TIPPIE
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HE
U
NIVERSITY OF
I
OWA
H
ENRY
B.
T
IPPIE
C
OLLEGE OF
B
USINESS
6F:100
I
NTRODUCTORY
F
INANCIAL
M
ANAGEMENT
Mid-term Exam (II)
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Fill in the answer sheet using a #2 lead pencil.
Fill out your
name and student number and fill in the corresponding circles. Hand in both the exam and the
answer sheet.
A STRICT TIME LIMIT WILL BE ENFORCED!
Budget your time accordingly.
MULTIPLE CHOICE INSTRUCTIONS:
On the answer sheet, fill in the circle for the choice
that represents the correct answer.
If no choice matches your answer exactly, fill in the
choice that comes closest to your answer. (4 points each)
1.
Stocks that have negative correlation tend to:
a.
have higher than average returns
b.
have lower than average returns
c.
reduce risk when held together in a portfolio*
d.
increase risk when held together in a portfolio
2.
Given the following probability distribution, what are the expected return and the
standard deviation of returns for Stock J?
State
P
i
k
J
___
___
____
1
0.2
10%
2
0.6
15%
3
0.2
20%
3.
Find the variance of the two-asset portfolio where 17% is invested in Asset 1 and 83% is
invested in Asset 2.
The variance of returns on Asset 1 is 0.03787 and the variance of
returns on Asset 2 is 0.10378.
The correlation coefficient of returns is 0.483.

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