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# homework 4 - HOMEWORK 5 1 I n the case of a portfolio of...

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Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6 Picture 7 Picture 8 Picture 9 Picture 20 Picture 21 Picture 22 Picture 23 Picture 24 Picture 32 Picture 33 Picture 34 Picture 35 Picture 36 Picture 44 Picture 45 Picture 46 Picture 47 Picture 48 HOMEWORK 5 1) In the case of a portfolio of N-stocks, the formula for portfolio variance contains how many unique covariance terms? N N/2 N(N-1) N^2 N(N-1)/2 N-1 N^2-N/2 N^3-2N 2) Given the following data for a stock: beta = 0.9; risk-free rate = 4%; market rate of return = 14%; and Expected rate of return on the stock = 13%. Then the stock is: Overpriced Risk-free Under priced Similar in its risk characteristics to the market portfolio Correctly priced 3) The Beta measure indicates: The actual return on an asset The change in the rate of return on an investment for a given change in the market return The ability to diversify risk The change in the rate of return on an investment for a given change in variance The actual return on an asset and the ability to diversify risk 4) Which portfolio has had the lowest average annual nominal rate of return during the 1900-2006 periods? Portfolio of U.S. Common stocks Portfolio of U.S. small stocks Portfolio of U.S. government bonds Portfolio of Treasury bills Portfolio of U.S. Preferred stocks 5) What has been the average annual nominal rate of return on a portfolio of U.S. common stocks over the past 107 years (from 1900 to 2006)?

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