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Requirements: 8 hours
Assignment 2
FIN402 (1st Term 2023-2024)
Deadline: 28/10/2023 @ 23:59
For Instructor’s Use only
This assignment is an individual assignment.
The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via allocated folder.
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:
Discuss implications of the efficient market hypothesis for the allocation of funds.
Assignment questions: Total grade – 10 points
The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) has numerous applications to the real world. It is especially valuable because it can be applied directly to an issue that concerns managers of financial institutions and general public as well.
Question: What is the efficient market hypothesis? discuss in brief the important evidence in favor and in against the market efficiency (5 points). Also answer the following questions.
Suppose that you have just read in a reputed journal that investment advisors are predicting a boom in oil stocks because an oil shortage is developing. Should you proceed to withdraw all your hard-earned savings from the bank and invest it in oil stock? Explain your action. (1 point)
Suppose that your broker phones you with a hot tip to buy stock in the Ahmed Feet corporation (AFC) because it has just developed a product that is completely effective in curing athlete’s foot. The stock price is sure to go up. Should you follow this advice and buy AFC stock? Explain your action. (1 point)
Do Stock Prices always rise when there is good news? Discuss. (1 point)
Prepare a practical guideline for small investors who want to invest in the stock market, the guideline should provide a better understanding of the use and implications of the efficient market hypothesis. (2 points)

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