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    Investments in Securities

    Portfolio Investments

    According to portfolio theory, people should hold more than one asset (or investment) in their portfolios. The idea is that if some investments do poorly, other investments in the portfolio can compensate for the poor investments. Some experts claim, however, that not all people in a society follow this prescription. In other wo

    Investments: Good or bad?

    As a Wall Street analyst, using Exhibit 2 and other sources, what sectors and companies would appear to be good investments for the next two years to maximize growth? Why? See attached file.

    Determining Present Value of Investments

    Investment A and B both have a future value of $5,000. and are exactly the same except that investment A matures in 5 years and investment B matures in 10 years. The present value of investment A will be _____ the present value of investment B. Less than, the same as, greater than, or can't tell - please advise correct answe

    Identifying the best investment plans for retirement

    Your customer has $10,000 and needs $30,000 by the time the retire in 20 years. As an investment advisor, explain what three different investment plans are available to the customer. Provide an example of an investment as well as the average growth rate, and how long it will take to reach the goal of $30,000.


    You work for an investment firm and recently wrote a position article on your firm's approach to risk. The article now appears on your company's website. It has, interestingly enough, generated e-mailed responses from potential clients and your firm is asking you to address some of their questions for a Frequently Asked Question