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# exam2007 - Part B Statistics Answer 3 of the following 4...

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Part B: Statistics Answer 3 of the following 4 questions. Q1 The joint probabilities of two random variables ( S and T ) are given in the table below. S is the annual percent return on stocks and T is the annual percent return on Treasury Bills. S T -10% 0 10% 20% 6% 0 0 .10 .10 8% 0 .10 .30 .20 10% .10 .10 0 0 Suppose that you have \$10,000 to invest. (a) What would be your expected return if you invested only in stocks? What would be the variance of your return? (b) What would be your expected return if you invested only in Trea- sury bills? What would be the variance of your return? (c) Compare the above two cases to the situation where your invested half of you wealth in each of stocks and Tresury bills? (d) Deﬁne the term ‘independence’. Are S and T independent? Does this help explain the above pattern of results? Hint: The hard part is the third case above. The ﬁrst two cases only require marginal distributions. When answering part c, just think about what are the events (pairs of returns), what are the probabilities

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## This note was uploaded on 11/20/2009 for the course ECON 5000 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '09 term at York University.

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