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Journal: Mutual Funds And ETFs

 

FIN 340 Module One Journal Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: This journal activity is private between you and the instructor. In this journal assignment, your objective is to describe a few of the most common types of potential investment vehicles and understand the difference between primary vehicles and derivative vehicles. Think about the following questions as you create your journal assignment:

 What does this investment represent?  How does each investment generate income or cash flows?  What can go wrong with this investment?  How can you buy and sell the investment?

Prompt: Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Define short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments. II. Discuss the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments.

Relate your answers to the following types of investments:

Short-Term Investments  Money Market Mutual Funds  United States Treasury Bills

Stock  Preferred  Common

Fixed Income  Bonds

Other  Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)  Mutual Funds

Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your journal assignment should be three to five paragraphs in length and address all of the critical elements. It should also cite at least two sources using APA format. Consider utilizing the required readings, as well as recent news articles. Submit journal assignment as a Word document.

 

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Define Meets “Proficient” criteria and

provides insightful definitions Defines short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

Defines short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments, but definitions are inaccurate and/or incomplete

Does not define short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

45

Risks Meet “Proficient” criteria and demonstrate a deep understanding of the topic

Discusses the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

Discusses the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments, but the discussion is inaccurate and/or incomplete

Does not discuss the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

45

Articulation of Response

Meets “Proficient” criteria and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Journal assignment is well-organized, clear, concise, convincing, and free of errors in spelling, syntax, or grammar, with relevant sources that are authoritative and properly cited

Journal assignment has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Journal assignment has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%

 

  • FIN 340 Module One Journal Guidelines and Rubric
    • Rubric

 

FIN 340 Module One Journal Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: This journal activity is private between you and the instructor. In this journal assignment, your objective is to describe a few of the most common types of potential investment vehicles and understand the difference between primary vehicles and derivative vehicles. Think about the following questions as you create your journal assignment:

 What does this investment represent?  How does each investment generate income or cash flows?  What can go wrong with this investment?  How can you buy and sell the investment?

Prompt: Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Define short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments. II. Discuss the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments.

Relate your answers to the following types of investments:

Short-Term Investments  Money Market Mutual Funds  United States Treasury Bills

Stock  Preferred  Common

Fixed Income  Bonds

Other  Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)  Mutual Funds

Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your journal assignment should be three to five paragraphs in length and address all of the critical elements. It should also cite at least two sources using APA format. Consider utilizing the required readings, as well as recent news articles. Submit journal assignment as a Word document.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Define Meets “Proficient” criteria and

provides insightful definitions Defines short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

Defines short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments, but definitions are inaccurate and/or incomplete

Does not define short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

45

Risks Meet “Proficient” criteria and demonstrate a deep understanding of the topic

Discusses the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

Discusses the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed-income investments, but the discussion is inaccurate and/or incomplete

Does not discuss the risks of short-term investments, stocks, and fixed income investments

45

Articulation of Response

Meets “Proficient” criteria and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Journal assignment is well-organized, clear, concise, convincing, and free of errors in spelling, syntax, or grammar, with relevant sources that are authoritative and properly cited

Journal assignment has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Journal assignment has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%

 

  • FIN 340 Module One Journal Guidelines and Rubric
    • Rubric