Finance Course: Investments Volume 1 Instructor: David Whitehurst UMIST McGraw-Hill/Irwin abc McGraw? Hill Primis ISBN: 0? 390? 32002? 1 Text: Investments, Fifth Edition Bodie? Kane? Marcus This book was printed on recycled paper. Finance http://www. mhhe. com/primis/online/ Copyright ©2003 by The McGraw? Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Except as permitted under the United States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written permission of the publisher.
This McGraw? Hill Primis text may include materials submitted to McGraw? Hill for publication by the instructor of this course. The instructor is solely responsible for the editorial content of such materials. 111 FINA ISBN: 0? 390? 32002? 1 Finance Volume 1 Bodie? Kane? Marcus • Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter 1 1 9 13 13 38 75 114 142 163 163 192 216 266 266 300 328 348 390 421 421 459 489 537 537 567 611 652 652 700 743 770 Preface Walk Through I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment 2. Markets and Instruments 3.
How Securities Are Traded 4. Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies 5. History of Interest Rates and Risk Premiums II. Portfolio Theory 6. Risk and Risk Aversion 7. Capital Allocation between the Risky Asset and the Risk? Free Asset 8. Optimal Risky Portfolio III. Equilibrium In Capital Markets 9. The Capital Asset Pricing Model 10. Single? Index and Multifactor Models 11. Arbitrage Pricing Theory 12. Market Efficiency 13. Empirical Evidence on Security Returns IV. Fixed? Income Securities 14. Bond Prices and Yields 15.
The Term Structure of Interest Rates 16. Managing Bond Portfolios V. Security Analysis 17. Macroeconomics and Industry Analysis 18. Equity and Valuation Models 19. Financial Statement Analysis VI. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives 20. Options Markets: Introduction 21. Option Valuation 22. Futures Markets 23. Futures and Swaps: A Closer Look iii VII. Active Portfolio Management 808 808 850 875 24. Portfolio Performance Evaluation 25. International Diversification 26. The Process of Portfolio Management iv Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition
Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 1 P R E F A C E We wrote the first edition of this textbook more than ten years ago. The intervening years have been a period of rapid and profound change in the investments industry. This is due in part to an abundance of newly designed securities, in part to the creation of new trading strategies that would have been impossible without concurrent advances in computer technology, and in part to rapid advances in the theory of investments that have come out of the academic community.
In no other field, perhaps, is the transmission of theory to real-world practice as rapid as is now commonplace in the financial industry. These developments place new burdens on practitioners and teachers of investments far beyond what was required only a short while ago. Investments, Fifth Edition, is intended primarily as a textbook for courses in investment analysis. Our guiding principle has been to present the material in a framework that is organized by a central core of consistent fundamental principles.
We make every attempt to strip away unnecessary mathematical and technical detail, and we have concentrated on providing the intuition that may guide students and practitioners as they confront new ideas and challenges in their professional lives. This text will introduce you to major issues currently of concern to all investors. It can give you the skills to conduct a sophisticated assessment of current issues and debates covered by both the popular media as well as more specialized finance journals.
Whether you plan to become an investment professional, or simply a sophisticated individual investor, you will find these skills essential. Our primary goal is to present material of practical value, but all three of us are active researchers in the science of financial economics and find virtually all of the material in this book to be of great intellectual interest. Fortunately, we think, there is no contradiction in the field of investments between the pursuit of truth and the pursuit of money. Quite the opposite.
The capital asset pricing model, the arbitrage pricing model, the efficient markets hypothesis, the option-pricing model, and the other centerpieces of modern financial research are as much intellectually satisfying subjects of scientific inquiry as they are of immense practical importance for the sophisticated investor. In our effort to link theory to practice, we also have attempted to make our approach consistent with that of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA), a subsidiary of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
In addition to fostering research in finance, the AIMR and ICFA administer an education and certification program to candidates seeking the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The CFA curriculum represents the consensus of a committee of distinguished scholars and practitioners regarding the core of knowledge required by the investment professional. There are many features of this text that make it consistent with and relevant to the CFA curriculum. The end-of-chapter problem sets contain questions from past CFA exams, and, for students who will be taking the exam, Appendix B is a useful tool that lists each CFA uestion in the text and the exam from which it has been taken. Chapter 3 includes excerpts from the “Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct” of the ICFA. Chapter 26, which discusses investors and the investment process, is modeled after the ICFA outline. In the Fifth Edition, we have introduced a systematic collection of Excel spreadsheets that give students tools to explore concepts more deeply than was previously possible. These vi 2 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 PREFACE vii preadsheets are available through the World Wide Web, and provide a taste of the sophisticated analytic tools available to professional investors. UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY Of necessity, our text has evolved along with the financial markets. In the Fifth Edition, we address many of the changes in the investment environment. At the same time, many basic principles remain important. We believe that attention to these few important principles can simplify the study of otherwise difficult material and that fundamental principles should organize and motivate all study.
These principles are crucial to understanding the securities already traded in financial markets and in understanding new securities that will be introduced in the future. For this reason, we have made this book thematic, meaning we never offer rules of thumb without reference to the central tenets of the modern approach to finance. The common theme unifying this book is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning most securities are usually priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes.
There are few free lunches found in markets as competitive as the financial market. This simple observation is, nevertheless, remarkably powerful in its implications for the design of investment strategies; as a result, our discussions of strategy are always guided by the implications of the efficient markets hypothesis. While the degree of market efficiency is, and always will be, a matter of debate, we hope our discussions throughout the book convey a good dose of healthy criticism concerning much conventional wisdom. Distinctive Themes
Investments is organized around several important themes: 1. The central theme is the near-informational-efficiency of well-developed security markets, such as those in the United States, and the general awareness that competitive markets do not offer “free lunches” to participants. A second theme is the risk–return trade-off. This too is a no-free-lunch notion, holding that in competitive security markets, higher expected returns come only at a price: the need to bear greater investment risk. However, this notion leaves several questions unanswered.
