Determination of Stock Prices [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 3]

Stock prices are very difficult to predict; although, there are some theories for the determination of stock prices such as the fundamental analysis, the Gordon growth model (or dividend-discount model), and the efficient market analysis. Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Hubbard and O’Brien’s (2017) Chapter 6 and Garth Friesen’s (2017) article, When Good News Is Bad for Stocks (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and respond to the following components.

  • Analyze reasons why good news for the economy (long term) isn’t always good news for stock and other financial markets (short term).
  • Evaluate the assumption that stock price movements are purely random (the random walk theory), describing what a random walk is.
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the efficient markets hypothesis.
  • Explain the rationale for buying stocks when stock prices are not predictable, noting what kind of strategies would be useful for investing $100,000.

The Determination of Stock Prices paper

  • Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed, and/or other credible sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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