Question;Unit 1 discussion 1Discussion 1 of 2;What is the meaning of share value maximization? If a;firm attempts to maximize its fundamental stock price, is this good, or;bad, for society? Explain.;Discussion;2 of 2;Since this;is a finance class, it is important to explore the different careers and;certifications within the field of finance. Visit Kaplan University's Career;Network at https://kucampus.kaplan.edu/CareerNetwork or via;your KU Campus home page. Write a few paragraphs, of 150 words or more;discussing a career in finance and whether that career requires a certification;or not, the expected salary, and any specific requirements for the career. (Read more about Career Services);Unit 2;Discussion;1 of 2;Please read the Harvard Case Study ?;eBay Inc.: Internet Success or Fairy Tale? by David F. Hawkins and Jacob;Cohen. This case study can be found in the Harvard Case Study website using the;following link: http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/access/13637669;This will take you to an ?Authorized Student register/log-in? page. If this is;your first coursepack purchase, you need to register on the site to create a;username and password. If you have previously purchased a coursepack, log in;with your existing username and password. Follow the prompts to log-in, and;purchase the coursepack.;Please answer the following questions about the case study;Use the 2002 Financial Statement data to replicate the;Meyer's report calculations that illustrate the following conclusion based;on the 2001 data reached in the report: eBay has never been profitable.;Why? Why not?Do you agree with Meyer's report concept of "unfettered;cash flow? Why? Why not?What other conclusions can you reach about the company;from the case study?;Discussion;2 of 2;4.;Why is it sometimes misleading to;compare a company?s financial ratios with those of other firms that operate in;the same industry?;Unit 3;Discussion;1 of 2;Discuss the relationship between the;price of a bond and interest rates. Why does the price of a bond change over;its lifetime? Please offer a quantitative example to demonstrate this;relationship.;Discussion;2 of 2;In the;real world, is it possible to construct a portfolio of stocks that has an;expected return equal to the risk-free rate? Provide examples.;Unit 4;Discussion;1 of 2;Research;and define technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Provide examples of;each type of analysis. Which style of analysis makes the most sense for the;long-term investor?;Discussion;2 of 2;Conceptually;how does an investor choose his, or her, optimal portfolio? What criteria;should be used? Provide, and discuss, your example.;Unit 5;Discussion;1 of 2;From a financial manager's;perspective, discuss the capital-budgeting process used to identify projects;that add to the firm's value? How do capital-budgeting decisions help to define;a firm's strategic direction?;Discussion;2 of 2;When two;mutually exclusive projects are being compared, explain why the short-term;project might be higher ranked under the NPV criterion if the cost of capital;is high, whereas, the long-term project might be deemed better if the cost of;capital is low. Would changes in the cost of capital ever cause a change in the;IRR ranking of two such projects? Explain.;Unit 6;Discussion;How does a firm?s capital structure relate to your personal;capital structure? In what ways are they similar? Provide examples of how you;use debt and equity in your personal financial life that parallels the basic;capital structure decisions made by a firm.
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