How should one measure the risk of an asset? What should be the quantitative trade-off between risk (properly measured) and expected return? The approach we present to these issues is known as modern portfolio theory, which is another organizing principle of this book. Modern portfolio theory focuses on the techniques and implications of efficient diversification, and we devote considerable attention to the effect of diversification on portfolio risk as well as the implications of efficient diversification for the proper measurement of risk and the risk–return relationship. . This text places greater emphasis on asset allocation than most of its competitors. We prefer this emphasis for two important reasons. First, it corresponds to the procedure that most individuals actually follow. Typically, you start with all of your money in a bank account, only then considering how much to invest in something riskier that might offer a higher expected return. The logical step at this point is to consider other risky asset classes, such as stock, bonds, or real estate. This is an asset allocation decision.
Second, in most cases, the asset allocation choice is far more important in determining overall investment performance than is the set of Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 3 viii PREFACE security selection decisions. Asset allocation is the primary determinant of the riskreturn profile of the investment portfolio, and so it deserves primary attention in a study of investment policy. 3. This text offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investments texts.
These markets have become both crucial and integral to the financial universe and are the major sources of innovation in that universe. Your only choice is to become conversant in these markets—whether you are to be a finance professional or simply a sophisticated individual investor. NEW IN THE FIFTH EDITION Following is a summary of the content changes in the Fifth Edition: How Securities Are Traded (Chapter 3) Chapter 3 has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in financial markets such as electronic communication networks (ECNs), online and Internet trading, Internet IPOs, and the impact of these innovations on market ntegration. The chapter also contains new material on globalization of stock markets. Capital Allocation between the Risky Asset and the RiskFree Asset (Chapter 7) Chapter 7 contains new spreadsheet material to illustrate the capital allocation decision using indifference curves that the student can construct and manipulate in Excel. The Capital Asset Pricing Model (Chapter 9) This chapter contains a new section showing the links among the determination of optimal portfolios, security analysis, investors’ buy/sell decisions, and equilibrium prices and expected rates of return.
We illustrate how the actions of investors engaged in security analysis and optimal portfolio construction lead to the structure of equilibrium prices. Market Efficiency (Chapter 12) We have added a new section on behavioral finance and its implications for security pricing. Empirical Evidence on Security Returns (Chapter 13) This chapter contains substantial new material on the equity premium puzzle. It reviews new evidence questioning whether the historical-average excess return on the stock market is indicative of future performance. The chapter also examines the impact of survivorship bias in our assessment of security returns.
It considers the potential effects of survivorship bias on our estimate of the market risk premium as well as on our evaluation of the performance of professional portfolio managers. 4 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 PREFACE ix Bond Prices and Yields (Chapter 14) This chapter has been reorganized to unify the coverage of the corporate bond sector. It also contains new material on innovation in the bond market, including more material on inflation-protected bonds. The Term Structure of Interest Rates (Chapter 15)
This chapter contains new material illustrating the link between forward interest rates and interest-rate forward and futures contracts. Managing Bond Portfolios (Chapter 16) We have added new material showing graphical and spreadsheet approaches to duration, have extended our discussion on why investors are attracted to bond convexity, and have shown how to generalize the concept of bond duration in the presence of call provisions. Equity Valuation Models (Chapter 18) We have added new material on comparative valuation ratios such as price-to-sales or price-to-cash flow.
We also have added new material on the importance of growth opportunities in security valuation. Financial Statement Analysis (Chapter 19) This chapter contains new material on economic value added, on quality of earnings, on international differences in accounting practices, and on interpreting financial ratios using industry or historical benchmarks. Option Valuation (Chapter 21) We have introduced spreadsheet material on the Black-Scholes model and estimation of implied volatility. We also have integrated material on delta hedging that previously appeared in a separate chapter on hedging. Futures and Swaps: A Closer Look (Chapter 23)
Risk management techniques using futures contracts that previously appeared in a separate chapter on hedging have been integrated into this chapter. In addition, this chapter contains new material on the Eurodollar and other futures contracts written on interest rates. Portfolio Performance Evaluation (Chapter 24) We have added a discussion of style analysis to this chapter. The Theory of Active Portfolio Management (Chapter 27) We have expanded the discussion of the Treynor-Black model of active portfolio management, paying attention to how one should optimally integrate “noisy” analyst forecasts into the portfolio construction problem.
Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 5 x PREFACE In addition to these changes, we have updated and edited our treatment of topics wherever it was possible to improve exposition or coverage. ORGANIZATION AND CONTENT The text is composed of seven sections that are fairly independent and may be studied in a variety of sequences. Since there is enough material in the book for a two-semester course, clearly a one-semester course will require the instructor to decide which parts to include.
Part I is introductory and contains important institutional material focusing on the financial environment. We discuss the major players in the financial markets, provide an overview of the types of securities traded in those markets, and explain how and where securities are traded. We also discuss in depth mutual funds and other investment companies, which have become an increasingly important means of investing for individual investors. Chapter 5 is a general discussion of risk and return, making the general point that historical returns on broad asset classes are consistent with a risk–return trade-off.
The material presented in Part I should make it possible for instructors to assign term projects early in the course. These projects might require the student to analyze in detail a particular group of securities. Many instructors like to involve their students in some sort of investment game and the material in these chapters will facilitate this process. Parts II and III contain the core of modern portfolio theory. We focus more closely in Chapter 6 on how to describe investors’ risk preferences. In Chapter 7 we progress to asset allocation and then in Chapter 8 to portfolio optimization.
After our treatment of modern portfolio theory in Part II, we investigate in Part III the implications of that theory for the equilibrium structure of expected rates of return on risky assets. Chapters 9 and 10 treat the capital asset pricing model and its implementation using index models, and Chapter 11 covers the arbitrage pricing theory. We complete Part II with a chapter on the efficient markets hypothesis, including its rationale as well as the evidence for and against it, and a chapter on empirical evidence concerning security returns.
The empirical evidence chapter in this edition follows the efficient markets chapter so that the student can use the perspective of efficient market theory to put other studies on returns in context. Part IV is the first of three parts on security valuation. This Part treats fixed-income securities—bond pricing (Chapter 14), term structure relationships (Chapter 15), and interest-rate risk management (Chapter 16). The next two Parts deal with equity securities and derivative securities. For a course emphasizing security analysis and excluding portfolio theory, one may proceed directly from Part I to Part III ith no loss in continuity. Part V is devoted to equity securities. We proceed in a “top down” manner, starting with the broad macroeconomic environment (Chapter 17), next moving on to equity valuation (Chapter 18), and then using this analytical framework, we treat fundamental analysis including financial statement analysis (Chapter 19). Part VI covers derivative assets such as options, futures, swaps, and callable and convertible securities. It contains two chapters on options and two on futures. This material covers both pricing and risk management applications of derivatives.
Finally, Part VII presents extensions of previous material. Topics covered in this Part include evaluation of portfolio performance (Chapter 24), portfolio management in an international setting (Chapter 25), a general framework for the implementation of investment strategy in a nontechnical manner modeled after the approach presented in CFA study materials (Chapter 26), and an overview of active portfolio management (Chapter 27). 6 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 PREFACE xv SUPPLEMENTS For the Instructor
Instructor’s Manual The Instructor’s Manual, prepared by Richard D. Johnson, Colorado State University, has been revised and improved in this edition. Each chapter includes a chapter overview, a review of learning objectives, an annotated chapter outline (organized to include the Transparency Masters/PowerPoint package), and teaching tips and insights. Transparency Masters are located at the back of the book. PowerPoint Presentation Software These presentation slides, also developed by Richard D. Johnson, provide the instructor with an electronic format of the Transparency Masters.
These slides follow the order of the chapters, but if you have PowerPoint software, you may customize the program to fit your lecture presentation. Test Bank The Test Bank, prepared by Maryellen Epplin, University of Central Oklahoma, has been revised to increase the quantity and variety of questions. Short-answer essay questions are also provided for each chapter to further test student comprehension and critical thinking abilities. The Test Bank is also available in computerized version. Test bank disks are available in Windows compatible formats. For the Student
Solutions Manual The Solutions Manual, prepared by the authors, includes a detailed solution to each end-of-chapter problem. This manual is available for packaging with the text. Please contact your local McGraw-Hill/Irwin representative for further details on how to order the Solutions manual/textbook package. Standard & Poor’s Educational Version of Market Insight McGraw-Hill/Irwin and the Institutional Market Services division of Standard & Poor’s is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership that offers instructors and students access to the educational version of Standard & Poor’s Market Insight.
The Educational Version of Market Insight is a rich online source that provides six years of fundamental financial data for 100 U. S. companies in the renowned COMPUSTAT® database. S&P and McGraw-Hill/Irwin have selected 100 of the best, most often researched companies in the database. PowerWeb Introducing PowerWeb—getting information online has never been easier. This McGrawHill website is a reservoir of course-specific articles and current events. Simply type in a discipline-specific topic for instant access to articles, essays, and news for your class.
All of the articles have been recommended to PowerWeb by professors, which means you won’t get all the clutter that seems to pop up with typical search engines. However, PowerWeb is much more than a search engine. Students can visit PowerWeb to take a self-grading quiz, work through an interactive exercise, click through an interactive glossary, and even check the daily news. In fact, an expert for each discipline analyzes the day’s news to show students how it is relevant to their field of study. Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter
Preface © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 7 xvi PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Throughout the development of this text, experienced instructors have provided critical feedback and suggestions for improvement. These individuals deserve a special thanks for their valuable insights and contributions. The following instructors played a vital role in the development of this and previous editions of Investments: Scott Besley University of Florida John Binder University of Illinois at Chicago Paul Bolster Northeastern University Phillip Braun Northwestern University L.
Michael Couvillion Plymouth State University Anna Craig Emory University David C. Distad University of California at Berkeley Craig Dunbar University of Western Ontario Michael C. Ehrhardt University of Tennessee at Knoxville David Ellis Babson College Greg Filbeck University of Toledo Jeremy Goh Washington University John M. Griffin Arizona State University Mahmoud Haddad Wayne State University Robert G. Hansen Dartmouth College Joel Hasbrouck New York University Andrea Heuson University of Miami Eric Higgins Drexel University Shalom J. Hochman University of Houston A. James Ifflander A.
James Ifflander and Associates Robert Jennings Indiana University Richard D. Johnson Colorado State University Susan D. Jordan University of Kentucky G. Andrew Karolyi Ohio State University Josef Lakonishok University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana Dennis Lasser Binghamton University Christopher K. Ma Texas Tech University Anil K. Makhija University of Pittsburgh Steven Mann University of South Carolina Deryl W. Martin Tennessee Technical University Jean Masson University of Ottawa Ronald May St. John’s University Rick Meyer University of South Florida Mbodja Mougoue Wayne State University Don B.
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For granting us permission to include many of their examination questions in the text, we are grateful to the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Much credit is due also to the development and production team: our special thanks go to Steve Patterson, Executive Editor; Sarah Ebel, Development Editor; Jean Lou Hess, Senior Project Manager; Keith McPherson, Director of Design; Susanne Riedell, Production Supervisor; Cathy Tepper, Supplements Coordinator; and Mark Molsky, Media Technology Producer. Finally, we thank Judy, Hava, and Sheryl, who contributed to the book with their support and understanding.
Zvi Bodie Alex Kane Alan J. Marcus Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Walk Through © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 9 WALKTHROUGH NEW AND ENHANCED PEDAGOGY This book contains several features designed to make it easy for the student to understand, absorb, and apply the concepts and techniques presented. Concept Check A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of Concept Checks in the body of the text. These self-test question and problems enable the student to determine whether he or she has understood the preceding material. Detailed solutions are provided at the end of each chapter. registration. CONCEPT CHECK QUESTION 1 y , g f Why does it make sense for shelf registration to be limited in time? Private Placements Primary offerings can also be sold in a private placement rather than a public offering. In this case, the firm (using an investment banker) sells shares directly to a small group of institutional or wealthy investors. Private placements can be far cheaper than public offerings. This is because Rule 144A of the SEC allows corporations to make these placements without preparing the extensive and costly registration statements required of a public offering.
