investment planning assignment

Describe the role of market makers and why is it important?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of margin?  Why would someone short a stock?
Define compounding?  What is it a building block for investments?
Discuss your results with colleagues in this forum.
The main answer is to demonstrate higher order thinking by moving from defining concepts in the beginning of the week into application of the technique for novel situations at the end of the week. You must demonstrate learning advancement  or depth of knowledge as the week progresses so all steps and numbers must be explained.