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21 Jun 2010

Enhance your portfolio: The hedge fund

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

A hedge fund is an investment fund open to a limited range of investors. It undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities in addition to the long term investment funds. Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of...

21 Jun 2010

Company budgeting

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

Is company budgeting necessary? There are two general opinions in management theory. Malcolm Howard is standing behind the statement that “budget is still a worthwhile exercise - as long as you stick to five basic principles”. He argues that some of the problems claimed to be budgeting...

18 Jun 2010

Stock indexes and the global financial set-up

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

A place for exchange was initiated at the Great Pond in Paris, under the leadership of Louis VII. In the year 1540, the first organized commodity exchange came into existence. An index is a statistical measure. It can provide an overall trend of market development and facilitates a comparison...

18 Jun 2010

Wealth management: Economic and financial challenges

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

According to an official report titled ‘Challenges in the banking industry', the industrialization of services has helped to automate the banking activities to some extent. The increasing role of marketing banking services, ATMs and security measures accelerated the turnover of CRO's...

16 Jun 2010

Financing plan and cash management

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

Each year, when investments are planned, the company must monitor the medium-term balance of funding and coverage of its invested capital. It is the financing plan that makes this control and forecasting possible. A financing plan usually refers to the means by which cash will be acquired...

16 Jun 2010

Financial instruments

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

Financial instruments may be defined as easily trade-able packages of capital, each having their own unique characteristics and structure. There is a wide array of financial instruments available in the global financial market, enabling efficient flow of capital among the investors ...

06 May 2010

Growth optimal portfolio for the unobservable Markov-modulated markets

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

The benchmark model introduced by Platen (2002) has not been well studied in literature for the case of incomplete information whereas the incompleteness of the information in financial modeling is usual in practice. Some of the factors that characterize the evolution of the market may be hidden....

20 Apr 2010

Stock option price modeling using system dynamics and operations research

Thesis - 12 pages - Finance

Options are instruments that give the holder the right, but not an obligation, to buy or sell an asset by a certain date for a certain price. Options can be bought or sold on a variety of assets like stocks, foreign currency, indexes, and futures. A call option gives the holder the right to buy...

06 Apr 2010

Forecasting time series using neural network model: Application for Korean stock market

Thesis - 8 pages - Finance

This study examines the performance of forecasting model established by using neural network. The neural network model proposed in this study is implemented to forecast the stock price stream of Korean stock market. Factors for forecasting that influence Korean stock market are obtained by the...

05 Apr 2010

RFID adoption timing: The application of option pricing model

Thesis - 6 pages - Finance

This paper aims to investigate the characteristics of RFID adoption and find a feasible way to decide the optimal adoption timing for RFID adoption. Due to the significant investment of this technology, RFID implementation could be considered in two stages -- internal and external...

05 Apr 2010

Analyzing international portfolio strategy with home event risk versus foreign information asymmetry

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

This study develops a model for international portfolio choice in the presence of the home asset with event-risk versus foreign asset with stochastic information filtering. The model is constructed from comparing the portfolio fraction changes of domestic assets so as to maximize the expected...

28 Feb 2010

Corporate bonds: A term paper

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Corporate Bonds are debt obligations issued by corporations as an alternative to issuing stock when raising capital. They are an alternative to issuing new shares on the stock market, and they are a form of debt finance. Companies of all sizes issue corporate bonds. In the United States today,...

10 Feb 2010

Lessons learned from the collapse of long-term capital management

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

In the society in which we live, success is rewarded greatly. Winning and becoming the best is always the goal or desired outcome for any endeavor. We are taught to always strive for success, for with such accomplishment comes many immediate and tangible benefits. However, the lasting benefits of...

28 Oct 2009

A study on the credit rating process and methodology

Thesis - 9 pages - Finance

Credit rating is the process of estimating a firm's ability to perform to its capacity. It also determines the financial worthiness of an organization depending on the performance of the organization in the past. Objectives of credit rating agencies 1. Its primary objective is to...

28 Oct 2009

An overview of important concepts and theories in relation to foreign exchange (forex) rates

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

The rate of exchange means the price of one currency in terms of another currency. Different countries have adopted different exchange rate systems at different times like the Gold Bullion, Gold Standard and the Bretton Woods system. The last system was soon replaced by the Floating Rate System....

