Assignment 1 Massimiliano Eandi

Part 1: Locate a High-Quality Library Article

You will need to locate one or more scholarly articles from the Purdue Global Library that explain how financial markets operate and are essential for a healthy economy and economic growth. The article(s) should provide you with information to answer Part 2 of your assignment. You will write about the process you went through to locate your article(s), thoroughly covering the topics below.

You must follow the following criteria for your research:

  • Explain how your search terms were refined.
  • Identify your choice of databases (for example: EBSCO or ProQuest ABI/Inform).
  • Identify the range of dates used.
  • Identify the experts.
  • Identify how you sorted the relevant topics.

Locating scholarly articles:

Scholarly articles must be current and of high quality. These include peer-reviewed academic articles, articles published in journals, and other library resources found in the Purdue Global Library.

How to access the ABI/Inform database, selecting peer-reviewed journal articles:

  1. Locate the Library link from Academic Tools.
  2. Scroll midway down the page and locate “ProQuest ABI/Inform Collection.”
  3. Make sure “Full text” and “Peer Reviewed” are checked.
  4. Enter your keyword(s) in the search area and select the search button.
  5. Under Source Type, select Scholarly Journals.

In Course Resources under Course Documents, you will find an interactive tutorial on “How to Access the ABI/Inform Database” to learn more on how to access and search using the database along with additional resources.

Part 2: Research Financial Markets

Write a summary of the article(s), answering the following questions:

  1. Why are financial markets essential for a healthy economy and economic growth?
  2. What are financial institutions?
  3. Describe each and give an example of who may use them:
    1. Investment banks
    2. Commercial banks
    3. Financial services corporations
    4. Pension funds
    5. Mutual funds

Note: You may use your textbook as an additional resource; however, the majority of your content must come from your article(s).

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