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Unformatted text preview: ch13 Student: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Multiple Choice Questions 1. An efficient capital market is one in which: A. brokerage commissions are zero. B. taxes are irrelevant. C. securities always offer a positive rate of return to investors. D. security prices are guaranteed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to be fair. E. security prices reflect available information. 2. The notion that actual capital markets, such as the NYSE, are fairly priced is called the: A. Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH). B. Law of One Price. C. Open Markets Theorem. D. Laissez-Faire Axiom. E. Monopoly Pricing Theorem. 3. The hypothesis that market prices reflect all available information of every kind is called _____ form efficiency. A. open B. strong C. semistrong D. weak E. stable 4. The hypothesis that market prices reflect all publicly available information is called _____ form efficiency. A. open B. strong C. semistrong D. weak E. stable 5. The hypothesis that market prices reflect all historical information is called _____ form efficiency. A. open B. strong C. semistrong D. weak E. stable 6. In an efficient market, the price of a security will: A. always rise immediately upon the release of new information with no further price adjustments related to that information. B. react to new information over a two-day period after which time no further price adjustments related to that information will occur. C. rise sharply when new information is first released and then decline to a new stable level by the following day. D. react immediately to new information with no further price adjustments related to that information. E. be slow to react for the first few hours after new information is released allowing time for that information to be reviewed and analyzed. 7. If the financial markets are efficient, then investors should expect their investments in those markets to: A. earn extraordinary returns on a routine basis. B. generally have positive net present values. C. generally have zero net present values. D. produce arbitrage opportunities on a routine basis. E. produce negative returns on a routine basis. 8. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning market efficiency? A. Real asset markets are more efficient than financial markets. B. If a market is efficient, arbitrage opportunities should be common. C. In an efficient market, some market participants will have an advantage over others. D. A firm will generally receive a fair price when it sells shares of stock. E. New information will gradually be reflected in a stock's price to avoid any sudden change in the price of the stock....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course NIKA 101 taught by Professor Temur during the Spring '11 term at Acton School of Business.
- Spring '11