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Essentials Of Investments
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Essentials Of Investments

Essentials Of Investments

Book edition 9th
Author(s) Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan Marcus, Alan J. Marcus
Pages 748 pages
ISBN 9780078034695

Short Answer

You manage an equity fund with an expected risk premium of 10% and a standard deviation of 14%. The rate on Treasury bills is 6%. Your client chooses to invest $60,000 of her portfolio in your equity fund and $40,000 in a T-bill money market fund. What is the expected return and standard deviation of return on your client’s portfolio?

Expected return = 12%

Standard deviation of return =.8.4%

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Given information

Expected risk premium = 10%

Standard deviation = 14%

Rate on treasury bills = 6%

Equity fund investment = $60,000

T-bill money market fund investment = $40,000

Calculation of standard deviation of return of the client’s portfolio

Expected return for your fund = T-bill rate + risk premium = 6% + 10% = 16%

Expected return of client’s overall portfolio = (0.6 x 16%) + (0.4 x 6%) = 12%

Standard deviation of client’s overall portfolio = 0.6 x 14% = 8.4%

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