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1) Which of the following is most closely associated with a proactive marketing orientation? A. It involves delivering superior value. B. It is about understanding and meeting customers’ expressed needs. C. It represents the “make and sell" philosophy. D. The marketer focuses on the customers’ latent or hidden needs. 2) Marketing __________ is the art and science of choosing target markets and getting, keeping, and growing customers through creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value. A. internally B. management C. segmentation D. integration 3) Business buyers ______________. A. are geographically as diverse as consumers B. tend to be geographically concentrated with over half of them in seven states C. are largely concentrated in the southwestern United States D. use geographical dispersion to keep shipping costs low 4) Toyota, the maker of the Scion brand, is using what kind of brand strategy with Scion products? A. .Separate family names B. Blanket family names C. Individual names D. Corporate names 5) BMW, the maker of the Mini Cooper brand, is using what kind of brand strategy with its Mini products? A. Individual names B. Blanket family names C. Separate family names D. Corporate names 6) Brands can play a number of specific roles within a company’s brand portfolio. For example, a __________ is positioned with respect to competitors’ brands so that more important and profitable brands retain their desired positioning. A. cash cow B. low-end, entry level brand C. high-end, prestige brand D. flanker 7) When Apple introduced its popular iPod Nano model, it dropped its Mini iPod at the same time. The Mini was, at the time, the most popular MP3 player in the marketplace. This is an example of __________. A. brand extension B. preemptive cannibalization C. a brand shake-out D. product maturity 8) A ___________ is when a parent brand is used on a new product targeting a new market segment within a category currently served by the parent. A. joint-venture co-brand B. same company co-brand C. category extension D. line extension 9) ___________ are formal statements of expected product performance by the manufacturer. A. Open pricing statements B. Promotional statements C. Warranties D. General guarantees 10) Mazda’s Miata convertible originally drew the most interest from women between the ages of 35 and 55. In order to interest more potential customers in the roadster, Mazda beefed up the model with heavier shocks and a faster engine, and then emphasized performance in its advertising. This is an example of creating a new product by ____________. A. repositioning B. the development of a new product line C. market diversification strategy D. product development strategy 11) When SAP software added a Windows-style “back” button to its industrial invoice management software, the new product ___________. A. used a new product line B. added to an existing product line C. improved upon an existing product D. used a marketing diversification strategy 12) In 2003, Toyota introduced its Scion brand with the aim of bringing younger buyers into the “family.” This was a classic example of _________________. A. line featuring B. line cannibalization C. line padding D. line stretching 13) Painting and consulting are considered industrial goods because ______________. A. they are specialty goods B. they are considered “component materials" C. most firms do not seek them directly D. they facilitate developing and managing the finished product 14) Marketers plan their market offerings at five levels. What is the correct order of the levels, going from most fundamental to the level with the most benefits? A. Basic-expected-augmented-core-potential B. Expected-potential-basic-augmented-core C. Core-basic-expected-augmented-potential D. Potential-augmented-expected-core-basic 15) Characteristics a buyer can evaluate before purchase are called _______________. A. search qualities B. experience qualities C. credence qualities D. differentiation qualities 16) For $15 a day, Chlena will go to your home and feed, water, and play with your pet while you are on vacation. The service Chlena provides is an example of a _____________. A. tangible good with accompanying service B. hybrid C. pure service D. major service with accompanying minor goods and services 17) Mr. Tse and his family took a vacation to Washington, D.C. While there, they bought souvenirs; t-shirts and hats to take home to family and friends who didn’t have the opportunity to go. The experience of the Tse family is an example of which offering? A. A tangible good with accompanying services B. A hybrid C. A pure service D. A major service with accompanying minor goods and services 18) Best Buy will often try to sell the buyer of a high-end television monitor an extended warranty. This is an example of _______________. A. pure tangible good B. tangible good with