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Zack Brock and William Jordan are investment managers at the U.S.-based firm, Excess Value,
Inc. (EV). In an effort to improve overall performance, the EV investment committee has begun
evaluating trading strategies.
One of the companies that Brock follows is Nano Technology. His independent analysis
suggests that Nanoâ€™s common shares are significantly undervalued. Nano is scheduled to hold a
press conference the next day to announce several new products. Brock believes that after the
press conference other investors will reach a conclusion similar to his. Brock notes that there is a
liquid market for Nanoâ€™s shares sufficient to absorb a large order without a significant impact on
price. Brock wants to place a large â€œBuyâ€ order and must decide on a trading strategy.
Jordan manages a separate fund for a client who has decided to implement socially responsible
investing guidelines over the next six months. The guidelines will require the sale of Jesco
Company stock. The total number of shares to be sold would exceed 150 percent of Jescoâ€™s
average daily volume. Jesco has a high level of institutional investor ownership. Jordan must
determine the best trading strategy to sell the Jesco position.
The trading strategies available to Brock and Jordan are: limit order, market order, principal
trade order, and crossing networks order.
A. i.Recommend, from the list of available strategies above, thebesttrading strategy
for Brock.Justify the recommended strategy withtworeasons.
ii. Recommend, from the list of available strategies above, thebesttrading strategy
for Jordan.Justify the recommended strategy withtworeasons.Note: A correct justification will cite specific information provided in the case.
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