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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electronic Portfolio’s - Electronic Portfolio’s Electronic portfolios or E-folios for short are becoming essential tools, not only for the technology industry, but also for students, job-seekers, and even employers. E-folio’s are a great way to express literally anything that you want. This is the reason why e-folios are so unique and mainly why they have the ability to be so versatile. But, what exactly is an e-folio, and how is it created. I will go over these questions and why e-folios should be used whenever possible....   [tags: Essays Papers] 731 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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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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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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Stocks - In this study, we would measure an investor’s experience as closely as possible. Therefore, in a portfolio formation, we assume an investor who follows reported insiders trading information and at the end of each month, he forms his portfolio by including all stocks that have been traded by insiders in the same month. After that he gives equal weights to each stock in his portfolio. He keeps each stock in his portfolio for X months following insiders’ trades. Furthermore, he rebalances his portfolio every month to drop all stocks that have completed X months in the portfolio and add all stocks that have been just executed....   [tags: Business, Investment, Portfolio Information] 2162 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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Becoming An Effective Teacher - ... I discussed with colleagues some of whom suggested the latter and some the former. I had a look at a mock examination that the students had done, but did not find it very helpful. I prepared the material deciding to combine a lecture with a quiz. During the session I felt it was a disaster but was surprised by the positive feedback (Evidence E) I received with useful suggestions which will help me in preparing for the revision block next year. I plan to have the revision tutorial earlier in the block and to split it into at least 2 sessions, so that the students will gain maximally....   [tags: Clinical Teaching Fellow Portfolio]
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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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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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Leadership Portfolio Assignment: Cell Phone Revolution - Running head: LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT Leadership Portfolio Assignment Introduction From a formal survey of five different people on mobile marketing trends, tastes, likes, dislikes and their perceived consumer value of the technology. It is relatively clear the demographics vary from range to range versus other marketing channels. The goal of this report summarizes and analyzing each people taste and preferences to note the findings and address, how each participant uses his or her technology to enhance their lifestyle....   [tags: Technology]
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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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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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Drama coursework: response portfolio Scaramouche Jones - Drama coursework: response portfolio Scaramouche Jones This year in year 10 G.C.S.E. drama we have been studying Justin Butchers play “Scaramouche Jones”. We read, discussed, developed and preformed certain parts of the play and using some of the explorative strategies of drama we gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the play text that was explored. Before we began to read the play text we were put into groups of 2 and we were made to perform a one minute piece of a clown show. This sketch was based completely on our own interpretations of a clown act....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Chapter 5: Timeline Portfolio of Philosophical Works Dealing With Issue of Government in Society - What is democracy, and what are the benefits and disadvantages of it. This is the reoccurring theme found within chapter V of Igor Webb’s Ideas Across Time. Chapter V is a timeline portfolio of philosophical works which all deal with the issue of government in society. Webb focuses on a series of essays that discuss how the United State has influenced the world with democratic society. Webb gives a wide variety of essays ranging from women’s suffrage to technology within democracy, but he also expels on the positive and negative effects of democracy....   [tags: Chapter Analysis] 1533 words
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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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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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Decibel Portfolio - The intensity I of a sound wave is measured in watts per metre squared ( ). The lowest intensity that the average human ear can detect, i.e. the threshold of hearing, is denoted by , where . The loudness of sound, i.e. its intensity level , is measured in decibels (dB), where . From this function a specific relationship between and can be drawn that holds true for any increase in intensity. By knowing the value of beta ( ), the value of can be found via manipulation of the logarithmic function, and by knowing the value of beta can by found by just taking the log of and multiplying it by ten....   [tags: essays research papers] 1513 words
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Portfolio Project – Government Bailout - In the latter part of 2008, the United States’ economy was rapidly plummeting - the stock market crashed, the housing bubble burst and gas prices skyrocketed. The majority of U.S. based firms faced the reality that they would not be able to survive during such desperate economic times. The U.S. automobile industry, in particular, began to buckle under the depressed economy. The government stepped in proposing a multi-billion dollar bailout to stimulate the economy and restore economic balance. The possibility of this unprecedented government intervention was condemned by many economists....   [tags: Economics]
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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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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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The Things they carried Portfolio - Am Literature Tarriq Hansrajh 06/07/05 4th Entry #1: In my pockets: Cell phone – 5oz Keys – 2oz Wallet – 3oz In my backpack: Spanish book – 5lbs Trig book – 9lbs 4 1 inch binders – 12lbs USHAP notebook – 1lb Other misc. items – 1.5lbs Total Weight: 29lbs 10oz This estimate does not surprise me at all because when I think about all the work that we have to do I remember all the textbooks that we have to carry around....   [tags: essays research papers] 1957 words
