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    • Financial Markets Economics 2
    • Saving and Investing
      • Investment is the act of redirecting resources from being consumed today so that they may create benefits in the future
      • It is all about profit!
      • Contributes to a nation’s wealth-promotes growth
    • The Financial System
      • Allows for the transfer of money to take place
      • People use financial assets, or promises that the borrower will pay them back
      • All of this allows for new products and development
    • Financial Intermediaries
      • Institutions that help channel funds from savers to borrowers
        • Banks, credit unions, finance companies
      • Risk:spread the wealth! Invest in more than one thing!
    • Activity
      • You are going to be an investment counselor for two investors, Tom and Rachel.
      • Evaluate each investor’s personal and financial situation, assess trade-offs between risk and return, and then make recommendations about how much risk that investor should assume and the types of investments he or she should make.