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"24. You plan to invest in Stock X, Stock Y, or so...




"24. You plan to invest in Stock X, Stock Y, or some combination of the two. The expected return for X is 10% and ?X = 5%. The expected return for Y is 12% and ?Y = 6%. The correlation coefficient, rXY, is 0.75. a. Calculate rp and ?p for 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, and 0% in Stock X. b. Use the values you calculated for rp and ?p to graph the attainable set of portfolios. Which part of the attainable set is efficient? Also, draw in a set of hypothetical indifference curves to show how an investor might select a portfolio comprised of Stocks X and Y. Let an indifference curve be tangent to the efficient set at the point where rp = 11%. c. Now suppose we add a riskless asset to the investment possibilities. What effects will this have on the construction of portfolios? d. Suppose rM = 12%, ?M = 4%, and rRF = 6%. What would be the required and expected return on a portfolio with ?P = 10%? e. Suppose the correlation of Stock X with the market, rXM, is 0.8, while rYM = 0.9. Use this information, along with data given previously, to determine Stock X's and Stock Y's beta coefficients. f. What is the required rate of return on Stocks X and Y? Do these stocks appear to be in equilibrium? If not, what would happen to bring about an equilibrium?


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