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theatre Studies Portfolio. - Throughout the year the texts we have studied have provided us with inspiration on the topic and themes of our devised drama. The texts we have studied in Theatre Studies have been Anton Chekov’s “Three Sisters” and Sophocles’ “Antigone”, one of the three Theban plays. The link between these plays is the role of women and could be described as proto-feminist. “Antigone” shows us a woman who is prepared to go against the rule of the city and Creon, whom should be the dominant male in the play. “Three Sisters” portrays three women who cope with the death of their father, and live without men in their lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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The Use of Portfolios to Measure Classroom Performance as an Alternative to Mandated Testing - The Use of Portfolios to Measure Classroom Performance as an Alternative to Mandated Testing “Teachers teaching to the test” has become an ongoing issue among grade schools around the world. Teachers are changing the curriculum to revolve around standardized testing hoping to ensure good grades on this test. They are obsessed with doing this in order to gain a good reputation for the school and are throwing curriculum out the window. Requiring students to take these mandated tests to evaluate how much knowledge they gain throughout the year is not necessarily accurate....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 682 words
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Capital Asset Pricing Model - Finance is very essential sector in all kind of organization to be successful. It contains many financial theories which have been developed throw the years depends on special circumstances such as time, money, demand and supply. One of the important financial theories' is the capital asset pricing model which gives the investor individuals or companies the ability to be more realistic in their investments by taking market risk into consideration. This paper will explain what the capital asset pricing model is, then it will descript the CAPM theoretical underpinning and it will conclude with evaluating the CAPM....   [tags: Finance ]
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Financial Theories And Strategies - Financial Theories and Strategies Introduction Financial theories are the building blocks of today's corporate world. "The basic building blocks of finance theory lay the foundation for many modern tools used in areas such asset pricing and investment. Many of these theoretical concepts such as general equilibrium analysis, information economics and theory of contracts are firmly rooted in classical Microeconomics" (Oaktree, 2005) This paper will define and discuss five financial theories and how they impact business decisions made by financial managers....   [tags: Business Finance Strategy Analysis] 1533 words
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Crap - Methodology: The paper uses historical returns from 1871-2004 to assess the President’s personal accounts proposal. It does 91 different simulations for a worker born in 1990 assuming that he or she experiences the actual returns from 1871-1914, 1872-1915, 1873-1916, all the way through 1961-2004. This sample has an average real stock market return of 6.8% annually, slightly above the 6.5% annual return assumed by the Social Security actuaries. These historical returns are not, however, a good guide to future returns....   [tags: essays research papers] 394 words
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Insider Trading - Insider trading relates the investment behavior of corporate insiders with their own stock. Insider trading topic not only attracts finance literature (see, e.g., Lorie and Niederhoffer 1968, Jaffe 1974, Seyhun 1986, 1998, Rozeff and Zaman 1988, Lin and Howe 1990, and Lakonishok and Lee 2001), but also attracts law and economics literature (see, e.g., Manna 1966, Georgeakopoulos 1993, and Carlton and Fischel 1983). The finance literature on insider trading had started with an examination of the strong market efficiency hypothesis....   [tags: Business, Investment] 2049 words
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Leadership and Self-Identity - Hertneky (2010) explored the concept of leadership and self-identity in twelve female college presidents. It was found that mentorship shaped their career paths and the drive to make a difference. Concepts of balance, authenticity, leading through relationships, composing a life, and learning were identified as five very important components of their careers. Leadership self-identity was described as the perception of self and is distinct from the perception that others hold about the leader. These women expressed that presidency is a role and not a job and that they were always in that role except when in the company of friends and family (Hertneky, 2010)....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 752 words
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Peachtree Securities Case - Peachtree Securities Case 1. The return on a 1-year T-Bond is risk-free since it does not vary according to the state of the economy. The T-Bond return is independent of the state of the economy because the estimated return is 8% at all times. The only possible factor affecting a T-Bond may be inflation. 2. If we were only to consider the expected return, then the S&P 500 appears to be the best investments since it has the greatest expected return. 3. The standard deviation provides a measurement of the total risk by examining the tightness of the probability distribution associated with the different possible outcomes whereas the coefficient of variation measures risk per unit....   [tags: Financial Management] 931 words
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Capital Markets And Invetsment Banking - Abstract The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of international portfolio diversification on an investment portfolio. In doing this, alternative investment vehicles will also be examined. Finally, derivative securities will be discussed, as well as how they can further enhance a portfolio's performance. Investment Enhancement Paper There are several factors to consider when one is trying to evaluate on how to invest their money. A good starting ground however is to evaluate not just which funds to pick, but rather what the portfolio should be comprised of....   [tags: Business Finance] 960 words
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Viva Voce Examination - The viva voce examination is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the various statistical parts of this double module. The Viva Voce will last 25 minutes. At the start of the viva, the student will be asked to choose and explain an analysis that he/she feels very comfortable with (e.g., one-way repeated measures ANOVA). The student will then be asked to choose one more analysis, which will be as complex as the student feels comfortable dealing with. The tutor will ask questions to clarify understanding where appropriate throughout....   [tags: Education] 577 words
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Your Message - Your Message Remember That YOU Are The Product - While your experience and client list are important, your most important marketing asset is your most unique asset - you. You need to determine your personal strengths and find a way to create a marketing messages that bridges the gap between those strengths and the value you can provide to a client. Related Searches: how to market yourself - Videos ways to market yourself creative ways to market yourself Answer WIIFT - Employers, just like other prospects, want to know less about you and your accomplishments, and more about WIIFT - what's in it for them....   [tags: Marketing] 1006 words
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The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) - The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Introduction In almost every economics textbook (Ben and Robert, 2001), economists tend to argue: everything’s market price is determined by consumers’ demand and supply in the market, the intersection of which gives us the long-term concept of ‘market equilibrium’. Although it sounds straightforward, it is anything but easy in practice, especially when the assets (like common stock) you are measuring associated with risk and future uncertainties. Fortunately, economists and financial analysts have developed plenty of theories to help us explain how the risk for market assets can be appropriately measured in our life....   [tags: Business Management Studies]
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