Question: Between 1896 when the Dow Jones index was created and

Between 1896— when the Dow Jones index was ­created— and 2013, the index rose in 66% of the years. (Sources: M. ­H ulbert, “What the Past Can’t Tell Investors,” The New York Times, January 3, 2010, p. BU2 and bit. ly/ 100zwvT.) Based on this information, and assuming a binomial distribution, what do you think is the probability that the stock market will rise
a. Next year?
b. The year after next?
c. In four of the next five years?
d. In none of the next five years?
e. For this situation, what assumption of the binomial distribution might not be valid?

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