The P/E Effect

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Academic, Economics, Investing, Statistics

According to the efficient market hypothesis no publicly available information can be used to produce excess returns consistently. However, a persistent pattern exists between current stock prices, earnings, and future returns, all of which are readily available to the public, which could be used to generate excess returns over the long run. An analysis of the S&P composite from 1871 to 2012 showed that a strong negative correlation exists between the 10 year average P/E ratio of the S&P composite (PE10) and the succeeding 20 year return of the the composite. Presumably, one could...

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How Much Is A Life Worth?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Academic, Economics, Statistics

What is the value of a human life? To most people the immediate response may be “priceless” or “infinite”. However, when considering a world with finite resources and the inevitable risk of death that arises from various human activities, one would have to admit that there is a limit to the value one places on a human life. If one were to truly value a human life as infinite one would exhaust all resources on simply preserving human life. This is not reasonable. It is impossible to save every life, so in the real world some trade-offs must be made. Some risk of death must be admitted...

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Asteroids Game (Java)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Portfolio

Asteroids Game (Java)

This is a game based off the classic Asteroids video game that I created for a computer science class (CS1410) at the University of Utah. It was done in Java. It includes new background music, sound, a high score list, an enemy ship, and bonus items the user can “pick up”, in addition to the basic functionality (ship that shoots asteroids). Download Program

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People Walking Animation (Java)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Portfolio

People Walking Animation (Java)

This is a simple animation I created using Java for my computer science class (CS 1410) at the University of Utah. The animation was displayed in class as one of the best animations chosen by the T.A.s in a class of about 160 students. Although I know I am a bit biased I believe it was THE best animation in the class. Most of the other animations displayed were simpler stick figure animations. Download Program

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Local Keyword Generator (PHP)

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Portfolio

Local Keyword Generator (PHP)

This is a simple tool written in PHP that combines root keywords with specific locations to creates keyword combinations for targeting local markets for SEO and PPC campaigns. View Live Page

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