On the other hand, because private placements are not made available to the general public, they generally will be less suited for very large offerings. Moreover, private placements do not trade in secondary markets such as stock exchanges. This greatly reduces their liquidity and presumably reduces the prices that investors will pay for the issue. SOLUTIONS TO CONCEPT CHECKS $105,496 $844 $135. 33 773. 3 2. The net investment in the Class A shares after the 4% commission is $9,600. If the fund earns a 10% return, the investment will grow after n years to $9,600 (1. 10)n.
The Class B shares have no front-end load. However, the net return to the investor after 12b-1 fees will be only 9. 5%. In addition, there is a back-end load that reduces the sales proceeds by a percentage equal to (5 – years until sale) until the fifth year, when the back-end load expires. 1. NAV 10 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Walk Through © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 Current Event Boxes Short articles from business periodicals are included in boxes throughout the text. The articles are chosen for relevance, clarity of presentation, and consistency with good sense.
FLOTATION THERAPY Nothing gets online traders clicking their “buy” icons so fast as a hot IPO. Recently, demand from small investors using the Internet has led to huge price increases in shares of newly floated companies after their initial public offerings. How frustrating, then, that these online traders can rarely buy IPO shares when they are handed out. They have to wait until they are traded in the market, usually at well above the offer price. Now, help may be at hand from a new breed of Internet-based investment banks, such as E*Offering, Wit Capital and W. R.
Hambrecht, which has just completed its first online IPO. Wit, a 16-month-old veteran, was formed by Andrew Klein, who in 1995 completed the Burnham, an analyst with CSFB, an investment bank, Wall Street only lets them in on a deal when it is “hard to move. ” The new Internet investment banks aim to change this by becoming part of the syndicates that manage share-offerings. This means persuading company bosses to let them help take their firms public. They have been hiring mainstream investment bankers to establish credibility, in the hope, ultimately, of winning a leading role in a syndicate.
This would win them real influence over who gets shares. (So far, Wit has been a co-manager in only four deals. ) Established Wall Street houses will do all they can to Excel Applications New to the Fifth Edition are boxes featuring Excel Spreadsheet Applications. A sample spreadsheet is presented in the text with an interactive version and related questions available on the book website at www. mhhe. com/bkm. E X C E L A P P L I C A T I O N S BUYING ON MARGIN The accompanying spreadsheet can be used to measure the return on investment for buying stocks on margin.
The model is set up to allow the holding period to vary. The model also calculates the price at which you would get a margin call based on a specified mainteA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Buying on Margin Initial Equity Investment 10,000. 00 Amount Borrowed 10,000. 00 Initial Stock Price 50. 00 Shares Purchased 400 Ending Stock Price 40. 00 Cash Dividends During Hold Per. 0. 50 Initial Margin Percentage 50 00% B C D E Ending Return on St Price Investment –42. 00% 20 –122. 00% 25 –102. 00% 30 –82. 00% 35 –62. 00% 40 –42. 00% 45 –22 00% Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition
Front Matter Walk Through © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 11 Summary and End of Chapter Problems At the end of each chapter, a detailed Summary outlines the most important concepts presented. The problems that follow the Summary progress from simple to challenging and many are taken from CFA examinations. These represent the kinds of questions that professionals in the field believe are relevant to the “real world” and are indicated by an icon in the text margin. Visit us at ww When insider sellers exceeded inside buyers, however, the stock tended to perform poorly. SUMMARY 1.
Firms issue securities to raise the capital necessary to finance their investments. Investment bankers market these securities to the public on the primary market. Investment bankers generally act as underwriters who purchase the securities from the firm and resell them to the public at a markup. Before the securities may be sold to the public, the firm must publish an SEC-approved prospectus that provides information on the firm’s prospects. 2. Issued securities are traded on the secondary market, that is, on organized stock exchanges, the over-the-counter market, or, for large traders, through direct negotiation.
Only members of exchanges may trade on the exchange. Brokerage firms holding seats on the exchange sell their services to individuals, charging commissions for executing trades on their behalf. The NYSE has fairly strict listing requirements. Regional exchanges provide listing opportunities for local firms that do not meet the requirements of the national exchanges. 3. Trading of common stocks in exchanges takes place through specialists. Specialists act You manage a risky portfolio with an expected rate of return of 18% and a standard deviation of 28%. The T-bill rate is 8%. 1.
Your client chooses to invest 70% of a portfolio in your fund and 30% in a T-bill money market fund. What is the expected value and standard deviation of the rate of return on his portfolio? 2. Suppose that your risky portfolio includes the following investments in the given proportions: Stock A: 25% Stock B: 32% Stock C: 43% What are the investment proportions of your client’s overall portfolio, including the po18. Which indifference curve represents the greatest level of utility that can be achieved by the investor? a. 1. b. 2. c. 3. d. 4. 19. Which point designates the optimal portfolio of risky assets? . E. b. F. c. G. Visit us at Visi PROBLEMS CFA © CFA © 12 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition Front Matter Walk Through © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 Websites Another new feature in this edition is the inclusion of website addresses. The sites have been chosen for relevance to the chapter and for accuracy so students can easily research and retrieve financial data and information. WEBSITES http://www. nasdaq. com www. nyse. com http://www. amex. com The above sites contain information of listing requirements for each of the markets. The sites also provide substantial data for equities.
Internet Exercises: E-Investments These exercises were created to provide students with a structured set of steps to finding financial data on the Internet. Easy-tofollow instructions and questions are presented so students can utilize what they’ve learned in class in today’s Web-driven world. Visit us at www E-INVESTMENTS: MUTUAL FUND REPORT Go to: http://morningstar. com. From the home page select the Funds tab. From this location you can request information on an individual fund. In the dialog box enter the ticker JANSX, for the Janus Fund, and enter Go.
