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Unformatted text preview: ARE 171a I Homework3 E g ! Fall2011 1. (12) Jennifer’s portfolio consists of three stock holdings, with their portfolio weights shown: Nucor'Befense Systems (35%) Vista Travel (40%) Tom's Toothpaste (25%)
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peace, and worst in times of war. vista and T_om's are each negatively correlﬂeg with Nucor, since i 4
Nucor‘s return increases as war becomes more likely, and is at a minimum during times of peace. rv) N < O I FT N o b. (6)) Find the expected rate of return, standard deviation of return, and coefﬁcient of variation of each stock, if held alone.
Which has the highest expected rate of return? Which has the lowest CV? As shown above, Nucor has the highest expected return; and Tom's has the lowest CV.
Vista doesn't look attractive, given its low expected return and high CV. Based on its sigma and mean return, it is dominated by Tom's. c. (5) Now ﬁnd the expected rate of return, standard deviation of return, and CV for Jennifer’s portfolio.
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Portfolio prar = 10.32% sigma p = 2.13% CV = .2065
Notice that, due to the very poor performance of Vista during periods of war, and its large share of the total portfolio,
this particular portfolio is still not as attractive as owning Tom‘s by itself. if the chance of war :rasn'tso high, this would not be
the case. {2 . 0:47.16“ .51 misit e’Z( Yd): i032°5€ is the portfolio’s expected value equal to the weighted average of the 3 stocks' individual returns? j u
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12.26% We see that the portfolio standard deviation of return is much lower than a weighted average of the
individual stocks' standard deviations of return. This is because the returns are not perfectly positively
correlated. it is especially effect to blend Nucor with the other two, since its returns move in the opposite
direction from the others, thus helping to stabilile average returns. However, in this particular case, we have the rather attractive Tom's stock, which has a nice, quite stable return that actually
dominates this particular portfolio's performance. We could build a better portfolio than this one, by simply
blending Nucor and Tom's. its mean return would be between 10.6 and 17.8%, while its std. dev. wouid be
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