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Chong, James; Jennings, William P.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
When a portfolio is not actively managed to maintain a fixed investment percentage in each asset but rather maintains a fixed number of shares for each asset, the portfolio weights will change over time because the market returns of the different assets will not be the same. Consequently, portfolio betas computed as a linear combination of asset…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Marketing, Investment, Business Skills
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Jennings, Penelope R.; Jennings, William P.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
While financial planning students are expected to be able to understand client retirement plans, subtle differences in cost-of-living adjustments can have major impact on the success of client retirement plans. This teaching note compares the cost-of-living adjustments in the largest government sponsored retirement systems and a hypothetical…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Preretirement Education, Monte Carlo Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Chong, James T.; Jennings, Penelope R.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Financial planning is an interdisciplinary field including finance and business law topics. Consequently, standard pedagogical resources often omit topics that fall between these fields. To address a key gap in educational materials for financial planning students and faculty, this article reviews recent regulatory developments for financial…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Financial Policy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials
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Arzumanyan, George; Halcoussis, Dennis; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This paper presents the Agresti & Coull "Adjusted Wald" method for computing confidence intervals and margins of error for common proportion estimates. The presented method is easily implementable by business students and practitioners and provides more accurate estimates of proportions particularly in extreme samples and small…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Error of Measurement, Error Patterns, Intervals
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Chong, James; Halcoussis, Dennis; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
The dual-beta model is a generalization of the CAPM model. In the dual-beta model, separate beta estimates are provided for up-market and down-market days. This paper uses the historical "Anscombe quartet" results which illustrated how very different datasets can produce the same regression coefficients to motivate a discussion of the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Models, Risk, Regression (Statistics)
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Phillips, A. Lynn; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
A shift from male-majority to female-majority university campuses has opened up new areas for research on gender bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. At one large state university on the west coast, there were more female than male graduates in Spring, 2008 in 7 out of 8 colleges, including the traditionally male-majority areas of business and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Probability