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Unformatted text preview: Problem Set 1 Ec 136, Fall 2009 This problem set is due on September 8 in class. Sorry, no late problem sets are accepted! All students must submit problem sets individually. Please write your name, section time and GSI on the front page of your solution. Note on rounding: please round all percentage returns to two digits after the decimal point: e.g., 5.45% or 1.0545. 1. Internet Exercise: US and Foreign Stock Markets in the Past Five Years This exercise is designed to introduce you to the recent behavior of the US and foreign stock markets and give you an idea of the &nance-related tools available on the Internet. Go to the Yahoo! Finance website at http://&nance.yahoo.com/. Type ^DJIin the box in the top left and click Get quotes. This will take you to a page of general information about the Dow Jones Industrial Average index. From the menu on the left, select Basic Chart. This will give you a chart of the index over the last year (you may have to scroll down to see it). You can change the historical range by clicking 5yto see the past &ve years, or maxto see all available historical data....
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