• Stock Market Rally Stocks Investors Day
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    Wow, what a day on the market today. Technology stocks soared on the news of the new gigahertz processor release. Computer makers like Gateway and Dell saw their shares increase by 68 and 42 percent respectively. Both companies expect the release of this new computer chip to boost sales tremendously. Intel, the maker of the chip also experienced a sudden spike in its stock price. It opened the day slowly, fluctuating around the 100 dollar price, but right before the bell it soared to close at 16...
  • Investing Online Stock Market
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    Personal Investing with Computer Technology Introduction Computer technology has revolutionized the way people can invest their money. Online trading has become the newest fad for people trying to get more bang for their buck. Virtually anyone with access to the Internet can set up an online brokerage account. With just a click of the mouse people can buy and sell stocks. This advanced computer technology for personal investing has its pros and cons. It has made it much easier for the average p...
  • Malaysia Malaysian Government
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    Malaysia's Defiant Surrender Key points: + Malaysia's currency controls in September 1998 was a signal of the government's refusal to accept any blame for its financial troubles, and its readiness to make foreign investors suffer for the sins of the international markets. + One control was preventing foreigners from taking money out of the stock market for a year-lifted on February 4, 1999. + On February 4 th, Malaysia's currency still worthless abroad. + Malaysian government imposed hefty penal...
  • Grant Scandals Union Pacific
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    Black friday Scandal 1869 Early in Grant's first term, two gold speculators Jay Gould and James Fisk hoped to buy gold at $130 per ounce and sell it at $160 per ounce. They tried o corner the gold market. They went to Grant, who had no understanding of monetary issues, and convinced him to tell Treasury Secretary George Boutwell to stop selling gold. The price rose to $162 per ounce before Grant realized what he was tricked into doing. Grant ordered Boutwell to release $4 million in gold. The pr...
  • Desirable Thing Risk Markowitz Variance
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    Through all the years of stocks, people never thought of defining risk with numbers. It was never about a definition, but about the feeling in your gut when you see that your risk was rising. In the world of Stocks there are two types of people; the ones who stand by risk and the ones who lean on security. The aggressive and the faint-hearted. The young man, who separated these, weak from strong, wrote an article in June 1952, to the Journal of Finance. This man, Harry Markowitz, an unknown 25-y...
  • Saddling High Levels Of Debt
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    Saddling High Levels of Debt During the 1970's, the managers of Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc. (LTV) -manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft related electronics, borrowed heavily to exploit the advantage of financing operations with debt. At first the airlines were making profits; their operating income a lot higher than interest expenses. Unfortunately as the business cycle turned, the company was unable to continue making profits, reporting losses. Their expenses were a lot higher than their interes...
  • Proposal Mutual Fund Aim Funds Investment
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    The Company AIM Funds is one of the nation's largest and most successful mutual fund companies. Over the years, such funds as AIM Weingarten Fund, AIM Constellation Fund, and AIM Value Fund have become household words for millions of investors. AIM funds are sold through financial advisors as a reflection of the company's belief that investors can benefit significantly from having the advice and guidance of a professional who can create investment plans to meet the individual needs of their clie...
  • Microsoft Shares The Wealth
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    Why MICROSOFT decided to pay dividends in 2003? 1. 1 The company might see itself stepping in! SS Maturity Stage!" - Harder to grow, revenue growth slide down Investors buy stock for one of two reasons; either it will grow in value or pay a dividend. If a company stops growing, stockholders will demand a dividend. If they don't get it, they will sell their stock. In the history, Microsoft enjoyed incredible growth, so dividend was unnecessary. Recent Microsoft dividends may tell us that the comp...
  • Investment Bank Ipo Company Stock
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    1. Who are "venture capitalists"? What role do they play in helping start-up companies? They investors who help start a company. The money is provided by professions who help with the growing company. Venture capitalists are an important source of equity for growing companies. Venture capitalist help finance new companies with purchasing equity securities as well as help in the development of new products and services. 2. Name at least 4 large investment banking companies. Morgan Stanley, Merri...
