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Joseph asks…

math help PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS?

Hello can anyone help me set this powerpoint up email me at mpitts1947@yahoo.com

Phil and Beth are married and both executives at Dyno Trend Electronics, a large multinational electronics company. The couple holds substantial Dyno Trend company stock and the majority of their retirement funds depend on company stock performance.

Phil is a director within the research division, and Beth is a vice president in charge of all East Coast sales. One Thursday, Phil advises Beth that the company lost a large government contract for new electronic components. The contract was worth over US$1 billion in sales and the loss could signal large layoffs. Government officials have not publicly announced their contract decision; however, they have advised, privately and confidentially, several nonwinning bidders, including executives at Dyno Trend.

Phil and Beth decide to immediately sell the majority of their company stock to protect their retirement savings. The market on that Thursday was favorable toward Dyno Trend Electronics stock as earlier reports indicated that Dyno Trend Electronics was a finalist for the contract; however, as stated, a final decision was not public yet. Phil and Beth sell their stock to unsuspecting investors through their personal broker.
Prepare and submit an 8-10 slide presentation that will address your thoughts and ideas. The task focus:

The goal of the training session is to accomplish the following:

1. Identify the crime.
2. Explain what federal agency would prosecute the crime.
3. What punishment(s) could be enforced?
4. Provide other real-life examples of people who have committed this crime.

Justin answers:

Just google “illegal insider trading”.

Paul asks…

trying to do a SWOT analysis on apple. the apple website are unbelievable any helpful, any suggestions?

strengths ;
Apple is a very successful company, well established etc.
No cash or financial problems.
Brand awareness (which is all-important to Apple)
Loyalty from customers/Brand loyalty – gains new customers aswell as retaining them. Many customers return for more Apple products, especially with new up-to-date products with better technology.
Focus on design – Design unique to capture customers eye
Simple and easy to use products.
Knows how to diversify, from Mp3 players to computers to phones. and also link them together, such as to update an iPod, iTunes is required.
Its stock price is the highest in the personal computer industry.
Apple has linked it’s products together, such as the iPhone uses iTunes (and will therefore need a computer) whilst it is also a phone and allows users to surf the web etc. iTunes is also part of the music
Can benefit from economies of scale, well established links with suppliers and retailers.
Recently introduced the iPhone, new product, new market, well diversified.

Apple is a very successful company, well established etc.
No cash or financial problems.
Brand awareness (which is all-important to Apple)
Loyalty from customers/Brand loyalty – gains new customers aswell as retaining them. Many customers return for more Apple products, especially with new up-to-date products with better technology.
Focus on design – Design unique to capture customers eye
Simple and easy to use products.
Knows how to diversify, from Mp3 players to computers to phones. and also link them together, such as to update an iPod, iTunes is required.
Its stock price is the highest in the personal computer industry.
Apple has linked it’s products together, such as the iPhone uses iTunes (and will therefore need a computer) whilst it is also a phone and allows users to surf the web etc. iTunes is also part of the music
Can benefit from economies of scale, well established links with suppliers and retailers.
Recently introduced the iPhone, new product, new market, well diversified.

weaknesses;
Apple may find it hard to suit their prices to their target market; due to their products being highly priced but aimed at younger consumers, therefore it may be seen that products such as the iPod are purchased more around Christmas etc.
Recently Apple have changed their chip supplier, this may effect their stakeholders who are concerned about their products working most effectively/efficiently.

oppurtunities;
Apple have now developed one largely popular mobile phone, they may be able to break into the mobile phone market even further.
With Apple trying to break into different markets, such as with new Netbooks, new people are attracted to Apple, away from competitors such as Microsoft and Acer.

threats;
Strong competition from other companies in different markets.

strengths is pretty much complete.
presentation is for friday.

pretty stuck atm
any helpful suggestions specific to apple preferably.
since other websites appear to be specific to one product such as “the iphone – strengths new technology” etc.

Justin answers:

Then again, you could try to get it for free from your local public library:

Strengths
Strong brand image
Robust financial performance
Focus on research and development

Weaknesses
Product recalls
Patent infringement

Opportunities
Smartphones
New retail stores

Threats
Intense competition
Uncertain global economic conditions
Declining PC sales
Dependence on specific suppliers

FULL DESCRIPTION OF SWOT:

Strengths
Strong brand image
The Apple brand is well recognized amongst most consumers. Apple also enjoys a high level of
brand awareness and brand recognition for its products in all its markets. The company’s brand
value, as per the Interbrand rankings, has improved from 39 in 2006, 35 in 2007 to 24 in 2008. The
brand value of the company improved to $13,724 million in 2008 from $11,037 million in 2007.
Apple leverages its brand image to differentiate its product offering and drive sales. The company’s
strong brand enables it to command a premium pricing for its products such as iMac, iPod and
iPhone, giving it an edge over regional as well

Michael asks…

Accounting Help Please!!!?

1.Under the equity method of accounting for long-term investments in common stock, when a dividend is received from the investee company,
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the Dividend Revenue account is credited.

the Stock Investments account is increased.

the Stock Investments account is decreased.

no entry is necessary.

2.Which one of the following would not be classified as a short-term investment?
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Marketable stock securities

Equity method investments

Marketable debt securities

Short-term paper

3.Which of the following is a major difference when accounting for long-term debt investments versus short-term debt investments?
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When selling long-term investments, no gain or loss is recognized.

At the end of the year, any unrealized gain or loss on long-term debt investments must be recognized in the stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet.

Interest revenue is not recognized for long-term investments.

For short-term investments, bond premium or discount is not amortized to interest revenue.

4.The balance sheet presentation of an unrealized loss on an available-for-sale security is similar to the statement presentation of
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treasury stock.

discount on bonds payable.

allowance for doubtful accounts.

prepaid expenses.

5.Short-term investments are securities held by a company that are
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readily marketable.

intended to be converted into cash within the next year.

readily marketable and intended to be converted into cash within the next year or operating cycle, whichever is longer.

readily marketable and intended to be held until maturity.

6.Reporting investments at fair value is
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applicable to stock securities only.

applicable to debt securities only.

applicable to both debt and stock securities.

a conservative approach because only losses are recognized.

7.A typical investment to house excess cash until needed is
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stocks of companies in a related industry.

debt securities.

low-risk, highly liquid securities.

stock securities.

8.In accounting for stock investments between 20% and 50%, the _______ method is used.
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consolidated statements

controlling interest

cost

equity

9.Which of the following is not a true statement regarding short-term debt investments?
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The securities usually pay interest.

Investments are frequently government or corporate bonds.

This type of investment must be currently traded in the securities market.

Any bond premium or discount is amortized to interest revenue.

10.If the cost method is used to account for a long-term investment in common stock, dividends received should be
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credited to the Stock Investments account.

credited to the Dividend Revenue account.

debited to the Stock Investments account.

recorded only when 20% or more of the stock is owned.

Justin answers:

How about you do your own homework you lazy slob.

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