accompanying services C. hybrid D. pure service 19) The introduction of a new product to the market using market-penetration pricing is most likely to be successful when _____________. A. the unit costs of producing a small volume of the product are high B. there must be no existing demand for the product C. the market is highly price sensitive D. the high price communicates nothing to potential buyers 20) A __________ pricing objective is suitable for a company that has overcapacity, intense competition, and changing customer needs. A. maximum current profit B. survival C. maximum current revenue D. maximum sales growth 21) Scotty is in the process of opening Suburban Legends SK8S to sell boards, wheels, trucks, clothing, videos, and skateboarding related collectibles. The first thing Scotty should do when setting the store’s prices is to ____________. A. estimate costs B. determine the target market C. select a pricing method D. select a pricing objective 22) A common mistake in pricing is ____________________. A. revising prices too often B. considering price and price competition as a key problem in marketing C. ignoring costs when setting prices D. setting prices independently of the rest of the market mix 23) When customers buy on the basis of a reference price or because the price conveys a particular quality image to them, they are being influenced by ____________. A. value pricing B. the psychology of pricing C. the going rates of competitors D. value augmented by perception 24) Which of the following areas will a marketing manager standardize or adapt when taking a new product global? A. .Marketing concept B. Marketing mix C. Product strategy D. Promotion strategy 25) Which of the following best describes integrated marketing communication (IMC)? A. Organizations present a consistent message. B. .Organizations present an effective communication plan.. C. Organizations present a plan that focuses on the customer. D. Organizations present an effective advertising message. 26) Which of the following best describes the role of social responsibility in marketing? A. Standards that guide marketing decisions and actions B. Improving environment and products C. .Obligation to improve positive effects on society. D. Obligation to improve positive effects and reduce negative effects on society 27) Public policy makers have developed a substantial body of laws and regulations to govern advertising. For these reasons, an important step in developing an advertising campaign is _____________. A. asking network censors what to cut out of the communication B. the creative development of the message C. the social responsibility review D. preparing a copy strategy statement 28) Within the last couple years several cosmetics manufacturers have introduced non-clumping mascara. Revlon was one of these manufacturers. Revlon should use ________ advertising to increase selective demand for its non-clumping mascara. A. descriptive B. persuasive C. reminder D. informative 29) Hospitals are engaged in intense competition to fill maternity beds. What type of advertising would hospitals most likely use to advertise their new amenities like hot tubs in every room, filet mignon or lobster on the menu, and afternoon teas for the new mothers and their families? A. descriptive B. persuasive C. reminder D. informative 30) _____________ is the key ingredient in marketing campaigns and consists of a diverse collection of short-term incentive tools designed to influence trial, purchase, and interests of consumers and wholesalers. A. Advertising B. Public relations C. Sales promotion D. Personal selling,    
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1. At its most basic level, the function of financial intermediaries is to ________. A) track and report interest rates B) move money from lenders to borrowers and back again C) report all financial transactions to the federal government D) effect a transfer of wealth in society  2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a financial transaction? A) Your parents use their credit card to pay this term’s college tuition. B) You use the ATM to withdraw British pounds so you can fly to London. C) Your roommate lends you $20 and you repay it in one week. D) All of the above are financial transactions.  3. The movement of money from lender to borrower and back again is known as ________. A) the circle of life B) corporate finance C) the cycle of money D) money laundering  4. The fundamental starting point of all the accounting statements is the ________. A) accounting identity B) computing identity C) investing identity D) financing identity  5. Which of the statements below is TRUE? A) Accounting Identity is: Assets ≡ Liabilities – Owners’ Equity. B) Accounting Identity is: Assets ≡ Liabilities + Owners’ Equity. C) Accounting Identity is: Assets ≡ Owners’ Equity – Liabilities. D) Accounting Identity is: Liabilities ≡ Assets + Owners’ Equity.  