  • The Myth Of The Earnings Yield
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites A very slim minority of firms distribute dividends. This truism has revolutionary implications. In the absence of dividends, the foundation of most - if not all - of the financial theories we employ in order to determine the value of shares, is falsified. These theories rely on a few implicit and explicit assumptions: (a) That the (fundamental) 'value' of a share is closely correlated (or even equal to) its market (stoc...
  • Investment Theory In Practice
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    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: o How individual investors make investment decisions in practice rather than in theory; a...
  • Philippine Business Environment Foreign Investors
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    " The countries that will achieve steady and economic growth in the 21 st century are those that go with the tide ." An economic manager must look into his resources and not on what other countries have. The Philippines is rich with natural resources, raw material and especially manpower. That's why when we made a move to improve our economic condition, The Sick Man of Asia was renamed as the New Tiger Cub of Asia. A name signaling other countries that a new threat for world leadership has arriv...
  • Brokerage Industry Service Investors Online
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    A new day on Wall Street. The Internet is changing the way the brokerage industry does business. Today more and more investors are electing to trade via the Internet and avoid contact with a broker all together. Are the days of the large full service broker over or will there be a compromise between full service and self-direction? Has the rapid advancement in information technology helped the brokerage industry or hurt it? What role will IT have on the future of trading? Just a few years ago al...
  • Prevent Contagion Asian Crisis
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    Globalization has been the theme directing the future. Yet, as Mr. Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recently acknowledged, national and regional markets are linked only in precarious ways leading to weak spots within the economy and fueling the possibility for regional or even worldwide financial crises (Peck Ming, 12/8, p. 1). In just the past 12 years, three major crises have caused tremors felt around the world. All three examples represent incidences of contagi...
  • Efficient Market Hypothesis Information Price Securities
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    Eugene Fama was an undergraduate student at Tufts University when he first began to develop an interest for economic theory (Tuft's E. Newz). Mr. Fama worked for a professor who was trying to develop a "buy - sell" formula for the securities market based on price momentum (News-School). The phenomena accompanied with his study, plus the skills that he acquired while evaluating stock market data, drew Mr. Fama to the University of Chicago where he would finally develop what is known today as the...
  • Crores Of Rupees Companies Sebi Investors
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    This scam refers to the many companies that were floated and which raised public funds through initial public offerings only to later disappear without a trace taking with them, the investors capital. The root of this menace can perhaps be traced to 1992 when, in the name of 'liberalisation', the government abolished the office of the Controller of Capital Issues (CCI) with a one-line order and asked the Securities and Exchanges Board of India to monitor the capital market. Many promoters took a...
  • Pacific Investment Management Debt Bond Term
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    The article I chose was one out of The Wall Street Journal, which covers the topic of how GE Capital, GE's financial unit plans to sell $50 billion in bonds, just days after investors bought $11 billion in new bonds which is the largest in the U. S. ever. This raises some eyebrows because GE may not be dealing honestly with investors. This may become a bigger deal than most might think considering the company that is taking on GE, one of the biggest players in the corporate-bond market, is the w...
  • Selective Disclosure Information Investors Public
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    Selective disclosure is the practice of disclosing nonpublic information about a company to a few select individuals such as securities market professionals and holders' of issuer's securities both of which may trade on this information. For example Company A. holds a conference meeting with a few select individuals (analysts, market professionals, etc) and reveals pertinent nonpublic information. These same select individuals act upon this information prior to the actual public announcement mak...
  • Accounting Rules System Accurate
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    Accounting rules have become highly complex, even confusing. Like alcohol prohibition laws, they are easily evaded. Some companies evade them to improve accuracy, while others do it to artificially inflate their earnings. Slightly altering the nature of a transaction can generate a unique set of circumstances not covered by the overly specific accounting rules. By micromanaging accounting standards, the government has merely encouraged firms to expend resources restructuring their transactions t...
  • Is The Human Being Rational Or Not
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    1. Introduction The neo-classical finance theory which is onset of Markowitz! s portfolio selection theory (1952) is mostly based on the following assumptions: The investors! behavior are completely rational, the actions of all the investors are guided by the criterion of maximizing expected utility; And simultaneously the markets are efficient (EMH). As Frisson (1994) asserted, based upon the normative assumptions and the EMH, rational and fully informed investors (i. e. , representative agents...