a) Calculate the expected return andstandard deviation of a portfolio invested in the following two risky assets.
Security | W | E(r) | σ |
A | 40% | 10 | 18.63 |
B | 60% | 5 | 8.27 |
Correlation coefficient ρ= - 0.49
b) Calculate the expected return of a complete portfolio invested equally in the risky portfolio calculated previously (a) and risk-free asset with 4% return. Compare your results?
a) | |||
Security | Weight | E( R) | Standard Deviation |
A | 40% | 10% | 18.63 |
B | 60% | 5% | 8.27 |
Correlation coefficient ρ | -0.49 | ||
Expected Portfolio Return E(P) | 7.00% | W(A)* ER(A) +W(B)*ER(B) | [40%*10%+60%*5%] |
Variance of Portfolio =Standard Deviation of Portfolio ^2 ----->SD(P)^2 | W(A)^2 *SD(A) ^2+ W(B)^2 *SD(B)^2 +2*W(A)*W(B)*SD(A)*SD(B)*ρ | 43.91646048 | |
Standard Deviation of Portfolio | 6.626949561 | ||
b) | |||
Retrun | Weight | ||
Risk-free asset (Rf) | 4% | 50% | |
Expected Portfolio Return | 7.00% | 50% | |
Expected Return | 5.500% | W(Rf)* ER(Rf) +W(P)*ER(P) | [4%*50%+ 7%*50%] |
The retun has dropped to 5.5% for complete portfolio invested equally in the risky portfolio calculated previously (a) and risk-free asset with 4% return |
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