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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 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 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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Writing Portfolio - ... Students that kept a portfolio tended to write more frequently, and their writing became progressively better over the years, as opposed to those who chose not to make a portfolio. (Performing) When I focused on publication I found that Masterson once again was able to offer some good advice. Masterson states: “Regardless of what type of writing you do, most editors these days will give more consideration to the work of those writers who can display at least some form of verifiable publishing history.” (Fiction) He says that even if the writing credits are small it can still convince an editor that you have potential....   [tags: Personal Reflection]
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Portfolio Assessment - ... Barker (2005) argues that the greatest concern is validation and verification of evidence presented as this has implications for the development of learning and instruction. Subjectivity is also an issue raised by Park (2006), but he suggests a solution to be the development of explicit instructions to ensure consistency and reliability in both the compilation and evaluation of portfolios. In agreement with Park, I believe that clear guidelines and careful observation of students as they compile their portfolios should offset this issue....   [tags: Education]
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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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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 - ... I realised that working with my teachers had a positive outcome even though; sometimes I felt that they were being too critical on my grammar. However I am now more welcoming to critics because it’s a structure of improving and progressing, this was another learning process that I learnt. Another area that I evaluated was my presentation. In preparation for the presentation, I worked on improving the weak areas that were pointed out in my first year’s presentation feedback. The errors in first presentation was that I didn’t prepare for the presentation, which was noticeable because I was nervous and waffling, my phone kept ringing during my own presentation and I excelled over the five minutes duration for presentation....   [tags: Reflection ]
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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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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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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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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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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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PACE II Portfolio - ... II. A. Knowledge and content covered in unit: 4. The major concepts and content being covered in the unit is as follows: Concepts: Reading, Writing, Listening, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Reasoning, Responsibility, Sociability, Self-Management, Information Management Tools, Collaboration, Visualization, Evaluation, Perspective, Process, Procedures, Applications. Content: Students will first be presented with an overview of computer concepts, followed by an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1327 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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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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Portfolio Assessment System Used in Daycares and Preschools - ... She does occasionally allow a child choose what work goes into their portfolio, allowing the child to be an active part of the process. Self-portraits are often included as well. In her classroom, this teacher has the students draw self-portraits at three different times throughout the school year. She finds it interesting to see how their self-perception changes over time. As far as logistical or technical problems inherent in the system itself, she acknowledges that there are many components that go into a child’s portfolio....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 1011 words
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What is the Right Amount of International Diversification in a Portfolio? - ... Household Age Distribution This chart shows the distribution of clients and assets by age, both at Odlum Brown and relative to our competitors. Our demographic is the same as everyone else. The people with the money are near or in retirement. In fact, less than 15% of the assets are held by people age 50 or younger. Asset Mix When we look at the asset distribution at Odlum Brown we see that we have a much greater bias to equities compared to the peer group (55% vs. 36%) and yet our clients are the same age....   [tags: instruction, informative] 1520 words
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Leadership Portfolio Assignment: Cell Phone Revolution - ... To better ease, consumers to the new mobile upgrades the end users feels mobile users need a fifteen-minute seminar about using a new phone and the features at time of purchase. He does not feel mobile ads will replace traditional ads because it is very slow to attract paid advertising dollars. Since mobile use is increasing faster than internet use in the early 1990’s he believes increasing functionality will not harm future generations. He uses twitter and my space passwords from his phone to log into his social media sites on the fly....   [tags: Technology]
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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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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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Chapter 5: Timeline Portfolio of Philosophical Works Dealing With Issue of Government in Society - ... The Social Contract is regarded as the grounds for modern day democracy. Unlike Locke who promotes majority rule, Henry David Thoreau dismisses it as ineffective in his essay Civil Disobedience. “I heartily accept the motto that government is best which governs least” (Thoreau 372). Thoreau spends the majority of his essay belittling big government and the loss of personal sovereignty. Thoreau criticizes the American government for its mishandling of slavery and the Mexican American War. Thoreau criticizes the government because it obtains its power from the strongest group (majority) instead of what is morally correct....   [tags: Chapter Analysis] 1533 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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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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Portfolio Project – Government Bailout - ... Ford outsources different aspects of the production of its vehicles and nearly 70 percent of the parts and components they use are from suppliers outside of the U.S. (Carbaugh, 2011). If Ford went under, the external firms they work with would be devastated as well. Finally, if government did not assist in the financial recovery of their domestic automobile industry, it would certainly put American automakers at a disadvantage in comparison to foreign automakers. Foreign automakers were experiencing the effects of the weakened dollar as it made foreign car imports more expensive for U.S....   [tags: Economics]
