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An Examination Of The Efficacy Of Christian-Based Socially Responsible Investment Funds, Richard Stultz 2016 Liberty University

An Examination Of The Efficacy Of Christian-Based Socially Responsible Investment Funds, Richard Stultz

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This applied doctoral research project examined the efficacy of Christian-based socially responsible investment funds. The researcher performed quantitative analysis of the risk-adjusted yields of the funds as compared to the S&P 500 Index as well as other types of socially responsible investment funds to accomplish this task. The timeframe for the study was 1995 to 2015. An examination of the differences in the performance of funds within the Christian-based category was also completed. Overall, the Christian-based funds underperformed the S&P 500 Index. The difference was statistically significant at the α = .10 level for each time period (i.e ...


The Power Of Proxy Advisors: Myth Or Reality?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan 2016 NYU Law School

The Power Of Proxy Advisors: Myth Or Reality?, Stephen Choi, Jill E. Fisch, Marcel Kahan

Jill Fisch

Recent regulatory changes increasing shareholder voting authority have focused attention on the role of proxy advisors. In particular, greater shareholder empowerment raises the question of how much proxy advisors influence voting outcomes. This Article analyzes the significance of voting recommendations issued by four proxy advisory firms in connection with uncontested director elections. We find, consistent with press reports, that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is the most powerful proxy advisor and that, of the others, only Glass, Lewis & Co. seems to have a meaningful impact on shareholder voting. This Article also attempts to measure the impact of voting recommendations on voting ...


Does Beating Cash Flow Benchmarks Reduce The Cost Of Debt?, Mauricio A. Melgarejo 2016 Butler University

Does Beating Cash Flow Benchmarks Reduce The Cost Of Debt?, Mauricio A. Melgarejo

Mauricio Melgarejo

This paper examines whether beating previous year cash flow values and analysts' cash flow forecasts impact the firms' cost of debt. Creditors are expected to be more concerned about firm solvency than firm profitability. Accordingly, if lenders have any reference point it may be related to cash flow numbers. This study finds that firms that beat analysts' cash flow forecasts have smaller initial bond yield spreads in the next period and a decrease in their initial bond yield spreads between consecutive periods. This effect is more pronounced at short maturities and for observations with less informative earnings. Firms with lower ...


Proliferation Of Drones Raises New Concerns, Erika Simpson 2016 Western University

Proliferation Of Drones Raises New Concerns, Erika Simpson

Political Science Publications

Drones could reinvent how humanitarian aid is provided-but they are also being deployed as weapons half a world away, notes Erika Simpson.


Have We Solved The Idiosyncratic Volatility Puzzle?, Kewei HOU, Roger K. LOH 2016 Ohio State University

Have We Solved The Idiosyncratic Volatility Puzzle?, Kewei Hou, Roger K. Loh

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We propose a simple methodology to evaluate a large number of potential explanations for the negative relation between idiosyncratic volatility and subsequent stock returns (the idiosyncratic volatility puzzle). We find that surprisingly many existing explanations explain less than 10% of the puzzle. On the other hand, explanations based on investors’ lottery preferences, short-term return reversal, and earnings shocks show greater promise in explaining the puzzle. Together they account for 60-80% of the negative idiosyncratic volatility-return relation. Our methodology can be applied to evaluate competing explanations for a broad range of topics in asset pricing and corporate finance.


Building And Testing A Portfolio Of Marijuana Stocks: Why U.S. Sec Trading Suspensions Might Cause Some To Crash Before (Or After) Reaching New High, Anthony J. Cataldo II, Thomas Miller, Glenn S. Soltis, Brian J. Halsey 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Building And Testing A Portfolio Of Marijuana Stocks: Why U.S. Sec Trading Suspensions Might Cause Some To Crash Before (Or After) Reaching New High, Anthony J. Cataldo Ii, Thomas Miller, Glenn S. Soltis, Brian J. Halsey

Brian Halsey

No abstract provided.


Correlation Between Shareholder Concentration And Firm Performance With Regard To Midcap Companies, Wynn Lemmons 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Correlation Between Shareholder Concentration And Firm Performance With Regard To Midcap Companies, Wynn Lemmons

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

The research herein explores the correlation between performance and shareholder concentration. This paper compares the performance of a group of companies with a single shareholder stake of over 10% from the universe of the S&P 400 Midcap Index to the performance of the index itself over a period of eight years (January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2016). When run as a simulated portfolio, the group selected generated a slight amount of positive alpha, but the results were ultimately statistically insignificant.


