The two articles that were posted for us to read brought up very interesting points as to the topic of hedge funds and market efficiency. Within these two articles we are able to see how successful hedge funds can be. Although the stock market is supposed to fluctuate randomly, these cases showed companies and people being able to gain serious financial rewards from their knowledge on certain areas of the market. Thus, bringing up the debate as to whether or not hedge funds contribute to market efficiency. I believe that hedge funds/mutual funds are an important part of the stock market and that they are an integral contributor to market efficiency. George Gibson wrote that, “when shares become publicly known in an open market, the value…may be regarded as the judgment of the best intelligence concerning them.” David Abrams, for example, is extremely intelligent at investing in beaten-down companies and then eagerly reaping the rewards of large stock increases upon corporate changes. In my opinion, there will be outliers in any market. Eventually there will be people, like David Abrams, who can decrease their risk in investments because they have been studying one particular area for so long. It looks like if there are such people like David Abrams, who are posting average annual returns of 15% on multibillion dollar portfolios, then the market must not be efficient; that there may indeed be some way to beat it or some form of receiving guaranteed returns. However, hedge fund managers, like David Abrams himself, are doing nothing but using their own information to make investment decisions in areas where they know how the market works. Their strategy of buying beaten-down companies and then hoping for some upward changes in order to bring stock value up does not count as market inefficiency in my eyes. David Abrams understands how these companies offer quick returns as minor changes boost stabilization. From reading the articles, it almost looks easy to make a lot of money in the stock market. Unfortunately, that is not the case; hedge fund managers like David Abrams and William Ackman are way more intelligent at understanding certain information about these investments than any average person. For that reason, I believe that the stock market is efficient, even with hedge funds. These large financial gains are not random. They
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Hall of Shame: Faucet
A bathroom faucet is one of the most commonly used everyday appliances and it is expected to operate easily. Many public restrooms house these automatic, hands-free faucets as a way to create a more hygienic and environmentally friendly bathroom experience. In order to operate these faucets, the user has to place her hands in the basin, at a level that can be read by the sensor for the water to turn on. The water flow will…
Business Intelligence and analysis tools have grown in popularity as they provide better data integration, more flexibility for extraction, reporting results of queries and enhancing business decisions along with more accurate data representations over visuals.
Based on my analysis of studying a few of the BIA tools available, I have selected five of them to carry out my evaluation to understand their usage in today’s fast moving competitive corporate world.
Unlike a few BIA tools, Tableau…
You will submit a social media plan that includes:
1) Overall goal: to properly advertise each and every bear giving them plenty of time to even “sell themselves.”
2) Measurable (SMART) objective(s): when the launch of the smurf bear begins, the store of the future will sell out in a matter of 4 weeks being measured by taking inventory of each individual store.
3) Social media strategy/strategies to achieve objectives: start of by putting g slow reminders on social networks and as the…
Kathy is a blogger who has established two high traffic internet travel blogs. Kathy has
recently become interested in the various ways in which her blogs can be monetised to
provide extra income. One of the most popular ways of monetising internet blogs is ‘pay per
click’ (PPC) online advertising. Pay per click is an internet advertising model that is used to
direct traffic to other websites, where advertisers pay the hosting service (in this case, a blog)
when the ad is clicked…
In order to gauge how well analytics have been working for the website at
Furiusstiles.com it is important to look at the past trends of the website to determine
where improvments can be made and find out what is working for the company.
Trends with SMART Goals and KPIs
Customers are coming to the site, but are not following through with orders.
Obtain 5 orders for compositions over the next month
● At least 20 inquiries regarding compositions per…
Blogging Project: Historical Figures Civil War Edition
That’s right, Blogging! You are going to create a blog of a historical figure using “Google
Slides” (Googles version of
Microsoft Power Point Presentation).
Each Blog must include the following:
1. A title for your blog. This title should be relevant to your person’s life. It should also
be original. It should
just be your person’s name (10 POINTS)
The “Profile” section should be filled out and include the following (20 POINTS)…
1. What could Cisco have done better?
2. Would this approach to using social media marketing work for all Cisco product launches, or was this a one-time deal that worked because it was so novel?
3. How could Cisco continue the engagement with the community it had built after the excitement and flurry of activity surrounding the launch died down?
4. How could she measure the return on investment from the campaign more precisely on a comparable set of metrics?
1. What effect…
two major assignments: the annotated bibliography and the Wordpress blog. Unit Goals: By the end of this unit, students will be able to: • • • • Compile sources pertaining to a topic, including but not limited to academic, primary, or secondary sources. Conduct research that thoroughly addresses all sides of an issue. Advocate for a local issue through multiple formats including text and visual elements. Construct a Wordpress blog, as a group, which will advocate for a local issue, provide the reader…
USB100 Understanding the Built Environment
[Template for annotated bibliography – Assessment Item 1]
Article No.: (Use this table to analyse each of your 5 sources of information)
BIS Shrapnel, Building Australia. (2014, July 1). The incredible shrinking Aussie household [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.bis.com.au/bf_-the_incredible_shrinking_aussie_household.html
Credibility of the author:
There is no listed author so the qualifications of the author are unknown…