America public university Valuation of Bonds & Stocks Discussion

FINANCE WEEK 4 FORUM .Valuation of Bonds & Stocks

1. Distinguish between the types of bonds. What factors determine their value? Explain three important relationships that exist in bond valuation.

2. Distinguish between preferred stock and common stock. Compare valuing preferred stock and common stock.

Your initial post must be in your own words, be a minimum of 350 words in length.

Make sure you are using credible sources in your assignments. Scholarly journals are the preferred source of credible/quality references. These consist of peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals related to the field, which are found via our Library. Websites such as Investopedia,,, or dictionary-type of websites limit the insight to the topics. Wikipedia is not acceptable as it is not a reliable or credible source of reference. The purpose is to bring in new information and how does it apply to our topic from a real-world perspective, instead of extending on definitions that are found in the book.

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Prompt: During a campaign speech in 2012 President Obama stated “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (Jacobson, 2012, Para. 4). You can watch the excerpt from the speech here:

Contrast this with Presidents Trump’s pro-business policies:…

What is the government’s role in building businesses and creating jobs?

Incorporate the material from the required readings along with scholarly outside research. All sources used must be cited. Please review the grading rubric that is posted in the lessons. Please also reply substantively to at least two classmates.

Instructions: Your initial reply to the forum question should be posted in the Forum section of the class no later than Wednesday (275 words minimum).

Jacobson, L. (2012, July 18) In context: Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’ comment. Retrieved from…