Section Heading 1: Investing Behavior
: Sub-section 1: What are the various types of investors? Complete the interactive investor profile questionnaire at http://pfp.missouri.edu/research_IRTA.html. According to this instrument, what kinds of investments should you consider? Sub-section 2: Write an introduction to your essay that provides a profile for yourself as an investor. Sub-section 3: What else can you find out about investing behavior–for example, does your profile change over time as you age or does it remain the same? Sub-section 4: How would your profile assist you and your financial advisor or investment advisor in planning your portfolio? Section Heading 2: Recognizing Fraud Sub-section 1: What is a pyramid scheme exactly? Find out at http://www.investopedia.com/articles/04/042104.asp. Sub-section 2: Have you ever participated in or invested in such a scheme? Have you ever been a victim of one? Sub-section 3: Research and discuss this topic in this part of your project. According to the Investopedia article, why can it be difficult to detect a pyramid scheme? What are some possible tip-offs to this kind of fraud? Why are pyramid schemes unsustainable? Who are the victims? Sub-section 4: Provide a diagram illustrating the dynamics of pyramid schemes. You need to explain this diagram in words, too. Section Heading 3: Famous Scandals Sub-section 1: Survey the Web site of a 2009 60 Minutes CBS broadcast on the Madoff affair, which includes articles, video, and links at https://youtu.be/s68FR1MXT8Q. According to this site, who discovered the Madoff fraud and how? Sub-section 2: Who were Madoff’s victims? Visit the support group Web site created for the victims at http://berniemadoffponzisupportgroup.blogspot.com/. Sub-section 3: In the CBS video, how did Madoff defend himself? Sub-section 4: Read a Wall Street Journal article at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123111743915052731.html, explaining how Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was able to succeed. How did investor biases contribute to this success? How did biases in regulatory oversight contribute to the fraud? Sub-section 5: Sample some of the videos of the congressional hearings on the Madoff scandal at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOKSkaQoF_I. Why did representatives and senators focus their criticism on the Securities and Exchange Commission? Use the template provided. Follow APA format, including a title page, introduction, conclusion, citations, and five scholarly references (not Wikipedia or Investopedia). See the attached PPT file. Turnitin report of no more than 20% similarity index is required. Your final project should be 4-5 pages in length.