Learning Goal: I’m working on a finance question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Q1: Give an example of three financial intermediaries and explain how they act as a bridge between small investors and large capital markets or corporations.

Q2: What are some comparative advantages of investing in the following?

a. Unit investment trusts.

b. Open-end mutual funds.

c. Individual stocks and bonds that you choose for yourself.

Q3: Q3: The composition of the Alhind Fund portfolio is as follows:


The fund has not borrowed any funds, but its accrued management fee with the portfolio manager currently totals $60,000. There are 5 million shares outstanding.

What is the net asset value of the fund?

Q4: A U.S. Treasury bill with 90-day maturity sells at a bank discount yield of 9 percent.

  • What is the price of the bill?
  • What is the 90-day holding period return of the bill?
  • What is the bond equivalent yield of the bill?
  • What is the effective annual yield of the bill?

Note: If using Excel, Students must provide the table of calculations




Explain the types of portfolios from conservative to very aggressive.


What do you conclude about your own risk preferences and the best portfolio type for you?


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