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Question 1

A(n) _____ is an interview format generally used in the screening process in which an interviewer follows a predetermined agenda, including a checklist of items or a series of questions and statements designed to elicit the necessary information or interviewee reaction.

Group of answer choices

Which of the following is a useful consideration for phone interviews?

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Question 3

Which of the following is true of an application message?

Group of answer choices

To bring attention to your application message, the subject line for an unsolicited application must:

Group of answer choices

Which of the following should be researched by a candidate about the company with which he or she interviews?

Group of answer choices

A _____ is the organizational format for résumés that highlights an applicant’s transferable skills.

Group of answer choices

Question 7

Ecotron Inc., a solid waste recycling company, extends a job offer in writing to a candidate. The company requests for a written acknowledgement of the job offer from the candidate. In this scenario, the candidate should write a _____.

Group of answer choices

Question 8

In a(n) _____, because each applicant answers the same questions, the interviewer has comparable data to evaluate.

Group of answer choices

Question 9

A _____ needs to be submitted if a company uses an electronic applicant-tracking system.

Group of answer choices

Question 10

A common courtesy during the opening formalities of an interview is:

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1)

Part 1

Diversification is _____. It _____.

2)

Part 1

As different securities are added to a portfolio, the portfolio’s total risk _____.

3)

Intro

Nautilus Clothing’s stock has a 40% chance of producing a 15% return, a 20% chance of producing a 18% return, and a 40% chance of producing a -13% return.

Part 1

What is the stock’s expected return?

4)

Intro

The table below shows the expected rates of return for three stocks and their weight in some portfolio:

Stock A Stock B Stock C
Expected return 0.08 0.03 0.12
Weight 0.2 0.2 0.6

Part 1

What is the expected portfolio return

5)

Intro

The table below shows the expected rates of return for three stocks and their weights in some portfolio:

Stock A Stock B Stock C
Portfolio weights 0.4 0.2 0.4
State Probability Expected returns
Recession 0.3 0.06 0.03 0.15
Boom 0.7 0.11 0.05 0.16

Part 1

What is the portfolio return during a recession?

Part 2

What is the expected portfolio return?

Part 3

What is the standard deviation of the portfolio returns?

6)

Part 1

Securities whose prices move less than the market have _____ betas.

7)

Intro

The table below shows the betas and portfolio weights for 3 stocks:

Portfolio weights
Stock Beta Portfolio 1 Portfolio 2
A 1.7 0.3 0.1
B 1.1 0.5 0.4
C 0.4 0.2 0.5

Calculate the beta of each portfolio.

Part 1

What is the beta of portfolio 1?

Part 2

What is the beta of portfolio 2?

Part 3

If you are more concerned about risk than return, which portfolio should you pick?

8)

Intro

You’ve assembled the following portfolio:

Stock Expected return Beta Portfolio weight
1 0.074 1.8 0.2
2 0.053 1.1 0.5
3 0.047 0.9 0.3

Part 1

What is the beta of the portfolio?

Part 2

What is the expected return of your portfolio?

9)

Part 1

The graphical representation of the CAPM is called the _____.

10)

Intro

A stock has a beta of 1.8. The risk-free rate is 4%. Assume that the CAPM holds.

Part 1

What is the expected return for the stock if the expected return on the market is 8%?

Part 2

What is the expected return for the stock if the expected market risk premium is 8%?

11)

Intro

Use the expected return-beta equation from the CAPM.

Part 1

What is the expected return for a stock if the risk-free rate is 2%, beta 0.6 and the expected return for the market portfolio is 6%?

Part 2

What is the risk-free rate if beta is 1.1, the expected return 6.3% and the expected return for the market portfolio is 6%?

Part 3

What is beta if the risk-free rate is 2%, the expected return 12% and the expected return for the market is 6%?

Part 4

What is the expected return for the market if the risk-free rate is 2%, beta 0.6 and the expected return 12%?

12)

Intro

We know the following expected returns for stocks A and B, given different states of the economy:

State (s) Probability E(rA,s) E(rB,s)
Recession 0.3 -0.04 0.04
Normal 0.5 0.11 0.07
Expansion 0.2 0.19 0.11

The expected return on the market portfolio is 0.08 and the risk-free rate is 0.02.

Part 1

What is the standard deviation of returns for stock A?

.

Part 2

What is the standard deviation of returns for stock B?

Part 3

What is the beta for stock A?

Part 4

What is the beta for stock B?

Part 5

Which stock has more total risk?

Part 6

Which stock has more systematic risk?


