The Stock of Argo Inc MultiPart

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The stock of Argo, Inc., is expected to return 14% annually with a standard deviation of 8%. The stock of Benford, Inc., is expected to return 17% annually with a standard deviation of 12%. The beta of the Argo stock is 0.60, and the beta of the Benford stock is 1.2. The risk-free rate of return is expected to be 9%, but the return on the market portfolio is 16%. Based on the Security Market Line (SML), what is the required rate of return for Argo given the current market situation? 17.10% 15.30% 13.20% 16.40% Continued from Question 1, based on the security market line (SML), what is the required rate of return for Benford given the current market situation? 18.40% 17.40% 15.10% 11.60% Continued from Question 1 and Question 2, which one is a better buy in the current market? (HINT: You shall compare the expected returns of Argo and Benford given in the problem with their corresponding required rates of return you calculated in Question 1 and Question 2 respectively.) Benford is a better buy since the required rate of return is greater than the expected return. Argo is a better buy since the required rate of return is less than the expected return. Argo is a better buy since the required rate of return is greater than the expected return. Benford is a better buy since the required rate of return is less than the expected return. The expected return for Asset T is 20%, and it has a standard deviation of 4%. The expected return for Asset S is 40%, and it has a standard deviation of 7%. Which of the following is a CORRECT statement? Asset T is the less risky investment of the two investments. Asset S is the less risky investment of the two investments. Jan 19 2014 07:26 PM

 

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