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5_portfolio of stocks
$ 12.00

Year    rA                                rB

2006   -18.0%           -14.50%

2007   33.00    21.80

2008   15.00  30.50

2009   -0.50   -7.60

2010   27                   26.30

a. Calculate the average rate of return for each stock during the period 2001 through 2005. b. Assume that someone held a portfolio consisting of 50 percent of Stock A and 50 percent of Stock B. What would the realized rate of return on the portfolio have been in each year? What would the average return on the portfolio have been during this period? c. Calculate the standard deviation of returns for each stock and for the portfolio. d. Calculate the coefficient of variation for each stock and for the portfolio. e. Assuming you are a risk-averse investor, would you prefer to hold Stock A, Stock B, or the portfolio? Why?

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