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Chapter 12 - Dropbox 2.4 |
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Problem 1: Calculating Returns |
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Suppose you bought a bond with an annual coupon of 7 percent one year ago for $970. The bond sells for $940 today and has a standard $1000 face value. The inflation rate last year was 3 percent. |
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a) What was your total dollar return on this investment over the past year? b) What was your total nominal rate of return on this investment over the past year? c) What was your total rate of real return on this investment? |
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Problem 2: Calculating Returns and Variability |
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Two alternative investments present the following expected returns: |
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Returns |
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Year |
X |
Y |
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1 |
15% |
21% |
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2 |
26% |
36% |
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3 |
7% |
13% |
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4 |
-13% |
-26% |
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5 |
11% |
15% |
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a) Calculate the arithmetic average returns, the variances, and the standard deviations for both X and Y. b) Which of these would you consider a superior investment? Why? |
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Problem 3: Risk Premiums |
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Large-company stocks and Treasury Bills produced the following historial returns: |
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Returns |
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Year |
Stock |
T-Bills |
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1970 |
3.94% |
6.50% |
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1971 |
14.30% |
4.36% |
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1972 |
18.99% |
4.23% |
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1973 |
-14.69% |
7.29% |
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1974 |
-26.47% |
7.99% |
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1975 |
37.23% |
5.87% |
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a) Calculate the arithmetic average returns for large-company stocks and T-Bills over this time period. b) Calculate the standard deviation of the returns for large-company stocks and T-Bills over this period. c) Calculate the observed risk premium in each year for the large-company stocks versus the T-Bills. What was the average risk premium over this period? What was the standard deviation for the risk premium over this period? d) Is it possible for the risk premium to be negative before an investment is undertaken? Can the risk premium be negative after the fact? Explain. |
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Problem 1: Calculating Expected Return |
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Based on the following information, calculate the expected return: |
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Probability of this State Occuring |
Portfolio Return if State Occurs |
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State of Economy |
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Recession |
10% |
-18% |
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Normal |
60% |
11% |
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Boom |
30% |
26% |
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Problem 2: Calculating Portfolio Beta |
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You own a stock portfolio invested 20 percent in Stock Q, 30 percent in Stock R, 35 percent in Stock S, and 15 percent in Stock T. The betas for these four stocks are 0.84, 1.17, 1.08, and 1.36, respectively. |
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What is the portfolio beta? |
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Problem 3: Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) |
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A stock has a beta of 1.15, the expected return on the market is 10.3 percent, and the risk-free rate is 3.8 percent. |
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What must investors' expected return on this stock be? |
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