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# 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 risk-free 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 after-inflation, 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%

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Risk xxxxxxx =  xxxxxx xx asset- risk free return

xxxxxxxx bill xxxxxx xx to xx used xx xx xxxxxxxxxxxxx to xxx xxxxxxx risk-free xxxxx

Risk premium for xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxx -3.8=1.6

xxxx xxxxxxx for xxxxxxxxxxxx 3.8 =7.3

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x xxxx xxxxxx is the rate of xxxxxx xxx receive xxxxx the impact xx

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