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(a) Calculate current i in Fig. 2.68 when the switch is in

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Problem 2.4

(a) Calculate current i in Fig. 2.68 when the switch is in position 1. (b) Find the current when the switch is in position 2. 240 100 250 40 V 1 2 i + Figure 2.68

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ownership of the company  Higher risk investment- highest return o Making money with stocks  Dividends  Capital gains  Common Stock – Terms o Ticker symbol  Stock market abbreviation for company o Last (or close)  Last market price from previous days o Hi/Low  Highest and lowest market prices during the trading session o Change  Yesterday’s closing price minus previous day’s closing price o Sales (1,000s)  Trading volume for that stocks (shares) o 52-week Hi/Low  Highest/lowest prices during the past year o Div Yield (dividend yield)  Total annual dividend/ current price  Quarterly dividend/ current price  Income stocks have high dividend yields  Growth stocks have no/low dividend yields o DRIPs  Dividend reinvestment plans  Take dividends in stock rather than cash o Beta  Measure of volatility (risk)  Market beta is 1.0  High beta = higher risk  Can be negative  Slope of the regression line for a firm’s stock return plotted against market return  Beta= CovFirm,Marketriancemarket o Stock Split  Attempt by firm to manipulate stock price  Convert existing share into new shares  Changes tax basis per share  Picking Stocks o Earnings history o P/E ratio (Price/ Earnings per share) o Dividend Yield (quarterly dividends)  (Dividend per share/ Price per share) * 4 o Beta  Measure of volatility o 52- week high/low o Invest in companies you know and understand  Buying stocks o Purchase through broker, financial planner, or directly from company  DSP =Direct stock purchase from company o Typically pay a commission on purchase and sale o Register your name or street name o DRIP recommended  Mutual Funds o Very popular investment assets o Pool of money invested by a manager o 1000s of mutual funds to choose from o Choose MF that matches investment goal o Main types:  Money market  Capital preservation  Income  Growth  International  Specialty  Balanced  Asset allocation  Mutual Fund Loads and Fees o Front – end load  Upfront fee that you pay when you purchase o CDSC- contingent deferred sales charge  A fee you pay when you sell shares of a MF  May be phase out over time o 12b-1 fees  A fee to cover marketing expenses o Operating fees  Fees associated with managing the MF  Lower fees for index or passive funds  Actively managed MF have higher fees  Types of Shares o Class A: pay a front load fee o Class B: pay a CDSC  Higher operating expenses than A shares o Class C: constant load funds  Highest operating expenses  Choosing a Mutual Fund o Match stated goal of mF to your goal o Look at historical returns o Look at expense ratio and loads o Look at manager and mgt. tenure o Different classes of MF  Basic Investment Strategies o Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA)  Investing the same dollar amount each period  Great to do through automatic paycheck deductions  Common sense in action  When asset prices are high, money buys less  Asset prices are low, buy more  Shorter term Investments o < 3 years, keep it safe  Savings, MMA, MMMF, CDS  Conservative bond mutual fund o 5-10 years, you can take more risk  Keep a portion safe  Invest a portion for growth and or income  As your goal approaches, move to safer investments  Asset Allocation o Long term investments o 100-age= % of portfolio in equities  Stocks, stock MF, real estate o Remaining portion invested in fixed income  Safer assets, but with lower returns  Reallocation o Refers to changing the target percentages for stocks vs bonds over time  2 parts:  Reallocate you existing portfolio  Reallocate your future contributions o Rebalancing: bring existing portfolio back in the target percentages  Reduce risk exposure

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Textbook: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
Edition: 5
Author: Charles Alexander
ISBN: 9780073380575

This full solution covers the following key subjects: switch, current, position, figure, Find. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 18 chapters, and 1560 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 2.4 from chapter: 2 was answered by , our top Engineering and Tech solution expert on 11/10/17, 05:48PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, edition: 5. Fundamentals of Electric Circuits was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780073380575. The answer to “(a) Calculate current i in Fig. 2.68 when the switch is in position 1. (b) Find the current when the switch is in position 2. 240 100 250 40 V 1 2 i + Figure 2.68” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 36 words. Since the solution to 2.4 from 2 chapter was answered, more than 1471 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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