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Stock A and Stock B have the following historical returns

Stock A and Stock B have the following historical returns:

a. Calculate the average rate of return for each stock during the period 2011–2015.

b. Assume that someone held a portfolio consisting of 50 percent Stock A and 50 percent Stock B. What would have been the realized rate of return on the portfolio in each year from 2011 through 2015? What would have been the average return on the portfolio during this period?

c. Calculate the standard deviation of returns for each stock and for the port- folio. Use Equation 11-4.

d. Calculate the coefficient of variation for each stock and for the portfolio.

e. If you are a risk-averse investor, would you prefer to hold Stock A, Stock B, or the portfolio?Why?

a. Calculate the average rate of return for each stock during the period 2011–2015.

b. Assume that someone held a portfolio consisting of 50 percent Stock A and 50 percent Stock B. What would have been the realized rate of return on the portfolio in each year from 2011 through 2015? What would have been the average return on the portfolio during this period?

c. Calculate the standard deviation of returns for each stock and for the port- folio. Use Equation 11-4.

d. Calculate the coefficient of variation for each stock and for the portfolio.

e. If you are a risk-averse investor, would you prefer to hold Stock A, Stock B, or the portfolio?Why?

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