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The Undergraduate Investment Society at UCLA (UIS) might be run by undergraduates but is not restricted to them. UIS is the largest investing organization at UCLA that delivers the study, practice, and concepts of Investing to the entire UCLA population through seminars, presentations, events, and this website. Since its inception, UIS has endeavored to connect UCLA students with the knowledge of the inner workings behind the intricate world of finance so that they can join the ranks of the world’s best investors. Events encompass workshops that teach the fundamentals of investing, club seminars on current investing strategies and economic events, and presentations delivered by speakers from firms that emblematize the most successful firms in the finance industry. Becoming a part of UIS establishes a young bruin above all others.

Spring 2015 Meetings Will Take Place Mondays in MS6201 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM!

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Emerging Markets

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Week 1: In this talk we discussed the fundamentals of investing in emerging markets including broad market indicators such as GDP and interest rate analysis. Additionally, we went through the best ways to enter into emerging markets, most notably through pooled investment vehicles such as Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Emerging Markets presentation.

Mortgages

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Week 7: In this talk we discussed the basic concepts of mortgages including different types of loans such as Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, and others. Additionally, we provided the foundation for structured products and securitization as it applies to Mortgage Backed Securities.

Mortgages

Equities

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Week 2: In this talk we discussed a brief history of the stock market and went over some of the fundamental concepts of equities. Also, we talked about the bid-ask spread and what factors drive the stock price.

Equities

Weekly Market Recap – Week Ended May 8

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Reassuring labor market data sparked a major rally on Friday and helped most of the leading benchmarks overcome steep losses earlier in the week to end modestly higher. On Wednesday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen appeared to derail those hopes by opining that “market valuations at this point generally are quite high,” which might lead to “potential dangers.” She qualified her remarks by stating that there was no evidence of new bubbles forming in asset prices and that risks to financial stability were “moderated.” Friday’s payroll data painted a different picture, however. The Labor Department reported that employers had added a healthy 223,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate ticked downward to 5.4%.

Since stock prices were pushed radically higher today, we here make a bold prediction that major indexes will observe significant dips on Monday. We have seen in last month that a favorable payroll report could in fact hurt equity market. We think it is reasonable that the market will adjust its position after investors weight in this report and Yellen’s comment over the weekend.

 

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