Assess the structural characteristics of the American financial system. 2. Evaluate the functions of financial markets, such as the money market, bond market, stock market, and mortgage market, within the financial system. 3. Compare the functions of types of financial institutions to evaluate their role in the financial system. 4. Examine the role of central banks in the financial system to promote economic growth and stability. 5. Contrast the international financial system with that in the United States 6. Evaluate the impact of risk and regulations in the functions of financial institutions and markets.