Gross Domestic Product Activity

Use the Week 3 GDP Activity Template [DOC] to complete your activity before uploading it to the submission area.

You may use Google or the Strayer library page, Statistics, Surveys and Government Resources, to research the GDP as you complete the following:

  1. Define GDP in your own words.
  2. Report the current GDP in trillions of dollars.
  3. Report the current federal debt in trillions of dollars.
  4. Report the outlays for the bottom line of the current (last) budget approved by Congress (surplus or shortage).
  5. Report the revenues for the bottom line of the current (last) budget approved by Congress (surplus or shortage).
  6. Report the deficit for the bottom line of the current (last) budget approved by Congress (surplus or shortage).
  7. Report the debt held by the public for the bottom line of the current (last) budget approved by Congress (surplus or shortage).
  8. Discuss the conclusions drawn from the numbers collected and provide insight about the impact of the numbers on the American economy in a response that is at least five sentences in length.

Assignment 2


Stock Journal Assignment

This is the first of three stock journal assignments you will complete during this course. Save your assignment templates from this assignment and update them for the assignments in Weeks 8 and 10.

For this assignment, use the two provided templates:

  1. In one template, enter your chosen companies, the share prices, and the number of shares you will be purchasing, given your budget of $25,000.
  2. In the other template, write your rationale/summary.

Download both templates. Then, complete, save, and upload both templates at the same time to Blackboard when submitting your work.

Note: Watch the Excel tutorial videos linked in this week to learn how to use Excel before attempting the assignment. You can use the template provided, or you may create your own template based on the one provided.


Capital markets and the ability to raise funds for corporate uses are essential to the U.S. economic system. For this assignment, imagine you have $25,000 to invest in U.S. companies. You are buying used stock.

You are investing, or buying, the stock because you believe the three companies you choose will make money and pay you a dividend in cash. Each share of stock you buy entitles you to any dividend declared and a vote at the annual stockholders’ meeting.

The stocks you choose also give you the ability to earn your money back by selling the stock. Of course, investing in stocks is risky, and there is the possibility that the stock you buy will be worth less when you want your money back. The company is not obligated to give you any of your money back. You will only get your money back if another investor wants to buy your stock.


Using the above scenario and the resources listed below, complete the following directions for your Week 3 Stock Journal entry:

  1. Use your knowledge and experience to select three publicly traded U.S. companies.
  1. Determine how you will divide $25,000 across the three companies (for example, $10,000 in Company 1, $10,000 in Company 2, and $5,000 in Company 3).
  1. Provide a reason for picking each company.
  1. Identify the number of shares you are buying and the price of the shares you are buying for each company.
  1. Go to the Strayer University Research page to locate and incorporate at least two quality sources into this assignment.
  2. Submit the two following documents at the same time for your journal assignment submission. Note that you will update your template in Weeks 3, 8, and 10. Save the template after you have entered your figures so that your selected stocks growth or decline can be tracked.

Note: This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:


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