Options And Futures - 1,253 words
1. Introduction: The world of futures and options. A. Explanation of futures contract. A. Explanation of options contract. C. Intrinsic value and time value of contracts. 4. Conclusion: Risky investments. Futures and options are very similar financial investments. Basically, these two investments are the result of financial uncertainty. They are used for speculation and for hedging against losses from other areas. A futures contract is the right to buy or sell some commodity or financial instrument. The purchase or sale occurs sometime in the future. The date of the sale or purchase is fixed, and this is the settlement date. The price of the sale or purchase is also fixed at the time the con ...
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Privatize Social Security - 1,526 words
... er. More and more people in the United States are starting to invest their money in the stock market, mutual funds, savings accounts, bonds, etc. They feel that they are smart enough to take care of their own investments and do not need the government to take care of them like children. They also do not feel comfortable with living on Social Security when it comes time to retire. James K. Glassman from US News & World Report writes about how the governments help is not need for people whom now how to invest their money for retirement. Currently Social Security returns an average of 1 to 2 percent, so this is why people feel they can do better investing themselves and do. He feels that th ...
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Econ - 504 words
The United States Department of Commerce has issued a statement proclaiming that personal income grew faster in September than in any other month since August 1999. This growth is largely due to the increase in federal farm subsidies which boosted personal income by $61 billion. Private wage and salary disbursements also increased by over $25 billion in September, adding to the total personal income bump up. The Department of Commerce said that the net personal income increased by 1.1% in September while the disposable personal income (adjusted for taxes and inflation) increased by 0.7%. The advance gross domestic product also indicates that consumer spending is still on the rise. It is grow ...
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Our Tax System Needs Changing - 5,212 words
Our current tax system is complex, costly, and unfair. Surely, America can do better for our children than redistribution and regulation. Our nation is over four trillion dollars in debt. It is time to act instead of letting lawyers and politicians play with our money. A flat tax plan is a simple solution to remedy the stagnant apathy our nation has been so accustomed to for the last seventy years. A flat tax would make calculating and collecting tax simple. According to 1996 studies, Americans devote 5.4 billion dollars a year to Federal Tax related paperwork. The IRS estimates that that it takes about 27 hours for the average family to keep records and prepare an itemized form 1040 with a ...
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Our Tax System Needs Changing - 5,123 words
... rate income tax as well as the personal income tax. Most, however, do not address payroll taxes. Both Social Security and Medicare face significant long-term structural problems. But while flat taxes could be designed to include substantial reform of Social Security and Medicare financing mechanisms, most lawmakers believe that problems of the income tax code should be addressed separately from those faced by retirement programs. CONCLUSION The current income tax system punishes the economy, imposes heavy compliance costs on taxpayers, rewards special interests, and makes America less competitive. A flat tax would reduce these ill effects dramatically. Perhaps more important, it would re ...
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Anything - 1,195 words
Who do you want to become president of the United States of America? In this Report I am going to tell you who I want to become president and why. I will cover the beliefs of my candidate and myself. I will cover all of the issues in the presidential race. Lastly I will cover where my candidate stands in the race according to the states preliminaries. I will use different types of resources so that my candidates beliefs are correct. The issues in the presidential race are the concerns we the people of America have. The first issue is gun control; gun control is a major issue that Americans are concerned with. Gun control covers safeties for the guns, in example trigger locks are a safety mod ...
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Economy - 1,314 words
Thomas Dalzell: What are the main factors underlying the weak Canadian dollar vs U.S. dollar. I am thinking not only of the last three points of drop, but the plummet from parity with the U.S. dollar. Sherry Cooper: The Canadian dollar has been in long-term decline since 1975 for many reasons. Most fundamentally, our economy has dramatically underperformed the U.S. since that time. Productivity growth,in particular, has been quite disappointing. More recently, the flow of capital has been to the U.S. Even with a stellar performance in our stock market, most of the record inflow of foreign capital to our stock market has been transacted through U.S. exchanges, not through the TSE. Moreover, C ...