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Group Project Paper & Powerpoint

Overview
This project is a way for you to apply financial management principles to real companies in real time. You will work on this assignment during the entire semester and will be given class time to work on the various sections and have time to meet with your instructor for progress updates. You will also be expected to meet with your group outside of class. The final products for this project are:
1. Group paper using the outline for required sections for your paper due on Pages 10-11 of the syllabus.

2. Group Presentation with PowerPoint (with everyone in your group presenting at least one slide). The presentation should include 10 slides including the title slide (one for each section that you covered in your paper). Every group will present during our final exam session on Dec 16th starting at 9:30am.

Sections of Your Paper

I. Cover Page
II. Introduction
III. Historical Stock Price & Trading Information
IV. Stock Price Tracking
V. Corporate Governance Analysis
VI. Stockholder Analysis
VII. Ratio Analysis
VIII. Capital Structure
IX. Investment Return
X. Conclusion & Recommendation

Detail for Paper Sections

Cover Page

  • Title of project, industry, and team member names

Introduction

  • Provide a one paragraph overview of the industry or group of companies as a whole and list the types of companies that are part of this.
  • Provide one paragraph (each team member must write a paragraph on their specific company). How long has your company been in business? Is your company small, large, profitable, unprofitable?

Historical Stock Price & Trading Information

  • On which exchange is each company’s stock traded?
  • What has been the historical stock price range over the last 52 weeks (52-week trading range)? Make sure everyone in your group is looking up the 52-week trading range on the same day. Present the stock price range in a chart comparing each of your companies’ trading ranges.

Stock Price Tracking

  • What does each company’s stock price look like during the course? Present the closing prices graphically on each company’s prices you have been tracking since class began.

Corporate Governance Analysis*

  • Who runs the company? Who is part of the top management?
    (CEO, CFO, President, etc.)
  • Who monitors these managers?
    (Board of Directors, regulatory authorities, bondholders, banks, lenders, rating companies, etc.)
  • Are there any conflicts of interest with managers, board of directors, etc.?
    (Does the CEO serve as chairman of the board, etc.)
  • Who is on the board?
    (Ages, backgrounds, etc.)
  • How effective is the board? How often does it meet?
    (Look at news stories, other documents about decisions the board has made or accomplishments).* Most of this information can be found on the company website and/or www.SEC.gov (Links to an external site.) website, Form DEF 14A

Stockholder Analysis

  • What is the breakdown of stockholders in your firm – insiders, individuals, and institutional?

Ratio Analysis

  • Do an analysis of the company’s Financial Statements (found at SEC.gov (Links to an external site.) 10K and 10Q) using ratio analysis. Select at least one ratio from each of the four categories (liquidity, leverage/solvency, asset management, and profitability) for 2 different years (2019 and 2020). Put into plain terms whether the company performed better in 2020 or 2019. What are the main reason(s) for the improved or deteriorated financial performance?

Capital Structure

  • How does the company finance the organization? What percentage of long-term debt and equity does it use? How much (if any) dividends did the company pay in the last year? Have there been any changes to the capital structure over the two years (new stock shares, new bonds, etc.)

Investment Return

  • If you had purchased 100 shares of your company five years ago, discuss the following:
    • What would your gain or loss be in terms of dollars?
    • What would your gain or loss be in terms of a percentage?
    • If you invest the gains/proceeds from your stock today at a 10% rate of interest, what will it be worth in 10 years. Use Time Value of Money and rate of return concepts to calculate this. [Note: If you have a loss in Parts a/b, use the same amount and ignore the negative sign for this portion of the section.]

Conclusion & Recommendation

  • Of all the companies researched by your group, which company does your group recommend as the best investment? Why does your group make this recommendation?

Group Project Grading Rubric – 200 Points Possible

Below Average

Average

Exceptional

Content (20%)

Does not demonstrate comprehension of content in reading and/or offers irrelevant write up of company.
(0 – 20.9 points)

Demonstrates limited comprehension of content in reading and/or offers superficial writing.
(21 – 33.9 points)

Demonstrates mastery of core content in research and offers thoughtful insight
(34 – 40 points)

Analysis (20%)

There is little analysis of the individual companies; there is more summary than specific analysis supported by numbers.
(0 – 20.9 points)

Adequate analysis is present but is simplistic or superficial.
(21 – 33.9 points)

Clear and effective analysis with supporting evidence to address all major points made.
(34 – 40 points)

Format & Organization (20%)

Overall format does not flow well or is disjointed.
(0 – 20.9 points)

Organization is haphazard and overall flow is somewhat disjointed. Relationships among ideas are sometimes clear but conveyed inconsistently.
(21 – 33.9 points)

