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Good morning, This is a group project. I was assigned to do Part B, everything t

Good morning,
This is a group project. I was assigned to do Part B, everything that is highlighted in the instructions. As an attachment, you can find an example of the word document and the excel doc for this project from a previous group. Our group was assigned to work in SunTrust Bank, but this company merged with BB&T on 12/19/2020 to form Truist Bank. Please take a look at the example project. I need to do one graph for each bullet on part B and write an analysis as in the example work doc. All calculations and work should be shown to the professor. I have attached 4 Excel documents that one classmate provided to do this. Please let me know if you have any questions you can contact me at any time. Thank you.

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The goal of this homework is to review and apply the material learned in the pas

The goal of this homework is to review and apply the material learned in the past two weeks including:
Market Participants and Non-Market Participants and their roles
Evaluation
Alpha/Beta
VaR
Sharpe Ratio
Instructions
Please use the following use the following template to complete the homework assignment: FIN 542 – Homework #2
When completing the homework please consider the following:
Show all your work and supporting steps in calculations
Use complete sentences and proper grammar when responding to qualitative questions
For quantitative questions, please highlight the final answer(s)
Include all relevant workbooks or files used to complete the homework
Please try to do this digitally, it is sometimes difficult to read handwriting
Submit either word, pdf, or excel files (when applicable), please no photographed work
The two attached excel files will be essential in completing the homework. You will use these files similarly to how we demonstrated in many of the calculations demonstrated in the learning materials using excel.
EWJ.xlsxDownload EWJ.xlsx
Eurekahedge Japan Index (EHFI 68).xlsxDownload Eurekahedge Japan Index (EHFI 68).xlsx
When working with excel and data in general, just some helpful hints and things to be cognizant of:
Be mindful if the dataset is being presented in chronological vs reverse chronological order
When comparing datasets, be mindful of the time range for each data set. Shorter data sets will the limiter of comparison; you can’t compare one data set period to another which has no data
Yahoo data is weird. For monthly data, they may have a date 12/1/1999. This date actually implies data for the end of November 1999, or 11/30/1999’s data point
Decimal and % are not the same in presentation for excel. If you see 25.31 it does not mean the same as 23.51% (that is unfortunately .2351). Be careful here as this can yield wildly different results
Be mindful of empty or missing data and removing them from the calculations

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Problem 1. Consider three investors. Homework AD 717 Week 1 – The Investment Env

Problem 1.
Consider three investors.
Homework AD 717 Week 1 – The Investment Environment
1. Bryant is a 25-year old young professional, employed in a major city in the northeast. Since joining the workforce three years ago, he contributes as much money as possible to his retirement accounts which is invested in a diverse set of index funds. An avid fan of Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor”, he has decided to consider a few individual stocks of companies with good and stable long-term prospects as well as a great management.
2. Nicole is 52 years old, and a few months ago, she retired from her well-paying job after aggressively saving and investing her money prudently for much of her life. While she could go back to work if necessary, she prefers her financial independence. In order to maintain a steady cash-flow, her portfolio is heavily geared towards high yielding stocks, allowing her and her family to live of dividend payments for the most part. Aware of the downturn of General Electric and their dividend cut, she focuses on companies from which she expects a solid and steady dividend growth.
3. Peter is in his mid 30s. He did not start a well-paying job until two years ago, and therefore, he is behind on his retirement savings. To make up for lost time, he is contributing the maximum allowed to his individual retirement account (IRA), which is invested in market ETFs. Additionally, he sets aside $10,000 every year for the next ten years for risky high-growth investments.
Following up on our group exercise in class, discuss if the stocks of Amazon (AMZN), Target (TGT), General Motors (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) are suitable investments for these three investors. Explain why or why not.
Problem 2.
Next week, we will start a stock market game. You will be given $100,000 in equity, and you can borrow up to $100,000 more in margin. Write a report (400-500 words) describing your investment philosophy.
Discuss how you want to allocate your funds across asset classes (bonds, stocks, as well as countries) and the reasoning behind your allocation. If you are going to invest in specific companies, describe how you have selected your securities. The report should describe your investment goals and the strategy which you’re pursuing to achieve these goals.
To this end, make sure you elaborate on the following points:
• Classify investments into growth stocks vs. value stocks or small firms vs. big firms.
• Explain your risk management, e.g., how is your portfolio hedged against market
downturns?

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Instructions Stock Repurchases In the short article “Royal Dutch Shell Finally D

Instructions
Stock Repurchases
In the short article “Royal Dutch Shell Finally Delivers Big Stock Buyback, But Shares Break Support” by Aparna Narayanan (see below), stock repurchases may produce favorable effects on key financial ratios.
Narayanan, A. (2018, July 26). Royal Dutch Shell finally delivers big stock buyback, but shares break support. Investors Business Daily. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=131003207&site=ehost-live&scope=site
After reading the article, write an essay that addresses the prompts below.
Include an introduction that summarizes the article.
Analyze the importance of stable dividend policies.
Determine reasons behind stock repurchases.
Analyze how individual financial metrics are specifically affected by stock repurchase plans and returns.
Your essay should be at least two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You are required to cite and reference at least your textbook and the article. Use APA format to cite in-text and reference citations.