This contains the report information on the fund. On the left-hand side of the screen are tabs that allow you to view the various components of the report. Using the components of the report answer the following questions on the Janus Fund. Report Component Morningstar analysis Total returns Ratings and risk Portfolio Nuts and bolts Questions What is the Morningstar rating? What has been the fund’s year-to-date return? What is the 5- and 10-year return and how does that compare with the return of the S&P? What is the beta of the fund? What is the mean and standard deviation of returns?
What is the 10-year rating on the fund? What two sectors weightings are the largest? What percent of the portfolio assets are in cash? What is the fund’s total expense ratio? Who is the current manager of the fund and what was his/her start date? How long has the fund been in operation? Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 13 C H A P T E R O N E THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT Even a cursory glance at The Wall Street Journal reveals a bewildering collection of securities, markets, and financial institutions.
Although it may appear so, the financial environment is not chaotic: There is rhyme and reason behind the array of instruments and markets. The central message we want to convey in this chapter is that financial markets and institutions evolve in response to the desires, technologies, and regulatory constraints of the investors in the economy. In fact, we could predict the general shape of the investment environment (if not the design of particular securities) if we knew nothing more than these desires, technologies, and constraints. This chapter provides a broad overview of the investment environment.
We begin by examining the differences between financial assets and real assets. We proceed to the three broad sectors of the financial environment: households, businesses, and government. We see how many features of the investment environment are natural responses of profit-seeking firms and individuals to opportunities created by the demands of these sectors, and we examine the driving forces behind financial innovation. Next, we discuss recent trends in financial markets. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of the relationship between households and the business sector. 2 14 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I.
Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 CHAPTER 1 The Investment Environment 3 1. 1 REAL ASSETS VERSUS FINANCIAL ASSETS The material wealth of a society is determined ultimately by the productive capacity of its economy—the goods and services that can be provided to its members. This productive capacity is a function of the real assets of the economy: the land, buildings, knowledge, and machines that are used to produce goods and the workers whose skills are necessary to use those resources. Together, physical and “human” assets generate the entire spectrum of output produced and consumed by the society.
In contrast to such real assets are financial assets such as stocks or bonds. These assets, per se, do not represent a society’s wealth. Shares of stock are no more than sheets of paper or more likely, computer entries, and do not directly contribute to the productive capacity of the economy. Instead, financial assets contribute to the productive capacity of the economy indirectly, because they allow for separation of the ownership and management of the firm and facilitate the transfer of funds to enterprises with attractive investment opportunities.
Financial assets certainly contribute to the wealth of the individuals or firms holding them. This is because financial assets are claims to the income generated by real assets or claims on income from the government. When the real assets used by a firm ultimately generate income, the income is allocated to investors according to their ownership of the financial assets, or securities, issued by the firm. Bondholders, for example, are entitled to a flow of income based on the interest rate and par value of the bond. Equityholders or stockholders are entitled to any esidual income after bondholders and other creditors are paid. In this way the values of financial assets are derived from and depend on the values of the underlying real assets of the firm. Real assets produce goods and services, whereas financial assets define the allocation of income or wealth among investors. Individuals can choose between consuming their current endowments of wealth today and investing for the future. When they invest for the future, they may choose to hold financial assets. The money a firm receives when it issues securities (sells them to investors) is used to purchase real assets.
Ultimately, then, the returns on a financial asset come from the income produced by the real assets that are financed by the issuance of the security. In this way, it is useful to view financial assets as the means by which individuals hold their claims on real assets in well-developed economies. Most of us cannot personally own auto plants (a real asset), but we can hold shares of General Motors or Ford (a financial asset), which provide us with income derived from the production of automobiles. Real and financial assets are distinguished operationally by the balance sheets of individuals and firms in the economy.
Whereas real assets appear only on the asset side of the balance sheet, financial assets always appear on both sides of balance sheets. Your financial claim on a firm is an asset, but the firm’s issuance of that claim is the firm’s liability. When we aggregate over all balance sheets, financial assets will cancel out, leaving only the sum of real assets as the net wealth of the aggregate economy. Another way of distinguishing between financial and real assets is to note that financial assets are created and destroyed in the ordinary course of doing business.
For example, when a loan is paid off, both the creditor’s claim (a financial asset) and the debtor’s obligation (a financial liability) cease to exist. In contrast, real assets are destroyed only by accident or by wearing out over time. The distinction between real and financial assets is apparent when we compare the composition of national wealth in the United States, presented in Table 1. 1, with the financial assets and liabilities of U. S. households shown in Table 1. 2. National wealth consists of structures, equipment, inventories of goods, and land. (A major omission in Table 1. 1 is the
Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 15 4 Table 1. 1 Domestic Net Wealth PART I Introduction Assets Residential structures Plant and equipment Inventories Consumer durables Land TOTAL $ Billion $ 8,526 22,527 1,269 2,492 5,455 $40,269 *Column sums may differ from total because of rounding error. Source: Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 2000. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1999, U. S. Census Bureau. Table 1. 2 Balance Sheet of U.
S. Households* Assets Tangible assets Real estate Durables Other Total tangibles Financial assets Deposits Life insurance reserves Pension reserves Corporate equity Equity in noncorporate business Mutual fund shares Personal trusts Debt securities Other Total financial assets TOTAL $ Billion % Total Liabilities and Net Worth $ Billion % Total $11,329 2,618 100 $14,047 22. 8% 5. 3 0. 2 28. 3% Mortgages Consumer credit Bank and other loans Other Total liabilities $ 4,689 1,551 290 439 $ 6,969 9. 4% 3. 1 0. 6 0. 9 14. 0% $ 4,499 792 10,396 8,267 4,640 3,186 1,135 1,964 708 35,587 $49,634 . 1% 1. 6 20. 9 16. 7 9. 3 6. 4 2. 3 4. 0 1. 4 71. 7 100. 0% Net worth 42,665 $49,634 86. 0 100. 0% *Column sums may differ from total because of rounding error. Source: Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 2000. value of “human capital”—the value of the earnings potential of the work force. ) In contrast, Table 1. 2 includes financial assets such as bank accounts, corporate equity, bonds, and mortgages. Persons in the United States tend to hold their financial claims in an indirect form.
