1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. b. It is generally easier to transfer one’s ownership interest in a partnership than in a corporation. c. One of the

1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. b. It is generally easier to transfer one’s ownership interest in a partnership than in a corporation. c. One of the advantages of the corporate foritjhkmkgjuijkjnbmnknkn equal voting rights, i.e., “one person, one vote.”b;lhkkkokg,hgklmlkn  glfmlkihfhg  klfjnjkhujihdkjfmbkn,m n d. Corporations of all types are subject to the corporate income tax. 2. Which of the following would be most likely to lead to higher interest rates on all debt securities in the economy? a. Households start saving a larger percentage of their income. b. The economy moves from a boom to a recession. c. The level of inflation begins to decline. e. The Federal Reserve uses monetary policy in an attempt to stimulate the economy. 3. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. If General Electric were to issue new stock this year it would be considered a secondary market transaction since the company already has stock outstanding. b. Capital market transactions only include preferred stock and common stock transactions. c. The distinguishing feature between spot markets versus futures markets transactions is the maturity of the investments. That is, spot market transactions involve securities that have maturities of less than one year, whereas futures markets transactions involve securities with maturities greater than one year. e. An electronic communications network (ECN) is a physical location exchange. 4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. A good goal for a firm’s management is maximization of expected EPS. b. Most business in the U.S. is conducted by corporations, and corporations’ popularity results primarily from their favorable tax treatment. c. Because most stock ownership is concentrated in the hands of a relatively small segment of society, firms’ actions to maximize their stock prices have little benefit to society. d. Corporations and partnerships have an advantage over proprietorships because a sole proprietor is exposed to unlimited liability, but the liability of all investors in the other types of businesses is more limited. 5. Which of the following statements is NOT CORRECT? a. When a corporation’s shares are owned by a few individuals and are not traded on public markets, we say that the firm is “closely, or privately, held.” c. When stock in a closely held corporation is offered to the public for the first time, the transaction is called “going public,” and the market for such stock is called the new issue market. d. Publicly owned companies have shares owned by investors who are not associated with management, and public companies must register with and report to a regulatory agency such as the SEC. e. It is possible for a firm to go public and yet not raise any additional new capital at the time.

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