1. Barker Corp. has a beta of 1.10, the real risk-free rate is 2.00%, investors expect a 3.00% future inflation rate, and the market risk premium is 4.70%. What is Barker's required rate of return? Answer

Answer
B
| |20.08% | | | |20.59% | | | |21.11% | | | |21.64% | | | |22.18% | | 4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
Answer
A

| |A portfolio with a large number of randomly selected stocks would have more market risk than a single stock that has a beta of 0.5, assuming that the stock's beta was correctly calculated and is stable. | | | |If a stock has a negative beta, its expected return must be negative. | | | |A portfolio with a large number of randomly selected stocks would have less market risk than a single stock that has a beta of 0.5. | | | |According to the CAPM, stocks with higher standard deviations of returns must also have higher expected returns. | | | |If the returns on two stocks are perfectly positively correlated (i.e., the correlation coefficient is +1.0) and these stocks have identical standard deviations, an equally weighted portfolio of the two stocks will have a standard deviation that is less than that of the individual stocks. | | 5. Brodkey Shoes has a beta of 1.30, the T-bill rate is 3.00%, and the T-bond rate is 6.5%. The annual return on the stock market during the past 3 years was 15.00%, but investors expect the annual future stock market return to be 13.00%. Based on the SML, what is the firm's required return? Answer

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