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Pension Fund Portfolio Management - 1.0 Objectives of Pension Fund Manager: A pension fund manager cannot set objectives unless he knows the relevant characteristics of his clients or beneficiaries. These characteristics include their appetite of risk, desired level of return, details of their existing income, liquidity requirements, tax positions and future liabilities. Once the firm’s investment manager have established the objectives of the investor or fund, they can set about planning the most suitable investment strategies. A pension fund manager may have the objectives of meeting a specified set of future liabilities at minimum overall cost....   [tags: Portfolio Management]
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The Importance of Having a Portfolio - INTRODUCTION Portfolios serve the purpose of an extensive record of a student’s best work and skills. As the student progresses through life, record keeping and reflection becomes an expectation. A résumé cannot possibly describe the entire list of qualities each individual possesses. As a result, portfolios thrive in high schools and offices alike to demonstrate a person’s capabilities in the greatest detail. Any person with a future-oriented mindset should have a portfolio to create opportunities for a successful life....   [tags: portfolio, resume, extensive record] 627 words
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Structured Portfolio of My Teaching Activities - Structured Portfolio Assignment Prepare a structured portfolio relating to your teaching activities over a minimum of a 3 month period. Introduction This is a portfolio of the teaching activities I undertake as a Teaching Fellow. I will be reflecting on my activities and discussing the principles that I have tried to use to guide my teaching. I am a clinical teaching fellow in Medicine and I am involved with teaching undergraduate medical students. I am also involved with the examination of medical students at different stages of their study....   [tags: Clinical Fellow, Teaching Portfolio]
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A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio - A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio   Judith Fetterly describes the fiction of Fanny Fern as basically conservative due to the seeming resignation to the institution of marriage. She claims that Parton’s work is safe and makes only small challenges to the patriarchal institutions of her day. I do not see this in my reading of "Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio." I hear the voice of a woman who recognizes the problems with patriarchy and who does not flinch from revealing them....   [tags: Fanny Portfolio Essays] 1630 words
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Analysis of Portfolio - Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my abilities to critique my own writing and to make an argument based on evidence and analysis. My revised papers are the evidence, and the analysis I make is how these papers show my growth, improvement, and now capable writing abilities to meet the outcomes of English 131. In the very creation of this portfolio, in addition to the revised essays, I accomplish multiple global objectives for this class. These objectives include writing a complex claim, writing with intertextuality, showing awareness of my audience, and revealing the effect of successful, critical revision and editing techniques....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 1044 words
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Portfolio of Evidence - Portfolio of Evidence Failing my Portfolio of Evidence has given me the opportunity to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses, recognising the mistakes I made. Such as being to descriptive instead of reflecting on what I have learnt in my essays. With this understanding I am able to redress my approaches such reflecting on my learning outcomes and formatting my arguments into a critical analysis. Through my feedback from my tutor it was noted that this was one of the reasons why I failed the model....   [tags: Reflection ]
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The Optimal Market Portfolio (OMP) - ... Terminology Beta – This ratio describes how much market risk is in your portfolio. A Beta of 1.0 means your portfolio has just as much risk as the S&P 500 and its performance will likely reflect that of the market. Sharpe Ratio – This ratio describes how much return a portfolio earns for every unit of risk. It demonstrates how effective a portfolio manager has been in producing risk adjusted returns. A higher sharp ratio means higher risk adjusted returns. Fund Name Investment Category ISHARES MSCI AUSTRALIA ETF Developed Market Equities - Australia ISHARES MSCI EAFE VALUE ETF Developed Market Equities MFS GOVT MARKETS INC TRUST US Debt - Gov’t and Mortgage NUVEEN DIVERSIFIED CURRENCY D...   [tags: service, tax, fee, ratio, beta] 558 words
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Portfolio Overview of Unilever and P&G - ... To summarize, by harmonizing their brand portfolio internationally, Unilever and P&G were aiming to maximize their profit through improved operational efficiency due to a smaller number of brands and SCUs. In addition, they expected that a leaner portfolio of global brands would generate bigger orders from larger retailers. 2. Is it a strategic necessity for Henkel to follow suit – are they in the same situation as their competitors. International consolidation for Henkel, just like their competitors, was to reduce the complexity of the product portfolio, which had experienced continued growth due to product innovations and international expansion....   [tags: Brands, Company, Costs] 860 words
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Portfolio on Zeros of Quadratic Functions - In this portfolio, I have learned how to determine the zeros of a function through various algebraical methods and graphically and solving quadratic equations in the complex number system. With these skills and concepts, I was able to apply them to real-world situations. This portfolio shows the various methods to determine the zeros of a quadratic functions. I had learned the four different methods: solve by factoring, square rooting, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. If an equation is factorable, all four methods can be used to determine the zeros....   [tags: factoring, rooting, sqaure, formula, methods] 765 words
