FIN560 Final Exam Study Guide
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1. The Final Exam is open book and open notes. The maximum time you can spend in the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you have not clicked the Submit for Grading button by then, you will be automatically exited from the exam. In the Final Exam environment, the Windows clipboard is disabled, so you will not be able to copy exam questions or answers to or from other applications.
2. You should click the Save Answers button in the exam frequently.
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6. Submitting Your Final Exam
* When you are finished with the Final Exam, click on the Submit for Grading button.
* Please note: Once you click the Submit for Grading button, you will NOT be able to edit or change any of your answers.
7. Exam Questions
* There is one randomly selected essay question worth 25 points.
* There are 10 randomly selected short answer questions each worth 20 points for a total of 200 points.
* The Final Exam covers all course TCOs and Weeks 1–7.
* The Final Exam contains one page, which can be completed in any order. You may go back and forth between the pages.
* The Final Exam questions are pooled. This means that not everyone will have the same questions. Even if you do have some of the same questions, they may not be in the same order. These questions are distributed amongst the TCOs. The entire exam is worth 225 points.
* On the essay questions, your answers should be succinct, fully address each part of the question, and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in a concise but complete answer. Most essay questions require answers that are a couple of paragraphs (not a couple of sentences) that directly speak to each part of the question. Some students opt to work on the essay questions first because of their higher point value and length of time needed to adequately address each question, but this is entirely your choice.
* Remember to always use proper citation when quoting other sources. This means that ANY borrowed material (even a short phrase) should be placed in quotation marks with the source (URL, author/date/page #) immediately following the end of the passage (the end quote). Changing a few words in a passage does NOT constitute putting it in your own words and proper citation is still required. Borrowed material should NOT dominate a student’s work but should only be used sparingly to support your own thoughts, ideas, and examples. Heavy usage of borrowed material (even if properly cited) can jeopardize the points for that question. Uncited material can jeopardize a passing grade on the exam. As a part of our commitment to academic integrity, your work may be submitted to turnitin.com, an online plagiarism checking service. So please be VERY mindful of proper citation.
8. Some of the key study areas are below. Although these are key areas, remember that the exam is comprehensive for all of the assigned course content and this study guide may not be all inclusive.
* Specify investment objectives of individual and institutional investors.
* Identify constraints on individual and institutional investors.
* Compare and contrast major types of investment policies.
* Demonstrate why security price movements should be essentially unpredictable.
* Cite evidence that supports and contradicts the efficient market hypothesis.
* Formulate investment strategies that...