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…
Blogs have been around since 1997, and have now evolved to become a media phenomenon. They are a type of website that is maintained by an individual who posts regular entries that are reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks. These entries express their ideas or reflections on various topics. There are a huge variety of topics that blogs could be about, such as celebrity gossip, politics, news, and blogs that act as personal journals for people. Blogs can also be part of a bigger website…
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Running on Empty
“My husband and I have two cars. There is generally one that I drive and one that he drives but sometimes we trade off depending on who is taking care of our daughter that day or who needs the bigger car. There is one thing that pretty much never changes, though. No matter which car I use, my husband has almost always left it without gas. You would think that by now I’d have learned to build a little extra time in my day to take the…
London! | Travel Blog
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Hello London! (24-31 Jan)
There is heaps to see in London, so we
spent our few days here seeing the sights
and checking out all the stuff that you see on
TV all the time. Using the Underground is
like a huge monopoly game (Victoria,
Whitehall, etc.) and everythings real iconic red telephone boxes, double decker buses,
So we've checked out the main stuff Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, we…
Blogs and Tweets : The future of the way we teach …
What support material should we send our learners home with after an instrumental music lesson? The simple answer is nothing ….
In this article I hope to explain how by embracing new and emerging technologies Instrumental teachers can connect with their learners in modern and exciting ways.
We all know how frustrating it can be for Instrumental Teachers when their learners forget, lose or in extreme cases deny all knowledge of last…
Note taking can help students easily recall content and key facts. There are endless individual ways of taking notes, an acceptable academic method is the use of 'Mind mapping'this approach involves, writing down the central subject matter onto paper this then branches off into sister topics,in the same way a family tree shows genealogical data. Notes can be stored on paper or digitally in various formats.
See included Xhtml Files. 'Internet meanies'…
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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…
Ever since I was a child I was quite fond of the sport of basketball, I loved to play, read, and watch the sport during my pastime. One of the most popular basketball blogs out on the internet is hang times blog by NBA analyst Sekou Smith which is featured on nba.com. The blog talks about all types of news occurring in the basketball world both off and on the court. Sekou Smith shares his knowledge of the sport by evaluating teams, trades, and players and other events up-to-date…
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Who? - Who created the source? Who does the source give us information about? Which society does it provide insight for? Who are the actors in the story the source relates?
Jacques de Vitry created the source, Life of the Students at Paris. The source gives us information about different nations. It gives the comparison of places around the world and what the students of Paris said their stereotypes were. The source gives insight to many societies, more so Paris and what…
The ultimate goal of supply chain management is to create value for end customers & firms in the supply chain.
Firms in the supply chain must: 1. Measure and improve their SC coordination efforts 2. Successfully integrate processes within and between firms
Supply Chain integration requires effort!
Supply chain strategies - must consider the potential trade-offs existing between: Cost , Quality, Quantity, Service
* Firms must integrate processes internally and externally
* Top Supply…
Data sharing and ability to make comments in the data help tremendously
Charts and Capsules show extremely well. They are extremely interactive and can synthesize views that are intuitive to every level of consumer.
1. Ease of Use – How well end users can access and maneuver the software and UI.
2. Functionality – How enterprising is the software and what all desired operations can it carry out.
3. Performance – How efficiently can reporting and analysis be done in…