Online Exam 8

Question 1 0 / 5 points

Which of the statements below is true?

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Investors want to maximize return and maximize risk.

Investors want to maximize return and minimize risk. (*This is correct)

Investors want to minimize return and maximize risk.

Investors want to minimize return and minimize risk.

Question 2 5 / 5 points

The practice of not putting all of your eggs in one basket is an illustration of:

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variance.

diversification.

portion control.

expected return.

Question 3 5 / 5 points

The security market line has:

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a positive slope.

a negative slope.

no slope.

a beta of 1.0.

Question 4 5 / 5 points

Given an expected market return of 12.0%, a beta of 0.75 for Benson Industries, and a risk-free rate of 4%, what is the expected return for Benson Industries?

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13%

10%

9%

4%

Question 5 5 / 5 points

For most stocks, the correlation coefficient with other stocks is:

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positive.

negative.

zero.

The distribution of correlation coefficients between stocks is uniform from -1.0 to +1.0.

Question 6 5 / 5 points

Stocks A, B, C, and D have standard deviations, respectively, of 20%, 5%, 10%, and 15%. Which one is the riskiest?

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Stock A

Stock B

Stock C

Stock D

Question 7 5 / 5 points

Travis bought a share of stock for $31.50 that paid a dividend of $.85 and sold six months later for $27.65. What was his dollar profit or loss and holding period return?

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-$3.00, -9.52%

-$3.85, -12.22%

-$.85, -2.70%

-$3.85, -9.52%

Question 8 5 / 5 points

__________ may be defined as a measure of uncertainty in a set of potential outcomes for an event in which there is a chance for some loss.

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Diversification

Risk

Uncertainty

Collaboration

Question 9 5 / 5 points

The __________ is the intercept on the security market line.

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prime rate

risk-free rate

market rate of return

beta

Question 10 5 / 5 points

Which of the following investments is considered to be default risk-free?

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Currency options

AAA-rated corporate bonds

Common stock

Treasury bills

Question 11 5 / 5 points

Correlation, a standardized measure of how stocks perform relative to one another in different states of the economy, has a range from:

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0.0 to +10.0.

0.0 to +1.0.

-1.0 to +1.0.

There is no range; correlation is a calculated number that can take on any value.

Question 12 5 / 5 points

Jarvis bought a share of stock for $15.75 that paid a dividend of $.45 and sold three months later for $18.65. What was his dollar profit or loss and holding period return?

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$2.90, 18.41%

$3.35, 21.27%

-$2.90, -18.41%

$.45, 2.86%

Question 13 5 / 5 points

Find the variance for a security that has three one-year returns of 5%, 10%, and 15%.

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10%

16.67%

25%

30%

Question 14 5 / 5 points

Find the variance for a security that has three one-year returns of -5%, 15%, and 20%.

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175%

75%

58.33%

25%

Question 15 5 / 5 points

Use the following table:

States of the Economy Probability of the State 3-Month T-Bill Large-Company Stock Small-Company Stock

Boom 0.3 4 10 30

Steady 0.5 4 5 20

Recession 0.2 4 0 10

What is the difference between the variances for large- and small-company stocks?

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40.25%

36.75%

27.30%

14.90%

Question 16 5 / 5 points

The correlation coefficient, a measurement of the comovement between two variables, has what range?

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From 0.0 to +10.0

From 0.0 to +1.0

From -1.0 to +10.0

From =1.0 to -1.0

Question 17 0 / 5 points

Stock A B C D

Expected Return 5% 5% 7% 6%

Standard Deviation 10% 12% 12% 11%

Which of the following statements is true?

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A is a better investment than B.

B is a better investment than C.

C is a better investment than D.

D is a better investment than C.

Question 18 5 / 5 points

Unsystematic risk:

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is also known as nondiversifiable risk.

can be diversified away.

is system-wide risk.

is equal to 2 times the systematic risk.

Question 19 5 / 5 points

Which of the following statements is true about variance?

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Variance describes how spread out a set of numbers or values are around its mean or average.

Variance is essentially the variability from the average.

The larger the variance, the greater the dispersion.

All of the above statements are true.

Question 20 5 / 5 points

Assume the following information about the market and JumpMasters’ stock. JumpMasters’ beta = 1.50, the risk-free rate is 3.5%, the market risk premium is 10%. Using the SML, what is the expected return for JumpMasters’ stock?

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7.5%

13.5%

18.5%

27%