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# Investing in stocks in Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Target

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I have chosen the following 3 companies to invest stock in

Ford Motors (Automotive)
Johnson & Johnson (Drug company)
Target (Retail Chain)

I need help finding the current yield of the 10-year treasury bond and calculating the required rate of return for each of them. I need to be able to show my work and explain how the risk affects your expectations. In the end I want to earn 15% in the market despite the market risks.

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Dear Student:

We find the 10-year treasury bond yield at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yield

Step 1. Look at the table for a 10 year Treasury Yield = 1.64% (10/1/2012), which we can use as the risk-free rate.

We will be using the Capital Asset Pricing Model = CAPM=r_rf+beta(r_M-r_rf ) , where r_rf = risk-free rate, beta = beta of the company, and r_M = market return.

Step 2. Next, we need to look for the rate of the market, or market return. Go to ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution illustrates how to calculate the required rate of return of three companies: Ford Motor (automotive), Johnson & Johnson (drug company), and Target (retail). The solution uses the CAPM model to calculate the required rates of return.

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## Essay: Dye's Key Sectors of Power

Hello! I need help with the following:

Within the attached articles select an elite figure from any of Dye's twelve key sectors of power. Utilizing a minimum of three outside sources 1050-1400 wd that addresses the following points:

1.What is the basis of the selected figure's power? Is it derived from wealth, influence over information distribution, immediate access to policymakers, or any combination of the above?

2.What strategies does the selected elite figure use to maintain status and influence? Networking with other elites, business practices, direct political participation?

3.Provide specific examples of how the selected elite figure has influenced public policy. What were the obstacles? How were they overcome?

4.Does your selected elite figure provide an apt example of social mobility? Is the individual a self-made mogul, or was his or her power largely inherited?

5.Do the activities of the elite you selected support how elitist theorists explain wealth and power in America?

6.Assess whether or not the power wielded by the selected elite figure positively or negatively represents your interests.

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