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Causes Influencing Variation in Investment Portfolio

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Research Methodology Project

Causes influencing variation in investment portfolio with age

Table of Contents

Table of Contents- 1 -
Acknowledgement- 2 -
1. Introduction- 3 -
1.1 Objective- 3 -
1.2 Need for Study- 4 -
1.3 Research Question- 5 -
2. Literature Review- 6 -
2.1 Prologue- 6 -
2.2 Theoretical Modeling- 7 -
2.3 Variables and their Classification- 10 -
2.4 Concept Map- 11 -
3. Research Design- 12 -
3. 1 Components of the Research Design:- 12 -
3.2 Research Design for the project:- 13 -
3.2.1 Defining the information needed:- 13 -
3.2.2. Research Methodology:- 14 -
4. Sampling- 15 -
5. Pilot testing phase – Results & Modifications- 20 -
6. Data Analysis- 23 -
4.1 Introduction- 23 -
4.2 Tests (ANOVA and Chi-Square)- 24 -
Conclusion- 39 -
Recommendations- 41 -
Bibliography- 42 -
Appendix- 43 -
Questionnaire- 43 -

Acknowledgement

We are sincerely grateful to Dr Vidya Naik, for giving us this opportunity to engage in a real, hands-on market research, without which our understanding of the subject of Research Methodology would have been incomplete. Her guidance and constant support has helped us immensely in the completion of this project. She has always addressed any queries/doubts that we had and helped enrich this project with quality and innovation.

Shobhit Kapoor (126)
Sandeep John Mathew (134)
Suyash Mehrotra (136)

1. Introduction

1.1 Objective

The financial markets today are inundated with a multitude of investment avenues, ranging diversely in their returns to the investors, and also the risk associated with these investments with respect to fluctuations in return values. There exists a tradeoff between the risk and returns, usually following the criteria of higher the risk, higher the returns.

In deciding on the kind of investment portfolio that an investor has, there are a lot of factors that play an important role....

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