1. Discuss time value of money and its importance. Explain the relationship of discounting and compounding. Suppose you were considering depositing your savings in one of three banks, all of which pay 5 percent interest; bank A compounds annually, bank B compounds semiannually, and bank C compounds daily. Which bank would you choose? Why?
2. Discuss investor’s required rate of return, and how the riskiness of an asset is measured and interpreted. Assess how diversifying investments would affect the riskiness and expected rate of return of a portfolio or combination of assets. Discuss unsystematic risk, systematic risk, characteristic line, beta, portfolio beta, and asset allocation.
Instructions: Your initial response should be at least 250-words with at least one scholarly journal reference. Support your main response with at least 1 scholarly journal reference in addition to the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar websites are not credible academic references. Use the Online Library to research credible references. Respond to at least two of your classmates with a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Include in-text citations and references in APA format