You are considering two alternative two-year investments. You can invest in a risky asset with a positive risk premium and returns in each of the two years that will be identically distributed and uncorrelated, or you can invest in the risky asset for only one year and then invest the proceeds in a risk-free asset. Which of the following statements about the first investment alternative (com-pared with the second) are true?
a. Its two-year risk premium is the same as the second alternative.
b. The standard deviation of its two-year return is the same.
c. Its annualized standard deviation is lower.
d. Its Sharpe ratio is higher.
e. It is relatively more attractive to investors who have lower degrees of risk aversion.

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