Overall format and organization is excellent. Relationships among ideas are assisted by transitions and logical progression from one concept to the next.
(34 – 40 points)

Presentation (20%)

There is little preparation, detail is missing from the presentation, and PowerPoint slides have multiple errors and/or are missing key information.
(0 – 20.9 points)

Preparation is adequate, minimal detail is provided, PowerPoint slides have minor errors, or some information is missing.
(21 – 33.9 points)

Presenters are well prepared to present and answer questions, speak clearly and deliver information in a coherent manner, PowerPoint slides are visually appealing and error free.
(34 – 40 points)

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (20%)

Errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics distract or interfere with understanding.
(0 – 20.9 points)

A small number of errors in grammar, spelling and mechanics do not distract from the overall effectiveness of the paper.
(21 – 33.9 points)

Paper is free of errors, in mechanics, spelling, and grammar.

(34 – 40 points)

Rubric

Group Project

Group Project

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

40 to >34.0 pts

Exceptional

Demonstrates mastery of core content in research and offers thoughtful insights.

34 to >21.0 pts

Average

Demonstrates limited comprehension of content and/or offers superficial writing.

21 to >0 pts

Below Average

Does not demonstrate comprehension of content in research and/or offers irrelevant write up of companies.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

40 to >34.0 pts

Exceptional

Clear and effective analysis supporting evidence to address all major points made.

34 to >21.0 pts

Average

Adequate analysis is present but is simplistic or superficial.

21 to >0 pts

Below Average

Clear and effective analysis with supporting evidence to address all major points made.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat & Organization

40 to >34.0 pts

Exceptional

Overall format and organization is excellent. Relationships among ideas are assisted by transitions and logical progression from one concept to the next.

34 to >21.0 pts

Average

Organization is haphazard and overall flow is somewhat disjointed. Relationships among ideas are sometimes clear but conveyed inconsistently.

21 to >0 pts

Below Average

Overall format does not flow well or is disjointed.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation

40 to >34.0 pts

Exceptional

Presenters are well prepared to answer questions, speak clearly and deliver information in a coherent manner. PowerPoint slides are visually appealing and error free.

34 to >21.0 pts

Average

Preparation is adequate, minimal detail is provided. PowerPoint slides have minor errors, or some information is missing.

21 to >0 pts

Below Average

There is little preparation, detail is missing from the presentation, and PowerPoint slides have multiple errors and/or are missing key information.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Punctuation, & Spelling

40 to >34.0 pts

Exceptional

Paper is free of errors in mechanics, spelling, and grammar.

34 to >21.0 pts

Average

A small number of errors in grammar, spelling, and mechanics do not distract from the overall effectiveness of the paper.

21 to >0 pts

Below Average

Errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics distract or interfere with understanding.

40 pts

Total Points: 200


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1)

Part 1

Bonds are _____.

Check all that apply:

2)

Part 1

Which term has a meaning different from the other ones?

3)

Part 1

If the state of California issues a bond, it is called a _____.

Part 2

Municipal bonds are bonds issued by _____.

4)

Part 1

Which are elements of the indenture?

Check all that apply:

5)

Part 1

Why would an investor buy an unsecured corporate bond instead of a comparable secured corporate bond?

Part 2

Why do bonds with lower seniority have higher yields to maturity than comparable bonds with higher seniority?

6)

Part 1

A callable bond is a bond that _____.

7)

Intro

You currently don’t have a car, but rent a car that’s parked just outside your house whenever you need one. Your annual expenditure on rental cars is $2,500.

You’ve now considering purchasing a car that would give you the same level of convenience as your current life style. The car costs $24,000 and can be sold for $5,000 after 10 years. You’d purchase the car with money from your savings account which always earns an interest rate of 6%.

Assume that all cash flows occur at the end of each year (maybe because you drive much more around Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Part 1

What is the present value of the benefits of owning that car, i.e., saving on rental expenses and selling the car?

Part 2

Should you buy the car?

8)

Intro

Consider a typical U.S. corporate bond.

Part 1

What is the par or face value?

Part 2

How many times per year does it pay interest?

Part 3

How is the coupon rate and yield to maturity expressed?

9)

Intro

Treasury spot interest rates are as follows:

Maturity (years) 1 2 3 4
Spot rate (EAR) 1.4% 2.8% 3% 4.5%

Part 1

What is the price of a risk-free zero-coupon bond with 3 years to maturity and a face value of $1,000 (in $)?

10)

Intro

One of IBM’s bond issues has an annual coupon rate of 4.3%, a face value of $1,000 and matures in 13 years.

