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

Asset A 
Asset B 
Asset C 
Asset D 

5% 
6% 
12% 
10% 

10% 
20% 
15% 
10% 

15% 
2% 
17% 
20% 

4% 
5% 

15% 


10% 

8% 




7% 
Average 
9% 
4% 
15% 
1% 
Variance 
0.0026 
0.0119 
0.0006 
0.0186 
Std. dev 
5.07% 
10.92% 
2.52% 
13.65% 
Coeff of var. 
0.60 
2.60 
0.17 
13.65 
P2. Based upon your answers to question 1, which asset appears riskiest based on standard deviation? Based on coefficient of variation?
ASSET D appears the riskiest based in standard & coefficient.
P3. Recalling the definitions of risk premiums in Chapter 8 and using the Treasury bill return in Table 12.4 as an approximation to the nominal riskfree rate, what is the risk premium from investing in each of the other asset classes listed in Table 12.4?
P4. What is the real, or afterinflation, return from each of the asset classes listed in table 12.4?

Treasury Bill 
Treasury Bond 
Stocks 
Inflation Rate 
Annual Ave Return 
3.8% 
5.4% 
11.1% 
3.2% 
Standard Deviation 
3.0% 
7.6% 
20.4% 
4.0% 
Answer rating (rated 2 times)
p3 & P4
body preview (78 words)
P3
Risk xxxxxxx = xxxxxx xx asset risk free return
xxxxxxxx bill xxxxxx xx to xx used xx xx xxxxxxxxxxxxx to xxx xxxxxxx riskfree xxxxx
Risk premium for xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxx 3.8=1.6
xxxx xxxxxxx for xxxxxxxxxxxx 3.8 =7.3
xx
x xxxx xxxxxx is the rate of xxxxxx xxx receive xxxxx the impact xx inflationx
Real return xxx treasury bill = 3.8 – 3.2 x xxxx
xxxx xxxxxx for xxxxxxxx bond x xxxxxxx xxxxx
xxxx return xxx xxxxx = xxxxxxxxxx = 7.95
Buy this answer 