Submit a 4- to 5-page paper that addresses the following questions. Be sure to use references within the paper to support your answers. Show work for all calculations.
- Are credit cards or debit cards money? Explain your answer.
- Assume that the bank holds no excess reserves and that the required reserve ratio equals 10% of deposits. If a customer deposits $5,000, what would be the total increase in checking account balances throughout all banks? Explain the process by which the banking system creates money.
- In your own words, list the Fed’s main policy tools and briefly explain each one.
- TRUE or FALSE. “When the Fed makes an open market purchase of government securities, the quantity of money will eventually decrease by a fraction of the initial change in the monetary base.” Is the previous statement correct or incorrect? Explain your answer.
Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good-quality resources you can find. Be sure to cite all sources within the text and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 4–5 pages double-spaced and typed.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
- Your ability to understand an application of monetary policy.
- Some in-text references to the modular background material (APA formatting recommended).
- The essay should address each element of the assignment. Remember to support your answers with solid references including the case readings.
Upload your paper to the Case 3 dropbox when it is completed.
Module 3 – SLP
The Money Market
For the Module 3 SLP assignment, please address the following questions in a 2- to 3-page paper. You will need to review some concepts from Module 2.
- Assess the overall financial health of your organization(DirecTV). What are good and bad signs, if any, in your assessment? Measures of financial health may include sales and/or profit increases or decreases, if employees are being hired or laid off, major new orders being placed or orders being cancelled. These are some but not all measures that could be looked at, but if you are using an unconventional organization, you may have to get a little creative here.
- To what extent is your organization’s financial health affected by fiscal and monetary policy? Please give at least one specific example.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find.Make sure you cite all resources you use and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
Length: 2–3 typed and double-spaced pages.
In addition to the overall quality, depth, grammar, and organization of the paper, the following will, in particular, be assessed:
- Analytical ability in relating monetary policies to the specifics of your organization.
- Your ability to relate Federal Reserve activity to your specific organization.
Upload the completed assignment to the SLP dropbox for this module.