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The case study deals with the analysis of a real event. It especially looks at the impact of the event in financial markets. The event could be about a firm, the economy or the world.
A few examples: announcement of the financial results or launch of a new product for an event about a firm, publication of official statistics such as the unemployment rate or announcement of an increase in interest rates for an economic event, and natural catastrophe or announcement of a major scientific discovery for an event related to the world.
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Beyond writing your own case, you have to evaluate the case of other participants:
To give you an idea of the work to be done, you can have a look at the case study written by Prof. Longin as an example:EXAMPLE - Wreck of tragic Costa Concordia: financial wreck of the company?
To find stock market data (history of stock prices of a given company), the finance.yahoo.com website is interesting because the history of the data goes back very far in the past (often since the first day of quotation of the company). In practice, to get the data for Carnival, I typed in Google: « stock price data carnival » and the Yahoo! Finance website appeared in the top positions.
You may find useful the note on stock market data, which explains how to get the data on Yahoo! Finance website and how to work with the data on a spreadsheet like Excel.
The grading for this case study takes into account the work to write your own case, your evaluation of the cases of other participants, the evaluation of your case by other participants (peer review) and by the educational team.
The details of the grading is given below:
The educational team: