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# CAPM, portfolio risk, and return Consider the following information for three stocks, Stocks A, B, and...

CAPM, portfolio risk, and return

Consider the following information for three stocks, Stocks A, B, and C. The returns on the three stocks are positively correlated, but they are not perfectly correlated. (That is, each of the correlation coefficients is between 0 and 1.)

 Stock Expected Return Standard Deviation Beta A 8.32 % 16 % 0.8 B 10.40 16 1.3 C 12.06 16 1.7

Fund P has one-third of its funds invested in each of the three stocks. The risk-free rate is 5%, and the market is in equilibrium. (That is, required returns equal expected returns.)

1. What is the market risk premium (rM - rRF)? Round your answer to two decimal places.
%
2. What is the required return of Fund P? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.
%

a Using stock A data

 As per CAPM expected return = risk-free rate + beta * (Market risk premium) 8.32 = 5 + 0.8 * (Market risk premium%) Market risk premium% = 4.15

b

 Weight of A = 0.3333 Weight of B = 0.3333 Weight of C = 0.3333 Expected return of Fund p = Weight of A*Expected return of A+Weight of B*Expected return of B+Weight of C*Expected return of C Expected return of Fund p = 8.32*0.3333+10.4*0.3333+12.06*0.3333 Expected return of Fund p = 10.26

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