In this assignment, you will apply information learned about the financial sector and monetary policy to strategies their chosen company (APPLE, INC.) can use to increase revenue and profitability. What will happen to the company if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates? How will profitability be impacted by inflation or deflation? Considering these issues and the possible repercussions of changes in monetary policy are important in making sure that the company is able to weather any storm.
Using the research you completed last week on the following questions for the company you have chosen for analysis in this class.
The current U-3 and U-6 unemployment rates
The current level of inflation/deflation according to the CPI and the PPI
The current level of GDP over the last four quarters
The five year trends in all of the above data
What, if any, monetary policy has been or will be implemented?
Using your research, forecast what impact this information will have on your company and what strategies they should employ to maximize revenue and profit.
Based on your research of the first four questions above, consider the current climate on monetary policy, and write a memo to an executive the company you’ve been researching. Using your research forecast the impact monetary policy will have on your company. Look at the data and identify any monetary policy that will likely be implemented and explain what impact that will have on the business you chose. Then identify what strategies you feel they should put to use in order to improve performance and maximize profit.
Your memo should be 2 ½ to 3 pages typed (font size 12, double spaced, APA standard margins), adhering to proper grammar, writing structure topic organization, clarity of thought, and use of supplemental content. Here is a link to the format for a standard memo. You must adhere to APA citation guidelines.