28 Oct 2009

A study on the various sources of finance

Thesis - 14 pages - Finance

Finance is the study of how individuals, institutions, and other businesses acquire, spend, and manage money and other financial resources. Finance also can be defined in terms of the macro economy as well as the business firm and individual citizen level. Macro finance is the study of how...

28 Oct 2009

The financial expenses of a hotel

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

Cash includes Cash on Hand (House Banks), Demand Deposits, and Temporary Cash Investments. Temporary Cash Investments should be of demand nature or have maturities within 90 days at the time of purchase. Cash that is restricted formally for long-term purposes, such as property and...

14 Oct 2009

Financial ratios: Meaning, calculation and application

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

A financial statement generally refers to the basis statements, which are as follows i) The income statement ii) The balance sheet iii) Statement of retained earnings iv) Statement of charge in financial position in addition to the above two statements. Financial statement...

12 Oct 2009

Monetary policy

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

Monetary policy changes have influence over unemployment, short-term production and in the long-run affect prices and inflation rates. What monetary policy can do to heighten economic performance is a challenge that must be understood by economic policymakers. What monetary policy...

05 Oct 2009

Cash management

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Similar to the absence of water to anything living, the absence of cash to the business means death—slow, torturous, physically painful, and mentally agonizing” (Managing, 2003, p.1). A flourishing business rests on sound cash management techniques with solid cash flow. ...

01 Oct 2009

Islamic banking and Muslims

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

The development of Islamic banking in Indonesia got its best momentum in Indonesian struggle to recover the national economy from crisis. Islamic banking has been being accepted by many communities -at least as one of the alternatives, in strengthening the financial sector. ...

14 Sep 2009

The determinants of commercial bank profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thesis - 15 pages - Finance

Banks have high profits in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in comparison to other regions. This paper wields a sample of 389 banks in 41 SSA countries to probe the determinants of bank profitability. It is found that apart from credit risk, higher returns on assets are linked with activity...

28 Aug 2009

A look at the important concepts in finance

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

RAY G. JONES and DEAN DUDLEY observe that the word finance comes indirectly from the Latin word Finis. Finance is defined as the “Issuance of the distribution of and the purchase of liability and equity claim issued for the purpose of generating revenue-producing assets. These claims are...

27 Aug 2009

The demystification of financial jargon

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

“Finance” is a very broad term that encompasses a whole gamut of micro and macro domain specific definitions, usage and applications. As a subject, it is very critical from the societal perspective as it influences our everyday existence and has far reaching implications on the lives...

25 Aug 2009

Financial Analysis with reference to Ratio Analysis

Thesis - 14 pages - Finance

Financial statements are prepared for the purpose of presenting a periodical review or report by the management and deal with state of investment in business and result achieved during the period under view. They reflect a combination of recorded facts, accounting conventions and personal...

25 Aug 2009

Exploring the budgetary operations of a hotel

Thesis - 21 pages - Finance

World War II marked a milestone in the explosive use of service industry. There has been an impressive increase in personal spending in the last few decades. Individuals are spending a major chunk of their income on travel, restaurants, better quality health, education services, and leisure...

25 Aug 2009

Calculating the financial viability of a hotel

Thesis - 9 pages - Finance

Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in comparison to other major industries worldwide. The word ‘tour' is a Hebrew word derived from the word "torah", which means learning, studying, and research. The Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines ‘tour' to mean a...

25 Aug 2009

Analyzing the financial aspects of planning a hotel

Thesis - 12 pages - Finance

The hotel industry plays a very significant role in the development of tourism in a country. Almost 50% of the foreign exchange from tourism comes from the hotel industry. It has been rightly said, "No hotels, No Tourism". This statement basically exemplifies the fact that if there is no hotels...

25 Aug 2009

A brief look at the financial aspects of starting a hotel

Thesis - 17 pages - Finance

The word financial viability means to find out, whether it is financially viable to start a three star hotel as this project report is based on three star hotels. In simple words, financial viability is to find out whether starting a three star hotel is financially successful or not. Financial...

29 Jul 2009

Automotive bailout: Ontario ministry of education

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

General Motors (GM) is requesting a significant financial bailout from the federal government of Canada in order to protect its operations from insolvency. The company claims that it requires an immediate influx of $6-7 billion from Canada to counter the economic downturn and fiscal loses...

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