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1 Introduction: This report intends to explain the aims and objectives of the portfolio project undertaken. In order to determine whether any aims and objectives have been achieved, relevant theory and analysis of findings will be used. The aims of this portfolio project was to invest a notional principal amount of £200,000

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1 IntroductionThis report intends to explain the aims and objectives of the portfolio project undertaken. In order to determine whether any aims and objectives have been achieved, relevant theory and analysis of findings will be used. The aims of this portfolio project was to invest a notional principal amount of 200,000 was made available to invest in securities on the London Stock Exchange during the period from 4th October 2010 till the 1st April 2011, on which date the portfolio will be liquidated and any gains realised. Furthermore the project will be split between the two terms, in which to different investment strategies will be applied, in the first term an active trading strategy shall be adopted whereas in the second term a buy and hold strategy shall be put into place. The objective of this project was to develop an understanding of the stock market and to create a portfolio that is well diversified and minimises total risk. Moreover, this report shall explain any relevant theory in order to and demonstrate how this affected the strategy that was adopted for investment and how it was used in practice. It will also outline any limitations that were found through the project. Furthermore, the findings will be explained, showing how using different strategies affected the profit from investment, for example if active trading gave higher profit than buying and holding the shares. Finally, the report will come to a conclusion which will show in general how the mar

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