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How To Protect Your Portfolio - ... Are you expecting a correction in a stock’s price. Stock related fears This is perhaps the greatest fear of a retail investor, who often lacks the resources, (incl. finances, time, etc.) to thoroughly research various industry sectors in order to build a well-diversified portfolio. Nevertheless, the fear also exists among institutional investors. In case you fear a particular stock may decline in the short-term, then buying put options in the amount equal to the quantity of underlying stock’s shares held in your portfolio would be a suitable action....   [tags: the beginning of a bear market, stock investment] 835 words
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Predicting Portfolio Investment Returns - Portfolio is grouping of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents. It is a collection of different securities that are combined and considered as a single asset by an investor. Portfolios are held directly by the investors and managed by financial professionals altogether. The risk-return characteristics of the portfolio are different than the characteristics of assets that make up that portfolio especially with regard to risk. This process of mixing together the broad classes to obtain return with minimum risk is called portfolio construction CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL This model is used for prediction that how an investment returns is determined in an efficient capital...   [tags: risk, assets, analysis] 2090 words
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Reflection of Portfolio Project - • How do you feel you performed on the Portfolio Project in leveraging your knowledge and skills gained throughout this course. I feel that I showed more about my knowledge and skills gained when I took to the recommendation of my classmates on my introduction paragraph. During the Peer review, I was able to revise and submit my response. I felt more confident about what I was writing to express my points and why it was important to also refer to the “looking-glass” theory. It was important to me how my peers understood and review the Portfolio Project because my peers that were also going through the same process in trying to succeed in the course with the goal of reaching their career goal...   [tags: employees, skills, research] 554 words
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Portfolio Project Google Innovation - Portfolio Project Google Innovation Google Inc. a search engine created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 a company that has become one of the fast growing companies focused on internet-related service and products. (Google, n.d.) Google is an innovated company that empowers their employees to think freely. A company that has shown many outsiders what innovation can accomplish creating ideas such as google glasses, google+ and android phones. Google’s constant innovation has made google a contender in the innovation arena....   [tags: search engine page, Larry Page, Sergey Brin]
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Portfolio Assessment - Introduction “Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about students’ learning. The central purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set the direction for ongoing teaching and learning” (NSW Department of Education and Training, 2007, p.1). I believe an assessment strategy which best encapsulates this understanding of assessment is the portfolio. Specifically, a process portfolio provides a wealth of information about a student’s progress in literacy and not only allows a teacher to assess the learning that has taken place but also helps them to identify the areas in need of improvement....   [tags: Education]
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Writing Portfolio - A professional writing portfolio is a very useful tool for a writer. It helps the writer prepare well for their entry into the professional world. A portfolio also allows the writer to be more organized with their work. A website, “Rhetoric and Writing”, talks about the importance of having a Professional Writing Portfolio. It discusses how many professionals/superiors will use a portfolio to assess a writer's aptitudes and skills. The site also discusses how portfolios are important for job searchers because they are more personal, and much more insightful, and therefore a better way for employers to evaluate interviewees than a regular resume....   [tags: Personal Reflection]
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Modern Portfolio Theory - Dr. Harry Markowitz was the establisher of Portfolio selection, he won a share of the 1990 Nobel Prize for his research of "Financial Economics". Dr. Harry Markowitz invested the Portfolio selection and released it in 1959, which was the fundamental stage of Modern Portfolio Theory. According to Dr. Harry Markowitz and his Portfolio selection the process of selecting a portfolio can be divided to two levels. The first level begins with the investigation and proof of the future progress of available assets....   [tags: Harry Markowitz, economics, finances]
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What´s Digital Portfolio? - A digital portfolio can show a potential employer a number of things that a paper portfolio or resume cannot portray. Whether it provides an employer a detailed look into a candidate for hire or gives parents and teachers some valuable insight on the student’s college education to be able to discuss and help them in making decisions in their college experience. Also on the education note, teacher portfolios are being used prominently in colleges and universities. E Portfolios are used by professionals and employers to gauge whether a person is eligible for hire....   [tags: employers, achievment, visibility] 520 words
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Portfolio Management Concepts - ... Considering the market conditions which have grown highly risk on account of low interest rates and high volatility, the company in order to diversify away the risk will be using the asset allocation strategy by investing in Stocks, ADR’s and ETF in a rationale proportionate manner. The portfolio consists of 15 stocks, 3 ADR and 1 ETF, the net worth of portfolio at the time of writing was $103892.97 while the total borrowing power is $108931. The portfolio have earned a return of 3.89% on overall basis while on daily basis the return is 1.35%....   [tags: returns, risk, diversification, investor] 672 words
