In an efficient market, professional portfolio management can offer all of the following benefits except which of the following?
a. Low-cost diversification.
b. A targeted risk level
c. Low-cost record keeping.
d. A superior risk-return trade-off.
The correct answer is d.
The “professional portfolio management” refers to the advanced level of competence in management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic objective.
In an efficient market, it is not possible to offer a high risk return trade-off; hence the correct answer option is d.
Growth and value can be defined in several ways. Growth usually conveys the idea of a portfolio emphasizing or including only companies believed to possess above-average future rates of per-share earnings growth. Low current yield, high price-to-book ratios, and high price-to-earnings ratios are typical characteristics of such portfolios. Value usually conveys the idea of portfolios emphasizing or including only issues currently showing low price-to-book ratios, low price-to-earnings ratios, above-average levels of dividend yield, and market prices believed to be below the issues’ intrinsic values.
a. Identify and provide reasons why, over an extended period of time, value-stock investing might outperform growth-stock investing.
b. Explain why the outcome suggested in ( a ) should not be possible in a market widely regarded as being highly efficient.
Two investment advisers are comparing performance. One averaged a 19% return and the other a 16% return. However, the beta of the first adviser was 1.5, while that of the second was 1.
a. Can you tell which adviser was a better selector of individual stocks (aside from the issue of general movements in the market)?
b. If the T-bill rate were 6% and the market return during the period were 14%, which adviser would be the superior stock selector?
c. What if the T-bill rate were 3% and the market return 15%?
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