Finance Assignment

Calculate the followings and verify the diversification effect with the data in the table assuming that with the initial endowment of $10,000, you invest $6,000 in Stock A and $4,000 in Stock B. Also four states of the economy are assumed to be equally likely.

State of the Economy

Return on Stock A

Return on Stock B

Depression

−20%

5%

Recession

10%

20%

Normal

30%

−12%

Boom

50%

9%

Q. 1. Expected rate of return for each security

Q. 2. Expected rate of return for the portfolio with the stock A and B

Q. 3. Variance for each security

Q. 4. Standard deviation for each security

Q. 5. Weighted average of standard deviations of two securities

Q. 6. Covariance between securities

Q. 7. Correlation coefficient between securities

Q. 8. Variance of a portfolio

Q. 9. Standard deviation of a portfolio

Q. 10. Compare the weighted average of standard deviations of individual securities with

the portfolio standard deviation. Did you see diversification effect?

Show all work including setting up all mathematical equations with proper inputs identified. Only final numbers without a trace of work will result in zero credit without exception. Use four decimal places.