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Risk Based Portfolio Construction Methods - ... Third, “the most diversified portfolio(MDP), given a universe of assets, is the portfolio with weights of assets that maximize the diversification ratio” (Lee, 2011, p.15). Lee argued that although the MDP was introduced to maximize the distance between two volatility measures of the same portfolio, it is not a real diversified portfolio since the diversification is an imaginary state evaluated by diversification ratio. Furthermore, although MDP has an advantage to figure out the diversification benefits, the MDP is only another try to make mean-variance efficiency (Lee, 2011)....   [tags: weights, diversified, investments]
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What are Pension Fund or Pension Portfolio - Question A Pension portfolio is a common asset pool meant to generate stable growth over the long run, pension funds are provide for employees when they reach to an end of their working years and retirement. (Investspodia US, pension fund 2014) Base on the case study, TMP is currently investing only in the U.S security market which is also investing domestically. Due to an increasing demand from its institutional clients for information and assistance related to international investments, the firm has decided to invest on the international market....   [tags: employees, recession, investors] 1803 words
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PACE II Portfolio - PACE II Portfolio Big Idea Technology and Communication Unit Topic “All About Me” Presenting Ourselves with Technology I. A. Overarching Essential Question(s): (1) How can technology be used to communicate. Enduring Understandings: (2) Students will know understand that… 1. Communication can be enhanced using technology and computer applications. 2. Presentation software applications are tools for communication. I. B. Topical Essential Questions: (3) 1. What are the various forms of communication....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1327 words
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Shouter's Baptist Portfolio - ... To me, the mother in the church was terrifying with her vociferous approached to praise and worship that was quite different to what I experienced at the Open Bible Church and the Catholic Church. Do not get me wrong, I respect this religion and more so after this Comparative Religion Class when I learned about the reasons for their way of reverence to God. I was shocked to know that this religion was created in Trinidad and Tobago but was even more appalled when learning about the Shouter’s Prohibition Ordinance again Shouter’s Baptiste that was passed by the colonial government on November 16th, 1917....   [tags: personal narrative] 657 words
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A Portfolio Manager's Analysis of Nike Inc. - ... The analysts projected a long-term revenue growth target at 8-10% and earnings-growth target above 15%. Kimi looked at all the reports from the July 28 meeting but couldn’t find a clear recommendation to make a clear decision. Thus, she decided to make her on discounted cash flow forecast in order to submit a clear decision to her fund. She also conducted a sensitivity analysis that showed that Nike Inc. was undervalued at discount rates below 11.17%. Kimi was running out of time since she had an important meeting to held and needed to calculate Nike Inc....   [tags: finances, capital, stocks] 1031 words
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Portfolio Project: Employee Satsifaction and Morale - Portfolio Project I work for a school district IT department that includes 43 employees. We have three administrators, two of whom directly supervise the 43 employees. I have worked in three different positions for the school district, two of which were in our department. Working in these different positions has given me the opportunity to see our department from a few different perspectives. It is my belief that our department has a problem with employee satisfaction and morale. One indicator that there is a problem with employee satisfaction is that multiple, valued employees have left for other jobs citing low job satisfaction and cultural problems as their primary motivations for leaving...   [tags: hiring, low morale, values]
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Analysis of Great Lakes Airlines’ Portfolio - This portfolio for Great Lakes Airlines will give business details about the airline’s operations and finances. It includes a brief history, financial performance and current economic standing, route structure and airport hub strategies, aircraft scheduling and fleet management, personnel, pricing schemes and fare wars, marketing, codeshares and alliances, and charter, freight, and contract services. History Great Lakes Airlines has been operating for almost 30 years, although the name has not always been the same....   [tags: airlines industry, air transportation, aircrafts]
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Teacher Placement of Year 3s Portfolio - Portfolio This assignment is based on my seven week placement in a year 3 class in East London. Critical Incident 1 During one of my first maths lesson in the school, I was working with the higher ability children. At this point I had not seen the teachers plan for this lesson or the term. The lesson was on subtraction using tricky columns. The school uses the Maths Makes Sense scheme, it was the first time I had seen this scheme being used. The scheme follows strict wording which needs to be used throughout the children’s learning....   [tags: school, math, strategies, words]
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Project Proposal: Personal Portfolio Website - Introduction The purpose of this research document is to showcase the mechanics and reasoning behind the proposed personal portfolio project which will be created by Rob Geis in the upcoming academic year for the final year module. Rob Geis is a current second year student of the Multimedia Technology & Design course at State University. Keen to pursue a career in website development Rob will be undertaking a one year Website Development placement during the academic year at Global Digital Solutions....   [tags: Multimedia Technology & Design]
