Weekly News Quiz

Weekly News Quiz

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Big congrats to Cristian from the UK for winning last week’s News Quiz and taking home a cool $100. (That’s like £75,000 nowadays, right? 😛)

Get your answers to this week’s quiz in by Sunday to enter the draw for this week’s $100 prize. Good luck!

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Here are the answers to last week’s questions:

Q1: Which luxury car brand raised money selling bonds this week?A: Aston Martin

Q2: What coupon (interest rate) will the carmaker pay on the bonds?A: 12%

Q3: What does it mean when a company "calls" a bond? (If you're not sure, you can find the answer in session three of our Pack on Corporate Bonds)A: It repays the bond early

Q4: English soccer club Manchester United released quarterly results on Tuesday. But which soccer stock has risen the most since 2013?A: Juventus

Q5: Facebook agreed to buy brain-interface startup CTRL-Labs this week. In what year did it make its last big foray into the hardware space – by purchasing Oculus, a maker of virtual-reality headsets?A: 2014

Q6: On Monday, a survey of German economic activity showed manufacturing output shrinking for the first time since 2013. Is this kind of survey considered "hard" or "soft" economic data? A: Soft

Q7: Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel company, collapsed this week. But how old was it?A: 178 years

Q8: In crypto land, what's so special about Bakkt's new bitcoin futures contracts? A: They’re physically settled

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