Research and define technical analysis and fundamental analysis

Discussion 1

Research and define technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Provide examples of each type of analysis. Which style of analysis makes the most sense for the long-term investor?

 

Discussion 2

Conceptually, how does an investor choose his, or her, optimal portfolio? What criteria should be used? Provide, and discuss, your example

There are two Assignments due in Unit 4.

Assignment 1 of 2:

25-1) Define the following terms, using graphs or equations to illustrate your answers wherever feasible:

a) Portfolio; feasible set; efficient portfolio; efficient frontier

b) Indifference curve; optimal portfolio

c) Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); Capital Market Line (CML)

d) Characteristic line; beta coeffiecient, b

e) Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)

 

25-2) An analyst has modeled the stock of Crisp Trucking using a two-factor APT model. The risk-free is 6%, the expected return on the first factor (r1) is 12%, and the expected return on the second factor (r2) is 8%. If bi1=0.7 and bi2-0.9, what is Crisp’s required return?

 

 

Prepare this Assignment as a Word document. List each question, followed by your answer.

Directions for Submitting Assignment 1

Compose your Assignment in a MS Word document and save it as Username-GB550 Assignment 1-Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen- GB550 Assignment 1-Unit 4.doc). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 4: Assignment 1 Dropbox by the end of Unit 4.

Assignment 2 of 2:

Please complete all parts of spreadsheet problem 2-15 on page 89. It is recommended that you complete the problem using the Excel template located in Doc Sharing.

Directions for Submitting Assignment 2

Compose your Assignment in a MS Excel document and save it as Username-GB550 Assignment 2-Unit#.doc (Example: TAllen- GB550 Assignment 2-Unit 4.doc). Submit your file by selecting the

 
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