Consider the following scenario analysis:
Rate of Return
Probability Stocks Bonds
Recession .20 -5% +14%
Normal economy .60 +15 +8
Boom .20 +25 +4
a. Is it reasonable to assume that Treasury bonds will provide higher returns in recessions than
b. Calculate the expected rate of return and standard deviation for each investment.
c. Which investment would you prefer?
a. Yes. Look at the data the returns for bonds in recession is 14% while that in boom it is only 4%.
b. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for the ...