In fact, only about one-quarter of the adult U. S. population holds shares directly. The claims of most individuals on firms are mediated through institutions that hold shares on their behalf: institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, and endowment funds. Table 1. 3 shows that today approximately half of all U. S. equity is held by institutional investors. 16 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 CHAPTER 1 The Investment Environment 5
Table 1. 3 Holdings of Corporate Equities in the United States Sector Private pension funds State and local pension funds Insurance companies Mutual and closed-end funds Bank personal trusts Foreign investors Households and non-profit organizations Other TOTAL Source: New York Stock Exchange Fact Book, NYSE, May 2000. Share Ownership, Billions of Dollars $ 2,211. 9 1,801. 4 993. 6 2,740. 9 295. 6 1,168. 1 6,599. 2 197. 6 $16,008. 3 Percent of Total 13. 8% 11. 3 6. 2 17. 1 1. 8 7. 3 41. 2 1. 2 100. 0% Are the following assets real or financial? CONCEPT CHECK QUESTION 1 . Patents b. Lease obligations c. Customer goodwill d. A college education e. A $5 bill 1. 2 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY We stated earlier that real assets determine the wealth of an economy, whereas financial assets merely represent claims on real assets. Nevertheless, financial assets and the markets in which they are traded play several crucial roles in developed economies. Financial assets allow us to make the most of the economy’s real assets. Consumption Timing Some individuals in an economy are earning more than they currently wish to spend.
Others—for example, retirees—spend more than they currently earn. How can you shift your purchasing power from high-earnings periods to low-earnings periods of life? One way is to “store” your wealth in financial assets. In high-earnings periods, you can invest your savings in financial assets such as stocks and bonds. In low-earnings periods, you can sell these assets to provide funds for your consumption needs. By so doing, you can shift your consumption over the course of your lifetime, thereby allocating your consumption to periods that provide the greatest satisfaction.
Thus financial markets allow individuals to separate decisions concerning current consumption from constraints that otherwise would be imposed by current earnings. Allocation of Risk Virtually all real assets involve some risk. When GM builds its auto plants, for example, its management cannot know for sure what cash flows those plants will generate. Financial markets and the diverse financial instruments traded in those markets allow investors with the greatest taste for risk to bear that risk, while other less-risk-tolerant individuals can, to Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1.
The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 17 6 PART I Introduction a greater extent, stay on the sidelines. For example, if GM raises the funds to build its auto plant by selling both stocks and bonds to the public, the more optimistic, or risk-tolerant, investors buy shares of stock in GM. The more conservative individuals can buy GM bonds, which promise to provide a fixed payment. The stockholders bear most of the business risk along with potentially higher rewards. Thus capital markets allow the risk that is inherent to all investments to be borne by the investors most willing to bear that risk.
This allocation of risk also benefits the firms that need to raise capital to finance their investments. When investors can self-select into security types with risk–return characteristics that best suit their preferences, each security can be sold for the best possible price. This facilitates the process of building the economy’s stock of real assets. Separation of Ownership and Management Many businesses are owned and managed by the same individual. This simple organization, well-suited to small businesses, in fact was the most common form of business organization before the Industrial Revolution.
Today, however, with global markets and large-scale production, the size and capital requirements of firms have skyrocketed. For example, General Electric has property, plant, and equipment worth about $35 billion. Corporations of such size simply could not exist as owner-operated firms. General Electric actually has about one-half million stockholders, whose ownership stake in the firm is proportional to their holdings of shares. Such a large group of individuals obviously cannot actively participate in the day-to-day management of the firm.
Instead, they elect a board of directors, which in turn hires and supervises the management of the firm. This structure means that the owners and managers of the firm are different. This gives the firm a stability that the owner-managed firm cannot achieve. For example, if some stockholders decide they no longer wish to hold shares in the firm, they can sell their shares to other investors, with no impact on the management of the firm. Thus financial assets and the ability to buy and sell those assets in financial markets allow for easy separation of ownership and management.
How can all of the disparate owners of the firm, ranging from large pension funds holding thousands of shares to small investors who may hold only a single share, agree on the objectives of the firm? Again, the financial markets provide some guidance. All may agree that the firm’s management should pursue strategies that enhance the value of their shares. Such policies will make all shareholders wealthier and allow them all to better pursue their personal goals, whatever those goals might be. Do managers really attempt to maximize firm value?
It is easy to see how they might be tempted to engage in activities not in the best interest of the shareholders. For example, they might engage in empire building, or avoid risky projects to protect their own jobs, or overconsume luxuries such as corporate jets, reasoning that the cost of such perquisites is largely borne by the shareholders. These potential conflicts of interest are called agency problems because managers, who are hired as agents of the shareholders, may pursue their own interests instead. Several mechanisms have evolved to mitigate potential agency problems.
First, compensation plans tie the income of managers to the success of the firm. A major part of the total compensation of top executives is typically in the form of stock options, which means that the managers will not do well unless the shareholders also do well. Table 1. 4 lists the top-earning CEOs in 1999. Notice the importance of stock options in the total compensation package. Second, while boards of directors are sometimes portrayed as defenders of top management, they can, and in recent years increasingly do, force out management teams that are underperforming.
Third, outsiders such as security analysts and large institutional 18 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 CHAPTER 1 The Investment Environment 7 Table 1. 4 Highest-Earning CEOs in 1999 Individual L. Dennis Kozlowski David Pottruck John Chambers Steven Case Louis Gerstner John Welch Sanford Weill Reuben Mark Company Tyco International Charles Schwab Cisco Systems America Online IBM General Electric Citigroup Colgate-Palmolive Total Earnings (in millions) $170. 0 127. 121. 7 117. 1 102. 2 93. 1 89. 8 85. 3 Option Component* (in millions) $139. 7 118. 9 120. 8 115. 5 87. 7 48. 5 75. 7 75. 6 *Option component is measured by gains from exercise of options during the year. Source: The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2000, p. R1. investors such as pension funds monitor firms closely and make the life of poor performers at the least uncomfortable. Finally, bad performers are subject to the threat of takeover. If the board of directors is lax in monitoring management, unhappy shareholders in principle can elect a different board.
