Introduction To Investment Assignment 2

Chapter 1

  1. 12

The mining company might use future markets for hedging by estimating the amount of production monthly. The mining company will sell contracts to determine a price for gold.

  1. 20

The trader will gain 60,000 yen or lose 110,000 yen if the exchange rate at the end of the contract is 0.0074 per yen or 0.0091.

Chapter 2

  1. 11

For the amount of $2,000 to be withdrawn from the margin account the price per pound must be 126.67.

  1. 16

Collateral requirements will increase in the OTC market as a result of new regulations introduced since the 2008 credit crisis because they have initial and variation margin requirements alike to the exchange. The increase of collateral requirements will offset the increase in ways.


Chapter 3

  1. 18

The investor will need 26 contracts to hedge the market risk.

  1. 21

The expected returns on an investment of the following betas are:

  1. 6.40%
  2. 8.50%
  3. 14.80%

Solutions To Global Issues

The Cost of Natural Resources

The economies and populations of BOTH the developed and developing world are affected significantly when oil prices rise, or when the prices of any basis natural resource increases. We all can recall not that long ago when the price of gasoline was nearly $5 a gallon and how it cost us $100 to fill our cars. This most certainly affected the way we all lived.

Another aspect to consider with natural resources is how everything is all interconnected. Remember when we had the push for ethanol as a miracle fuel that was added to our gasoline to save the planet? Well, that caused a lot of farmers to switch from growing corn for food to growing corn for fuel, causing massive increases in food costs in the United States and all around the world. Now the food riots did not get that much attention in the media because it did not fit the political story of saving the planet, but a lot of people died because of this idea.

Consider the following facts and explain how a person could reach different conclusions about natural resources and how the costs of these resources, and our desire to exploit them, affect thins in the world? Provide specific examples and consider the following in your response:


· Despite all of the hype over the green economy and alternative fuel sources, much of it is just not efficient enough or cheap enough for the world to afford it. What motivation could there be for recommending that poor countries (or any country) use expensive technologies that are not that efficient when cheaper and better for the environment?

· Why would it make sense or not to drill for oil in the developing world when oil is easily available at home?

· What would making energy and natural resources make or not make sense? What are some government policies that promote these ideas?

· Nuclear energy happens to be the safest and most renewable form of mass-producing energy the world has thus far discovered. Yet, there has not been a reactor built in the United States in decades. Why?


HA530 Unit 5 Assignment

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Assisted Living

Your long-term care facility has asked you as a member of human resources to join the company team to create an Emergency Preparedness Guide for your Assisted Living facility.

  1. You are asked to explain the emergency operations plan as part of Emergency Preparedness Guide for an Assisted Living facility. Explain these operations. What is the action strategy to be taken to maintain resident care in the facility and to limit the movement of residents, staff and visitors in order to protect people and property from a hazard? Who will be onsite to ensure the strategy is implemented?
  2. Access the planning process as part of Emergency Preparedness Guide for an Assisted Living facility. What does the planning process as part of an Emergency Preparedness Guide for an Assisted Living facility look like for your facility? Who at your facility needs to be involved?
  3. Provide a Shelter in Place plan for your facility as part of Emergency Preparedness Guide for an Assisted Living facility. If you were to hand this off to family members what main areas will it cover?
  4. Develop a Communications Plan. Have one slide of the highlights to show what will it look like—it will need to address stakeholders including media so the community is aware. The Communications Plan is part of Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Assisted Living facility. Who at your facility will be responsible for updating the media?


You need to create a PowerPoint presentation for a Board of Directors (10–12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions). Keep slides in the order of the questions given.

Be sure to support your assertions with evidence-based research, scholarly articles, and well-supported strategies that support your work.

Organizational Analysis Paper Instructions

Each student will write an 8-10-page paper on an organization of his or her choice. The submission must be typed, double-spaced, and have uniform 1-inch margins in 12-point Times New Roman font. The organizational analysis will contain the following sections:

  • Introduction of the organization, including history and background.
  • Organizational strategy.
  • Organizational design and your assessment of effectiveness.
  • Organizational culture.
  • Conclusion and what you would change about the selected organization for improvement.


write a 2-3 page paper discussing the central assumptions of the postmodern worldview. What is postmodernism? How does it effect the way people live? Is it anti-Christian, or are there ways in which it might be an ally to Christian thought? This paper is informal, meaning that it does not require additional sources, and does not require formal language.

Implementation Of Global Strategies

Your team attends a trade conference on the subject of globalization. They have attended several seminars both advocating and dismissing implementing a global strategy. You return to the office and share some of what you have learned with the team.

“Globalization is a very interesting topic and can get very heated,” you explain. “There are some countries and companies who are fiercely loyal to their homes and would not consider going global. Others see it as a benefit to the company and their customers. Some people here in the states believe that American-made is best because we are contributing to our home country. But, is it? Is it always best to stay domestic? How does this impact pricing? Are you truly helping?”

As your team ponders these questions, you start to think about your position on the topic. Complete the following:

  • Are you for or against globalization?
  • Is your recommendation for your company to go global? Why or why not?
  • How does globalization impact the marketplace as a whole?
  • Has your opinion changed from the beginning of the course to now?

Assignment 1.2: A Changing World Final Paper

Assignment 1.2: A Changing World Final Paper Due Week 5 and worth 140 points  The discovery of America and that of the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two (2) greatest events recorded in the history of [human] kind” – Adam Smith, in The Wealth of Nations,1776. Think about why he and many other notables supported this statement, especially concerning the discovery of America. What was so important about this New World across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe?  How did it change globalization in terms of trade, culture, societies, innovations, new and old world exchanges, and in other ways?  You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you identify three (3) main points relevant to your topic. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.  Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: Introduce your paper with your previously crafted thesis statement. Identify three (3) major aspects that demonstrate Old and New World exchanges. Explain your responses with specific examples and details. Identify three (3) specific groups that were affected by this global event and provide two (2) examples for each group describing how the group was affected. Summarize how this discovery affected the life of the average working American during the colonial period. Use specific examples and details. Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Recognize the main factors that led to America’s early development. Use technology and information resources to research issues in American history to 1865. Write clearly and concisely about American history to 1865 using proper writing mechanics. Click here to view the grading rubric.