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# Finance Problem: Basic Valuation

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B5. (Expected return and risk) General Eclectic Corporation is considering three possible capital
investment projects. The projected returns depend on the future state of the economy as
given here.
a. Calculate each project's expected return, variance, and standard deviation.
b. Rank the projects on the basis of (1) expected return and (2) risk. Which project would
you choose?
PROJECTED RETURN

State of the Probability of
Economy Occurrence 1 2 3

Recession 0.20 10% 8% 12%

Stable 0.60 15 13 10

Boom 0.20 21 25 8

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B5. (Expected return and risk) General Eclectic Corporation is considering three possible capital
investment projects. The projected returns depend on the future state of the economy as
given here.
a. Calculate each project's expected return, variance, and standard deviation.
b. Rank the projects on the basis of (1) expected return and (2) risk. Which project would
you choose?
PROJECTED RETURN

State of the Probability of
Economy Occurrence 1 2 3

Recession 0.20 10% 8% 12%

Stable ...

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