A portfolio has 100 shares of shares of Stock A that sell for $20 per share and 120 shares of stock B that sell for $30 per share. If the expected returns on Stock A and B are 5% and 10%, respectively, what is the expected return on the portfolio?
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1.8%
8.2%
6.8%
35.7%
Answer: 8.2%
Total value of stock A =(Number of shares)*(Share
price)=100*20=2000
Similarly, total value of stock B=120*30=3600
Total portfolio value=2000+3600=5600
Percentage of stock A in the portfolio
=2000/5600=0.357142857
Percentage of stock A in the portfolio =3600/5600=0.642857143
Expected returns on Stock A and B are 5% and 10%
Expected return on the portfolio=0.357142857*5% +
0.642857143*10%
=0.017857143 + 0.064285714
=0.082142857 or 8.21% (Rounded to 1 decimal place)
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