1. Analyze and discuss the Yield Curve and its usefulness in predicting recessions. Did the Yield Curve from 2004 through 2007 predict the Great Recession of 2008 – 2010? Based on the current Yield Curve, detail your prediction for the U.S. economy for the next two years. Additionally, consider charting your results, choose different types of combinations of charts than your classmates pick, and describe what kind of information your presentation would demonstrate to an audience.
2. Articulate the risk factors associated with bonds and bond portfolios. Additionally, explain why might circular references be a problem for a financial model in regard to debt repayment and how might they be resolved.
*Use quality academic and/or financial industry references with in-text citations
*Min of 3 references each
*Let me know if you have any questions
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