Capital Markets

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 14 in the Foundations of Financial Management textbook.

Initial Response:

For this discussion forum,

  • Discuss the evolution of the securities markets, including the impact of the NASDAQ, CME, ECNs, and foreign exchanges.
  • Explain the role of securities markets in the efficient allocation of capital among issuers and investors based on the efficient market hypothesis.
  • Evaluate if the presence of dark pools enhances or reduces capital market efficiency.
  • Finally, find a real-life company that has made raised capital in 2020 and discuss the method used. 

Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words.

Reference book: 

Block, S. B., Hirt, G. A., & Danielsen, B. R. (2022). Foundations of financial management (18th ed.). McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

  • Chapter 14: Capital Markets
  • Chapter 15: Investment Banking
  • The full-text version of this ebook is available through the VitalSource platform. Chapter 14 provides an overview of the international capital markets and will assist you in your Capital Markets discussion forum this week. Chapter 15 provides an overview of the services provided by investment banks and will assist you with your Raising Capital discussion forum this week.

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