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  • 1. Financial Markets Economics 2
  • 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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!
  • 5. 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.