Penn State Looking For Volunteers
Attn: Equity Investors — Penn State Research Study
Penn State University has asked FSP to help them find volunteers who are equity investors. They are conducting an experiment aimed at a better understanding of differences between the way financial professionals use accounting information to judge the performances of common stocks and the way retail investors use this information to make their judgments. Any professional who recommends individual stocks to their clients are considered good candidates for the Penn State study. Persons interested in participating should contact Orie Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or they can call him at 814 883 6389 if they have any questions.
They believe the study may yield several interesting findings to the financial services sector such as:
The study involves having subjects spend about an hour filling out an excel spread sheet that has them forecast price changes for various firms' stocks. Participants will be given various amounts of information about these firms, so we will not be making any comparisons across individuals in terms of forecast accuracy. It is very important for everyone involved in this study to know that their forecasts will remain completely confidential.
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