Assume that the risk-free rate is 2%, the market risk premium is 5%, and the beta of two stocks A
Assume that the risk-free rate is 2%, the market risk premium is 5%, and the beta of two stocks A and Bare 1.4 and 0.8, respectively.
a. Calculate both stocks' required rates of return.
b. What would be the return on an "average" stock?
c. Explain the significance of a security with a 0 beta. What would be this security's required return?
d. Assume that the economy worsens and that investors correspondingly revise their attitudes toward stocks. Would this change be better reflected in a shift in the market risk premium to 3.5% or 6.5%?
e. Based on your answer to (d), what would be the new required return for stocks A and B? Would you expect stock prices for A and B to fall or rise?
f. Ignoring (d) and (e) above, assume that inflationary expectations were revised upward by 0.5%. What would be the change to required returns for stocks A and B? Would their prices fall or rise?Stocks
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