Volume 6

Issue 1

Summer 2008


Monzurul Hoque, Saint Xavier University

Associate Editors:

Thomas Krueger, Texas A&M University,Kingsville
Inayat Ullah Mangla, Western Michigan University


Sheri Faircloth, University of Nevada, Reno
Raj Kohli, Indiana University of South Bend
Hamid Moini, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Donald Swanton, Roosevelt University
Mark A. Wrolstad, Winona University

Guest Editors:

Robert Balik, Western Michigan University
Jamshid Mehran, Indiana University of South Bend

Editor's Assistant:

Rashid Halloway, Saint Xavier University

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  • 2008 Summer: Volume 6, Issue 1
  • Clobal Diversification of Equity Portfolios: Non-US Perspective

    • Kristen L. Ha. Yuli Su ;
    • Yewmun Yip

    An Investigation of Board-Registered CFP® Programs at Universities with Insurancel Risk Management Programs

    • Stanley R. Adamson ;
    • James Philpot ;
    • Kent Ragan

    WACC Misunderstandings

    • Dean Johnson ;
    • Howard Qi

    An Option Valuation Analysis of the Value of Tax Shields for Risky Debt

    • Torn W. Miller

    An Empirical Test about Differential Board Monitoring and CEO Compensations in HighTech vs. Traditional Firms

    • Aidong Hu

    Using Forecasts to Trigger Portfolios Rebalancing: Can Forecasts Reduce the Gap Between Expected and Actual Returns?

    • Thomas J. Kopp

    Accession to the EU: A Comparative Economic Analysis of Turkey and Bulgaria

    • G. N. Naidu ;
    • Askar Choudhury

    The Fed Funds Rate and Interest Rate Elasticities

    • Kevin M. Bahr ;
    • William E. Maas

    Personal Financial Planning: When Should You Start?

    • Jason Lin ;
    • Devin Dorosh

    Super Size Me and Stock Prices

    • John Byrd ;
    • Kent Hickman

    Biases and Fundamental Imesting Knowledge: An Assessment of College Students

    • Brian Porter

    The New Generation of Public Entity Risk Pools: Understanding Its innovations and Roles in Public Finance

    • Yuhua Qiao

    Congressional Calendar and Control Risks: Evidence from United States Mega-cap, Broad-based and Innovation-based Stock Market Performance

    • Charles R. Rayhorn ;
    • Kenneth R. Janson

    Do Turtles Have Fat Tails? Donchian Channels and Turtle Trading: The Case of Soybeans

    • David L. Rayome ;
    • Abhij it Jain $lastName

    Can We Improve Student Performance in the Introductory Business Finance Course?

    • Robert L. Howard ;
    • Alonzo Redmon

    Poison Pill Redemption: Evidence from the Commercial Banking Industry

    • Elisabcta Pana

    The IPO Portfolio: An Alternative Approach to Higher Returns?

    • George S. Swales, Jr. ;
    • G. Michael Swales ;
    • C. Edward Chang

    Using The ACSI As An Investment Guide

    • Chan-Wung Kim ;
    • Mark A. Wrolstad

    Volume 6, Issue 1 Reviewer List


    The Journal of Finance Issues accepts open submission of new scholarly empirical or theoretical papers in all areas of Finance including but not limited to Corporate Finance; Financial Institutions; International Finance; Portfolio & Security Analysis; Real Estate and Insurance & Risk Premium. The Academy of Finance supports and sponsors the journal.

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    • Monzurul Hoque, Editor
    • Saint Xavier University
    • Graham School of Management
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