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The following are monthly percentage price changes for four market indexes. Month DJIA S&P 500 Russell 2000 Nikkei 1 0.03 0.02 0.04 4.00 2 9.07 0.06 0.10 (0.02) 3 (0.02) (0.01) (0.04) 0.07 4 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.02 5 0.05 0.04 0.11 0.02 6 (0.06) (0.04) (0.08) 0.06 Compute the following: a. Average monthly rate of return for each index. b. Standard deviation for each index c. Covariance between the rates of return for the following indexes: DJIA - S&P500 S&P 500 - Russell 2000 S&P 500 - Nikkei Russell 2000 - Nikkei d. The correlation coefficients for the same four combinations e. Using the answers from parts (a), (b), and (d), calculate the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio consisting of equal parts of: (1) the S&P and the Russell 2000, and (2) the S&P and the Nikkei. Discuss the two portfolios. please show process step by step thanks

 

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