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Stock Market Index

Introduction: Stock index is very much important leading indicator which can be used for several purposes. It can be used as a benchmark to judge the performance of professional money managers. It can be used to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of several types of index fund and exchange traded fund (ETF). Securities analysts, portfolio managers, and academicians doing research use stock market indexes to examine the factors that influence aggregate security price movements and to...

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Etfs vs Index Funds

How are ETFs different from index funds? Comment on their popularity and the future of EFTs. The ETF's have the following advantages over a index funds:  1. Support the same types of orders as stock, like: limited, best price, stop-loss, etc.  2. Can be purchased at any time through out the trading session, while the index funds net asset value only mark the end of each session.  3. The consequence of points 1 and 2 is that at the time of purchase will know exactly the price you will pay...

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Correlation of Us Stock Markets with Indian Stock Markets.

the Dow 30, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. The average is named after Dow and one of his business associates, statistician Edward Jones. It is an index that shows how 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market. It is the second oldest U.S. market index after the Dow Jones Transportation Average...

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BP Amoco Case

of their investments. Each employee retains the option to choose how to diversify their investments, while the employer will typically provide a “default allocation” option. The options available are generally very varied, and includes a number of index funds and actively managed mutual funds. In a defined-benefit (DB) pension plan, the retiree is paid a fixed amount per month upon retirement. That amount is calculated based on a formula that takes into account the employee’s past earnings, age and...

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Thrift savings Plan outline

explore these options) Body I. The safest option is the G fund or Government Securities Investment Fund. a. The G Fund's objective is to produce a rate of return that is higher than inflation while avoiding exposure to credit (default) risk and market price fluctuations. b. The G Fund invests exclusively in a nonmarketable short-term U.S. Treasury security that is specially issued to the TSP. The earnings consist entirely of interest income on the security. c. The G Fund is subject to inflation...

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Case Four Group 17

faced by index funds) can be very costly. Explain. Influenced by the Nikkei 225 reconstitution, institutional investors who track the Nikkei 225 had no choice but to rebalance their portfolios to match the composition and weights of the new index. This Nikkei 225 reconstitution replaced the 30 smaller and lower-priced securities with 30 larger and higher-priced stocks, which subsequently would reduce the relative weights of the remaining 195 securities. Thus, under this circumstance, index funds would...

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Nikkei 225

1) Suppose you are a portfolio manager for the MBA Advisor Nikkei 225 index fund, which has Y100 billion in assets linked to the Nikkei 225 index. What should you do when you hear news of the index redefinition? In your preparation, you should consider: a) The construction of the Nikkei index and the portfolio weights it gives rise to. In order to minimize risk, they would like to sell stocks to be deleted and buy stocks to be added to rebalance the portfolios and swap the deletions and additions...

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Stock Market and Economic Growth: an Empirical Analysis for Germany

Stock Market and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis for Germany Adamopoulos Antonios Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Correspondence to: Adamopoulos Antonios, adamant@uom.gr Published online: April 15, 2010 Abstract This paper investigates the causal relationship between stock market development and economic growth for Germany for the period 1965-2007 using a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM). The purpose of this paper was to...

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Price Stability on Oil and Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals prices climb 2% in December on tight supplies LONDON, January 9, 2013 - Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market climbed 2% to $1,350 per metric ton (/mt) in December, according to the just-released monthly average of the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a benchmark basket of seven widely used petrochemicals. This follows a drop of 2% in November. But on a year-over-year basis, petrochemical prices were up 16% from the December 2011 average price of...

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The Impact of Stock Market and Saving Rate on GDP Growth

Abstract This paper is to employ a vector autoregressive model to investigate the impact of stock market and saving rate on GDP growth. The result indicates that the lagged values of both stock index and saving rate don’t have influence on the current value of GDP. However, we find that the lagged value of stock index does have impact on saving rate. We conclude that one of the most important reason lead to this result should due to small sample size and data of saving rate still remains non-stationary...

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