6. To determine the interest paid each compounding period, we take the advertised annual percentage rate and simply divide it by the ________ to get the appropriate periodic interest rate. A) number of compounding periods for the length of an investment B) number of discounting periods for the length of an investment C) number of compounding periods per year D) number of compounding periods per month  7. Suppose you invest $1,000 today, compounded quarterly, with the annual interest rate of 5.00%. What is your investment worth in one year? A) $1,025.00 B) $1,500.95 C) $1,025.27 D) $1,050.95 8. Suppose you invest $2,000 today, compounded monthly, with an annual interest rate of 7.50%. What is your investment worth in one year? A) $2,150.00 B) $2,152.81 C) $2,155.27 D) $2,154.77  9. The four steps to determining the price of a bond are: A) determine the amount and timing of the present cash flows, determine the appropriate discount rate, find the present value of the lump-sum principal and the annuity stream of coupons, and add the PVs of the principal and coupons. B) determine the amount and timing of the future cash flows, determine the appropriate discount rate, find the future value of the lump-sum principal and the annuity stream of coupons, and add the FVs of the principal and coupons. C) determine the amount and timing of the future cash flows, determine the appropriate discount rate, find the present value of the lump-sum principal and the annuity stream of coupons, and multiply the PVs of the principal and coupons. D) determine the amount and timing of the future cash flows, determine the appropriate discount rate, find the present value of the lump-sum principal and the annuity stream of coupons, and add the PVs of the principal and coupons.  10. Blackburn Inc. has issued 30-year $1,000 face value, 10% annual coupon bonds, with a yield to maturity of 9.0%. The annual interest payment for the bond is ________. A) $100 B) $90 C) $50 D) $45  11. Stocks are different from bonds because ________. A) stocks, unlike bonds, are major sources of funds B) stocks, unlike bonds, represent residual ownership C) stocks, unlike bonds, give owners legal claims to payments D) bonds, unlike stocks, represent voting ownership  12. Stocks differ from bonds because: A) bond cash flows are known while stock cash flows are uncertain. B) firms pay bond cash flows prior to paying taxes while stock cash flows are after tax. C) the ending par value of a bond is known at purchase while the ending value of a share of stock is unknown at purchase. D) of all of the above.   13. Bonds are different from stocks because ________. A) bonds promise fixed payments for the length of their maturity B) bonds give payments only after other owners are paid C) bonds do not have maturity dates D) bonds promise growth in earnings  14. Jarvis bought a share of stock for $15.75 that paid a dividend of $.45 and sold three months later for $18.65. What was his dollar profit or loss and holding period return? A) $2.90, 18.41% B) $3.35, 21.27% C) -$2.90, -18.41% D) $.45, 2.86%  15. Amy bought a share of stock for $64.50 that paid a dividend of $.50 and sold nine months later for $64.00. What was her dollar profit or loss and holding period return? A) $0.50, 0.78% B) -$0.50, -0.78% C) $0.00, 0.00% D) There is no correct solution to this question. 16. ________ is at the heart of corporate finance, because it is concerned with making the best choices about project selection. A) Capital budgeting B) Capital structure C) Payback period D) Short-term budgeting  17. The ________ model is usually considered the best of the capital budgeting decision-making models. A) Internal Rate of Return (IRR) B) Net Present Value (NPV) C) Profitability Index (PI) D) Discounted Payback Period  18. A major metric of a company’s health and its prospects for a long life is how much ________ it can generate. A) cash flow B) depreciation C) tax deferral D) net income  19. Most businesses fail because their ________ dries up. A) net working capital B) cash flow C) liabilities D) tax shield  20. The ________ are critical to business decisions, business growth, and ultimately business success. A) risk and timing but not the amount of cash flow B) the currency denomination of profits C) risk and profits but not the amount of cash flow D) timing and amount of cash flow  21. There are two primary tools used to forecast and set in action a company plan. Which of the tools below is one of these? A) Statements of retained earnings B) Profit budgets C) Income statements D) Pro forma statements  22. As with a lot of planning, the financial forecast begins with ________ estimates and ________ schedules. A) sales, production B) sales, profit C) dividends, production D) profits, dividend  23. The ________ starts at the time production begins and ends with the collection of cash from the sale of the product. A) accounts receivable cycle B) business