GROUP PROJECTS: Trading group project. You will learn how to manage your own portfolio of securities, through the nationwide investment simulation broker Stock-Trak. You will start with a certain initial wealth and you will have to formulate a trading strategy, select securities, execute trades and track the weekly performance of your portfolio. A final comprehensive report will be due at the end of the 9 weeks of trading. Group projects are to be submitted in class on the due date. No credit will be given for late projects . Group Presentation: You will be asked to critically analyze a security that you traded on StockTrak, and prepare a presentation of the analysis. The presentation should identify news events concerning your security as well as the overall economy and the geopolitical environment that likely affected the outcome of your trades. This means that you are expected to cite at least one news article on each related topic (on the 1) firm, 2) economy, and 3) 2
geopolitical events). Your presentation should be concise, motivated, easy to follow, clearly addressing the most important findings of the analysis. Structure your presentation as if you would have to present it in front of your future employer. The list of the chosen securities by group will be posted one week before the presentations. PEER EVALUATIONS: Each student will evaluate the other group members at the end of the class. Each student’s total group projects score will be adjusted to reflect these evaluations. The peer evaluation form will be posted on the course website and you will be responsible for turning it in on the date of your last group assignment. The adjustment is as follows. Your peer evaluation scores will be converted into a percentage score. To calculate your project grade, I will deflate (multiply) the score your group receives on the project by the percentage score from your peer evaluations. PROBLEM SETS: You work on problem sets individually. All homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date, in the section in which you are enrolled. Homework submitted after this time will be considered late. ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION: Participation will account for 10% of your grade. Please note that you only receive credit for attending and participating in the section in which you are enrolled . CLASS COMMUNICATION: PowerPoint lectures, project descriptions, project data, class syllabus and other printable materials will be available on the course website. No laptops are allowed . Often, we will solve problems and draw diagrams on the blackboard which will not be posted online. If you must miss a class, it is your sole responsibility to find out what was done that day. It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed of important developments pertaining to the course.
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