They do this by launching a proxy contest in which they seek to obtain enough proxies (i. e. , rights to vote the shares of other shareholders) to take control of the firm and vote in another board. However, this threat is usually minimal. Shareholders who attempt such a fight have to use their own funds, while management can defend itself using corporate coffers. Most proxy fights fail. The real takeover threat is from other firms. If one firm observes another underperforming, it can acquire the underperforming business and replace management with its own team.
The stock price should rise to reflect the prospects of improved performance, which provides incentive for firms to engage in such takeover activity. 1. 3 CLIENTS OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM We start our analysis with a broad view of the major clients that place demands on the financial system. By considering the needs of these clients, we can gain considerable insight into why organizations and institutions have evolved as they have. We can classify the clientele of the investment environment into three groups: the household sector, the corporate sector, and the government sector.
This trichotomy is not perfect; it excludes some organizations such as not-for-profit agencies and has difficulty with some hybrids such as unincorporated or family-run businesses. Nevertheless, from the standpoint of capital markets, the three-group classification is useful. The Household Sector Households constantly make economic decisions concerning such activities as work, job training, retirement planning, and savings versus consumption. We will take most of these decisions as being already made and focus on financial decisions specifically.
Essentially, we concern ourselves only with what financial assets households desire to hold. Even this limited focus, however, leaves a broad range of issues to consider. Most households are potentially interested in a wide array of assets, and the assets that are attractive can vary considerably depending on the household’s economic situation. Even a limited consideration of taxes and risk preferences can lead to widely varying asset demands, and this demand for variety is, as we shall see, a driving force behind financial innovation. Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1.
The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 19 8 PART I Introduction Taxes lead to varying asset demands because people in different tax brackets “transform” before-tax income to after-tax income at different rates. For example, high-taxbracket investors naturally will seek tax-free securities, compared with low-tax-bracket investors who want primarily higher-yielding taxable securities. A desire to minimize taxes also leads to demand for securities that are exempt from state and local taxes. This, in turn, causes demand for portfolios that specialize in tax-exempt bonds of one particular state.
In other words, differential tax status creates “tax clienteles” that in turn give rise to demand for a range of assets with a variety of tax implications. The demand of investors encourages entrepreneurs to offer such portfolios (for a fee, of course! ). Risk considerations also create demand for a diverse set of investment alternatives. At an obvious level, differences in risk tolerance create demand for assets with a variety of risk–return combinations. Individuals also have particular hedging requirements that contribute to diverse investment demands.
Consider, for example, a resident of New York City who plans to sell her house and retire to Miami, Florida, in 15 years. Such a plan seems feasible if real estate prices in the two cities do not diverge before her retirement. How can one hedge Miami real estate prices now, short of purchasing a home there immediately rather than at retirement? One way to hedge the risk is to purchase securities that will increase in value if Florida real estate becomes more expensive. This creates a hedging demand for an asset with a particular risk characteristic.
Such demands lead profit-seeking financial corporations to supply the desired goods: observe Florida real estate investment trusts (REITs) that allow individuals to invest in securities whose performance is tied to Florida real estate prices. If Florida real estate becomes more expensive, the REIT will increase in value. The individual’s loss as a potential purchaser of Florida real estate is offset by her gain as an investor in that real estate. This is only one example of how a myriad of risk-specific assets are demanded and created by agents in the financial environment.
Risk motives also lead to demand for ways that investors can easily diversify their portfolios and even out their risk exposure. We will see that these diversification motives inevitably give rise to mutual funds that offer small individual investors the ability to invest in a wide range of stocks, bonds, precious metals, and virtually all other financial instruments. The Business Sector Whereas household financial decisions are concerned with how to invest money, businesses typically need to raise money to finance their investments in real assets: plant, equipment, technological know-how, and so forth.
Table 1. 5 presents balance sheets of U. S. corporations as a whole. The heavy concentration on tangible assets is obvious. Broadly speaking, there are two ways for businesses to raise money—they can borrow it, either from banks or directly from households by issuing bonds, or they can “take in new partners” by issuing stocks, which are ownership shares in the firm. Businesses issuing securities to the public have several objectives. First, they want to get the best price possible for their securities. Second, they want to market the issues to the public at the lowest possible cost. This has two implications.
First, businesses might want to farm out the marketing of their securities to firms that specialize in such security issuance, because it is unlikely that any single firm is in the market often enough to justify a full-time security issuance division. Issue of securities requires immense effort. The security issue must be brought to the attention of the public. Buyers then must subscribe to the issue, and records of subscriptions and deposits must be kept. The allocation of the security to each buyer must be determined, and subscribers finally must exchange money for securities. These activities clearly call for specialists.
The complexities of security issuance 20 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 CHAPTER 1 The Investment Environment 9 Table 1. 5 Balance Sheet of Nonfinancial U. S. Business* Assets Tangible assets Equipment and structures Real Estate Inventories Total tangibles $ Billion % Total Liabilities and Net Worth Liabilities Bonds and mortgages Bank loans Other loans Trade debt Other Total liabilities Financial assets Deposits and cash Marketable securities Consumer credit Trade credit Other Total financial assets TOTAL $ 365 413 73 1,525 4,650 7,026 $15,783 2. % 2. 6 0. 5 9. 7 29. 5 44. 5 100. 0% Net worth 7,864 $15,783 49. 8 100. 0% $ Billion % Total $ 2,997 4,491 1,269 $ 8,757 19. 0% 28. 5 8. 0 55. 5% $ 2,686 873 653 1,081 2,626 $ 7,919 17. 0% 5. 5 4. 1 6. 8 16. 6 50. 2% *Column sums may differ from total because of rounding error. Source: Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 2000. have been the catalyst for creation of an investment banking industry to cater to business demands.
