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Lesson #6 Quiz >> Financial Markets

Lesson #6 Quiz >> Financial Markets

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1. In the S&P 500 forecasting exercise, many subjects seemed to be subject to the representativeness heuristic. This concept of behavioral finance posits that:

  • Most people don’t behave like forecasters, they tend to be affected by their recurring thoughts at the time.
  • Most people don’t behave like forecasters, they tend to interpret new evidence as a confirmation of their existing beliefs or theories.
  • Most people don’t behave like forecasters, what they saw in the past is representative of the future.
  • Most people don’t behave like forecasters, they tend to rely too heavily on the first piece of new information offered when making decisions.

2. An efficient market is defined as one in which:

  • All participants have the same opportunity to generate the same returns.
  • Asset prices quickly and fully reflect all available information.
  • Asset prices are often in line with the intrinsic value.
  • Transactions are ultimately costless.

3. The Dividend Discount Model (or Gordon Growth Model) can be stated as follows.
Let the investor’s discount rate be equal to r .If earnings equal dividends, and if dividends grow at the long-run rate g, then the price of the stock P can be written as follows:

  • P = E/(r+g)
  • P = (E*g)/(r)
  • P = E/(r-g)
  • P = (E*r)/(g)

4. Human judgment and experience can play a role in the advent of stock market crash because:

  • Investors with an experience of financial crises are better at staying out of the market in turbulent times.
  • A lot of people who have lived through financial crises have reported that, as a consequence of these crises and their narratives, their faiths in the market have diminished.
  • Investors with an experience of financial crises are better at diversifying their portfolios.
  • Investors with an experience of financial crises are better at exploiting profit opportunities.

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