Question

a) Assume that the risk free rate is 6.5% and that the expected return on the market is 13%. What is the required rate of return on a stock that has a beta of 0.6?

b) As a risk averse investor, which of the following rules would you use when choosing between two securities A and B?

- A. Choose the one with the higher return when both A and B have the same risk
- B. Choose the one with the lower risk when both A and B have same return
- C. Use the CV to calculate the risk per unit of return when A and B have different risks and return
- D. All of the above

c) A portfolio consisting of all stocks (market portfolio) has a beta of?

Answer #1

Ans:- (a) Required return on stock will be given by Risk-free rate + Beta * ( Expected market return - Risk-free rate)

= 6.5% + 0.6 * ( 12% - 6.5% ) **= 10.40%**

(b) As a risk-averse investor, **I will choose all of the
above. option D is the right answer.**

(c) Market Portfolio or a portfolio consisting of all stocks has
a **beta of exactly 1.**

Beta is nothing but the systematic risk or in other words it a risk that affects the whole market.

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