a. Suppose that, over the long run, the risk-premium on stocks relative to Treasury bills has been 7.6 % in the United States. Suppose also that the current Treasury bill yield is 1.5%, but the historical average return on Treasury bills is 4.1%. Estimate the expected return on stocks and explain how and why you arrived at your answer.
b. Suppose that, over the long run, the risk-premium on stocks relative to Treasury bonds has been 6.5%. The current Treasury bond yield is 4.5%, but the historical return on T-bonds is 5.2%. Estimate the expected return on stocks and explain how and why you arrived at your answer.
c. Compare your answers above and explain any differences.