The expected return on the NASDAQ portfolio is 17.5% and its return volatility is 30%. The riskfree rate is 2.5%. You think that you can create a portfolio with the same expected return but lower risk by (1) putting 50% of your money into the portfolio of large world stocks with the expected return of 10% and return volatility of 20%; (2) putting the remaining 50% of your money into the portfolio of small US stocks with the expected return of 25% and return volatility of 45%. The correlation between the portfolio of large world stocks and the portfolio of small US stocks is 70%. It is easy to check that the expected return of your portfolio is indeed the same as that of NASDAQ. Will your portfolio have lower risk?
a. 
No: the return volatility of my portfolio is 30.35%, which is higher than NASDAQ’s 30%. 

b. 
Yes: the return volatility of my portfolio is 27.26%, which is lower than NASDAQ’s 30%. 

c. 
Yes: the return volatility of my portfolio is 29.60%, which is lower than NASDAQ’s 30%. 

d. 
Yes: the return volatility of my portfolio is 24.62%, which is lower than NASDAQ’s 30%. 

e. 
Yes: the return volatility of my portfolio is 22.47%, which is lower than NASDAQ’s 30%. 
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Ans: A. No: the return volatility of my portfolio is 30.35%, which is higher than NASDAQ’s 30%
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