Macroeconomic Items: The CEO of the company is convinced that financial analysis should hinge only on what is happening internally within the company. Convince him otherwise based on the following:
- Analyze the implications of interest rate changes on any of the calculations you performed. Be sure to substantiate your claims.
- How might an issue (negative or positive) within the overall stock market impact the company’s stock valuation numbers, other financial variables, or its overall portfolio management? Be sure your response is supported by evidence.
- Analyze the impact of any external factor (i.e., external to the company) discussed throughout the course on the company’s financial position. Be sure to justify your reasoning.