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Economy - 1,295 words
... of GDP, oil usage has declined 50% in the past 20 years in the U.S. Energy is not as large a share of the household pocketbook as it used to be either. The rise in prices, however, has increased headline inflation. Core inflation is still a modest 2.6% in the U.S. and a mere 1.3% in Canada. No worry there. If anything, rising heating bills will slow the growth of discretionary income and contribute to the slowdown in economic activity. This does reduce profit margins for many companies and, of course, improve the profit growth in the energy sector. Steve: Why do you think Canada will outpace the US in growth next year. Is it a function of interest rates or production? Sherry Cooper: The ...
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Pain In The World - 1,927 words
THE LIBERAL PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF CANADA As of January 1, 2001, we will reduce the 29% top tax rate to 26% for incomes ranging from $60,000 to $100,000, and we will eliminate the deficit reduction surtax. In 2000, we reduced the 26% middle rate for those earning between $30,000 and $60,000 to 24%. As of January 1, 2001, we will reduce it further, to 22%. As of January 1, 2001, we will reduce the bottom rate to 16% from 17% for incomes below $30,000. We will provide fuel tax rebates of up to $250 per household to help low- and modest-income Canadians cope with the higher costs of fuel prices this winter. We will help postsecondary students with the rising costs of education by doubling ...
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Pain In The World - 1,825 words
... will also deliver across-the-board tax relief of up to $1,100 (federal/provincial) to the average taxpayer. Increase the married and equivalent spouse amount to $12,000 by 2005. When this change is fully implemented, a single earner family would not pay income tax until their income reached $24,000 per year. Introduce a child tax amount of $1,176 to assist Canadian families. This will create a tax cut for families with children of $200 per child. Eliminate the personal capital gains tax immediately. This will free venture capital, reward personal initiative and help reverse the brain drain by encouraging entrepreneurs to build their future in Canada. Cut excise taxes on gasoline, di ...
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Why America Should Adopt A Flat Tax System - 1,841 words
Our society today has strived to become accustomed to our present tax system, but some just cannot come to terms with it. The current tax code is unfair to those who are single, work for under $50, 000 dollars per year, or have large families. The high tax percentages and low exemptions make it difficult for the average worker to prosper and get ahead in todays world. The tax system also discourages citizens from saving and investing their earnings, ultimately pulling down the American economy. Over the past few years numerous proposals for a flat tax rate have surfaced and been reviewed. These proposals promise large tax cuts, fewer federal forms and costs, and larger exemptions (Armey 2). ...
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The Flat Tax - 1,187 words
... nt of the income distribution (Hamond 1). Families with the same total income will face vastly different tax burdens depending on how they earn their income. The family that earns a larger share of its income from labor will pay a higher personal tax than the family that collects more of its income from interest, dividends, and capital gains (Hamond 1). Those in favor of the flat tax would rebut with the fact that all capital income is already taxed at the business level. One of the most debated topics on the flat tax is whether or not it increases economic growth. Proponents of the flat tax claim that the flat tax would allow Americans to keep more of the money they earn, creating the d ...
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Al Gore For President - 764 words
I would like to see Al Gore be our next president. Clinton has done a good job and Al Gore was right there helping to make it happen. As a Vice President, Al Gore has been the most active and involved in history. Most Vice President's do little or nothing but give political speeches when the president is busy. But Al Gore has been active in reforming government and cutting the size of government by 250,000 non-military jobs. I want Gore to become President because he has alot to offer in his educational proposals and this is very important to me. Gore's plans depend on leaving the existing public-school structure in place; a man who depends on the support of the teachers' unions can hardly d ...
