Complete Problem 10 from the Questions and Problems section of Chapter 12: A stock has a beta of .9 and an expected return of 9 percent. A risk-free asset currently earns 4 percent.
a. What is the expected return on a portfolio that is equally invested in the two assets? 6.50% (See calculations below).
b. If a portfolio of the two assets has a beta of .5, what are the portfolio weights?
c. If a portfolio of the two assets has an expected return of 8 percent, what is its beta? 0.72 (See computations underneath).
d. If a portfolio of the two assets has a beta of 1.80, what are the portfolio weights? How do you interpret the weights for the two assets in this case? 2 and -1 (See computations underneath). Business - General Business Week One Week 1 – DQ1 - Blume’s Formula, Allocation, and Selection From Chapter 1, answer Concept Question 5: What is Blume’s formula? When would you want to use it in practice? Also, from Chapter 2, answer Concept Question 4: What is the difference between asset allocation and security selection? Remember to complete all parts of the questions and support your answers with examples from the text and other resources. Week 1 – DQ2 - Money Market Funds From Chapter 4, complete Problem 4: The Aqua Liquid Assets Money Market Mutual Fund has a NAV of $1 per share. During the year, the assets held by this fund appreciated by 2.5 percent. If you had invested $50,000 in this fund at the start of the year, how many shares would you own at the end of the year? What will the NAV of this fund be at the end of the year? Why? Remember to complete all parts of the question, show your work, and report the results of your analysis. Assignment
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