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# 9. You’ve observed the following returns on SkyNet Data Corporation’s stock over the past five years:...

9. You’ve observed the following returns on SkyNet Data Corporation’s stock over the past five years: 10 percent, –10 percent, 17 percent, 22 percent, and 10 percent. Suppose the average inflation rate over this period was 1.5 percent and the average T-bill rate over the period was 3 percent.

What was the average real risk-free rate over this time period? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

What was the average real risk premium? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

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 Real risk free return = ((1+nominal return)/(1+inflation rate)-1)*100 =((1+0.03)/(1+0.015)-1)*100 = 1.48
 Year Stock 1 10.00% 2 -10.00% 3 17.00% 4 22.00% 5 10.00% Average= 9.80%
 Where Average or Mean = Sum of all observations/Count of all observations
 Real return = ((1+nominal return)/(1+inflation rate)-1)*100 Real return=((1+0.098)/(1+0.015)-1)*100 Real return = 8.18

Real risk premium = real return-real risk free = 8.18-1.48 = 6.7%

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