operating cycle C) cash conversion cycle D) production cycle  24. The ________ begins at the time a firm first starts to make a product and lasts until the time the customer buys the product. A) business operating cycle B) accounts receivable cycle C) cash conversion cycle D) production cycle  25. Which of the statements below is FALSE? A) Financial statements are a collection of historical and current activities of the company. B) The collection of value over time found in financial statements requires us to pay attention to how we construct financial ratios so as to glean information for analysis. C) We want to analyze financial statements so as to compare different companies and their performance relative to our company. D) All of the above statements are TRUE.  26. An example of a financial statement is ________. A) the Income Statement B) the Sources and Uses of Cash C) the Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet) D) All of these  27. Typically, shares of stock are stored in the vault of the brokerage firm and you, as owner, will not take physical possession. Under these circumstances the brokerage firm is the ________ and you are the ________. A) street owner; settlement owner B) settlement owner; street owner C) owner of record; beneficiary owner D) beneficiary owner; owner of record  28. A common practice today is to have shares of stock in the ________ , using the name of the broker as owner rather than you. A) street name B) bearer name C) broker name D) beneficiary name  29. The difficulties of managing international business operations stem from three special issues. Which of the choices below is NOT one of these? A) Political risk B) Differences in business practices C) Social fads D) Cultural differences  30. ________ arise(s) from differences in customs, social norms, attitudes, assumptions, and expectations of the local society in a host country. A) Cultural risk B) Political risk C) Social fads D) Similarities in business beliefs  
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ECOM 210 Week 8 : Final Exam needed pls Page 1 1. (TCO 2) What is an example of mobile entertainment that you might utilize via your smartphone? (Points : 5) Music and video Mobile games Mobile gambling All of the above 2. (TCO 2) Key factors of the services provided through L-commerce include all of the following except (Points : 5) navigation and tracking. mapping. transactions. timing. 3. (TCO 2) Goods that can be transformed to digital format and delivered over the Internet are referred to as (Points : 5) storefronts. digital goods. intermediaries. auction items. 4. (TCO 3) One of the characteristics of Web 2.0 in the travel industry is (Points : 5) standardization. segmentation. personalization. intermediation. 5. (TCO 3) All of the following are true about a general-purpose pure-play e-tailer except (Points : 5) it sells directly to consumers over the Internet. it has a physical location. it has the advantage of low overhead and streamlined processes. it may lack infrastructure to support online activities. 6. (TCO 3) A company that creates and manages many-to-many markets is called a (Points : 5) market maker. transaction broker. content disseminator. viral marketer. 7. (TCO 4) The _____ was invented by Netscape to use standard certificates for authentication and data encryption to ensure privacy or confidentiality. (Points : 5) certificate authority public key infrastructure secure socket layer digital envelope 8. (TCO 4) Access to a network should be based on (Points : 5) the policy of least privilege, where access to network resources is blocked and permitted only when needed to conduct business. the policy of acceptable use, where access is restricted by the firewall. role-specific security protocols, where access is limited by a user's level of trust. the policy of need to know, where access by all nonemployees is blocked. 9. (TCO 4) All of the following are important security functions of proxy servers except (Points : 5) improving network performance. helping control inbound traffic to a network. helping control outbound traffic to a network. hiding the IP addresses of a company's internal computers. 10. (TCO 4) All of the following are characteristics of access control except (Points : 5) access control determines which persons, programs, or machines can legitimately use a network resource and which resources he, she, or it can use. access control lists (ACLs) define users' rights, such as what they are allowed to read, view, write, print, copy, delete, execute, modify, or move. all resources need to be considered together to identify the rights of users or categories of users. after a user has been identified, the user must be authenticated. 11. (TCO 5) _____ determines whether a buyer's card is active and whether the customer has sufficient funds. (Points : 5) Settlement Payment A lower transaction cost Authorization 12. (TCO 5) Direct marketers (Points : 5) do not use intermediaries between manufacturers and buyers. do not operate physical stores. are pure-play e-tailers. sell through catalogs, the Internet, or intermediaries. 