Graduate Student Dissertations, Theses, Capstones, and Portfolios

Date of Award


Document Type


Granting Institution

Lynn University

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Degree Program

Global Leadership - with a specialization in Corporate and Organizational Management


College of Business and Management

First Advisor

William J. Leary

Second Advisor

James Miller

Third Advisor

Cheryl Serrano


This dissertation, through an historical study, attempts to give the reader a clear depiction of different types of investment strategies. The four diverse investment strategies, as compared to the Optimal Strategy, were tested from December 1, 1997, through January 30, 2001 Three years of daily closing price data was obtained and utilized within a simulated model. Ten stocks, from ten diverse sectors, listed on the S&P 500 as well as the National Association of Investment Clubs (NAIC) 1999 Individual Investor's Top 100 Index, were analyzed and evaluated for each investment strategy over the duration of the study. By using Standard & Poor's as a measuring index of capitalization stocks, and the NAIC Individual Investor's Top 100 Index as an instrument of stock market measure for the popularity of stocks for the general investment population, the scope of the selection process was narrowed. The results of the five strategies, in order of the level of total aggregate performance were, the Optimal Strategy, the SIDMAB investment strategy, the Buyand- Hold approach, the CD rate of return and the Percentage Procedure Plan (PPP). Future research is recommended for the use of these strategies covering different time periods with various securities within the investment arena.



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