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    The assets of a particular investment fund are:

    Stock A with an Investment of $200,000 and a beta of 1.50. Stock B with an Investment of $300,000 and a beta of -0.50. Stock C with an Investment of $500,000 and a beta of 1.25. Stock D with an Investment of $1,000,000 and a beta of 0.75.

    The required market rate of return is 15% and the risk-free rate is 7%. What is the required rate of return on the investment fund?

    a) 14.3%
    b) 15.0%
    c) 13.1%
    d) 12.7%
    e) 10.3%

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    Find the beta of the portfolio.

    Assuming there are only 4 stocks in the portfolio, the weight of each stock is as follows:

    Wa: 200000/2000000 = 0.1
    Wb: ...

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