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Risk analysis for investment

You believe Dr. Washington is now ready to begin risk analysis and is ready to understand the risk differences among various investments. The most basic fact you want to convey to him is risk and return?the greater the risk, the greater the expected return. From there, you want to explain how expected returns can be calculated given the level of risk. You want to outline which investments are more risky and which are less risky. Create a file for uploading to the Discussion Board, which contains all of the following information.

First, graph and explain the risk profile for the following:

Risk- 08; Expected Return- 0.07
Risk- 0.12; Expected Return- 0.10
Risk- 0.20; Expected Return- 0.15
Risk- 0.35; Expected Return- 0.25

Second, given the following two investment options, explain in a paragraph what an investor would choose and why:

Investment 1, an investment that is guaranteed a 7 percent return.
Investment 2, an investment that has a probability 0.25 of earning 5%, a 0.50 probability of earning 10%, and a 0.25 probability of earning 0%.
Third, in 1-2 paragraphs, explain which of the investments below are riskier and why:

Corporate stocks
Corporate bonds
Treasury bonds
Fourth, for the class of investors below, explain which investment vehicle they are likely to choose based on its risk profile (stock, corporate bond, and Treasury bond) in a paragraph:

A retiree who is looking for a safe investment
A 28-year-old MBA graduate looking for high returns
A forty-something professional looking for good investment income

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You believe Dr. Washington is now ready to begin risk analysis and is ready to understand the risk differences among various investments. The most basic fact you want to convey to him is risk and return?the greater the risk, the greater the expected return. From there, you want to explain how expected returns can be calculated given the level of risk. You want to outline which investments are more risky and which are less risky. Create a file for uploading to the Discussion Board, which contains all of the following information.

First, graph and explain the risk profile for the following:

Risk- 08; Expected Return- 0.07
Risk- 0.12; Expected Return- 0.10
Risk- 0.20; Expected Return- 0.15
Risk- 0.35; Expected Return- 0.25

Risk is the measurable possibility of loss on an investment. Therefore, from the bar graph, we can see that the investment in higher risk instrument will give higher expected return while the investment in the lower risk instrument provide lower expected return. Thus, it shows that the greater the risk, the greater the expected return.

Second, given the following two investment options, explain in a paragraph what an investor would choose and why:

Investment 1, an investment that is guaranteed a 7 percent return. ...

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