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Portfolio Construction in Global Financial Markets

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  • Dallas Brozik

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    (Marshall University)

  • Alina M. Zapalska

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    (The U.S.Coast Guard Academy)

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    This paper presents a classroom simulation that can be used to introduce the concepts of portfolio management and asset allocation in the presence of global markets. While there are portfolio management games and stock trading games that are designed to cover an entire semester, this simulation provides a single period introduction to portfolio management. The simulation also creates an environment in which students discover how exchange rate volatility can affect investment returns of global funds.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 79-98

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    1. Yvonne Durham & Thomas Mckinnon & Craig Schulman, 2007. "Classroom Experiments: Not Just Fun And Games," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 45(1), pages 162-178, 01.
    2. William E. Becker, 1997. "Teaching Economics to Undergraduates," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 35(3), pages 1347-1373, September.
    3. Susan K. Laury & Charles A. Holt, 2000. "Classroom Games: Making Money," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(2), pages 205-213, Spring.
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