Corporate Bonds

Based on the information presented in the video, attached a word document or post brief responses to the following requirements:

Explain why companies issue corporate bonds –  (1 pt)

Explain where the accountant would find the terms and conditions of a company’s bond issue. – (2 pts)

Explain the interest an investor would have in buying equity (common stock) in a company vs the interest a bondholder would have in buying a company’s bond. – (2 pts)

List and explain the (3) types of bond issues. (5 pts)

List 2 commonly known bond credit rating agencies. (2 pts)

What instrument acts as the bond agreement? (2 pts)

Bond issues are typically issued in what denomination? How about “Baby Bonds”? (2 pts)

Explain what is meant by the Face Value of a bond?  Face Value is also referred to as ? by lenders? (2 pts)

Interest payments are typically paid how frequently to bondholders? (2 pts)

What 3 sources are available for accountants to use to get a bond issue’s interest payment schedule? (5 pts)

 

Discussion

After viewing the videos, please answer the following questions:

Please view Todd’s video clip #1; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh6ILx9bjw

and Todd’s video clip #2; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exX-1cI78_s

Answer these questions:

  1. What are the key characteristics of reality therapy that distinguish it from other therapy approaches?
  2. What is the role of the client/therapist relationship from the reality therapist’s point of view?
  3. What possible advantage do you see in focusing on Todd’s behavior rather than his feelings or his thoughts?
  4. What are some reality therapy techniques used with Todd in his therapy session?
  5. What goals would you have in mind for Todd?
  6. How important is making a plan and developing a commitment to carrying it out to bringing about changes the client wants? Explain.

Please include in your answer some of the following “reality therapy” terminology: punishment, choice theory, reasonable consequences, total behavior, involvement, personal responsibility, autonomy, present behavior, self-evaluation, past successes, basic human needs, value judgments, action plan, “paining” behavior, commitment, perceived world, “no excuses.”

Please be sure to ask questions and comment on your peers’ responses, and respond to their questions and comments regarding your own response.

 

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