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2 Instructor s Manual Chapter 12 Page Refer to Table a. Perform the calculations to verify that the expected returns of each of the portfolios (F, G, H, J, S) in the table (column 4) are correct. b. Do the same for the standard deviations in column 5 of the table. c. Assume that you have \$1million to invest. Allocate the money as indicated in the table for each of the five portfolios and calculate the expected dollar return of each of the portfolios. d. Which of the portfolios would someone who is extremely risk tolerant be most likely to select? a. c. Portfolio Expected Return Standard Deviation Expected Dollar Return of \$1million investment F.00*(.14) + 1.0*(.06) =.06 0*(.20) = 0 \$60,000 G.25*(.14) +.75*(.06) =.08.25*(.20) =.05 \$80,000 H.50*(.14) +.50*(.06) =.10.50*(.20) =.10 \$100,000 J.75*(.14) +.25*(.06) =.12.75*(.20) =.15 \$120,000 S 1.0*(.14) +.00*(.06) = *(.20) =.20 \$140,000 d. An extremely risk tolerant person would select portfolio S, which has the largest standard deviation but also the largest expected return. 3. A mutual fund company offers a safe money market fund whose current rate is 4.50% (.045). The same company also offers an equity fund with an aggressive growth objective which historically has exhibited an expected return of 20% (.20) and a standard deviation of.25. a. Derive the equation for the risk-reward trade-off line. b. How much extra expected return would be available to an investor for each unit of extra risk that she bears? c. What allocation should be placed in the money market fund if an investor desires an expected return of 15% (.15)? a. E[r] = σ b c. 32.3% [.15 = w*(.045) + (1-w)*(.020) ] 4. If the risk-reward trade-off line for a riskless asset and a risky asset results in a negative slope, what does that imply about the risky asset vis-a-vis the riskless asset? A trade-off line with a negative slope indicates that the investor is rewarded with less expected return for taking on additional risk via allocation to the risky asset.

3 Instructor s Manual Chapter 12 Page Suppose that you have the opportunity to buy stock in AT&T and Microsoft. AT&T Microsoft Mean Standard Deviation a. What is the minimum risk (variance) portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft if the correlation between the two stocks is 0?.5? 1? -1? What do you notice about the change in the allocations between AT&T and Microsoft as their correlation moves from -1 to 0? to.5? to +1? Why might this be? b. What is the variance of each of the minimum-variance portfolios in part a? c. What is the optimal combination of these two securities in a portfolio for each value of the correlation, assuming the existence of a money market fund that currently pays 4.5% (.045)? Do you notice any relation between these weights and the weights for the minimum variance portfolios? d. What is the variance of each of the optimal portfolios? e. What is the expected return of each of the optimal portfolios? f. Derive the risk-reward trade-off line for the optimal portfolio when the correlation is.5. How much extra expected return can you anticipate if you take on an extra unit of risk? a. Minimum risk portfolios if correlation is: -1: 62.5% AT&T, 37.5% Microsoft 0: 73.5% AT&T, 26.5% Microsoft.5: 92.1% AT&T, 7.9% Microsoft 1: 250% AT&T, short sell 150% Microsoft As the correlation moves from -1 to +1, the allocation to AT&T increases. When two stocks have negative correlation, standard deviation can be reduced dramatically by mixing them in a portfolio. It is to the investors benefit to weight more heavily the stock with the higher expected return since this will produce a high portfolio expected return while the standard deviation of the portfolio is decreased. This is why the highest allocation to Microsoft is observed for a correlation of -1, and the allocation to Microsoft decreases as the correlation becomes positive and moves to +1. With correlation of +1, the returns of the two stocks will move closely together, so you want to weight most heavily the stock with the lower individual standard deviation. b. Variances of each of the minimum variance portfolios: 62.5% AT&T, 37.5% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, 26.5% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, 7.9% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, short 150% Microsoft Var = 0 c. Optimal portfolios if correlation is: -1: 62.5% AT&T, 37.5% Microsoft 0: 48.1% AT&T, 51.9% Microsoft.5: 11.4% AT&T, 88.6% Microsoft 1: 250% AT&T, short 150% Microsoft d. Variances of the optimal portfolios: 62.5% AT&T, 37.5% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, 51.9% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, 88.6% Microsoft Var = % AT&T, short 150% Microsoft Var = 0 e. Expected returns of the optimal portfolios: 62.5% AT&T, 37.5% Microsoft E[r] = 14.13% 48.1% AT&T, 51.9% Microsoft E[r] = 15.71% 11.4% AT&T, 88.6% Microsoft E[r] = 19.75% 250% AT&T, short 150% Microsoft E[r] = -6.5% f. Risk-reward trade-off line for optimal portfolio with correlation =.5: E[r] = σ

