Matt Steger Seminar #5 – Efficient Securities Markets September 8, 2009 The primary theme for today’s seminar centers on the definition of efficient securities markets and the implications that such markets have for financial reporting. Author Scott presents a discussion of these concepts by following the construct that William H. Beaver presented in his 1973 article entitled What Should be the FASB’s Objective? Yes. Much of the discussion that Scott presents to us is identical to Beaver’s. Scott attempts to point out the “logical inconsistency” found in the “fully informative” market price of a given security – something Beaver also writes about – through a discussion on liquidity traders or noise traders and how they are a set of variables whose buy/sell decisions (decisions which are supposedly made randomly) possess the ability to directly affect the market price of a security. Market prices affected like this are distorted accordingly and cannot fulfill the role of being fully informative. This sort of disinformation
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