Project #37330 - Stock Market a

Using the spreadsheet provided, daily track the following three indicator values for 4 weeks:  The weeks are  from 6/23/2014-6/27/2014

• Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
• NASDAQ Index
• 10-year Treasury Note Yield (10-Yr T-Note Yield)

Also during that time you should look for causative factors that impact the value of each of these values. You will get the majority of your information on pages C1 and C2 of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Analyze the following:

• The impact of the various causative factors on the three indicator values.
List each of the causative factors in bulleted form (See the chart provided for this information). For each factor, briefly analyze the nature (positive or negative) and degree (severity) of the impact on each of the three indicators. You must analyze why stocks and bonds values increase or decrease. You may see the “Credit Markets” section of Section C of the WSJ for causative factors of the bond markets. Also see pages C1 and C2 of the WSJ for other causative factors for the DJIA and NASDAQ.
• The relationship between the three values.
Describe the relationship you find between each of the indicator values. Be sure to compare each with the other two. Calculate the correlation coefficient between:
• The DJIA and NASDAQ index
• DJIA and the 10-Yr T-Note Yield
• NASDAQ and the 10-Yr T-Note Yield

Present this information in the table provided. Finally, interpret the coefficients and provide an analysis of the coefficient values.

• Your learnings from your observations. This data should also be presented in bulleted form in the data.
 Closing Data: DJIA NASDAQ and 10-Yr T-Note Price Date DJIA % Change NASDAQ % Change 10-Yr T-Note Yield % Change

Causative Factors and Forces Impacting Stock and Bond Markets

 Date Causative Factors 6/23/2014 1.       Oil price reduces by \$1.00 per barrel as OPEC is faces over-production. 2.       The Fed reduces discount rate from 2.50% to 2% as inflation fear subsides. 3.       Etc….

** Note: The above is provided as an example. Be specific and concrete about the causative factor:

• How much was the increase (or decrease)? From what level to what level?
• Provide information about the magnitude of change makes the statement concrete
• Bullet the information for each day

Correlation Matrix

 DJIA NASDAQ T-Note Y DJIA NASDAQ - T-Note Y - -

What you learned

Below be specific about what you learned from this activity about the relationships between the markets and the causative events that affect the markets.

 Subject Business Due By (Pacific Time) 08/09/2014 12:00 am
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