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Pete Pablo has $20,000 to invest. He is very optimistic about the prospects of two companies, 919 Brands Inc., and Diaries.com. However, Pete has a very pessimistic view of one firm, a financial institution known as Lloyd Bank. The current market price of each stock and Pete’s assessment of the expected return for each stock appear below.
a. Pete decides to purchase 210 shares of 919 Brands and 180 shares of Diaries.com. What is the expected return on this portfolio? Can Pete construct this portfolio with the amount of money he has to invest?
b. If Pete sells short 100 shares of Lloyd Bank, how much additional money will he have to invest in the other two stocks?
c. If Pete buys 210 shares of 919 Brands and 180 shares of Diaries.com, and he simultaneously short sells 100 shares of Lloyd Bank, what are the resulting portfolio weights in each stock?
d. What is the expected return on the portfolio described in part (c.)?


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