4 Instructor s Manual Chapter 12 Page Using the optimal portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock when the correlation of their price movements is 0.5, along with the results in part f of question 12-5, determine: a. the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio which invests 100% in a money market fund returning a current rate of 4.5%. Where is this point on the risk-reward trade-off line? b. the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio which invests 90% in the money market fund and 10% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. c. the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio which invests 25% in the money market fund and 75% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. d. the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio which invests 0% in the money market fund and 100% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. What point is this? a. E[r] = 4.5%, standard deviation = 0. This point is the intercept of the y (expected return) axis by the riskreward trade-off line. b. E[r] = 6.03%, standard deviation =.0231 c. E[r] = 15.9%, standard deviation =.173 d. E[r] = 19.75%, standard deviation = This point is the tangency between the risk-reward line from 12-5 part f and the risky asset risk-reward curve (frontier) for AT&T and Microsoft. 7. Again using the optimal portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock when the correlation of their price movements is 0.5, take \$ 10,000 and determine the allocations among the riskless asset, AT&T stock, and Microsoft stock for: a. a portfolio which invests 75% in a money market fund and 25% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. What is this portfolio s expected return? b. a portfolio which invests 25% in a money market fund and 75% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. What is this portfolio s expected return? c. a portfolio which invests nothing in a money market fund and 100% in the portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. What is this portfolio s expected return? a. \$7,500 in the money-market fund, \$285 in AT&T (11.4% of \$2500), \$2215 in Microsoft. E[r] = 8.31%, \$831. b. \$2,500 in the money-market fund, \$855 in AT&T (11.4% of \$7500), \$6645 in Microsoft. E[r] = 15.94%, \$1,594. c. \$1140 in AT&T, \$8860 in Microsoft. E[r] = 19.75%, \$1, What strategy is implied by moving further out to the right on a risk-reward trade-off line beyond the tangency point between the line and the risky asset risk-reward curve? What type of an investor would be most likely to embark on this strategy? Why? This strategy calls for borrowing additional funds and investing them in the optimal portfolio of AT&T and Microsoft stock. A risk-tolerant, aggressive investor would embark on this strategy. This person would be assuming the risk of the stock portfolio with no risk-free component; the money at risk is not only from this person s own wealth but also represents a sum that is owed to some creditor (such as a margin account extended by the investor s broker).

5 Instructor s Manual Chapter 12 Page Determine the correlation between price movements of stock A and B using the forecasts of their rate of return and the assessments of the possible states of the world in the following table. The standard deviations for stock A and stock B are and , respectively. Before doing the calculation, form an expectation of whether that correlation will be closer to 1 or -1 by merely inspecting the numbers. State of the Economy Probability Stock A: Rate of Return Stock B: Rate of Return Moderate recession Slight recession % growth % growth Expectation: correlation will be closer to +1. E[r A ] =.05*(-.02) +.15*(-.01) +.60*(.15) +.20*(.15) =.1175, or, 11.75% E[r B ] =.05*(-.20) +.15*(-.10) +.60*(.15) +.20*(.30) =.1250, or, 12.50% Covariance =.05*( )*( ) +.15*( )*( ) +.60*( )*( ) +.20*( )*( ) = Correlation = /(.065)*(.1392) = Analyze the expert s answers to the following questions: a. Question: I have approx. 1/3 of my investments in stocks, and the rest in a money market. What do you suggest as a somewhat safer place to invest another 1/3? I like to keep 1/3 accessible for emergencies. Expert s answer: Well, you could try 1 or 2 year Treasury bonds. You d get a little bit more yield with no risk. b. Question: Where would you invest if you were to start today? Expert s answer: That depends on your age and short-term goals. If you are very young say under 40 and don t need the money you re investing for a home or college tuition or such, you would put it in a stock fund. Even if the market tanks, you have time to recoup. And, so far, nothing has beaten stocks over a period of 10 years or more. But if you are going to need money fairly soon, for a home or for your retirement, you need to play it safer. a. You are not getting a little bit more yield with no risk. The real value of the bond payoff is subject to inflation risk. In addition, if you ever need to sell the Treasury bonds before expiration, you are subject to the fluctuation of selling price caused by interest risk. b. The expert is right in pointing out that your investment decision depends on your age and short-term goals. In addition, the investment decision also depends on other characteristics of the investor, such as the special character of the labor income (whether it is highly correlated with the stock market or not), and risk tolerance. Also, the fact that over any period of 10 years or more the stock beats everything else cannot be used to predict the future.

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