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Asset Classes Asset Classes Paper INVESTMENT FUNDAMENTALS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FIN/402 December 1st, 2008 Introduction 1
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Asset Classes When considering whether or not to invest in a security one of the most important considerations is the asset class of the security. Investments in a particular asset class would be expected to be effected similarly by market conditions. They should be expected to have a similar risk level and similar returns. Though assets in the same asset class are similar they will still have their own individual returns. One such asset class is stocks, two securities that fall into this asset class are the common stock for General Electric corporation and the Fidelity Aggressive Growth Fund. General Electric General Electric is a well diversified global conglomerate. It has many lines of business that it is involved in. It has a large portion of it’s business tied to the retail market, but it has exposure in many different areas which also keeps it diversified. “General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products, it serves customers in more than 100 countries.” (Google Finance, 2008). With this range of markets and
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