FIN 340 – Which of the following risks confronting ABCFINC 340: INVESTMENTS
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Which of the following risks confronting ABC Worldwide, Inc. is an example
of an unsystematic risk
A. A possible decline in the value of its holdings of short-term securities
due to fluctuation in interest rates
B. A possible decline in its earnings due to a strike by its employees
C. A possible decline in the purchasing power of its net income due to
D. A possible decline in its net worth due to the need to reinvest funds
from an investment at a lower rate than was earned initially 2 According to Markowitz risk can be:
A. Minimized and eliminated without diversification
B. Eliminated without compromizing the overall returns
C. Minimized by selecting an optimum combination of investments
D. Analyzed exclusively 3 Which of the following statement(s) concerning beta coefficients is (are)
(1) Investors who tend to be risk averse should have a portfolio made up
mostly of high-beta-coefficient securities.
(2) Beta coefficients of particular securities change over time
(3) Beta coefficients are constructed based on past data
D. (1) only
(1) and (3) only
(1) and (2) only
(2) and (3) only 1 4 A measure of the degree to which two variables move predictably is known
B. Standard deviation
D. Positive selection 5 Which of the following concerning the standard deviation of a stock’s rate of
return is (are) correct:
(1) The standard deviation of a stock’s rate of return reflects both the
systematic and unsystematic risks associated with a stock
(2) Approximately 68% of the rates of return on the stock will fall within
plus or minus one stand deviation of the average rate of return
D. 6 (1) only
Both (1) and (2)
Neither (1) nor (2) Items that circumvent Fisher’s Perfect World include:
No barriers to trade
Free flow of information
The firm’s indepent decisionmaking
Satisfying stockholder wealth maximization criteria
Investor’s receiving regular dividends
D. I, II, III
I, II, III IV,
II, III, IV, V
I, II, III, IV, V 7 Which of the following concerning systematic and/or unsystematic risk is not
A.. Unsystematic risk can be reduced through diversification of a portfolio
B. A coefficient of determination of .75 in a portfolio means that 75% of the
portfolio risk is unsystematic
C. A portfolio’s beta is a measure of its systematic risk
D. A fully diversified portfolio has no unsystematic risk ‘ 8 Portfolio risks can be calculated. Which of the following statistical formulas
calculate portfolio risk
A. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
B. Correlation coefficient
D. Standard deviation of the variance of returns 9 Unsystematic risk is diversifiable:
2 B. False
10 The beta of a security:
Is not the same as its systematic risk level
Can be measured by standard deviation
Is the slop of the capital market line
D. III only
I and III only
None of the above 11 Investment risk can best be defined as the _________ in the expected
return of an investment.
B. stematic component
D. unsystematic component 12 Stocks X and Y produced the following returns in recent years:
Avg Stock X
7.6% Stock Y
7.6% Which of the following are the standard deviations of the returns on the two
A. X = 2.7, Y = 6.2
B. X = 2.7, Y = 4.8
C. X = 3.8, Y = 6.5
D. X = 3.8, & = 5.9 3
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