13. (TCO 5) A key difference in competition between retailing and e-tailing is that (Points : 5) retailers face greater global competition. e-tailers face fewer competitors. retailers face fewer competitors. e-tailers face greater local competition. 14. (TCO 6) B2B transactions that involve communication, design, planning, and information sharing (beyond financial) among business partners are referred to as (Points : 5) exchanges. collaborative commerce. trading communities. public marketplaces. 15. (TCO 7) Intellectual property includes creations of the mind, including (Points : 5) inventions. literary and artistic works. symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. All of the above 16. (TCO 8) All of the following are correct about market research methods except: (Points : 5) it is important to understand first how groups of consumers are classified or segmented. markets can be segmented to increase the percentage of responses and to formulate effective marketing strategies that appeal to specific consumer groups. direct mail-marketing methods are usually cost effective. market segmentation is done with the aid of tools such as data modeling and data warehousing. PAGE 2 1. (TCO 1) Compare and contrast Web 1.0 versus Web 2.0. (Points : 35) 2. (TCO 2) Identify three factors or capabilities that the success of an e-supply chain depends on. (Points : 35) 3. (TCO 6) Write a short essay that describes e-supply chain management in detail. (Points : 35) 4. (TCO 6) Describe reverse-auction process and list the benefit of this process. (Points : 35) 5. (TCO 5) List three basic functions of the e-marketplace. (Points : 35) 6. (TCO 6) Distinguish between organizational buyers and individual consumers. (Points : 35)  
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for monday please Unit II Reading Strategies and Writing Effective Sentences Review: ? Unit Study Guide ? Learning Activities (Non-Graded): See Study Guide Read: The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises ? Chapter 40: The Semicolon, Sections 40a-40d, pp. 317-321 ? Chapter 41: The Colon, Sections 41a-41c, pp. 322-324 Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers ? Chapter 2: Strategies for Successful Reading, pp. 15-29 ? Chapter 6: Effective Sentences, pp. 100-113 ? Peter Wing, “Rediscovering Patriotism,” pp. 173-176 The CSU Citation Guide (6th edition) ? Referencing: Citations in Text, pp. 5-7 ? Supplemental Reading: See Study Guide Submit: ? Assessment . Question 6 When carefully reading an assignment, what are four elements that you should be looking for? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 7 What are seven of the subordinating conjunctions? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 8 What are three ways to avoid unnecessary wordiness? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 9 What is inverted order in sentences, and what is one reason that you might avoid inverted order in your sentences? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific Question 10 What are the seven coordinating conjunctions? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 11 What is active voice? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific Question 12 What are three of the five questions listed in your textbook that you might ask of an essay that you read? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 13 What are three elements that a professor might indicate in an assignment? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 14 What are three steps you might take when writing a summary? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 15 When reading to critique, what are the four aspects of an essay that you might dispute that are listed in your textbook? Your response to this short answer question should be brief, concise, and specific. Question 16 Correct the APA in-text citation issues in the following sentences. Your answers should consist of the exact sentences copied and pasted into the text box. You should make the appropriate corrections to the in-text citations, including changing incorrect punctuation associated with APA in-text citations, inserting missing information (such as page numbers), or making changes to the in-text citations that are already present. If you add information, such as a page number, then it is permissible to provide any number so long as it demonstrates that you understand proper APA citation. There may be sentences in which the APA parenthetical citations are correct. Remember that you are not to change the order of the components but merely correct the in-text citations. a. While the exact cure is yet unknown, there are some who would argue that “there is much that we may gain from our continued