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2020 Macroeconomics Notes For February 28th, March 2nd, March 4th For Kaplan

by: Robin Silk

2020 Macroeconomics Notes For February 28th, March 2nd, March 4th For Kaplan Econ 2020

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Principles of Macroeconomics
Jay Kaplan
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Date Created: 03/04/16
Wednesday March 2nd     1. Current Events  a. ISM Index: Reflection of the manufacturing sector  i. When it has a value equal to 50, it is neutral  1. February 2016: 49.5  2. January 2016: 48.2  ii. Improvement due to increased domestic spending  iii. Weakness due to  1. Dollar appreciation: Increased price of US exports  2. Oil prices are going down: Demand for oil gathering related  equipment is going down  iv. China’s ISM is at the lowest it has been in four years  v. Europe’s ISM has not grown much in recent times  1. These things mean that the US needs to rely on US consumers to  drive demand; foreign demand is not going to play a big role    b. Illegal Immigration in America ­ Arizona  i. Pew Research Center Data  1. 6.7mil population in Arizona  2. 1990 ­ 2005: illegal immigrant population has grown by 450,000  (5x)  3. 2004: Arizona introduces new laws to try and stop illegal  immigration  a. E­verify system: federal way to check if documents are  legit  4. 2007 ­ 2012: Outmigration of undocumented workers from Arizona  results in ~40% leaving, roughly 200,000  ii. Economics of Illegal Immigrants  1. Positives  a. Increased labor force; this expands the PPF  b. cheaper labor for business owners  2. Negatives  a. Job displacement; more competition for low skill work  b. Don’t contribute to taxes, pay medical bills; taxpayers have  to carry the burdens  3. Benefits to Arizona of a Decrease in the Population of Illegal  Immigrants  a. Net cost to Arizona taxpayers roughly equal $1b per year  to subsidize illegal immigrant living expenses  i. Education  ii. Healthcare  iii. Incarceration   b. Benefits to native­born construction & agricultural workers  when illegal immigrants leave  i. Increased job opportunities  ii. Wages increase (6%)  4. Costs to Arizona due to Outmigration  a. UA Udall Center  i. When considering all immigrants, there is a net  gain of roughly $1b annual tax revenues  b. Moody’s Analytics  i. Between 2008­2015, the annual state GDP  decreased by 2%  ii. Reduction in total state employment by 2.5%       March 4th    1. Current Events  a. February Job Report: +242,000 jobs   b. Stocks  i. Microsoft stock share price is $52  ii.   iii. Dividend = $1.44 / 4  Yield = 2.83%                  2. Portfolio Theory  a. Maximize Return  b. Minimize Risk  c. Beta = 1.01  i. Beta explains historic changes in share price in relation to the S&P 500  1. B=1, over time, share prices move w/ market  2. B>1, over time, share prices move more than the market  3. B<1, over time, share prices move less than the market  ii. ex: when B = 1 and S&P increases by 10%, the stock will go up 10%  iii. when B = 2 and S&P increases by 10%, the stock will go up by 20%    d. Risk types  i. Systematic Risk ~ Market Risk  ii. Unsystematic Risk ~Related to Specific Companies. A certain firms  shares  3. Mutual Fund  a. Index Fund: S&P 500 Index  i. Load Fund: Upfront fee; something like 3% of deposit is taken  ii. No Load Fund: 0% fee.  iii. Management Fees  1. Fees can range widely. Try to invest somewhere with a low  management fee    b.     c. Minimize unsystematic risk associated with a specific company by having a  portfolio of 20+ firms, roughly equally weighted   i. Once you get to this point you are only left with systematic risk  d.  


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