Economics

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Monday
10/
22

Activities:

  • Inside Lag, Outside lag, Business Cycle & its phases, Why Gov't. has economic policy and the business cycle, Easy Money, Tight Money
  • What are the circumstances during the different phases of the Business Cycle?
  • What are the circumstances during the different phases of the Business Cycle?
  • finish up unit

Homework:

 

return to previous month's plans

 

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Tuesday
10/23

Activities:

  • Test on Money, Banking, & the Federal Reserve
  • Read Ch. 11 #1 (pp. 277-283)

Homework:

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Wednesday
10/24

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class

Homework:

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Thursday
10/25 

Activities:

  • (Block)
  • 3 Things to Consider when investing: Safety, Rate of Return, & Liquidity
  • Discuss: Financial System, financial intermediaries, mutual funds, hedge funds, Diversification & sharing of risk, portfolio, prospectus
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  • Read Ch. 11 #2 (pp. 284-290)
  • Savings Bonds, T-Bills-Notes-Bonds, Municipals, Junk, CDs, Money Markets
  • Corporate Bonds:  3 components, Coupon Rate, Maturity, Par Value, can sell in open market, Bond Ratings
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Homework:

  • none
     

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Friday
10/26

Activities:

  • No School (conferences)

Homework:

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Monday
10/29

Activities:

  • (JSlo not here) 
  • Read Ch. 11 #3 (pp.291-294) Stock Market

Homework:

 

return to previous month's plans

 

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Tuesday
10/30

Activities:

  • Began talking about stocks
  • Stocks

Homework:

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Wednesday
10/31

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class

Homework:

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Thursday
11/1

Activities:

  • (Block) Wall Street

Homework:

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Friday
11/2

Activities:

  • Wall Street

Homework:

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Monday
 11/5

Activities:

  • Dividends, Growth Stock, Capital Gains,
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  • Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Stock Splits, Reverse Splits, Risk, Brokers
  • Stock Charts, Why Split, Reverse Split?

Homework:

  • Study for Test on Investments (Ch 11)
     

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Tuesday
11/6 

Activities:

  • Mutual Funds, Diversification, Focus etc.
  • Read Ch. 11 #3 (pp.295-300) Stock Market
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  • Bull Market, Bear Market, S & P 500, Futures, Options (Calls, Puts),
  • S & P 500

Homework:

     

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Wednesday
11/7 

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class 

Homework:

     

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Thursday
11/8 

Activities:

  • (Block) review investment terms 

Homework:

  next month's plans  

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Friday
11/9

Activities:

  • Investments Test

Homework:

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Monday
11/12

Activities:

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  • Read Ch. 7 #1 (pp. 159-163)
    Perfect Competition
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  • began Types of Market Competition
  • Perfect Competition, Characteristics, why a Price Taker

Homework:

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Tuesday
11/13

Activities:

  • Read Ch. 7 #2 (pp. 164-168)
  • Begin with Monopoly
  • Monopoly characteristics, Natural Monopoly, Normal Monopoly,  MR=MC price determination
  • -------------

Homework:

  • Study for Quiz on Perfect Competition & Monopoly
     

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Wednesday
11/14

Activities:

  • Discuss Monopoly, Price Discrimination
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Homework:

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Thursday
11/15

Activities:

School Cancelled
(no power)

  • (Block)  No Class

Homework:

  •  
  next month's plans  

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Friday
11/16

Activities:

  • (regular bells)
  • Quiz on Perfect Competition & Monopoly
  • Read Ch. 7-3 (pp.174-177) on Monopolistic Comp & discuss
  • Read Ch. 7-3 (pp.177-179) on Oligopoly & discuss
  • Market Competition Characteristics
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  • Anti-Trust Laws, Deregulation,
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  • Test on Market Competition
  • Read Ch14-1 (pp. 363-368) & take Reading Notes

Homework:

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 unless specifically stated otherwise.