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Complete: a minimum of 1,000 words (total assignment) and three

Complete: a minimum of 1,000 words (total assignment) and three scholarly sources.

  1. How do you think risk should be measured? Explain your reasoning.
  2. Explain what is meant by “risk drives expected return”.
  3. For Asset A and for Asset B, compute the average annual return, variance, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation for the annual returns given below.

a.    Asset A: 5%, 10%, 15%, 4%

b.    Asset B: -6%, 20%, 2%, -5%, 10%

4.  Compute the holding period returns for each security below:

Security

Price Today

Price One Year Ago

Dividends Received

Interest  Received

RR

$20.05

$18.67

$0.50

WC

$33.42

$45.79

$1.10

AC

$1,015.38

$991.78

$100.00

5. Find the real return, nominal after-tax return, and real after-tax return for each of the following stocks:

Stock

Nominal Return

Inflation

Tax Rate

X

13.5%

5%

15%

Y

8.7%

4.7%

25%

Z

5.2%

2.5%

28%

6. In what ways does a proprietorship differ from a partnership? In what ways does a proprietorship differ from a corporation?

7. What information might a changing stock price give to managers?

8. What are agency costs? Give some examples. How might they be measured?

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