ASSIGNED INVESTMENTS:Pull up the finance.yahoo.com web site on your PC. (2) Find Vanguard 500 Index Investor Fund (ticker symbol: VFINX).(3) Find the stock named Nintendo (ticker: NTDOY).Other investments may not be used for this assignment. (4) Gatherthe information you need from severaldifferent websites.
SECURITY ANALYSIS: Security analysts should do detective work to discover valuable information. For more information consult: (A) Google.com;(B)www.marketwatch.com; (C)www.morningstar.com; (D) www.valueline.com; (E) Vanguard’s web site; and, (F) Nintendo’s web site.
REQUIRED INFORMATION:Write double-spaced type-writtenreport that has a total of fourpagesof your writing.Where is each corporation’s world headquarters located and where is its common stock listed? For VFINX, what is its assets under management (AUM), how many different mutual funds Vanguard Group (not VFINX)manages, the goal of VFINX’s portfolio manager, annual turnover rate, the portfolio manager’s education, the fund’s management fee, load fee, exit fee, and 12b-1 fee.What was NTDOY’s largest short-term gain during 2016-2020? Explain NTDOY’shistory and forecast what you predict lies ahead for the stock. How haveVINFX and NTDOY performed over the last few decades? Shouldyou manage these investmentsactively or passively?
REPORT: Writea total of [(two pages for each investment) times (two investments) equals] fourdouble-spaced typewritten pages which follow your cover page. Please do not insert any graphs in your report, you are being graded on your writing skills.Noplagiarism will be tolerated.Staple your(1+2 + 2 =) five-pagedocument together with page numbers typed at the bottom of each page.You may list your References on a sixth page if you wish, or use footnotes instead. Print your name and Prof’s name on every page in case Prof. accidently drops all of papers and the pages become separated and mixed up.
GRADING:Hand in a professional documenttyped neatly. Insert a cover page in front of your report that gives your full name, your email address, your phone number, and identify the class and which Section of the class in which you are enrolled and Prof. Francis’s name.One percentage point will be deducted from your 10% maximum potential total score for each class session late. Email a Microsoft Word file. Points will be deducted for spelling errors, punctuation errors, lack of headings and subheadings, lack of information sources, bad grammar, inappropriate abbreviations, crooked margins, changing fonts or font size arbitrarily, using first person pronouns (such as I, me, you, we), failure to capitalize where appropriate, creating an unattractive report, and failure to provide the requested information or failure to provide adequate information. Plagiarism will be dealt with by the Dean’s Office.
DUE DATE: September 23-26 inclusive, 2020. Your grade will be penalized onepoint per day if you turn in your paper before September 23rd or after September 26th.
THREE GOALS OF THIS TERM PROJECT: (A) Writing: Learn to write a report in a professional manner. (B) Investing: Learn the difference between active and passive investment management. (C) Financial data: Become more familiar with the investments software and data available on the internet.
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