Finopt Discussion - Hi, All! For your discussion on Friday...

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Hi, All! For your discussion on Friday in FinOpMgt 250/Res Ec 213, you will be manipulating two key U.S. economic variables: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Personal Consumption Expenditures.Both are reported in billions of dollars and as quarterly measurements (1980 Q1 through 2010 Q2).You can get a copy of this data set by going to the course web site and clicking on Discussion Data Sets.Next, you will see a file named “Discussion 1 Data”.Simply click on the file and download it to your computer.This is an Excel data file.If you don’t have Excel loaded on your computer, the file will be of little use to you.If this is the case, make sure that you ally yourself with a group during discussion that has a member with Excel loaded on his or her computer.(The syllabus indicates that each team must have at least one laptop present at each Friday discussion and be ready to use Excel or Minitab, if needed.) Today's discussion concentrates on establishing discussion groups and reviewing basic sample statistics. It would be good to review the process for calculating the following
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course FINOPT 210 at UMass (Amherst).

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