answer must be delineated under a heading in current APA format. Include a title page and reference page also in current APA format. Incorporate a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources with at least 1 source per question.

Solectron: From Contract Manufacturer to Global Supply Chain Integrator Case Study can be found in the attachment.

Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., & Simchi-Levi, E. (2008). Designing and managing the supply chain: Concepts, strategies and case studies (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Richard D. Irwin, Inc. ISBN: 9780073341521

Davenport University WK1 Potential for Future Business Growth Final Paper

Identify a city or a neighborhood within a large city (eg: “Corktown”) that you believe has potential for future business growth. Then select a product or service that you believe could be successfully introduced as a new business in this city.

Rubric:

CATEGORY

High

Middle

Low

Content

6 Points

City and industry are clearly identified with brief descriptions of each.

5-4 Points

City is clearly identified or industry is clearly identified and described (but not both).

3 to 0 Points

Neither city nor industry is clearly identified and described.Submit a one-page summary identifying your chosen industry and geographic area. Give a brief description of the industry and the geographic area. Give a preliminary statement about whether you believe a new business in this industry could be successful in this geographic area. (After you research your city and industry, it will be okay for you to change your recommendation later.)

Analysis

2 Points

Preliminary recommendation is stated.

1 Points

Preliminary recommendation is implied but not explicitly stated.

0 Points

Preliminary recommendation is not presented.

Clarity of Writing and Writing Technique

2 Points

Writing is crisp, clear, and succinct. No spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are made.

1 Points

Writing is generally clear with some unnecessary words, run-ons, etc. Writing structure is repetitive or similar to the source without additional interpretation. Few spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors.

0 Points

Information is too similar to the source without additional interpretation or perspective. Misspelled words, incorrect grammar, and improper punctuation are present.

University of Phoenix Analyzing NAFTA and the EU Presentation

Prepare a 3 slide presentation for the 2 economies assigned below.

  • NAFTA vs European Union (world’s 2 largest economic entities)

Research each economy assigned . Compare similarities and differences between your assigned countries/economies.

Use tables and/or graphs to support your analysis of the following economic statistics/indicators of your 2 assigned economies through the most recent year available since 2009 (the trough of the last economic cycle). Whenever possible, plot the metric for both economies on the same chart.

  • GDP per capita growth over time

Evaluate the reasons why the economic growth of the 2 economies/countries varied. Discuss how international trade influenced the strength of each economy. Discuss the role of value chains and value-added production.

Analyze how the failure to use value-added trade measures distorts trade statistics. For example, Boeing and Airbus airliners, Apple iPad and iPhone production, and North American integrated auto and light truck manufacturing.

Examine at least 2 industries that have provided each economy a comparative advantage in world trade.

Cite at least 2 academically credible sources.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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Scenario: Your organization’s CEO is concerned that members of the strategic planning committee are not familiar with current economic thought and principles. The CEO has assigned you the task of developing a report to introduce some of these thoughts and principles.

Develop a 1,050-word report to the members of the strategic planning committee explaining the following information:

  • How economists are both scientists and policymakers and what principles society uses to allocate its scarce resources.
  • Using the circular flow model, explain the flow of money and goods in an economy.
  • How the economy coordinates society’s independent economic actors.
  • A country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and how it is defined and calculated.
  • How the consumer price index (CPI) is constructed and why it is an imperfect measurement of the cost of living.

Economy demand question

Some
economists favor policies that stimulate demand, while others favor
those that stimulate the supply of goods and services. Still other
economists prefer policies based on the growth of the money supply. With
which groups of economists do you agree? Provide reasons to support
your choice.