FINM 7008 Assignment
Marks: 15% of total assessment Group size: a minimum of four students and a maximum of six students Due Date: Monday 7 May 2012, 4pm Instructions The assignment requires the use of PC or Mac computer. You will need to be familiar with a spread sheet (for example Excel), word processor (for example Word) and statistical package (for example EViews or SPSS). This project is worth 15% of the assessment in this course. Students must form their own groups of between four and six members. The completed assignment should be placed in the assignment boxes labelled FINM7008 by 4pm on Monday 7 May 2012. The boxes are located in the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics Office, Level 4, College of Business and Economics Building 26C. Late submissions will not be marked. Presentation Assignments must be typed, single spaced on A4 paper using Times New Roman 12 point font. The document must be double-sided with 2.2 cm margins. The reference list must be formatted according to the style sheet used by the Journal of Finance (http://www.afajof.org/journal/submission.asp). Marks will be deducted for assignments that do not conform to these instructions. Students must fill out, sign and attach the cover sheet - the attached file, “Cover_sheet”, must be used for this. In addition to hard copy submission, you must also submit an electronic copy of Part A of the assignment. This must include your results and workings. You may either burn the file to a CD and submit it with your assignment or you may email it to the lecturer by the due date. Make sure you fill out the first worksheet with the names and student numbers of everyone in the group. If you submit a CD, write the group members’ names on the CD.
PART A 1. The file “data” contains returns data on the market, risk free asset and a number of stocks. Choose five stocks from the file, list the names of the stocks and calculate their average returns and standard deviations....
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