Investment Portfolio Analysis

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B6201 – Investments/portfolio theory|
Investment Portfolio Analysis|
Course Project Task 6|
Crystal Watkins|

This paper will Identify and explain the major factors driving the market during this week. It will also identify and explain causes of changes in the market and the index. As well as developed investment objectives and defined risk tolerance levels. I will also include a snap shot of my investments and an explanation of why I choose those particular companies.|

The trends that I noticed that were going on with my investments this week were: * Apple - Apple has asked Foxconn to tighten quality control measures while manufacturing the iPhone 5 after complaints of scratches on the device’s body, and that has worsened its supply shortfall. Stricter benchmarks are affecting production of the anodized aluminum housing used in the device, delaying orders for the phone, Bloomberg said. Apple consumers started complaining of nicks and scrapes to the body of the new phone soon after its launch last month, with some saying there were scratches even before the device was unpacked. While the company said in response to the complaints that it was “normal” for an aluminum product to “scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color,” internally, it expressed its displeasure to Foxconn. (Rathee, 2012) * Microsoft - Microsoft is reportedly bringing its flagship product, Microsoft Office to both Apple and Google's Android-based devices. This comes from Microsoft's Czech Republic Team, and Petr Bobek, a Microsoft Office productivity manager. Microsoft has been hesitant in the past to bring its software outside of the Windows ecosystem, with the noted exception of haphazard versions of Microsoft Office being available for Mac. Bringing Office to iOS and Android, the two dominant mobile operating systems, would be a change in philosophy for Microsoft. (Ciaccia, 2012) * Johnson & Johnson - The delay for Eliquis is...
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