P8-14 portfolio analysis | Business & Finance homework help
P8-14 Portfolio analysis You have been given the expected return data shown in the first table on three assets-F, G, and H- over the period 2013-2016. Expected return Asset F 2013 16%, 2014 17% 2015 18% 2016 19%- Asset G 2013 17% 2014 16% 2015 15% 2016 14% – Asset H 2013 14% 2014 15% 2015 16% 2016 17%
Using these assets, you have isolated the three investment alternatives shown in the following table.
Alternative investments 1- 100% of asset F Alternative 2 50% of asset F and 50% of asset G Alternative 3 50% of asset F and 50% of asset H
a. Calculate the expected return over the 4-year period for each of the three alternatives
b. Calculate the standard deviation of returns over the 4-year period for each of the three alternatives
c. Use your findings in parts a and b to calculate the coefficient of variation for each of the three alternatives
d. On the basis of your findings, which of the three investment alternatives do you recommend? why?
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