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Hedge Funds and Alphas

Please help answer the following questions. What is a hedge fund? What is alpha? How do hedge funds tend to generate and report positive alphas? Please explain in detail. Please include 2 references.

Federal Reserve Board Member Terms

The term of office for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors is 14 years. But how long does a member actually serve? Calculate the average duration of Board service for these two twenty-year periods: 1950-1970 1990-2010 Note: Calculate the average period of time served based only on persons who went onto the Board after Ja

Public versus Private Financing

List the advantages and disadvantages of Public versus Private Financing. Discuss why companies go to private and leveraged buyouts.

Recommend a mutual fund for a middle aged college professor: retire in 25 years

See attached file. Please recommend a mutual fund for a middle aged college professor who is investing for his retirement in 25 years. Please provide your rationale for the recommendation (based on assumptions you make about the investor). I have chosen the Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 Fund (VTTHX) due to the fact it

Discuss operating expenses of types of mutual funds

1. Would you expect a typical open-end fixed income mutual fund to have higher or lower operating expenses than a fixed-income unit investment trust? Why? Please discuss in detail and give two references.

Forecasted earnings per share to forecast stock price

1. The PE ratio combined with forecasted earnings per share to forecast stock price. So how would you determine what the growth rate is to work into your application of the formula? 2. If the government and the global markets decided to change to one world currency but it was not as convenient to carry would you still be incl

Mortgage Loan Analysis for Mr. Johnson plans to buy a new house

Please show work in Excel along with a detailed written explanation of your findings typed in word format. Mini-Project 1: Mortgage Loan Analysis: Mr. Johnson plans to buy a new house at Sugar Land in June 2010. The sale price of the house is $580,000. He plans to pay 20% down payments and borrow additional 80% from Wells Far

Expected Returns Problem

The market and Stock J have the following probability distributions: Probability rM r3 0.3 15% 19% 0.4 8 4 0.3 20 11

Evaluation of Financial Performance

1.An investor bought 10 Ellis Industries, Inc., long-term bonds one year ago, when they were first issued by the company. In addition, he bought 200 shares of the company's common stock at the same time for $30 per share. He paid $1,000 each for the bonds, and today, the bonds are selling at $950 each (long-term interest rates h

Finance: Valuation of non-dividend paying company stock; high risk investment

1. The stock valuation approach uses discounted cash flows concepts to calculate the theoretical value of a stock. The most popular academic approach is the dividend growth model. If a stock does not pay a dividend, this model cannot be used. What might be an alternative method or approach to valuing a stock if it does no

Portfolio Weights and Diversification for Karen's portfolio

Karen's portfolio which has a beta of 1.02, consists of three mutual funds: an international fund, a utility fund, and a technology fund. The international fund has a beta of 1.5 and makes up to 20% of the portfolio. The utility fund has a beta of 05, and the technology fund has a beta of 1.3, If the portfolio's beta equals 1.02

Meyer's Motor Court: Break Even or Outsource

Susan Meyer, owner/manager of Meyer's Motor Court in Key West, is considering outsourcing the daily room cleanup for her motel to Duffy's Maid Service. Susan rents an average of 50 rooms for each of the 365 nights (365*50 equals the total rooms rented for the year). Susan's cost to clean a room is $12.50. The Duffy's Maid Servic

Business Finance Question

Could you please help me with this question?: When corporations raise funds, what type of financing vehicle (instrument or instruments) is most favored?

Solve: Expected Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation

In answering the following questions, it is given that the potential investment has the following range of possible outcomes and probabilities: 10% probability of a -20% return, 40% probability of a 15% return, 40% probability of a 25% return, and a 10% probability of a 50% return. (a) Calculate the weighted mean of the proba

Description of Risk Analysis: Company harvest the timber

Bunyan Lumber, LLC, harvests timber and delivers logs to timber mills for sale. The company was founded 70 years ago by Pete Bunyan. The current CEO is Paula Bunyan, the granddaughter of the founder. The company is currently evaluating a 7,500 acre forest it owns in Oregon. Paula has asked Steve Boles, the company's finance offi

Applications for possible Loan Approval: Select one and justify selection

See attached files. Review the following five applications. They are all for primary residential, 30-year mortgages, with full documentation. Be sure that before you decide which applications to approve, you consult the Lending Policies Manual. Your goal is to give the bank the greatest possible gain. Choose the loan(s)

Prospect Theory and Expected Utility Theory Questions

According to prospect theory, which is preferred? 1. Prospect A or B Decision (i) Choose between A. (.80, $50, $0) B. (.4, $100, $0) 2. Prospect C or D? Decision (ii) Choose between: C. (.00002, $500,000, $0) and D. (.00001, $1,000,000, $0) 3. Are these choices consistent with expected utility

Evaluate the benefits and limitations of portfolio diversification

Evaluate the benefits and limitations of portfolio diversification. Discuss how risk is assessed and what methods are most appropriate for measuring systematic and unsystematic risks. What are the best ways to diversify a portfolio? Please provide your team's rationale for their opinions from this week's readings.