Based on current dividend yields and expected capital gains, the expected rates of return on portfolios A and B are 11% and 14%, respectively. The beta of A is 0.8, while that of B is 1.5. The T-bill rate is currently 6%, whereas the expected rate of return of the S&P 500 index is 12%. The standard deviation of portfolio A is 10% annually, that of B is 31%, and that of the S&P 500 index is 20%.
a. If you currently hold a market-index portfolio, would you choose to add either of these portfolios to your holdings? Explain.
b. If instead you could invest only in T-bills and one of these portfolios, which would you choose? Why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 24, 2018, 11:09 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/economics/macroeconomics/investing-market-based-portfolio-118655
a. Expected Return of Portfolio A = 11%
Expected Return of Portfolio B = 14%
Beta of Portfolio A = 0.8
Beta of Portfolio B = 1.5
Risk free rate = 6%
Return on Market = 12%
Standard deviation of portfolio A=10%
Standard deviation of portfolio B=31%
Standard deviation of market portfolio =20%
Required return on Stock A using CAPM = Risk free rate + ...
Details of investing in market based portfolio are implied.