The Taper Tantrum Of 2013: Momentum-Driven Or A Return To Fundamentals?, Colette L. Terhune 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Taper Tantrum Of 2013: Momentum-Driven Or A Return To Fundamentals?, Colette L. Terhune

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study explores the driving force behind the Taper Tantrum of 2013. Following the Fed’s announcements of potential QE tapering, investors poured of the bond market, causing yields to rise sharply. This analysis seeks to determine whether this was a momentum-driven reaction or a return to fundamental values. Throughout this paper, fundamental determinants of bond prices and investor returns are combined with trading volume and bid-ask spread data to determine the motivating market force. The findings suggest that the Taper Tantrum was a return to fundamental bond prices following an asset bubble burst, likely due to momentum trading.


Financial Performance In Upstream, Downstream, And Integrated Oil Companies In Response To Oil Price Volatility, Jonathan P. Garcia 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Financial Performance In Upstream, Downstream, And Integrated Oil Companies In Response To Oil Price Volatility, Jonathan P. Garcia

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper investigates the relation between crude oil price volatility and stock returns among oil companies using a three-part methodology, by using the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) as oil price benchmark. I asses the various indicators that set signals for oil price volatility and the interpretation of each (PMI, S&P500, DJIA, and World Crude Oil Output). This research also focuses on the relation between different types of companies in the oil industry (integrated, upstream, and downstream) and how each type of company will be assessed in a particular way to predict abnormal returns, based on market data and statistical ...


Strategic Asset Allocation For Fixed Income And Fixed Income-Like Securities In Anticipation Of A Bear Market, Ngoc B. Phan 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Strategic Asset Allocation For Fixed Income And Fixed Income-Like Securities In Anticipation Of A Bear Market, Ngoc B. Phan

Finance Undergraduate Honors Theses

In a market contraction, it is often beneficial to actively manage fixed income and fixed income-like portfolio via strategic asset allocation. Many fixed income securities tend to outperform equities during market contractions owing to their fixed payment streams, lower volatility, and higher position in capital structure. This study seeks to estimate a set of optimal asset allocation portfolios in anticipation of recessions empirically using historic inflation-adjusted data. I apply mean-variance optimization to find optimal portfolio mix, discuss investors of different risk levels and discuss performance of portfolios in growth, recession and long-term periods.


Multivariate Dependence Risk And Portfolio Optimization: An Application To Mining Stock Portfolios, Stelios Bekiros, Jose Arreola Hernandez, Shawkat Hammoudeh, Duc Khuong Nguyen 2016 Edith Cowan University

Multivariate Dependence Risk And Portfolio Optimization: An Application To Mining Stock Portfolios, Stelios Bekiros, Jose Arreola Hernandez, Shawkat Hammoudeh, Duc Khuong Nguyen

Duc Khuong Nguyen

This study proposes an integrated framework to model and estimate relatively large dependence matrices using pair vine copulas and minimum risk optimal portfolios with respect to five risk measures within the context of the global financial crisis. We apply this methodology to two 20-asset mining (gold and iron ore-nickel) sector portfolios from the Australian Securities Exchange. The pair vine copulas prove to be powerful tools for the modeling of changing dependence risk under three different period scenarios combined with the optimization of portfolios that have complex patterns of dependence. The portfolio optimization results converge, on average, in some stocks.


Trading Ahead Of Bad News: Evidence From Short-Sales Of Stocks And The Options Market, Nicholas E. Macksoud 2016 Ursinus College

Trading Ahead Of Bad News: Evidence From Short-Sales Of Stocks And The Options Market, Nicholas E. Macksoud

Business and Economics Honors Papers

Throughout the past ten years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued hundreds of enforcement actions in the electric, natural gas, and petroleum industries. The vast majority of these citations have been violations of environmental statutes, notably the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA). My research evaluates the timing of informed investors’ actions pertaining to the public release of these EPA announcements. Since informed traders have much more leverage in the options market, there seems likely to be a concentration of abnormal put option activity shortly before the time in which the announcements reach ...


State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry CAO, GARY TIAN, XIAOFEI PAN 2016 Singapore Management University

State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry Cao, Gary Tian, Xiaofei Pan

Gary Tian

This paper investigates CEO pay and pay-performance relationship in China’s listed firms. We distinguish four firm types based on their controlling owners: state owned enterprises affiliated with state asset management bureaus (SAMBs), state owned enterprises affiliated with the central government (SOECGs), state owned enterprises affiliated with a local government (SOELGs), and private firms controlled by private investors. We also distinguish between firms with foreign investors and those without. Because the different types of controlling owners have different objectives, motivations, and political interests, they affect managers’ compensation in the firms in which they invest. Our results indicate that CEO pay ...


State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry CAO, GARY TIAN, XIAOFEI PAN 2016 Singapore Management University

State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry Cao, Gary Tian, Xiaofei Pan

Gary Tian

This paper investigates CEO pay and pay-performance relationship in China’s listed firms. We distinguish four firm types based on their controlling owners: state owned enterprises affiliated with state asset management bureaus (SAMBs), state owned enterprises affiliated with the central government (SOECGs), state owned enterprises affiliated with a local government (SOELGs), and private firms controlled by private investors. We also distinguish between firms with foreign investors and those without. Because the different types of controlling owners have different objectives, motivations, and political interests, they affect managers’ compensation in the firms in which they invest. Our results indicate that CEO pay ...


