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Expected Return and Risk and Portfolios

1) What has been the expected return and risk for the S&P 500 during that time period (average annual return and standard deviation)? 2) How does the portfolio fair compare to the S&P 500? Explain. 3) Your client has $50,000 to invest and you plan to invest 60% in the security with the highest expected return. What would b

Finance Questions : Risk and Return, Rate of Return and Scenario Analysis

Risk and Return. True or false? Explain or qualify as necessary. a. The expected rate of return on an investment with a beta of 2 is twice as high as the expected rate of return of the market portfolio. b. The contribution of a stock to the risk of a diversified portfolio depends on the market risk

Statistic Problem

Hours Studied...........Test Grade ........0..............................52 .......10.............................95 ........6..............................83 ........8..............................71 ........6..............................64 Give the proportion of variance accounted for (R2).

This job focuses on between-groups variance.

If we do not observe a sufficiently large between-groups variance, then we have not observed __________ experimenter effects, an effect of the dependent variable, enough samples, or an effect of the independent variable I believe - enough samples - is the answer.

Random Variables : Expected Values

Let X be a random variable having expected value (mu) and variance (sigma)^2. Find the expected value and variance of: Y = (X - mu)/(sigma). (See attachment for full question)

Density Function : Calculate the Expected Values

1. Suppose U is a uniformly distributed random variable, so it has density fU(u) = 1 for 0u1, fU(u) otherwise. Calculate the expected values E[U] and E[U 2], and the variance of U. (Please see attachment.)

Measuring convergence

I need to measure the convergence of annual provincial data relative to the national. I have data for per capita annual income for two provinces and I have to compare them with the per capita national data and evaluate if the provincial data converge toward the national data. Can I do this with variance or standard deviation?

Error variance is high

Suppose the error variance in your study is high. Which of these statements is most likely to be true? a. Your power is high. b. The relationship between your independent variable and dependent variance is strong. c. Confounds interfered with measuring your dependent variable or manipulating your independent variable.

Linear Model / Parabola / Exponential, etc.

A. Which of the models would you use to determine the best choice of expiration date for the green beans? The cream pie? Why would you choose these? b. If, for practical reasons, you had to choose only one model to use to set the expiration dates, which would it be? (There is no health risk involved. It's a flavor quality thing

Mean an variance

Let X and Y be independent random variables with mean j and k and variances m^2 and n^2. Find an expression for the correlation of XY and Y in terms of these means and variances.

A random sample of independent...

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- ? A random sample of independent observations is taken from a Rayleigh distribution, whose density function is given by for x> or equal to 0 0 if x<0 show that the maximum likelihood estimate is given by . Using the result that deduce that is


Wage negotiations between your firm and the union representing your workers are about to collapse. There is considerable disagreement about the mean wage level of workers in Plant A and in Plant B. Wages wee set by the old labor agreement reached three years ago and are based strictly on seniority. Although wages are closely con

Determine probability, mean, and variance

An urn contains four red balls and four white balls. An experiment consists of selecting at random a sample of four balls and recording the number of red balls in the sample. Set up the probability distribution and compute its mean and variance.

Variance and standard deviation

Student A received the following course grades during her first year of college: 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 0. Student B received the following grades during her first year of college: 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 1, 1, 1. (a) Write down the relative frequency distribution tables for each student, and compute the population mea

Variance and Standard Deviation

Two golfers recorded their scores for 20 nine-hole rounds of golf. Golfer A's scores were: 39, 39, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44. Golfer B's Scores were: 40, 40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 41, 42, 42, 42, 42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 43, 43, 43, 44, 44. (a) Compute the sample mean and the variance of ea


I need assistance with writing a memo SUMMARIZING the calculated findings to the attached excel problem. Apex Mutual fund invests primarily in technology stocks. The price of the fund at the end of each month for the 12 months of 2000 are: Month Mutual Fund Price Forecasted MAD MSE MPE MAPE January $1

Population variance

The population variance is hypothesized to be 35.5 and a sample of 26 observations yields a standard deviation of 7. What is the value of the chi-square test statistic? Which one? a. 4.93 b. 18.1 c. 34.5 d. 35.9

Random Variables - The Variance

======================= 10 equally qualified applicants; six men and four women apply for three lab technician positions. Unable to justify choosing any of the applicants over all the others, the personnel director decides to select the three at random. Let X denote the number of men hired. Compute the standard deviation of X