Once you have calculated the rates of return for these securities,

 

For this journal, you will follow the objectives and securities of the several companies that you will be analyzing for your final Investments Analysis Report. You will need to consider the time value of money and risk/return trade-off for all asset classes in the portfolio. You will also calculate rates of return for each security and the portfolio and compare the performance using the S&P 500 as a benchmark.

Locate the financial statement (10 – K Annual Reporting) information for each company (listed below) that you will be investigating for your final project. This information can be found on each company’s website within the “About U s” section or at the bottom of the homepage under “Investors.”

Research stock and corporate bond holdings for the following companies:

Apple, Inc. (AAPL)
Caterpillar (CAT)
Consolidated Edison (ED)
Northern Trust (NTRS)
Macy’s (M)

Calculate the rates of return for each of the securities listed.

Once you have calculated the rates of return for these securities, briefly explain the risk/return relationship for each security.

Be sure to consider the key risk factors investors must observe when making their investments and also the time value of money concept and its relevance in the financial industry.

3-4 paragraphs

APA formatting not required.

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