We will return to this industry shortly. The second implication of the desire for low-cost security issuance is that most businesses will prefer to issue fairly simple securities that require the least extensive incremental analysis and, correspondingly, are the least expensive to arrange. Such a demand for simplicity or uniformity by business-sector security issuers is likely to be at odds with the household sector’s demand for a wide variety of risk-specific securities. This ismatch of objectives gives rise to an industry of middlemen who act as intermediaries between the two sectors, specializing in transforming simple securities into complex issues that suit particular market niches. The Government Sector Like businesses, governments often need to finance their expenditures by borrowing. Unlike businesses, governments cannot sell equity shares; they are restricted to borrowing to raise funds when tax revenues are not sufficient to cover expenditures.
They also can print money, of course, but this source of funds is limited by its inflationary implications, and so most governments usually try to avoid excessive use of the printing press. Governments have a special advantage in borrowing money because their taxing power makes them very creditworthy and, therefore, able to borrow at the lowest rates. The financial component of the federal government’s balance sheet is presented in Table 1. 6. Notice that the major liabilities are government securities, such as Treasury bonds or Treasury bills. A second, special role of the government is in regulating the financial environment.
Some government regulations are relatively innocuous. For example, the Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for disclosure laws that are designed to enforce truthfulness in various financial transactions. Other regulations have been much more controversial. Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 21 10 PART I Introduction Table 1. 6 Financial Assets and Liabilities of the U. S. Government Assets Deposits, currency, gold Mortgages Loans Other TOTAL $ Billion $ 98. 0 76. 8 182. 185. 0 $542. 7 % Total 18. 1% 14. 2 33. 7 34. 1 100. 0% Liabilities Currency Government securities Insurance and pension reserves Other TOTAL $ Billion $ 25. 0 3,653. 6 708. 2 76. 8 $4,463. 6 % Total 0. 6% 81. 9 15. 9 1. 7 100. 0% Source: Flow of Funds Accounts: Flows and Outstandings, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 2000. One example is Regulation Q, which for decades put a ceiling on the interest rates that banks were allowed to pay to depositors, until it was repealed by the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980.
These ceilings were supposedly a response to widespread bank failures during the Great Depression. By curbing interest rates, the government hoped to limit further failures. The idea was that if banks could not pay high interest rates to compete for depositors, their profits and safety margins presumably would improve. The result was predictable: Instead of competing through interest rates, banks competed by offering “free” gifts for initiating deposits and by opening more numerous and convenient branch locations. Another result also was predictable: Bank competitors stepped in to fill the void created by Regulation Q.
The great success of money market funds in the 1970s came in large part from depositors leaving banks that were prohibited from paying competitive rates. Indeed, much financial innovation may be viewed as responses to government tax and regulatory rules. 1. 4 THE ENVIRONMENT RESPONDS TO CLIENTELE DEMANDS When enough clients demand and are willing to pay for a service, it is likely in a capitalistic economy that a profit-seeking supplier will find a way to provide and charge for that service. This is the mechanism that leads to the diversity of financial markets.
Let us consider the market responses to the disparate demands of the three sectors. Financial Intermediation Recall that the financial problem facing households is how best to invest their funds. The relative smallness of most households makes direct investment intrinsically difficult. A small investor obviously cannot advertise in the local newspaper his or her willingness to lend money to businesses that need to finance investments. Instead, financial intermediaries such as banks, investment companies, insurance companies, or credit unions naturally evolve to bring the two sectors together.
Financial intermediaries sell their own liabilities to raise funds that are used to purchase liabilities of other corporations. For example, a bank raises funds by borrowing (taking in deposits) and lending that money to (purchasing the loans of) other borrowers. The spread between the rates paid to depositors and the rates charged to borrowers is the source of the bank’s profit. In this way, lenders and borrowers do not need to contact each other directly. Instead, each goes to the bank, which acts as an intermediary between the two.
The problem of matching lenders with borrowers is solved when each comes independently to the common intermediary. The 22 Bodie? Kane? Marcus: Investments, Fifth Edition I. Introduction 1. The Investment Environment © The McGraw? Hill Companies, 2001 CHAPTER 1 The Investment Environment 11 Table 1. 7 Balance Sheet of Financial Institutions* Assets Tangible assets Equipment and structures Land Total tangibles $ Billion % of Total Liabilities and Net Worth Liabilities Deposits Mutual fund shares Life insurance reserves Pension reserves Money market securities Bonds and mortgages Other Total liabilities $ Billion % of Total $ 528 99 628 3. 1% 0. 6 3. 6% Financial assets Deposits and cash Government securities Corporate bonds Mortgages Consumer credit Other loans Corporate equity Other Total financial assets TOTAL $ 3,462 1,564 478 4,651 1,150 1,589 3,078 $15,971 20. 1% 9. 1 2. 8 27. 0 6. 7 9. 2 17. 8 92. 6% $ 364 3,548 1,924 2,311 894 1,803 3,310 2,471 16,625 2. 1% 20. 6 11. 2 13. 4 5. 2 10. 4 19. 2 14. 3 96. 4 100. 0% Net worth TOTAL 1,281 $17,252 7. 4 100. 0% $17,252 *Column sums may differ from total because of rounding error. Source: Balance Sheets for the U. S.
Economy, 1945–94, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 1995. convenience and cost savings the bank offers the borrowers and lenders allow it to profit from the spread between the rates on its loans and the rates on its deposits. In other words, the problem of coordination creates a market niche for the bank as intermediary. Profit opportunities alone dictate that banks will emerge in a trading economy. Financial intermediaries are distinguished from other businesses in that both their assets and their liabilities are overwhelmingly financial. Table 1. shows that the balance sheets of financial institutions include very small amounts of tangible assets. Compare Table 1. 7 with Table 1. 5, the balance sheet of the nonfinancial corporate sector. The contrast arises precisely because intermediaries are middlemen, simply moving funds from one sector to another. In fact, from a bird’s-eye view, this is the primary social function of such intermediaries, to channel household savings to the business sector. Other examples of financial i