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Question 1
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You own a stock that you think will produce a return of 11 percent in a good economy and 3 percent in a poor economy.Given the probabilities of each state of the economy occurring,you anticipate that your stock will earn 6.5 percent next year.Which one of the following terms applies to this 6.5 percent?

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A

arithmetic return

B

historical return

C

expected return

D

geometric return

E

required return

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Question 2
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Suzie owns five different bonds valued at $36,000 and twelve different stocks valued at $82,500 total.Which one of the following terms most applies to Suzie's investments?

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A

index

B

portfolio

C

collection

D

grouping

E

risk-free

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Question 3
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Steve has invested in twelve different stocks that have a combined value today of $121,300.Fifteen percent of that total is invested in Wise Man Foods.The 15 percent is a measure of which one of the following?

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A

portfolio return

B

portfolio weight

C

degree of risk

D

price-earnings ratio

E

index value

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Question 4
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Which one of the following is a risk that applies to most securities?

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A

unsystematic

B

diversifiable

C

systematic

D

asset-specific

E

total

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Question 5
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A news flash just appeared that caused about a dozen stocks to suddenly drop in value by about 20 percent.What type of risk does this news flash represent?

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A

portfolio

B

nondiversifiable

C

market

D

unsystematic

E

total

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Question 6
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The principle of diversification tells us that:

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A
concentrating an investment in two or three large stocks will eliminate all of the unsystematic risk.
B
concentrating an investment in three companies all within the same industry will greatly reduce the systematic risk.
C
spreading an investment across five diverse companies will not lower the total risk.
D
spreading an investment across many diverse assets will eliminate all of the systematic risk.
E
spreading an investment across many diverse assets will eliminate some of the total risk.
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Question 7
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The _____ tells us that the expected return on a risky asset depends only on that asset's nondiversifiable risk.

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A
efficient markets hypothesis
B
systematic risk principle
C
open markets theorem
D
law of one price
E
principle of diversification
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Question 8
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Which one of the following measures the amount of systematic risk present in a particular risky asset relative to the systematic risk present in an average risky asset?

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A
beta
B
reward-to-risk ratio
C
risk ratio
D
standard deviation
E
price-earnings ratio
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Question 9
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Which one of the following is a positively sloped linear function that is created when expected returns are graphed against security betas?

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A
reward-to-risk matrix
B
portfolio weight graph
C
normal distribution
D
security market line
E
market real returns
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Question 10
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Which one of the following is represented by the slope of the security market line?

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A
reward-to-risk ratio
B
market standard deviation
C
beta coefficient
D
risk-free interest rate
E
market risk premium
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Question 11
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Which one of the following is the formula that explains the relationship between the expected return on a security and the level of that security's systematic risk?

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A
capital asset pricing model
B
time value of money equation
C
unsystematic risk equation
D
market performance equation
E
expected risk formula
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Question 12
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Treynor Industries is investing in a new project.The minimum rate of return the firm requires on this project is referred to as the:

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A
average arithmetic return.
B
expected return.
C
market rate of return.
D
internal rate of return.
E
cost of capital.
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Question 13
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The expected return on a stock given various states of the economy is equal to the:

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A
highest expected return given any economic state.
B
arithmetic average of the returns for each economic state.
C
summation of the individual expected rates of return.
D
weighted average of the returns for each economic state.
E
return for the economic state with the highest probability of occurrence.
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Question 14
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The expected return on a stock computed using economic probabilities is:

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A
guaranteed to equal the actual average return on the stock for the next five years.
B
guaranteed to be the minimal rate of return on the stock over the next two years.
C
guaranteed to equal the actual return for the immediate twelve month period.
D
a mathematical expectation based on a weighted average and not an actual anticipated outcome.
E
the actual return you should anticipate as long as the economic forecast remains constant.
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Question 15
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The expected risk premium on a stock is equal to the expected return on the stock minus the:

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A
expected market rate of return.
B
risk-free rate.
C
inflation rate.
D
standard deviation.
E
variance.
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Question 16
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Standard deviation measures which type of risk?

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A
total
B
nondiversifiable
C
unsystematic
D
systematic
E
economic
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Question 17
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The expected rate of return on a stock portfolio is a weighted average where the weights are based on the:

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A
number of shares owned of each stock.
B
market price per share of each stock.
C
market value of the investment in each stock.
D
original amount invested in each stock.
E
cost per share of each stock held.
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Question 18
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The expected return on a portfolio considers which of the following factors?
I)percentage of the portfolio invested in each individual security
II)projected states of the economy
III)the performance of each security given various economic states
IV)probability of occurrence for each state of the economy

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A
I and III only
B
II and IV only
C
I, III, and IV only
D
II, III, and IV only
E
I, II, III, and IV
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Question 19
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The expected return on a portfolio:
I)can never exceed the expected return of the best performing security in the portfolio.
II)must be equal to or greater than the expected return of the worst performing security in the portfolio.
III)is independent of the unsystematic risks of the individual securities held in the portfolio.
IV)is independent of the allocation of the portfolio amongst individual securities.

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A
I and III only
B
II and IV only
C
I and II only
D
I, II, and III only
E
I, II, III, and IV
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Question 20
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If a stock portfolio is well diversified,then the portfolio variance:

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A
will equal the variance of the most volatile stock in the portfolio.
B
may be less than the variance of the least risky stock in the portfolio.
C
must be equal to or greater than the variance of the least risky stock in the portfolio.
D
will be a weighted average of the variances of the individual securities in the portfolio.
E
will be an arithmetic average of the variances of the individual securities in the portfolio.
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