State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry CAO, GARY TIAN, XIAOFEI PAN 2016 Singapore Management University

State Owned Vs. Privately Owned Firms: Whose Ceos Are Better Compensated?, Xiaping Jerry Cao, Gary Tian, Xiaofei Pan

Gary Tian

This paper investigates CEO pay and pay-performance relationship in China’s listed firms. We distinguish four firm types based on their controlling owners: state owned enterprises affiliated with state asset management bureaus (SAMBs), state owned enterprises affiliated with the central government (SOECGs), state owned enterprises affiliated with a local government (SOELGs), and private firms controlled by private investors. We also distinguish between firms with foreign investors and those without. Because the different types of controlling owners have different objectives, motivations, and political interests, they affect managers’ compensation in the firms in which they invest. Our results indicate that CEO pay ...


Dadupoker.Com Agen Judi Poker Domino Bandarq Online Terpercaya Di Indonesia, ryan anggara 2016 Universitas Negeri Makassar

Dadupoker.Com Agen Judi Poker Domino Bandarq Online Terpercaya Di Indonesia, Ryan Anggara

ryan anggara

Utang atau kewajiban perusahaan Dadupoker.com Agen Judi Poker Domino BandarQ Online Terpercaya di Indonesia dapat dikelompokkan menjadi utang jangka pendek (utang lancar) dan utang jangka panjang.

Utang jangka pendek atau utang lancar adalah utang perusa¬haan yang pelunasannya atau pembayarannya akan dilakukan dalam jangka pendek (satu tahun sejak tanggal neraca) dengan mengguna¬kan aktiva lancar yang dimiliki oleh perusahaan (Munawir, 2001). Utang lancar tersebut meliputi beberapa utang sebagai berikut Utang dagang, yaitu utang yang timbul karena adanya pembelian barang dagangan secara kredit. Utang wesel, yaitu utang yang disertai dengan janji tertulis untuk melakukan  pembayaran sejumlah tertentu pada waktu tertentu ...


Analysts, Macroeconomic News, And The Benefit Of Active In-House Economists, Artur HUGON, Alok KUMAR, An-Ping LIN 2016 Singapore Management University

Analysts, Macroeconomic News, And The Benefit Of Active In-House Economists, Artur Hugon, Alok Kumar, An-Ping Lin

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Although macroeconomic news has a major impact on corporate earnings, anecdotal evidence suggests that financial analyst research is inefficient with respect to such news. Examining analysts' earnings research, we find that they underreact to negative macroeconomic news. Analysts are not all equal, though, as analysts employed at the same firm as an active macroeconomist underreact much less. We find that the benefit of analyst access to an economist is concentrated in firms that are high in cyclicality relative to their industry, high in cyclicality in general, and that are smaller in size. In addition, analysts who are exposed to more ...


On The Time Scale Behavior Of Equity-Commodity Links: Implications For Portfolio Management, Stelios Bekiros, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Gazi Salah Uddin, Bo Sjo 2016 IPAG Business School, France

On The Time Scale Behavior Of Equity-Commodity Links: Implications For Portfolio Management, Stelios Bekiros, Duc Khuong Nguyen, Gazi Salah Uddin, Bo Sjo

Duc Khuong Nguyen

We investigate the time-scale relationships between US equity and commodity markets. The empirical evidence from the risk-return profitability analysis based on the wavelet coherence measure shows that equity and commodity markets exhibit time-varying co-movement patterns and behave differently across investment horizons. Moreover, we find evidence of time-frequency causality between the two investigated markets. Our results can have important implications for optimal asset allocation and portfolio diversification.


Raj Rajaratnam: Cheater (Revised), Alicia Baker 2016 Ursinus College

Raj Rajaratnam: Cheater (Revised), Alicia Baker

Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics

No abstract provided.


Testing The Predictive Power Of Equity Valuation Metrics: A Minskyian Approach, Mohd Ahnaf Habib Khan 2016 Bard College

Testing The Predictive Power Of Equity Valuation Metrics: A Minskyian Approach, Mohd Ahnaf Habib Khan

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Valuation process is at the core of finance. There are several methods that can be used to value a stock. Analysts, due to constraints in time, choose between a few metrics to obtain a target price for the stock. In this paper we analyze the predictive power of different valuation metrics when used to predict the S\&P 500. We do so by first presenting theoretical discussions about the financial markets. The case that EMH is not a good model for finance and that behavioral finance, though useful, does not create a complete picture. Mainstream investment theories presented by Neoclassicals ...


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