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Based on risk-return tradeoffs observable in the financial marketplace, which of the following securities would you expect to offer higher expected returns than corporate bonds?

a. U.S. Government bonds

b. municipal bonds

c. common stock

d. commercial paper

e. none of the above

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Answer: c. common stock

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