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Problem 1. Consider three investors. Homework AD 717 Week 1 – The Investment Env

Problem 1.
Consider three investors.
Homework AD 717 Week 1 – The Investment Environment
1. Bryant is a 25-year old young professional, employed in a major city in the northeast. Since joining the workforce three years ago, he contributes as much money as possible to his retirement accounts which is invested in a diverse set of index funds. An avid fan of Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor”, he has decided to consider a few individual stocks of companies with good and stable long-term prospects as well as a great management.
2. Nicole is 52 years old, and a few months ago, she retired from her well-paying job after aggressively saving and investing her money prudently for much of her life. While she could go back to work if necessary, she prefers her financial independence. In order to maintain a steady cash-flow, her portfolio is heavily geared towards high yielding stocks, allowing her and her family to live of dividend payments for the most part. Aware of the downturn of General Electric and their dividend cut, she focuses on companies from which she expects a solid and steady dividend growth.
3. Peter is in his mid 30s. He did not start a well-paying job until two years ago, and therefore, he is behind on his retirement savings. To make up for lost time, he is contributing the maximum allowed to his individual retirement account (IRA), which is invested in market ETFs. Additionally, he sets aside $10,000 every year for the next ten years for risky high-growth investments.
Following up on our group exercise in class, discuss if the stocks of Amazon (AMZN), Target (TGT), General Motors (GM) and Tesla (TSLA) are suitable investments for these three investors. Explain why or why not.
Problem 2.
Next week, we will start a stock market game. You will be given $100,000 in equity, and you can borrow up to $100,000 more in margin. Write a report (400-500 words) describing your investment philosophy.
Discuss how you want to allocate your funds across asset classes (bonds, stocks, as well as countries) and the reasoning behind your allocation. If you are going to invest in specific companies, describe how you have selected your securities. The report should describe your investment goals and the strategy which you’re pursuing to achieve these goals.
To this end, make sure you elaborate on the following points:
• Classify investments into growth stocks vs. value stocks or small firms vs. big firms.
• Explain your risk management, e.g., how is your portfolio hedged against market
downturns?

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Prepare are brief SWOT analysis of these three companies. We are doing a stock i

Prepare are brief SWOT analysis of these three companies. We are doing a stock investment simulator and I decided to invest in these three companies: Apple, Netflix, AMD
We will be investing in these three companies for a month.
Please provide an explanation of why it is worthy of investing in these companies for a month.
– Doesn’t have to be long
– Approx. 2 slides
– please provide slide scriipt
*Started investing on the 25th of Jan

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Systematic and Unsystematic Risk: Explain the differences between systemat

Systematic and Unsystematic Risk:
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Lower Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a lower growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
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Higher Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a higher growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.

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Systematic and Unsystematic Risk: Explain the differences between systemat

Systematic and Unsystematic Risk:
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Lower Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a lower growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.
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Higher Growth Impact: Explain the impact that a higher growth in sales could have on the dividend policy and retained earnings for the company described in the case study.

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Background After graduating from Rasmussen University, you decide to

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With an entrepreneurial spirit, you take out a business loan for the startup fund, hire several employees, and open a beautiful store you are proud of. After months of hard work and experimentation with new recipes, you are devastated when you learn that your store manager has been stealing from you. One of your recent employees tells you that the manager, Robert, voided a sale of two-dozen pizzas, stamped the receipt as a return, and pocketed the money during her last shift. Robert warned the new hire not to say anything and told her he deserved the money because he didn’t get paid enough. Encouraged by your open-door policy, the employee confides in you.
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Explain what symptoms this fraud will arise. Which financial statement(s) would be affected? Compare the schemes and implications of the fraud to your revenue and inventory accounts.
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Explain the steps you should take to uncover each symptom you identified in part (1). What type of queries or transactions would you undertake to uncover this type of fraud? Explain how they help with the investigation.
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After you have identified several symptoms, how do you know that you have enough evidence to prove that Robert is guilty? What other evidence should you obtain in this case? Explain.
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Besides finding symptoms of the fraud, what other investigative steps can you take to draw Robert’s confession or otherwise prove the fraud?
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This paper should be formatted professionally and use correct grammar. Be sure to use APA in-text citations and references to give credit to sources. Be sure to use our textbook. Wikipedia is not a credible website and should not be used. Refer to the list of guides provided for writing reference. Be sure to check for spelling and grammar errors.
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Background After graduating from Rasmussen University, you decide to

Background
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After graduating from Rasmussen University, you decide to take your grandma’s secret pizza recipe and open up a pizza parlor. You grew up around your father’s pizza shop quite a few years ago, and you are eager to start your own business. You are confident that your pizza place will be successful, and maybe you can franchise.
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With an entrepreneurial spirit, you take out a business loan for the startup fund, hire several employees, and open a beautiful store you are proud of. After months of hard work and experimentation with new recipes, you are devastated when you learn that your store manager has been stealing from you. One of your recent employees tells you that the manager, Robert, voided a sale of two-dozen pizzas, stamped the receipt as a return, and pocketed the money during her last shift. Robert warned the new hire not to say anything and told her he deserved the money because he didn’t get paid enough. Encouraged by your open-door policy, the employee confides in you.
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After reading the background, answer the questions below in a professional business report. Be sure to cite credible sources in APA format and include a reference page.
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Explain what symptoms this fraud will arise. Which financial statement(s) would be affected? Compare the schemes and implications of the fraud to your revenue and inventory accounts.
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Explain the steps you should take to uncover each symptom you identified in part (1). What type of queries or transactions would you undertake to uncover this type of fraud? Explain how they help with the investigation.
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After you have identified several symptoms, how do you know that you have enough evidence to prove that Robert is guilty? What other evidence should you obtain in this case? Explain.
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Besides finding symptoms of the fraud, what other investigative steps can you take to draw Robert’s confession or otherwise prove the fraud?
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What steps should you have been taken to prevent this fraud from occurring in the first place?
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Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
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The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:
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This paper should be formatted professionally and use correct grammar. Be sure to use APA in-text citations and references to give credit to sources. Be sure to use our textbook. Wikipedia is not a credible website and should not be used. Refer to the list of guides provided for writing reference. Be sure to check for spelling and grammar errors.
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I chose my company name as “Kennaugh’s Pizza Place”