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Modern Portfolio Theory and Markowitz Efficient Frontier - 2. Literature Review This chapter will explore the theories associated with the Modern Portfolio Theory and Markowitz efficient frontier. The understanding and role of alternative investments and emotional assets in the financial world are also exemplified. The chapter will then conclude by analysing the importance of alternative investments and emotional assets to a portfolio using existing academic literature. 2.1 Introduction In portfolio optimisation, investors should keep in mind that diversification is key to balance risk and return....   [tags: alternative, investment, emotional, assets] 2282 words
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Portfolio Assessment System Used in Daycares and Preschools - In this paper, I will discuss the portfolio assessment system used in many daycares and preschools to track growth in the children in their care. I spoke at length with a teacher from Kids R Great in Smallville and used questions from the practicum assignment to understand the use and meaning of this type of assessment. I first asked the teacher what she feels is the purpose of the portfolio assessment. The teacher agrees with the basic premise of our text, that developmental portfolios are used to collect information pertaining to a certain child to reflect progress and growth from the beginning to end of the school year....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 1011 words
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Risk and Return Analysis for Efficient Portfolio Selection - ... Holding period return (HPR) or holding period yield (HPY) may be used to measure Historical returns 2. PROBLEM STATEMENT Investors desire an effective portfolio to invest on, with preferable high returns and low risk. Potential returns rises with an increase in risk. Low levels of risk (uncertainty) are associated with low potential returns, whereas high levels of risk (uncertainty) are associated with low potential returns. When choosing investments portfolio you must be aware of your risk tolerance....   [tags: efficient allocation, risk, return, investment]
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Portfolio of An Obese Nation - Portfolio of An Obese Nation The following portfolio is collation of information, statistics, references and work of the media in relation to the current situation of an obese nation. The portfolio specifies to the ‘Active England’ programme which is a new initiative from Sport England. The portfolio discusses the impact of lottery funding and the contemporary issue of the decline of the sale of National Lottery funding. To complete the portfolio future recommendations have been suggested regarding the issue of funding....   [tags: Papers] 1381 words
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What is the Right Amount of International Diversification in a Portfolio? - Agenda Given that you have already heard my optimistic outlook for the economy and stock market, I’m going to spend most of my allotted time today looking backwards and talking about lessons learned or, in my case, re-learned. It was suggested that this would be a good form to share the answers to the common questions that I get asked on the road. That sounded like a good idea, but most of the questions relate to core aspects of my presentation and are merely a signal that I put some people to sleep....   [tags: instruction, informative] 1520 words
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Portfolio Analysis and Investment - Portfolio Analysis and Investment This assignment is concerned with your understanding of the key issues relative to portfolio analysis and investment. In completing this assignment you are to limit your scope to the US stock markets only. Use the Cybrary, the Internet, and course resources to write a 2-page essay which you will use with new clients of your financial planning business which addresses the following issues and/or practices: . How individual investors make investment decisions in practice rather than in theory; and ....   [tags: Investment Theory Brokers Essays]
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Choosing a Replacement Renewable Portfolio Standard Program for Ohio - ... In particular, similar states to look at would be those with a heavy industrial and agricultural heritage, strong current focus on technological development, and a budding environmental based economy. Other states’ cause-effect relationships would most definitely still apply, but demographically similar states would have the most validity for comparison. The unit of analysis in this case would be organization level, particularly the utilities and their success in meeting the requirements of the law, relative to the strictness of the law, and success in increasing the new generation of clean energy....   [tags: energy, economy, stakeholders] 1751 words
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Building a Portfolio for Retirement - Building a Portfolio for Retirement “According to a survey conducted by the Savings Education Council last year, 24% of all workers were not confident that they were prepared to retire comfortably.” Upon retirement we would like to maintain a certain level of income and lifestyle such as that established in the prime of our earning career. Through proper planning this goal can be achieved. I am going to establish the need for investments/ savings through the life-cycle model of consumption....   [tags: Economics] 1785 words
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Real Estate Portfolio Valuation: Annotated Bibliography - The Authors studied why valuation estimates are likely to be biased estimates of market values due to clients' influence. The studies were done on the behaviors of clients in the UK, USA, and New Zealand. The authors pointed out that the information found has made a significant contribution to real estate literature, but the purpose of this research was to examine the prevalence of client influence and the impact on valuation in Nigeria. The survey found that nearly 80 percent of estate surveyors and valuers claimed some knowledge of client influence—mostly from private individuals....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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Portfolio Theory and Banks - Portfolio Theory and Banks Over the years competition in the financial industry has been very high. Banks have been competing harder over market shares and profits. These firms have of late been facing a very unique challenge; how to extract high levels of profit while still maintaining their foundations as lending institutions. Lending is not a very profitable business, the risk of default coupled with the competition driving down market prices have made lending a less attractive enterprise....   [tags: Finance Financial Essays] 1142 words
