Proceedings of the International Conference on Financial Innovation, FinTech and Information Technology, FFIT 2022, October 28-30, 2022, Shenzhen, China

Research Article

Impact of Global Events on Firms in S&P 500 —An Analysis Using Technological Tools

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2328422,
        author={Zhihui  Wang and Wenfei  Zhang},
        title={Impact of Global Events on Firms in S\&P 500 ---An Analysis Using Technological Tools},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Financial Innovation, FinTech and Information Technology, FFIT 2022, October 28-30, 2022, Shenzhen, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={FFIT},
        year={2023},
        month={4},
        keywords={economic crisis public health events s\&p 500 firms online financial data stock prices excel data processing},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2328422}
    }
    
  • Zhihui Wang
    Wenfei Zhang
    Year: 2023
    Impact of Global Events on Firms in S&P 500 —An Analysis Using Technological Tools
    FFIT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-10-2022.2328422
Zhihui Wang1,*, Wenfei Zhang2
  • 1: Ningbo Hanvos Kent School
  • 2: Hangzhou World Foreign Language School Hangzhou
*Contact email: 2869057597@qq.com

Abstract

This paper explores the impact of global events on global economy from both economical and natural perspectives. In this paper, we have collected the stock data of 10 firms from the S&P 500 and the impact of the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic on them will be explored and analyzed. The 10 firms can be sorted into 4 fields: technology company (NVIDIA Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc Intel Corporation), financial services (The Goldman Sachs, Group, Inc. U.S. Bancorp, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, The Allstate Corporation), consumer defensive (The Procter & Gamble Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company), and healthcare product producer (Johnson & Johnson). According to the analysis, the features of the portfolio are discussed. These results shed light on guiding further exploration focusing on portfolio design based on multi-assets in terms of hedging risks. This paper utilized several financial tools to analyze the stock price of the selected firms, for example, Markowitz model. By doing such data-based research, the behaviors of stock prices of the firms when encountering major global events have been revealed. The data processing in this research are primary based on Excel, a Microsoft software that enable us to construct data into diagrams, or process using the same method at the same time as a whole.