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# Determine the economic conditions

Condition PRobability StockA Stock
B
Weak 10% 10.00% 17.00%
Below Average 20% 18.50% (21.29%)
Normal 40% 38.67% 44.25%
Above Average 20% 14.33% 11.67%
Strong 10% (33.00%) 28.30%

a) Calculate the expected return of each stock (A%B).
b) Compute the standard deviation of each stock - A and B.
c) Based on your analysis from a and b above, which syock would you choose for investment and why?
d) Suppose you have a portfolio that consists of stock A stock B. The total value of your portfolio is \$150,000. Out of the total value, \$97,500 was invested in stock B and the rest in stock A. Calculate the expected return of your portfolio.

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This solution is comprised of detailed calculations for the following questions:

Condition PRobability StockA Stock
B
Weak 10% 10.00% 17.00%
Below Average 20% 18.50% (21.29%)
Normal 40% 38.67% 44.25%
Above Average 20% 14.33% 11.67%
Strong 10% (33.00%) 28.30%

a) Calculate the expected return of each stock (A%B).
b) Compute the standard deviation of each stock - A and B.
c) Based on your analysis from a and b above, which syock would you choose for investment and why?
d) Suppose you have a portfolio that consists of stock A stock B. The total value of your portfolio is \$150,000. Out of the total value, \$97,500 was invested in stock B and the rest in stock A. Calculate the expected return of your portfolio.

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