efforts.” (Smithenson, 2003) b. Some critics of the group have urged that the group be disbanded on the basis that “it is much too influential in the private sector” (John Grant, 2006). c. Willey objects strongly to “the unification of private and professional spheres of life” (p. 97). d. One such case study (Myers and Williamson, 2004) reports that the causes may be more ubiquitous than originally thought. e. Rupert, Collins, Watson, Clarkson, Milliard, Duncan, Foster, Clide, and York (2009) write that we may see dramatic drops in the numbers of cases in the future as people become more educated. Question 17 Correct the semicolons and colons usage in the following sentences. Your answer should consist of the exact sentences copied and pasted into the text box. You should place the appropriate semicolons or colons in the sentences. There may be questions that are correct as written. Remember that you are not to correct or introduce other punctuation. However, you may find that some commas are not the appropriate punctuation required for the correctness of the sentence. You are not to rewrite the sentences in any way, but merely correct the use of semicolons and colons. a. After she had spent some time living in the city, Tyra decided to go back to her small town however, her lease prevented her from leaving for six more months. b. Of all her possessions, she loved this one the best the hand-carved wooden owl. c. After I got my hair cut, I went shopping for new shoes, a new shirt, and a new pair of glasses. d. There were some considerable shifts in his thinking therefore, he changed his political parties, much to the disappointment of his running mate. e. Getting my dog, I knew that I would have to change my habits namely, my going on weekend adventures to other towns
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Assignment 3 Assignment 3, which is worth 15 percent of your total grade for the course, is made up of 14 questions worth a total of 85 marks. Review the "Course Assignments" page in the Welcome and Orientation section of this course website for important information regarding requirements for submitting your answers to problem-solving questions. Include your student ID number and contact information on the top page of your assignment. If you have any questions about Assignment 3, contact the Student Support Centre. 1. Given a risk free rate of 5%, a market return of 15%, and the information for stocks A and B in the following table, determine if stock A and stock B are undervalued or overvalued if they are valued by the security market line. 2. Stock Beta Estimated Return A 1.3 17% B 0.9 15% 2. A stock has an expected ROE of 14% per year, expected earnings per share of $3, and retention ratio of 40%. Its market capitalization rate is 11% per year. What are its expected growth rate, its price, and its P/E ratio? (6 marks) 3. To estimate the value of a stock, an analyst may use the dividend discount model, multiply the forecast of the stock’s next period earnings per share by the P/E ratio, or estimate the present value of expected future free cash flows. How are the three methods related? Discuss their strengths and weaknesses. (5 marks) 4. The textbook expresses ROE two different ways: Why is ROE written two different ways? What implicit assumptions are required for these two formats to make sense? (6 marks) 5. Collect data on the S&P/TSX Composite index for two months on a daily basis. Calculate the five-day moving average for each day, then discuss the trend of the index. (7 marks) 6. Is an at-the-money call option on a stock more expensive than an at- the-money put option on the same stock with the same maturity and same strike price? Prove your answer. 7. A three-month European call on a non-dividend-paying stock is currently selling for $1. The strike price of the option is $85. The underlying stock trades for $85. The risk-free interest rate is 6%. Does an arbitrage opportunity exist? If you answered "yes," explain what type of transaction you should execute to make an arbitrage profit, and show how this profit comes about. (9 marks) 8. A small, highly leveraged firm has debt with a face value of D that will be expired in six months. If, by then, the firm's value is higher than D, the firm will pay the debt’s face value to debt holders. If the firm's value is lower than D, the firm will be in bankruptcy and will be taken over by debt holders. a. How do you express the firm’s equity position as an option? (2 marks) b. How do you express the debt holders’ position as an option? (2 marks) c. What can a firm do to increase its value? (2 marks) 9. Suppose that the risk free rate is 4% per six months, the exercise price for a call option on stock A is $80, and the option will be expired in six months. The current stock price for A is $80. If the stock price can either move up or down by 5% each six month period, what will the call price be if valued