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Answer the following questions related to ETFs & REITs. INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (c

Answer the following questions related to ETFs & REITs.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (complete on your own)
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Find and research some recent WSJ articles related to ETFs. Jot down some interesting notes, tips, comments, and/or ideas as you read them.
Research two ETFs: the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and one additional fund of your choice. For each ETF, identify the following: last price, 3-month average volume, 52-week range, total net assets, fund inception date, and fund description/summary.
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Find and research some recent WSJ articles related to REITs. Jot down some interesting notes, tips, comments, and/or ideas as you read them.
Research two REITs of your choice (make sure they are not REIT ETFs). For each REIT, identify the following: last price, 3-month average volume, 52-week range, market capitalization, dividend, specific description of what properties the REIT invests in, goals of the REIT (i.e. income, capital appreciation, both, etc.).
here is the link of the wetside where my teacher want us to get the article from: https://www.wsj.com/

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This week, you will continue building your small MNC. Work on addressing the fo

This week, you will continue building your small MNC. Work on addressing the following questions while continuing developing your small MNC:
How can your business be affected if the Fed attempts to strengthen the dollar in the foreign exchange market?
If the Fed decides to weaken the dollar, how will your business be affected?
How can indirect central bank intervention affect your business even if there is no impact on exchange rates?
Go to https://www.bis.org/cbanks.htm and determine whether the central bank in your target country intervenes to control its currency in the foreign exchange market.
Obtain a quotation for the spot rate of the foreign currency (that you will receive from your business) from the bank where you intend to conduct your foreign exchange transactions. Then, obtain a quotation for the spot rate of the foreign currency from another bank. Does it appear that the spot rates are aligned across locations at a given point in time?
Obtain a quotation for the one-year forward rate of the foreign currency from the bank where you intend to conduct your foreign exchange transactions. Then, use a business periodical to determine the prevailing one-year interest rates in the United States and the foreign country of concern. Does it appear that interest rate parity exists?
Review the data on forward rates from The Wall Street Journal or another source to determine whether the foreign currency of concern typically exhibits a discount or a premium. Then review data on interest rates to compare the foreign country of concern and the U.S. interest rates. Does it appear that the forward rate of the foreign currency exhibits a premium (discount) when its interest rate is lower (higher) than the U.S. interest rate, as suggested by interest rate parity?
Submit your idea for a small MNC using an APA formatted essay. Remember, you should cite and reference all sources.

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Professional Assignment 2 Respond to the prompt below in a 2 to 4-page, APA-for

Professional Assignment 2
Respond to the prompt below in a 2 to 4-page, APA-formatted Word Document (page count excludes tables, graphs, appendices, title, and reference pages). Your answers should be clear, well-organized, and specific. Provide a concise, cogent argument and include details to support your response.
1. Suppose you become an intern at a local venture capital (VC) firm and are asked to assist in due diligence on a proposed investment in a telecommunication company. Explain how you would approach such a task and where and how you would structure your investigation. What data sources would you use?
2. Assume the operation of your business resulted in sales of $730,000 last year. Year-end receivables are $100,000. You are considering factoring the receivables to raise cash to help finance your venture’s growth. The factor imposes a 7% discount and charges an additional 1% for each expected ten-day average collection period over 30 days.
a. Calculate the dollar amount you would receive from the factor for your receivables if the collection period was thirty 30 days or less.
b. Compute the dollar amount you would receive from the factor for your receivables if the average collection period was sixty days.
c. Show how your answer in Part (b) above would change if the factor charges an 8 percent discount and charges an additional 0.5% for each expected fifteen-day average collection period over thirty days.
3. R.K. Maroon is a seed-stage web-oriented entertainment company with important intellectual property. RKM’s founders, all technology experts in the relevant area, are anticipating a quick leap to dot-com fortune and believe that their unique intellectual property will allow them to achieve a $100,000,000 venture value in Year 3 with a one-time initial $2,000,000 in venture financing.
The founders have organized RKM with 1,000,000 shares and are willing to “grant” venture investors a 100% return on their business plan projections.
a) What percent of ownership must be sold to “grant” the 100% three-year return?
b) If the owners want to keep their 1,000,000 shares, how many new shares should they issue to the VCs
c) What would be the resulting ownership configuration?
d) Suppose the venture investors do not approve the business plan predictions and want to price the deal assuming a second round in Year 2 of $8,000,000 with a 40% return
e) If the owners want to keep their 1,000,000 shares, how many new shares should they issue to the VCs for the second round of financing?
f) What would be the new ownership configuration?

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This is an equity analysis project, must have prior knowledge in the financial s

This is an equity analysis project, must have prior knowledge in the financial sector.
This assignment requires you to submit an excel document evaluating two stocks, and a written assignment that shouldn’t be too long, just answering questions regarding the assigment.
All the details for this assignment are in attachment titled “Equity Analysis Project”
All additional sources that are of help are attached. Please review.

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How has the Investment Office made international private equity investments?

please read case attached( Yale University investments office) and answer this questions
How has the Investment Office made international private equity investments? What explains the differences between the performance of its international and domestic private equity investments?
How is the private equity industry changing? How could David Swensen’s private equity strategy go wrong?
Should David Swensen shift his private equity strategy?