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MGT Portfolio Project - ... Dr. Hanzlik does believe in employee empowerment. She feels it is important to have workers provide input on decision-making, and that this will stimulate trust and employee confidence with skills. She pointed out that these things tend to have a “spiraling effect,” meaning that trust and confidence continue to increase as time moves on. Her biggest problem with control problems and power struggles has come from her administrative assistant and her office manager. Under the previous Vice Provost, the office manager was also the lead administrative assistant....   [tags: Interview ]
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Portfolio Project – Norma Rae - ... Furthermore, studies have shown that union workers are paid significantly more than nonunion workers (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2007). On top of improved wages, union members enjoy benefits such as medical and life insurance. Therefore, the likelihood of better compensation and benefits serves as an incentive for workers to join a union. In addition to wages and benefits, there are nonwage issues that workers hope to improve which include working conditions, hours of work, and grievance procedures....   [tags: Labor Unions]
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Stocks - ... We would include SML and HML factors in our model to measure the small size portfolio risk premium and the value portfolio risk premium respectively. To calculate these risk premium factors, we would follow Fama and French’s (1993) logic. First, we would sort all NSE listed firms by Book to Market ratio (BM) at the end of December in year y-1. All firms below 30th NSE BM percentile would be classified as ‘growth firm’, above the 70th NSE BM percentile would be classified as ‘value firm’, and remaining firms would be classified as ‘neutral firm’....   [tags: Business, Investment, Portfolio Information] 2162 words
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Capital Asset Pricing Model - ... However the portfolio theory has many problems with the practical application such as: the ability of investors to borrow at risk-free rate it is unrealistic, the theory has a problem in identifying the market portfolio and after identifying the make-up of the market portfolio it is expensive to be built because of the transaction cost which is unaffordable for smaller investors (Watson & Head, 2006). In 1964 William Sharpe a PhD student supervised by Markowitz's developed the portfolio theory to find the capital asset pricing model theory by building a market balance theory of asset prices under regulations of risk....   [tags: Finance ]
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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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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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Developing a Strategic Plan - Developing a Strategic Plan I. LOOKING AHEAD: PREVIEWING THE CONCEPTS The hard task of selecting an overall company strategy for long-run survival and growth is called strategic planning. II. STRATEGIC PLANNING Each company must find the game plan that makes the most sense given its specific situation, opportunities, objectives, and resources. Strategic planning: The process of developing and maintaining a strategic fit between the organization’s goal and capabilities and its changing marketing opportunities....   [tags: Business Strategic Planning] 2094 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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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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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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Investing strategies by age - Investing Strategies Pre-Career (16-25) – During this investment period in my life my goal is to have safety of principal while still receiving income. This is a very low risk portfolio strategy. Income will most likely be low because I will hopefully be enrolled in a post secondary education and graduate school. During this time I will be taking very minimal risks by investing in securities such as; T-bills, Canada, government and corporate bonds, stalwarts (blue chips), preferred shares, and possibly two or three small cap stocks in order to diversify my portfolio as well as incorporate some risk into it as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1108 words
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Mutual Fund Performance in Bull and Bear Market: The Case of Pakistani Mutual Fund - ... Chang, E.C. and Lewellen, W.G (1984), ‘Market Timing and Mutual Fund Investment Performance’, The Journal of Business, 57 (1), pp. 57-72. Cheema, Moeen, Shah. A. Sikander., June 2006, ‘The Role of Mutual Funds and Non-Banking Financial Companies in Corporate Governance in Pakistan’ CMER Working Paper No. 06-47, LUMS - Citigroup Corporate Governance Initiative Edwards, F.R. and Caglayan, M.O. (2000) ‘Hedge fund and commodity fund investment styles in bull and bear markets’, Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=281522 or doi:10.2139/ssrn.281522....   [tags: Economics]
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Insider Trading - ... He analyzed a data set of insider trading from the 1975 to 1981 period. In his sample, he formed buy and sale portfolio for each month in the following way; each month in which a firm would be classified in a buy portfolio if a number of insider buy trades are more than a number of insider sale trades. Likewise, each month in which a firm would be classified in a sale portfolio if a number of insider sale trades are more than a number of insider buy trades Thereafter, he calculated the CAAR for the buy and sale portfolio by the market model....   [tags: Business, Investment] 2049 words
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Mutual Funds - Mutual funds are an easy, convenient way to invest, without having to worry about choosing individual stocks. A mutual fund can be defined as a single portfolio of stocks, bonds, and/or cash managed by an investment company on behalf of many investors. The investment company manages the fund, and sells shares in the fund to individual investors. When one invests in a mutual fund, they become a part-owner of a large investment portfolio, along with all the other shareholders of the fund. The fund manager invests the contributions when shares are purchased, along with money from the other shareholders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1301 words
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Overall Basis - On an overall basis, total assets increased from a projected balance of $115MM on January 1, 2002 to $159MM on December 31, 2002. The investment securities portfolio is anticipated to be $19MM as of December 31, 2002. Projected loan volume increase during 2002 is from $92MM to $127MM. Cash and Cash Equivalents Due From Banks – With the loan portfolio increasing by nearly $35MM and total deposits projected to increase by $27MM, a larger cash letter is anticipated. Due From Banks – Int Bearing – These funds are primarily FHLB deposits....   [tags: essays research papers] 1101 words
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Investment Strategy Under Credit Crunch - ... The risk is getting higher than ever before, like the credit crunch at the moment, investment banks loan money to low income customers with low interest rates in order to attract customers and enhance their competition. As a consequence, it lead to the credit crunch, three of top five investment banks were failed, and many other small banks were closed in Unite State because of the pressure of credit crunch. Furthermore, Glen A. (2008) mentioned some information about the corporate investment decision, the optimal investment portfolio and how to calculate the rate of return in a project....   [tags: Economics ]
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