This research guide is targeted at Brock University students enrolled in FNCE 4P04: Investment Analyis & Portfolio Management and contains information to help you conduct research for your group assignment and presentation, or similar projects. As assignments vary from term to term, please consult your syllabus or assignment guidelines.
The interest rate on a three-month U.S. treasury bill is often used as the risk-free rate for U.S. investors. (Source: Investopedia). An equivalent Canadian data source would be the three-month treasury bill data from the Bank of Canada website as well as the Statistics Canada website.
Stock Market Indexes such as the S&P 500 (for US listings) or the S&P/TSX Composite Index (for Canadian listings) can be used. Data sources include:
Data sources include:
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