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Airline Portfolio: Delta Air Lines Analysis - Delta Air Lines began in the early 1920’s as a crop dusting operation, known as the Huff Daland crop dusting company, and was based out of Macon, Ga. This was the first agricultural flying company in existence at the time and grew into the world’s largest privately owned fleet of aircraft (18 planes) by the mid 1920’s. At the turn of the decade, co-founder C.E. Woolman lead a movement to purchase Huff Daland and re-branded the company as Delta Air Service, named after the Mississippi River Delta region the company would navigate....   [tags: air transportation, airlines, delta, aircraft]
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Reflection on My Portfolio - Reflection on My Portfolio Literature has fascinated me from an early age. I was always an extremely active child, yet all I needed to settle down was a good book. The worlds created from the page within my mind were wondrous and amazing. However, I never imagined that I would become an English Literature major in college. Like many others before me, I wasn’t sure what you could do with an English major but teach or write, neither of which I planned on doing. A business or management major seemed much more practical....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1095 words
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Portfolio Theory - “The Benefits of diversification are clear. Portfolio theory has played a crucial role in explaining the relationship between risk and return where more than one investment is held. It also enables us to identify optimal and efficient portfolios.” With Reference to this statement, describe, discuss and illustrate the principles of portfolio theory. Your essay should include coverage of the Markowitz Efficient Frontier and the Capital Market Line. Declaration: I confirm that this submission is my own work....   [tags: Business Finance Investment] 2181 words
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Portfolio Management - Portfolio Management Introduction: Portfolio management is a conglomeration of securities as whole, rather than unrelated individual holdings. Portfolio management stresses the selection of securities for inclusion in the portfolio based on that security’s contribution to the portfolio as a whole. This purposes that there some synergy or some interaction among the securities results in the total portfolio effect being something more than the sum of its parts. When the securities are combined in a portfolio, the return on the portfolio will be an average of the returns of the securities in the portfolio....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Portfolio Assessment - Portfolio Assessment Perhaps the most prominent form of alternative assessment in use today is the student portfolio. A portfolio can be described as a “purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas of the curriculum.” Key elements of the portfolio include evidence of students’ choosing the contents of their own portfolio, specific criteria for the selection and assessment of student work, and clear evidence that the student has reflected on his or her work (Chriest & Maher, n.d.)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Stock Portfolio - Stock Portfolio When setting up a stock portfolio there are things one should look into. First off, one should know what is currently happening, not only in the stock market, but in the economy as well. Researching stock indexes such as “The Dow” and the “S&P 500” will give you general stock performance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average only tracks 30 large industrial firms in hopes of getting a sense of where the market is heading. The S&P 500, on the other hand, tracks 500 stocks which may give the investor a better overall picture of where the market is going....   [tags: essays papers] 564 words
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio When I entered the stimulus room my initial reactions were that it had been created in a way that it made you think about what was going on within each section of the room. For example none of the objects were straightforward and simple to figure out. A lot of the items were symbolic and had multiple meanings such as the mirror in the past section could mean a change of appearance or reflecting on the past. The room was divided into three different sections, past, present and future....   [tags: Drama] 705 words
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio How did the first drama exercise develop your ideas. We first tried a simple drama interview with some prejudice. We thought we could develop it by adding more drama strategies. We also thought that we could increase the prejudice of the interviewer and maybe, instead of him saying his own inner thoughts, he could have a conscience/alter-ego to say it for him. This lead on to the thought that we could make his alter-egos control him and his actions. What were your first thoughts....   [tags: Education School Theatre Plays Essays] 1265 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - ... In the transport division, Pick and Pay makes use of low sulphur diesel to reduce emissions and noise pollution. (3) They often monitor their carbon emissions and are currently investigating the possibility of biodiesel. By launching the “Green Range” of products, Pick and Pay has taken a leap in environmental conservation. The products’ packaging is made of 100% recycled materials and the ingredients are organic and natural. (3) In terms of customers, Pick and Pay encourages customer support by launching initiatives such as a competition for eco-friendly designer bags....   [tags: portfolio task] 1474 words
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Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment - Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment I sat pondering in my classroom as I calculated my grades for my first six weeks of teaching. I began wondering as I looked over grades how accurate these grades were to the ability of my students. I began to wonder how the grades showed the growth from where some of my students started at the beginning of the year. Some of my students started below grade level to begin with and had made tremendous gains to function at the level they were functioning at....   [tags: Teaching Education Math Essays]
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Teaching Portfolio Analysis - Teaching Portfolio Analysis In this portfolio, I have documented my first experiences not only teaching social studies, but also teaching an eighth grade inclusion class in an urban middle school. Although these lesson plans might not as good as my lesson plans of the future will be, I feel they reflect a great deal of work and dedication that came through creating my first unit for a classroom. With time limitations, I had to base my unit plan on a chapter in the book that was meant to be an introduction to the studying of world history, including the basics of geography, anthropology, archaeology, and history, for these eighth grade students....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 952 words
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Project Portfolio Analysis - Introduction Riordan Manufacturing roots and core competency stem from Dr. Riordan’s research and development (R&D) focused business model. The focus on R&D has forged a reputation as a partner of any organization with a need for plastic, polymer, and fan component products. Due to the wide variety of applications of these products Riordan has developed long term relationships in several industries including beverage, medical, and manufacturing. The special focus on research allows Riordan to maintain a strategic advantage over competitors due to the scarcity of knowledge related to the creation of materials that support customer requirements....   [tags: Business Strategy]
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Film Trailer Portfolio - Film Trailer Portfolio When the task of creating a film trailer was first put to us, I had several ideas for the movie's context. The first was of a movie in the action genre that dealt with revenge, whilst the other two were in the horror genre. The horror genre appealed to me more, as a low budget film can still have the desired effect by use of different filming techniques, and I wanted to depend more on a psychological aspect. My first idea was to do a film about a poltergeist....   [tags: Papers] 784 words
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Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio - Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio Inspiration, Aims and Techniques I feel the aim of this piece of drama is to entertain the audience whilst at the same time making them think. I want the piece, when finished to leave the audience thinking about parts of it, whilst not understanding it all so they continue to question things about the piece to themselves. Specifically i want them to feel sympathy and a warmth towards our main character Al. This will lead to them enjoy the performance more as they will be relating to him as a person and not just as an actor....   [tags: Drama] 2762 words
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Modern Portfolio Theory, Financial Engineering, and Their Roles in Financial Crises - The article “Modern Portfolio Theory, Financial Engineering, and Their Roles in Financial Crises” discusses modern portfolio theory, and the financial engineering. The author mentions roles that modern portfolio theory and financial engineering played in the financial crises. Also, the author states the issue of why elegant mathematics leads to bad polices. In this assignment, I will summarize most of the points that are discussed in the article. The author begins the article by defining the concept of modern portfolio theory (MPT)....   [tags: financial engineering, Black Monday, crisis] 1027 words
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Career Passports and Career Portfolios - Career Passports and Career Portfolios Portfolios have long been used in some professions to showcase professional work and skill. In education, portfolios have also been used for assessment, including self-assessment (Lankes 1995; Pond et al. 1998). Both career portfolios and career passports reflect this dual focus—students assess themselves in the process of developing a product, and the resulting product showcases and documents their experiences and skills. A distinction is sometimes drawn between a portfolio as developmental and a passport as summative (Bridging the Gap 1993)....   [tags: Career Passports Portfolios Essays]
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Risks Facing Investors in the Article, Can We Keep Our Promises?” by Robert D. Arnott - Can We Keep Our Promises. The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of the article called “Can We Keep Our Promises?” by Robert D. Arnott, and to help better understand the three key risks facing each investor. Robert Arnott describes risk and return as “having two sides of the same coin” meaning risk is inseparable from return. Arnott points out the most important risks that are faced by managers of company pension plans: underperforming other corporate pension funds (their peers), losing money (mostly associated with portfolio standard deviation or volatility), and underperforming the values of pension obligations and therefore losing actuarial ground....   [tags: pension, portfolio, financial]
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Energy Efficient Business: Energy Investments - Most investors find sector-specific investments risky. However, with the surge in oil prices, it is advisable to explore energy investments to balance your self-directed IRA. Renewable energy sector has immense potential to develop. Recent government policies to boost renewable energy provide lucrative investment options in the sector. Energy investments were practically unknown to the investor looking to protect his retirement portfolio, until recently. Even the passive investor is waking up to the volatile consequences of a series of disappointing economic events over the past few years....   [tags: Benefits, Retirement Portfolio] 862 words
