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# Stock ABC has a beta of 1.4 and the standard deviation of its returns is 30%....

Stock ABC has a beta of 1.4 and the standard deviation of its returns is 30%. The market risk premium is 5% and the risk-free rate is 3%.

1. What is the expected return for the stock?
2. What are the expected return and standard deviation for a portfolio that is equally invested in the stock and the risk-free asset?
3. If you forecast that next year stock ABC will have return of 10%. Would you buy it? Why or why not?

1

 As per CAPM expected return = risk-free rate + beta * (Market risk premium) Expected return% = 3 + 1.4 * (5) Expected return% = 10

2

 Weight of Stock ABC = 0.5 Weight of risk free asset = 0.5 Return of Portfolio = Weight of Stock ABC*Return of Stock ABC+Weight of risk free asset*Return of risk free asset Return of Portfolio = 10*0.5+3*0.5 Return of Portfolio = 6.5

Std dev of portfolio = weight of stock *std dev of stock = 0.5*30=15

3

Buy stock as forecasted return =expected return, if investor is happy to earn 10%