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    My internship provided me with a crash course on how the market operates. I worked as a credit analyst in our leveraged finance office. My supervisor encouraged me to watch a weekly telecast online called Commodities Countdown on Stocksharts.com. This is where my interest in commodities and the risk associated with them began. I watched how certain positions traded throughout the summer, but I mainly focused in on Gold and Silver. At the start of the game the first few stocks I invested in were mostly involving gold or silver ETFs. I first few purchases included positions in two large cap companies Wells Fargo and Yahoo. I also invested into Fitbit which is a small cap company. Also, I invested into two ETF’s Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index…

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    1. My initial position on trading simulation was to forecast and capture the trends of the ETF market by focusing on the Macroeconomics such as effect of the Presidential Election, GDP rate and foreign currency fluctuation. According to The Washington Post, the committee judges of The Federal Reserve have strengthened the idea of an increase in the interest rate after the election. Since the Presidential Election was scheduled during the trading simulation, I also expected the interest rate to…

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    Gold Jewellery Case Study

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    for the remainder of this decade because of glaring structural deficiencies such as troublesome inflation and the current account deficit which remains vulnerable to poor policy decisions and business-culture problems. We believe Indian culture is greatly responsible for the country growing below its potential GDP. Nevertheless, the 5 to 7% annual GDP growth rate guarantees that India will become the next China in the 2020s because of its gigantic population. Demand for gold in jewellery…

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    Mutual Fund Summary

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    Vanguard REIT Exchange Traded Fund (VNQ) Fund Summary Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in equities issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs) which firms focus on purchasing office buildings or any other real properties (Investopedia 2015). Until 2016, the fund total net asset is about $64.2 billion and net asset value is around $80.2, moreover, it has a nearly 100% stocks as its assets (see Appendix 1). Its issuer is Vanguard which is one of the…

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    Mutual Fund Case Study

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    adovcate of investing you money into a mutal fund with a 12% return. He claims that by doing this you can be a millionarie in ...years by investing... a month. This has many of the so called investing experts sound an alarm and claim bs. Is the 12% return a year mutual fund real, or just a unicorn that people talk about? Let 's take a deeper look in the the average returns of the stock market, and if any mutual funds actually beat the market on consistently. From 1928 to 2015 the S&P 500…

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    Morningtar Case

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    Morningstar is a Chicago-based investment research firm that compiles and analyzes fund, stock and general market data. They also provide an extensive line of internet, software and print-based products for individual investors, financial advisors and institutional clients. The research reaches all corners of the world: North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Among its many offerings, Morningstar's comprehensive, one-page mutual and exchange-traded fund (ETF) reports are widely used by…

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    Fund overview Fidelity Contrafund is an active equity mutual fund aimed at companies and public investors. This fund began for investment at 17th May, 1967 in the U.S.. The ticker of Fidelity Contrafund is FCNTX.O. The nominated benchmark index is the S&P 500 (Eikon code is .SPXTR). Moreover, $2500 is the minimum amount of initial investment. Fidelity Contrafund is operated by the Fidelity Management & Research Company that is one of the largest and earliest investment fund managers in the…

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    This semester I had my first work experience related to my field of study. I interned with Morningstar which is an independent provider of investment research, financial information on mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and multiple saving plans (Morningstar 2016). Morningstar’s mission is to provide software, reliable information on its investing site, online and print-based products for individual investors, professional advisors and institutional clients. It has offices in 27…

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    Last year, we expected volatility in the energy market and a U.S. dollar bull market to be positive for low volatility funds in the United States. The iShares USA Minimum Volatility (USMV) was the top pick for best ETF to buy before 2015, and the fund performed admirably. The fund finished with a gain of 5.45 percent in 2015, which outperformed the 1.25 percent return of the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). The fund achieved the return with less volatility and a trading range of 10 percent from high to low.…

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    example, if I must work with peers, I would use consultation tactic because as a same level of people I can ask and help each other. I can get more ideas and share knowledge with my peers, so working peers are good influence and motivation. Another example, if I want to influence the guy that I have not met before, I would use ingratiation and exchange tactic. Combine these two tactics can be powerful because I can show the guy how much I am interested in with him. If I say “I like your tie and…

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