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    You have been scouring The Wall Street Journal looking for stocks that are "good values" and have calculated the expected returns for five stocks. Assume the risk-free rate (rRF) is 7 percent and the market risk premium (rM - rRF) is 2 percent. Which security would be the best investment? (Assume you must choose just one).

    Expected Return Beta
    a. 9.01% 1.70
    b. 7.06% 0.00
    c. 5.04% -0.67
    d. 8.74% 0.87
    e. 11.50% 2.50

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    Expected Return Beta
    a 9.01% 1.70
    b 7.06% -
    c 5.04% -0.67
    d 8.74% 0.85
    e 11.50% 2.50

    We should find the required rate of return on each stock and compare with the expected return.

    Stock a
    Required return on Stock = ...

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    This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to answer which security would be the best investment, including an excel spreadsheet with more detailed calculations attached.