by the binomial option pricing method? (5 marks) 10. Suppose you are a financial advisor to an investor whose portfolio consists of 400 shares of Delta Cruise Inc. stock and 10 put options on the same stock. The risk free rate is 6%, time to maturity is six months, exercise price and stock price are both at $82, and the market observed put price is $4.56. The stock does not pay out any dividend. After your analysis of the Delta Cruise Inc. stock prices, you find out that the standard deviation is at 30%. Is the investor position well hedged? What is your advice to the investor? (5 marks) 11. As a canola producer in Alberta, you expect to harvest 80 tonnes of canola in October. The current price of canola is $380 per tonne. You are considering using November Canola futures to hedge. The price of the futures contract is $390 per tonne. Each contract is for 20 tonnes. What is the original basis? How many futures contracts are needed? Should you take a long or short position in canola futures? If you decide to close your futures position at the end of October when the basis is 7, what will the hedge profit be? (6 marks) 12. Suppose you manage an equity portfolio of $40 million with a beta of 1.2. You are afraid of a downturn in the market and decide to hedge your portfolio using the three month S&P/TSX 60 index futures. The index is currently selling at $645, the three month index futures price is at $635, and the futures contract’s multiplier is $200. How many futures contracts would be needed to hedge your portfolio? If, at the end of one month, the index futures price and the index cash prices are $630 and $640 respectively, then what would your gain or loss be? 13. Given the data in the table below for a sample period, calculate the Sharpe, Jensen, Treynor, and M2 measures for the portfolio P and the market. The risk free rate is at 5%. Did the portfolio P outperform the market? By which measure? Portfolio P Market M Average return 0.34 0.27 Beta 1.10 1.00 Standard deviation 0.40 0.30 14. Suppose the current value of an index is S0 and the risk free rate is rf. How much would you pay for perfect forecast of the index value in six months?        
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SEC 430 Week 1 Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case paper. Write a 1,250-to 1,750-word paper on the following scenario: You are the security team responsible for a centralized warehouse that distributes electronic equipment to a chain of electronic stores. You have received information that employees are suspected of stealing and selling inventory from the warehouse. Describe how you would investigate this allegation. Consider including sections that discuss the following: - investigative techniques - evidence gathering and handling - interviews and interrogations - outside research - investigative equipment needed - estimated costs of the investigation (personnel and equipment) - preventing future occurrences - whether or not public law enforcement authorities should be involved  
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DQ 1 "Transfer It" Please respond to the following: Propose two (2) applications of the knowledge that you have learned in this course to your current or a future position. Provide a rationale for your response. DQ2 "Best Practices" Please respond to the following: Create a list of three (3) best practices to follow in the field of managerial economics and globalization. Provide a rationale for your response.
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DQ 1- Cost planning starts with the proposal for the project, at which time project costs are estimated. And for budgeting purposes, it is best to keep the work packages or activities small in terms of scope and duration. What are some of the ways that a project manager can take these budgeting plans and track and compare them to actual data? In what sense is some cost reporting not reflective of the actual work performed? How can a project manager remedy this situation? DQ 2- Once your budget is planned and allocated across your work packages, it is critical to monitor and control your project’s cost. Why is monitoring and controlling the project cost important for the success of the project? What are some key components to monitor the health of the project, as it relates to earned value? How is earned value management different than straight financial accounting? Please reply to 2 students for each question.
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Write a 750-to 1000-word article that covers the following: What is a temporal database? How does it work? How are data stored in a temporal database? How are data retrieved in a temporal database? Provide a brief analysis of the process of data mining in a temporal database. Make sure it follows APA format and includes citations and at least 5 references  
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