Complexities of the U.S. Financial System

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Assignment 1: Complexities of the U.S. Financial System
Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

 

The U.S. financial system has many complexities, and it is impacted by several environmental factors, including federal regulations and the economy. 

 

Write a two (2) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Briefly describe one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.
  2. Briefly explain the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Indicate each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Provide support for your explanation. 
  3. Briefly explain two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Provide at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment. 

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Discuss the key concepts related to money, monetary systems, and money supply. 
  • Describe the function of the Federal Reserve, its composition, and other key policy makers that influence the financial system.
  • Explain the international monetary system, exchange rates, and the related impact on international trade.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in finance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about finance using proper writing mechanics.

Grading Ruberix

 

Points: 200

Assignment 1: Complexities of the U.S. Financial System

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1.             1. Briefly describe one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely described one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

Insufficiently described one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

Partially described one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

Satisfactorily described one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

Thoroughly described one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact the economy, one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact businesses, and one (1) way the U.S. financial markets impact individuals.

2. Briefly explain the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Indicate each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Provide support for your explanation.
Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Did not submit or incompletely indicated each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your explanation.

Insufficiently explained the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Insufficiently indicated each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Insufficiently provided support for your explanation.

Partially explained the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Partially indicated each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Partially provided support for your explanation.

Satisfactorily explained the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Satisfactorily indicated each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Satisfactorily provided support for your explanation.

Thoroughly explained the primary roles of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Chairman, and the Federal Reserve Board. Thoroughly indicated each party’s effectiveness in today’s economic environment. Thoroughly provided support for your explanation.

3. Briefly explain two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Provide at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely explained two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Did not submit or incompletely provided at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

Insufficiently explained two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Insufficiently provided at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

Partially explained two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Partially provided at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

Satisfactorily explained two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Satisfactorily provided at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

Thoroughly explained two (2) ways interest rates influence the U.S. and global financial environment. Thoroughly provided at least one (1) example of such influence for both the U.S. financial environment and one (1) example for the global financial environment.

4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

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