A) We 'd rather spend our money on blue-chip stocks, than speculate on pork bellies.
In 2010, it would have made sense for the construction of the Muskrat Falls Generation Facility to go ahead. With Nalcor, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the First Nations living in the surrounding area as the primary stakeholders, the main concern is the dam’s effect on the environment. Examining the problem from two schools of ethical thought, utilitarianism and formalism, leads to the conclusion that the advantages for the average citizen would outweigh the drawbacks from damaging the environment.
Illegal immigration and immigration as a whole has been a highly debated topic in the United States. Dating back to the first time immigrants came into our country, US citizens have blamed them for their economic woes. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that the number of illegal immigrants in the United States to be 11.7 million or 3.7% of the US population as of 2012 (“Facts About Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” 1). The United States currently holds the greatest number of immigrants in the country. On one side of the issue, conservatives believe that illegal immigrants harm economic opportunity for native born Americans. According to Michael McDonald, PhD, and Assistant Professor in Finance at
Katherine and Bianca are opposites at the beginning of Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio and Katherine are very similar. Lucentio is overcome by love and is willing to debase his station in order to achieve it, like many other women and men in Shakespeare's plays. Despite the confining gender expectations and roles of his time, Shakespeare was aware and interested in what people of different genders could have in common. Shakespeare uses the differences and similarities in personality traits throughout Taming of the Shrew and the rest of his works to prove that men and women can have very similar and varying personalities.
As mentioned by Ingram, CTE is generally considered “coherent”. He argues that it is most often used to measure risk over multi-year time frames that are needed to view risk. With the computing power in modern technologies, the capability to measure long-term risk makes CTE a more desirable metrics in risk management. The CTE metric reflect the outcomes in tail events, so that one can understand the impact when such events occur. Its primary benefit over the VaR metric is that it considers the complete distribution of scenarios that can occur within the tail.
One significant capital cost for any department is a ladder truck. My example will outline some of the steps to replace an existing and aging ladder truck overdue for replacement according to pre-determined department policies and NFPA Standards.
The Dodd-Frank Act is a federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the government. It grew out of the Great Recession with the purpose of avoiding another collapse of a major financial institution. It is intended to safeguard consumer’s procedures to prevent borrowers from being taken advantage of by banks and financial institutions using misleading or deceptive activities or procedures when lending money for mortgages or other purposes. Personally, I think this law is a failure. The act presented that it would terminate the “Too-big-to-fail” and help financial stability. Which none of that has happened so far; the disappearance of the “Too-big-to-fail” institutions has not occurred yet. While big banks have just gotten
An overall outlook on efficiency in financial markets can be defined as the correct goods being
This paper explains the U.S. financial system to CFO of Jagdambay Exports. I will explain the following questions.
To some extent we have all seen the effect of announcements, surprises and/or expected returns on a company’s stock. The news of Oprah partnership with Weight Watchers International (WTW) is a very good example.
Outline the similarities and differences between the Single Index Model (SIM) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Justify which of the two models makes a better assessment of return of a security (25 marks).
Alibaba.com is a China’s B2B e-commerce company which owns a U.S. IPO that worth $25 billion has become the largest B2B e-commerce company in the world in just a few years and barely anyone expect the company can achieve this results so successful. Referring to the Appendix A, the income of Alibaba has been increasing from year 2010 to 2014. This is because of there has a few key factors of success that carried out by the founder of Alibaba.com, Jack Ma to operate the e-commerce business in the global marketplace. Furthermore, Alibaba’s primary income basically is derived from subscription fees, listing fees and advertising avenues in the International marketplace and China marketplace. Alibaba earns the income from the
Shefrin & Statman (1985) suggest the purchase price to be the benchmark for investors who are unwilling to realize losses. Weber & Camerer (1998) suggest both the price of the previous period and purchase price to be important reference prices. Gneezy (2000) states the maximum and minimum stock prices are also potential reference points and the maximum stock price is even more significant than the purchase price. Heath et al. (1999) and Poteshman & Serbin (2003) state that attaining new highs in stock prices is a significant reference price in employee stock options and standardized exchange traded stock options respectively. Furthermore, Grinblatt & Keloharju (2001) and Kaustia (2004) find that new highs and lows of the past month are both important reference prices.
The core assumptions of the Health Belief Model (HBM) are based on the premise that a person will develop a health behavior and is willing to take action to avoid the occurrence of the disease. Furthermore, the person needs to believe that they have the possibility of developing the disease, that they can avoid the disease, that the cost of the change outweighs the benefit and that the person can effectively implement the recommended behavior. Furthermore, the major concepts of the HBM are perceived severity, perceived benefit, perceived barriers, cues to action and self-efficacy (de Chesnay and Anderson, 2016, p. 155-156).
Efficiency of financial markets is one of the fundamental issues in finance. The central idea of market efficiency is that market prices of securities represent true value of securities. All relevant information is immediately reflected in the prices causing abnormal profit making impossible in the market. The efficient market hypothesis further implies that prices will move randomly that makes prediction of prices extremely difficult. Efficient market hypothesis requires that investors will be rational and have homogenous expectation. Although, efficient market hypothesis came into light after the seminal work of Fama in 1965, Louis Bachelier, a French mathematician, should be considered as the pioneer of the conceptual development of efficient