Investment Selection

Imagine that you are a potential investor researching a U.S. investment of your choice. Your choice can be any investment that is highly marketable, which means that you must be able to sell it at a market price very easily and develop a strategic diversification plan for great return. Publicly traded stock, corporate bonds, government bonds, real estate, mutual funds, and derivatives are all examples of highly marketable investments. You will be required to collect financial statements and/or relevant financial information that detail(s) the past three (3) years (fiscal or calendar) of the chosen investment. (These statements can usually be located within the organization’s website under “investor information” or something similar. Many times, these statements can also be found on Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, or MSN Money. You will also be required to research your chosen investment’s price for the past five (5) years, as well as a related market index for this investment for the past five (5) years. An example of an applicable market index is the Standard & Poor’s Stock Market Index, commonly called the S&P 500. 1. Select the highly marketable investment that you wish to research and discuss diversification strategies for your portfolio. 2. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) explanation of the systematic risk and potential return associated with that particular investment. 3. List five (5) resources to demonstrate that there is enough information available regarding your selected investment. Use APA format • Use appropriate language and be concise. Write in active voice when possible. Find tips here. Use the point of view (first, second, or third person) required by the assignment guidelines. Use spelling and grammar check and proofread to help ensure your work is error free. • Use credible sources to support your ideas/work. Find tips here. Cite your sources throughout your work when you borrow someone else’s words or ideas. Give credit to the authors. Look for a permalink tool for a webpage when possible (especially when an electronic source requires logging in like the Strayer Library). Find tips here. Add each cited source to the Source List at the end of your assignment. Don’t forget to cite and add your textbook to the Source List if you use it as a source. • Include a Source List when the assignment requires research or if you cite the textbook. Type “Sources” centered on the first line of the page. List the sources that you used in your assignment. Organize sources in a numbered list and in order of use throughout the paper. Use the original number when citing a source multiple times.