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Finance Homework Introduction to Finance

Week 7 Melicher / Norton

14th Edition / 2011

Chapter 12: P1, P2, P3, and P4

P1. From the information below, compute the average annual return, the variance, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation for each asset.

ASSET ANNUAL RETURNS

A) 5%, 10%, 15%, 4%

B) -6%, 20%, 2%, -5%, 10%

C) 12%, 15%, 17%

D) 10%, -10%, 20%, -15%, 8%, -7%

P2. Base upon your answers to question 1, which asset appears riskiest based on standard deviation? Based on coefficient of variation?

P3. Recalling the definitions of risk premiums from Chapter 8 and using the Treasury bill return in Table 12.4 as an approximation to the nominal risk-free rate, what is the risk premium from investing in each of the other asset classes listed in Table 12.4?

Table 12.4 - Historical Returns and Standard Deviation of Returns from Different Assets, 1928-2008:

Annual Average Return - Treasury Bills (3.8%), Treasury Bonds (5.4%), Stocks (11.1%), Inflation Rate (3.2%)

Standard Deviation - Treasury Bills (3.0%), Treasury Bonds (7.6%), Stocks (20.4%), Inflation Rate (4.0%)

P4. What is the real, or after-inflation, return from each of the asset classes listed in Table 12.4?

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xxxxxxxx | xxxxx | 119.2 | 6.33 | xxxxx |

xx | 5.07 | xxxxx | xxxx | xxxxx |

CV | 59.65% | xxxx | xxxxxx | 1365% |

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x | x | x | D | |

Annual xxxxxx | xx | xxx | xxx | xxx |

xxx | xxx | xxx | -10% | |

15% | 2% | 17% | 20% | |

xx | xxx | -15% | ||

10% | 8% | |||

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xxxxxxx annual return | xxxxx | 4.20% | 14.67% | 1.00% |

xxxxxxxx | 0.26% | 1.19% | xxxxx | 1.86% |

Standard deviation | 5.07% | 10.92% | xxxxx | xxxxxx |

Coefficient xx xxxxxxxxx | xxxxxx | 259.95% | xxxxxx | xxxxxxxx |

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