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How to Have Your Money Work for You - ... The goal is to allow individuals to decide the best option for them. No Minimum Amounts Individuals need to spend money to make money. However, people who do not have a hoard of cash to invest does not mean they are not able to grow what they have. Many times only a few hundred dollars and the proper investment advice is all hat is needed to start growing an investment. The one thing that is a big misconception is someone being rich in order to become wealthy. This is simply not true. Knowledge is Power Playing the field can be done successfully only when a person has the knowledge about making a good investment....   [tags: investment, portfolio, wealth] 575 words
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Two Forms of Demand for Money - ... The cost of holding money also affects the demand for money. The cost of holding money is the interest a person does not earn because they did not use their money to buy interest bearing bonds. Therefore, interest plays a huge part in the demand for money. An expected rise in interest rates will cause the demand for bonds to rise and this will cause the demand for money to fall (Moffatt). The final determinat of transaction demand for money is the availability of other substitutes. If the avaiablity of other substitues increase, the demand for money will decrease (Cecchetti)....   [tags: transaction and portfolio demand] 711 words
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Global Relationship Between Coca Cola and Green Mountains - ... For Green Mountains it will use the amount invested by Coca-Cola to return the cash to shareholders by share re-purchase system and expand their cold beverage system in the next several years. In this deal Green Mountain is more benefited than the Coca-Cola , but the beverage makers needs to find the ways to sell more carbonated soft drinks to American consumers , the brewing channel which already exists doesn’t change the more enough . Consumers may not be excited about paying, say, $140 for another brewer that makes beverages that are already available in cheap ready-to-drink forms....   [tags: portfolio, soda stream, shareholder] 534 words
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Self-Analysis Essay of a Writer - My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected....   [tags: portfolio, persuasive writing]
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Taking a Look at Welding - ... The completion time for this is four semesters, and there were six completers as well. Schooling isn’t hard to complete, it is just very tedious. Someone going into the program must be sure this is something they want to do and want to put forth the effort, time, and money. As a welder the environment can vary from being inside, outside on a platform high in the sky, or on a scaffold. Inside environment can consist of wearing heavy layers of clothing along with gloves, boots, and face masks....   [tags: working with metal, career portfolio] 1085 words
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A Security Market Line - ... Moreover, the length of time for estimating β is subjective. It would be calculated differently for different lengths of time. Therefore, it can be said that CAPM model can give different estimates of expected returns based on different estimates of betas. Roll (1977) found out that it is very difficult to validate or invalidate CAPM due to the problem of testing the efficiency of market portfolio. In the absence of true market portfolio, proxies are used which vary among investors, analysts, geographies, etc....   [tags: portfolio, graph, risk] 2416 words
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Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM is standing for Capital Asset Pricing Model which helps investors to calculate investment risk and also evaluate portfolio’s rate of return. It is based on the Markowit’s mean-variance theory. Capital asset pricing model is an equilibrium model which can be used to explain the relationship between the systematic risk and the expected return of a portfolio. The capital asset includes bond, stock, securities and etc. This essay will be divided into three parts. First of all, the capital asset pricing model will be fully introduced and the components of CAPM will also be explained....   [tags: portfolio theory and finance] 1391 words
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Compensation and Benefit Management - Employment benefits are the foundation of a financial portfolio that often enhances the value of any work completed on the behalf of a company or organization. Those benefits are based on the work of several people and organizations in years past that fault to protect some basic and not so basic rights. The rights have unified protection under the law and have agencies that facilitate the law guidelines and will punitively impose sanctions if an employer is guilty of violating those laws based on results of a suit an employee file against a company....   [tags: Employment Benefits, Financial Portfolio]
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Use of a Portfolio to Assess Students in Math and Science - Use of a Portfolio to Assess Students in Math and Science For a young child, going off to school can be an intimidating experience. Thoughts of whether the other children will like them, if they will have enough money to buy an ice cream at lunch, or if they will have homework that night overwhelms their minds. However, a major part of schooling is testing, and many children freeze when they hear that word. Think about yourself in a testing situation then imagine what it is like for a young child to feel this defeating anxiety....   [tags: Assessing Children Math Science]
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The Portfilio Theory - Part A. Portfolio theory 1. Brief introduction of portfolio theory In 1952, Markowitz proposed the portfolio theory. This theory has already been proven practically to be effective in developed securities market and is also widely used in portfolio selection and asset allocation, which was described by Markowitz (1991)‘my work on portfolio theory considers how an optimizing investor would behave.’ Simply put, a portfolio means using a variety of financial products—stocks, bonds, funds and others consists of an investment portfolio....   [tags: Markowitz, Protfolio, Assessments]
