Why are bond returns expected to be lower than stock returns

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Kapoor, J. R., Dlabay, L. R., Hughes, R. J., & Hart,

M. M. (2015). Personal finance (11th ed.). New

York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education .

all parts of questions must be answered, APA, Reference and good English and grammar, correct word count and, no cover sheet, just answer question. Please use citation and reference if needed. Reference goes after each question. Must use 2 references. Use the book for 1 of the reference. Each question have it own word count beside the question.This is the reference that should been used from the book, and use another good reference, Kapoor, J. R., Dlabay, L. R., Hughes, R. J., & Hart, M. M., (2015), Personal finance (11th ed.), Retrieved from New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education

1. Why are bond returns expected to be lower than stock returns? (Word Count 150)

2. Go to the http://finance.yahoo.com website and enter the ticker symbols for Ford (F), Google (GOOG), and WalMart (WMT). What are their current values of (a) stock price; (b) annual dividend; (c) dividend yield; and (d) price / earnings ratio? (Word Count 150)

3. You are an entry-level security analyst at an investment firm. The firm’s economist is forecasting higher energy prices. How might this affect your decision to recommend the buying of stocks in each of the following firms? Explain your reasoning. (Word Count 200)
a) ExxonMobil
b) American Airlines
c) Ford Motor Company
d) Archer Daniels Midland (a food processor)

4. Would primary markets exist without the existence of secondary markets? Why or why not? (Word Count 150)

5. Merrill Lynch (http://www.ml.com) is a full service broker. Charles Schwab (http://www.schwab.com) is a discount broker. E*Trade (http://www.etrade.com) is an online broker. Visit their websites and compare and contrast their services. ( Word Count 150)

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