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Immortality And Mortality In The Economic Sciences - 1,174 words
ter> Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Roberto Calvo Macias, a young author and thinker from Spain, once wrote to me that it is impossible to design a coherent philosophy of Economy without accounting for the (sad?) fact that we are mortals. This insight is intriguing. It is not that we refrain from Death in dealing with matters economic. What are estate laws, annuities, life insurance policies - but ways to cope with the Great Harvester? But this, admittedly, only scratch the non-profound surface of the question. The industrial revolution taught us that humans were dispensable. The process of production was reduced to minute functional units that ...
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Case Study And Statistics On Fpl Energy - 1,070 words
... ge current shareholders to retain their investment in the firm, but also increase the firms attractiveness to potential investors. The disadvantage of paying dividends is that the firm has less money to reinvest. Paying a cash dividend may reflect the firms current success, but it hinders the firms ability to expand. The firm might do better by postponing the payment of a dividend in order to reinvest earnings and take advantage of growth opportunities. A further disadvantage of paying cash dividends is that they are not tax deductible. 4. Factors of Dividend Cut It is instinctive to consider revisiting the FPL experience. The two reasons that led FPL to cut its dividend were: the recent ...
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Everything You Want To Know About Doing Business In China - 2,507 words
... economy and development of the country. The government is divided into three branches; the executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch consists of the president and other head of government that are elected by the National People's Congress every five years. The Legislative Branch is a unicameral branch that makes up the National People's Congress. Unlike the U.S. government that is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, there is only one governing body in China. The members of this Congress also serve for five years. The Judicial Branch consists of a three level court hierarchy system in China. The Supreme People's Court is the highest court in China, fol ...
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Should The Acquisition Of Bass By Interbrew Be Allowed? - 1,191 words
... rews products. Interbrew may also change the styling of the pubs to their own taste to show people that Interbrew own it and not Bass. Customers may not like this change in style and may find an alternative. The main competitor in Britain to interbrew will be Scottish and Newcastle. The takeover will create a duopoly between the two companies. This duopoly could prove to be unfavourable to consumers and other smaller competition. It would create a Barrier to entry. This means that smaller companies could not enter the market for several reasons e.g. they cannot compete on price, or cannot provide enough choice for the consumer. Interbrew, because of being a powerful company could operate ...
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Ipo - Eskimo Pie Corporation - 1,301 words
Introduction Reynolds Metals is the majority owner of the ice scream company Eskimo Pie Corporation and has decided to sell this company. Nestle Foods provided the highest offer of $61 Million. Due to delays of the Nestl'e's purchase, Reynolds Metals has take into consideration the IPO proposal of David Clark, president of Eskimo Pie Corporation, rather than selling the company to Nestle Foods (Case Study, 2001). This analysis will identify the current value of the company at a stand-alone value and explain why Nestle Food would want to buy this company and the synergies involved for their reasoning. We will also discuss who will benefit if Reynolds Metals were to sell to Nestle or were to c ...
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German Management Theory - 948 words
German management, as it has evolved over the centuries and has established itself since World War II, has a distinct style and culture. Like so many things German, it goes back to the medieval guild and merchant tradition, but it also has a sense of the future and of the long term. The German style of competition is rigorous but not ruinous. Although companies might compete for the same general market, as Daimler-Benz and BMW do, they generally seek market share rather than market domination. Many compete for a specific niche. German companies despise price competition. Instead, they engage in what German managers describe as Leistungswettbewerb, competition on the basis of excellence in th ...
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The Four Political Parties Of Canada - 1,069 words
... t;instant delegates' (Harrison, pg.117, 1995) to push him over the top. The Manning camp got word of this idea, and subsequently closed delegate registration on the Friday night of the convention (it was supposed to run until Saturday morning). This action sent a Roberts supporter by the name of Francis Winspear into a rage, severely criticising the decision to suspend registration and accusing the Manning camp that some membership money had been unaccounted for. 'With animosities rising, Jo Anne Hillier called a meeting between the two sides on Saturday night to attempt to resolve the disputes. The attempt at reconciliation failed.' (Harrison, pg.117, 1995) The next morning, during an e ...
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