Assessment 2
Assessment Type: Assignment – 2,000 words essay response and one analytical response – individual assessment.
Purpose: Understanding of global financial market and crisis. Identify and analyse the sub-prime mortgage crisis and other possible causes of the global financial crisis. Understanding of the yield curves and the importance of inverted yield curve as an indicator of global financial crisis. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a, b and c.
Value: 30% Due Date: Week 10 – 8.00pm Wednesday of Week 10
Submission requirements details: Students are required to submit both hard and soft copies of the assignment. The hard copy should be submitted to their tutor during Week 10 and a soft copy of the Assignment should be run through Turnitin. The matching percentage through Turnitin should not exceed 25%.
Topic: Explain and discuss the possible causes of the 2007-09 global financial crisis. Discuss whether you think the GFC could be repeated. Explain the scale and impact of the GFC in the major global economies and in your own country. Discuss some of the actual or proposed reforms which have eventuated.
Recently, the shape of the yield curve in the United State inverted. Explain the yield curves and graphically depict the importance of an inverted yield curve as an indicator of a global financial crisis.
Task Details: Students are to analyse the given information, doing relevant research regarding the global financial crisis and the inverted yield curve and create relevant, supported conclusions and make justified recommendations to given issues and problems. Responses are to be formatted into a professional essay, as wold be expected of someone working in a modern accountant’s or financial advisor office.
Presentation: 2000 words typed in word .doc essay format; title page, introduction, suitable headings and subheadings, conclusions and recommendations, reference list (Harvard – Angelia style), attachments, e.g. spreadsheets.
Research Requirements: Students need to support their analysis with reference from the text and a minimum of (6) suitable and reliable, current and academically acceptable sources – check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources. Students seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are seeking.
Marking Guide:
Analysis 30%
Research – extent and application 30%
Recommendations/conclusions 30%
Presentation 10%
Total 100%
Total out of 100% will be scaled to a mark out of 30
A more detailed marking guide is provided in the Marking Guide on the following page.

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