# Review the example about Umbrella Inc and Sunscreen Inc. Both companies have 10% return & 45% volatility

## Question:

Review the example about Umbrella Inc and Sunscreen Inc. Both companies have 10% return & 45% volatility and are perfectly negatively correlated.

a.) Assume you sell 25% of Umbrella Inc and buy Sunscreen Inc. such that you hold 75% Umbrella and 25% Sunscreen. What is the return and risk of that portfolio?

b.) Assume you sell 50% of Umbrella and buy Sunscreen such that you now hold 50% of each stock. What is the return and risk of that portfolio?

c.)The risk of each stock (Sunscreen or Umbrella) by ITSELF is the its standard deviation, which is this example is 45%. What is the measure of each stock's contribution to risk when held together in a portfolio? (Hint: the risk of a portfolio comprising equal proportions of Sunscreen & Umbrella is zero. Yet the risk of each stock by itself is 45%).

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## Income Tax Fundamentals 2013

ISBN: 9781285586618

31st Edition

Authors: Gerald E. Whittenburg, Martha Altus Buller, Steven L Gill