Economics

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Monday
10/
21

Activities:

  • Discuss Ch. 16 #4 (pp.435-439)
  • 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:

  • Study for Test on Money, Banking, & the Federal Reserve
 

return to previous month's plans

 

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Tuesday
10/22

Activities:

  • Test on Money, Banking, & the Federal Reserve

Homework:

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Wednesday
10/23

Activities:

  • (Block)
  • Read Ch. 11 #1 (pp. 277-283)
  • Discuss: Financial System, financial intermediaries, mutual funds, hedge funds, Diversification & sharing of risk, portfolio, prospectus
  • 3 Things to Consider when investing: Safety, Rate of Return, & Liquidity

Homework:

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Thursday
 10/24

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class
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Homework:

  • none
     

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Friday
10/25

Activities:

  • No School (conferences)

Homework:

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Monday
10/28

Activities:

  • Diversification & sharing of risk
  • Read Ch. 11 #2 (pp. 284-290)
  • Savings Bonds, T-Bills-Notes-Bonds, Municipals, Junk, CDs, Money Markets

Homework:

 

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Tuesday
10/29

Activities:

  • Corporate Bonds:  3 components, Coupon Rate, Maturity, Par Value, can sell in open market, Bond Ratings
  • Stocks

Homework:

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Wednesday
10/30

Activities:

  • (Block)
  • Read Ch. 11 #3 (pp.291-294) Stock Market
  • Began talking about stocks
  • Dividends, Growth Stock, Capital Gains,

Homework:

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Thursday
10/31

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class

Homework:

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Friday
11/1

Activities:

  • Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Stock Splits, Reverse Splits, Risk, Brokers
  • Stock Charts, Why Split, Reverse Split?
  • 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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Monday
 11/4

Activities:

  •  began Wall StreetWall Street

Homework:

     

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Tuesday
11/5 

Activities:

  • Wall StreetWall Street

Homework:

     

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Wednesday
11/6 

Activities:

  • (Block) No Class 

Homework:

  • Study for Test on Investments (Ch 11)
     

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Thursday
 11/7

Activities:

  • (Block) finish Wall Street
  • Investments Test

Homework:

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Friday
11/8

Activities:

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  • Read Ch. 7 #1 (pp. 159-163)
    Perfect Competition
  • began Types of Market Competition
  • Perfect Competition, Characteristics, why a Price Taker
  • Read Ch. 7 #2 (pp. 164-166)
  • Begin with Monopoly
  • Monopoly characteristics, Barriers to Entry

Homework:

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Monday
11/11

Activities:

  • Discussed Monopoly, Price Discrimination, Natural Monopoly, Normal Monopoly,  MR=MC

Homework:

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Tuesday
11/12

Activities:

  • Read Ch. 7-3 (pp.174-179) on Monopolistic Comp & Oligopoly & discuss

Homework:

  • Study for Quiz on Perfect Competition & Monopoly
     

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Wednesday
11/13

Activities:

Homework:

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Thursday
11/14

Activities:

  • (Block)  No Class

Homework:

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Friday
11/15

Activities:

  • Test on Market Competition

Homework:

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All homework assignments are due the following day at the beginning of class
 unless specifically stated otherwise.