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Portfolio Project – Norma Rae - “They are free to exploit you, to lie to you, to cheat you and to take away from you what is rightfully yours - your health, a decent wage, a fit place to work” (Asseyev, Rose, Ritt, 1979). In the movie Norma Rae, union organizer Reuben Warshovsky, delivered this powerful speech to workers at the O.P. Henley textile mill. He warned them that without union representation they would continue to be taken advantage of by management. The movie, set in 1978, showed textile workers in a small, southern town who were forced to work long hours for a measly wage in deplorable and unsafe conditions....   [tags: Labor Unions]
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My Response Phase Portfolio - Hot-Seating, Roleplay, Cross-cutting, - My Response Phase Portfolio - Hot-Seating, Roleplay, Cross-cutting, and Marking the moment. My Response Phase Portfolio Hot-Seating When we Hot-seated Johnny we found out a lot of information about the character. Little things such as "How old are you?" helped. By Hot-seating we learned that even such things , that matter so little can help develop a drama. We could also find out personal details that he probably didn't want anyone else to know. By doing this we could then decide how to develop the plot and characters....   [tags: Drama] 897 words
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The Importance of Effective Writing for an 8th Grade Language Arts Portfolio - One of the most important questions in writing is what is effective writing. Well, the definition of effective writing is how well the writing impacted someone, i.e. the reader. You can write whatever you want to, but if it isn’t effective then it is almost pointless. In order to change someone’s opinion or in order to prove them wrong you need to make a large impact with what you are writing. There are six steps in order to make a piece of writing effective. These steps include convincing the reader, making the information comprehensible, making it easy to read, making the whole paper interesting, exhibit a clear and confident voice, and try to impact the reader emotionally....   [tags: essays research papers] 1003 words
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Portfolio Reflection on Internship - I would like to begin by saying I have been a Laboratory technician for over ten years now and have worked at my current job for over three years. I began my internship with the feeling that I would not have anything to write or say about the experience but I was wrong. I started out with the blood bank department. I work my weekends in that department, we are assigned a department for weekend rotations. My supervisor is also the blood bank department supervisor. I came to the Houston Medical Center with little blood bank experience and will leave there with a very good understanding of blood bank....   [tags: department, gel, supervisor, mircrobiology] 1608 words
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Portfolio Reflection on Hematology - The first department that I completed my check offs in was Hematology. I work in Hematology on a regular basis, but there were still things I learned by going through my check off sheet with the hematology supervisor. One of the first things I learned was the proper way to count a fluid on a hemacytometer. Recently our lab purchased two new Beckman DXH Hematology analyzers that believe it or not will do the cell count on a fluid for you. You can check the count on a hemacytometer if you want, but no one does that anymore....   [tags: liquid, platelets, urinalysis] 2140 words
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MGT Portfolio Project - I was given the opportunity to interview Dr. Jodie Hanzlik, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies at Colorado State University (CSU), regarding her management style and experience. Dr. Hanzlik’s (Hanzlik, 2012) typical day encompasses meetings and more meetings, as well as dealing with crises situations (‘fire-fighting;’ matters which must be dealt with NOW), effort toward long-term projects, and touching base with her office manager on a daily basis. She tells me approximately four percent of her duties are management, with the rest being efforts toward long-term goals of vision and leadership....   [tags: Interview ]
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Assessment Collection Portfolio - Assessment is one of those words that have multiple meanings, but for this purpose, it is a process that evaluates what the learner knows, understand and how they utilized the obtained knowledge. Assessment can be formative or summative. Formative assessments are those evaluations that are administered at the beginning or during the program. However, this form of testing allows for the monitoring of learning progress during instruction. Summative, on the other hand, is of a comprehensive nature and is given at the end of a course or unit of instruction....   [tags: Evaluation Process, Formative, Summative]
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Intro Teaching Portfolio - In fulfilment of the requirements for this assessment I taught two 3-hour-seminar sessions which were part of a course on Southeast Asian Theatre convened by a professor of Drama & Theatre at Royal Holloway. The course was designed for a group of ca. 20 second year BA students. I carried out the planning for my two sessions which was then also approved by the course leader who gave feedback on the overall concept. I was not involved in the essay marking but was asked to assist students who wished to write their essays about the topic discussed in my sessions....   [tags: teacher evaluation peaper] 907 words
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Function of Derivatives - Bodie, Marcus, and Kane (2011) noted derivatives to be securities that derive value from some other asset, such as a stock, index, or foreign exchange currency. Options, futures, and swaps are derivatives whose payoffs are dependent upon the movement, up or down, of another asset. Derivative securities can be used by both hedgers and speculators to gain profits on or protect the value of an underlying asset. Through various options strategies, hedgers and speculators can ensure payoff amounts or insulate their portfolios from drastic losses....   [tags: Benefits, Portfolio Management]
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