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You invest $1,500 in a complete portfolio. The complete portfolio is composed of a risky asset with an expected rate of return of 16% and a standard deviation of 20% and a Treasury bill with a rate of return of 7%. __________ of your complete portfolio should be invested in the risky portfolio if you want your complete portfolio to have a standard deviation of 10%.
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9%
13%
50%
33%
- Standard Deviation of Portfolio = 10%
Standard Deviation of risky asset = 20%
As, Treasury Bill have Standard Deviation of 0.
Thus, Formula for Standard Deviation of Portfolio:-
(Standard Deviation of Portfolio)^2 = (Weight of Risk Asset)^2*(Standard Deviation of Risky Asset)^2
(10)^2 = (Weight of Risk Asset)^2*(20)^2
100 = (Weight of Risk Asset)^2*400
(Weight of Risk Asset)^2 = 0.25
Taking 2-root on both sides,
Weight of Risk Asset = 0.50
So, Weight of Risk Asset is 50%
Thus, 50% of your complete portfolio should be invested in the risky portfolio if you want your complete portfolio to have a standard deviation of 10%
Option 3
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