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.…
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…
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.…
| Sunday |
| FB | New post 6pm | New promo post 12pm | New post 7pm | New promo post 5pm | New post 3 pm | New posts at 2 and 5pm | New posts at 1 and 6pm |
| Twitter | New tweet 1,3,7pm | Free giveaway at 4pm | New tweet 1,3,7pm | Free giveaway at 4pm | New tweet 1,3,7pm | Tweeting contest all day | Tweeting contest all day |
| Blog | | Blog at 4pm | | Blog at 6pm | | Blog from 4-7pm | Blog from 1-4pm |
| Website | Update at 12am | | | Update at 12am | | | |…
1. What effect does the audience have on message delivery decisions?
2. How do blogs and video games differ from Facebook and Twitter?
Blogs and video games differ from Facebook and Twitter. For one, communication is different; Facebook and Twitter generate posts that are usually shorter, therefore people read them because they aren’t too complicated. Blog posts are generally longer, causing the user to scroll down.…
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)
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].…
. • Group Wordpress Blog: Students will work in their assigned groups to make a Wordpress blog that advocates for the same topic as the research papers, using different methods of persuasion to convey their meaning. The requirements for this Wordpress blog are the following: 1. The blog must have a title that gives the viewer a clear idea of the topic. 2. Features an “About” section which summarizes the content of…