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  • Ponzi's Postal Reply Coupon Scheme
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    Received an A- on this paper, United States History, De Paul University, put almost twenty hours into, most I write in four-five hours, very proud of this piece. Throughout history, the swindler has financially plagued society. Whether it is the get rich quick scheme or the carnival worker's impossible challenge, people have been cheated out of uncountable sums of money. In the 1920's a man named Victor Ludwig, posing as a French official, sold the Eiffel Tower to a gullible scrap ironworker for...
  • Investment In A Money Market Fund
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    For the first time since 1990, the taxable bond market, as measured by the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index, appeared nearly certain to outperform the U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500. The former was up nearly 10% year to date through November, while the S&P 500 was down by approximately the same amount. Disappointing corporate earnings and uncertainty concerning a president-elect toppled the stock market late in the period. While it's impossible to predict the future direction ...
  • Their Country And Foreign Investors
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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 4th, Malaysia's currency still worthless abroad. + Malaysian government imposed hefty penalt...
  • Simulation Of Stock Market
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    Analysis of the Stock Market Simulation There are many risks that people take in their lives. Yet, investing in the stock market is one of the riskiest things to do. All the money that has been saved over years, possibly saved over a lifetime, could all be lost in the blink of an eye. The Great Depression was triggered by the most well-known stock market crash in history, another crash happened in 1987, and one could happen any moment. However, people invest to make money and through this simula...
  • Risk Against The Return
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    What measures wealth? Having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich. How do you gain wealth? To gain wealth is a art for in itself. Many people chase get rich screams. In the money market you have to spend money to make money. No one person grows their empire with out spending dime. Invest by definition is to, put money into financial schemes, shares, or property with the expectation of achieving a profit. Profits are the only way you are going to the goal, of being wealthy. Risk, how...
  • Rise In Interest Rates
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    Year 11 Economics- Homework Task 6 Part A Type Risk Expected Return (%) PA Amount ($) % of total investment ING Savings Maximise r Low 5.40% $75000 35%Commonwealth Cash investment account Low 5.25% $50000 25%Westpac Moderate Growth Fund Medium 4.17% $50000 25%Colonial First Estate Conservative Fund Low 1.7% $25000 15%The portfolio shown in the table above I feel is ideal for Hugh Jackman. He wishes to invest $200, 00 and does not want to risk loosing any of his money. Therefore I have chosen to ...
  • Your Money In An Index Fund
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    The biggest problem with investors today is confusion. A big issue that has left investors baffled is where they should place their money in order to make the most profit. Should you manage your portfolio personally or invest into an index? And which one will make more money. The only problem is that investing is not that simple. You can't just invest your money in a particular fund. There are circumstances that come into play that can either benefit you or hurt you. This "age old" question has ...
  • Worth The Time And Money
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    Some say a college education isn't worth the time and money, but personally I do think it is worth it. What would you do without a college education, work at McDonalds or some other fast-food restaurant? A college education is worth the time and money because it's a lifetime investment, you " ll acquire lifelong skills, and you " ll make good money doing what you like to do. First of all when you go to college you " re establishing a lifetime investment. This is something that will make the mone...
  • Enron And Left Many People Without Money
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    When the word "Enron" comes to people's minds all they can think about is words such as cheaters, fraud and con artists. It wasn't always this way. Kenneth Lay started this company in the 1980's when they merged two gas pipeline firms, the Houston Natural and Inter North, which were natural gas companies. Kenneth then changed the name to Enron and provided both oil and natural gas. Stocks started at less than nine dollars a share. In 15 years Enron developed a company that was the 21st largest i...

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