Part 1

What is the value of the bond if the required return is 5%?

Part 2

What is the value of the bond if the required return is 6%?

11)

Intro

A corporate bond has 17 years to maturity, a face value of $1,000, a coupon rate of 4.6% and pays interest twice a year. The annual market interest rate for similar bonds is 3.1%.

Part 1

What is the value of the bond (in $)?

12)

Part 1

When market interest rates (i.e., yields) increase, the price of existing bonds _____.

13)

Part 1

What is a bond’s yield to maturity (YTM)?

14)

Intro

A bond has an annual coupon rate of 4.4%, a face value of $1,000, a price of $992.09, and matures in 10 years.

Part 1

What is the bond’s YTM?

15)

Intro

A GM and a Ford bond both have 4 years to maturity, a $1,000 par value, a BB rating and pay interest semiannually. GM has a coupon rate of 6.6%, while Ford has a coupon rate of 5.1%.

Part 1

The GM bond trades at 92.71 (percent of par). What is the yield to maturity (YTM)?

Part 2

What should be the price of the Ford bond (in $)?

16)

Part 1

The nominal interest rate is also called the _____.

17)

Intro

The interest rate (yield) on Treasury bonds is 3.1% and the expected inflation rate is 1.4%.

Part 1

What is the exact real rate of interest?

18)

Intro

You want to have $900,000 in today’s (real) dollars when you retire in 40 years. The expected inflation rate is 1.5% and the nominal return on your investments is 7.9%.

Part 1

How much money do you have to save now if you can’t make any additional deposits?

19)

Part 1

The term structure of interest rates refers to the relationship between _____.


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Branding, Funnels, and Pricing Activity

What is your personality type (https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-t… )? How will your skills help a team?

NOTE: The personality test takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

SCENARIO

You and your team are back at it again and have been asked by a wealthy management group to start a retail store of your choice that has both a brick and mortar presence in Fremont (a physical store where people can shop) and an online store.

What will you be selling in your store?

COMPETITION

What kind of competition will you have for your in-person store, if any?

Why will your team have a better offering than other in-store options?

What kind of competition will you have for your online store?

SEGMENTATION, TARGETING, AND POSITIONING

What segments will you be interested in reaching out to? Remember to be specific about this–you might even be able to reference your personality test.

What kind of targeting strategy will you have?

Why will those consumers pick your brand over other options (positioning)?

BRANDING

As your team thinks about the kind of store you want to own and what you want to represent. What values does your company have (https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/brand-your-busi…)

What kind of voice do you want to use with your customers? For instance, Wendy’s is very fun and snarky on social media, but that doesn’t work for every brand.

BRAND ARCHETYPE

Just like we have personality types for individual consumers, we have personalities for brands.

Explore the brand archetypes here (12 to pick from) (https://woven.agency/blog/12-brand-archetypes/ ) by reading the content and/or watching the video associated with each one and select a primary archetype and a secondary one (best fit and second best fit) that align with your company. List them here:

Why did you pick those?

BRANDING AND LOGO

Draw a logo that represents your company based on your values, your archetype, and other factors. We’re not evaluating anything on your art abilities, but we are interested in seeing what you come up with. Feel free to include your company name if you feel like that would be helpful.

CUSTOMER ACQUASITION AND RETENTION

What kinds of marketing activities will you do to help make people aware (remember: you’re brand new!) of your business to shop either in-person or online?

CUSTOMER ACQUASITION AND RETENTION

Great! People are now aware of your store. They’ve seen it either online or have come across anything you’ve done via billboards, signage, or more.

How can you get them to go to your site or visit your store to consider your products?

CUSTOMER ACQUASITION AND RETENTION

Congratulations! You’re getting traffic to your website and people are shopping in your store, but there’s a lot of people looking and not buying so far.

What ideas do you have to help convert the lookers into buyers?

CUSTOMER ACQUASITION AND RETENTION

Those ideas worked. Nice job. Now, how can we make sure that we get those shoppers to visit us again next time they need something? Please be specific and feel free to cite other things that have worked on you.

CUSTOMER ACQUASITION AND RETENTION

Lastly, we need to get people to tell their friends about what a great experience they’re having with us. What ideas do you have to help make that happen?

Once again, let’s be specific with our ideas and cite any examples we’ve seen.

PRICING

Using what you’ve learned about pricing, what kinds of pricing strategies and tactics will you use? Most stores use a variety of these so we should aim for 6 different options. What products will you use them on, events you will use them for, or creative ways to use pricing to drive more revenue are welcomed!





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