September – December 2023 Week 5 Complete

Business & Finance

Complete: a minimum of 1,000 words (total assignment) and three scholarly sources.How do you think risk should be measured? Explain your reasoning.Explain what is meant by “risk drives expected return”.For Asset A and for Asset B, compute the average annual return, variance, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation for the annual returns given below.a.    Asset A: 5%, 10%, 15%, 4%b.    Asset B: -6%, 20%, 2%, -5%, 10%4.  Compute the holding period returns for each security below:SecurityPrice TodayPrice One Year AgoDividends ReceivedInterest  ReceivedRR$20.05$18.67$0.50WC$33.42$45.79$1.10AC$1,015.38$991.78$100.005. Find the real return, nominal after-tax return, and real after-tax return for each of the following stocks:StockNominal ReturnInflationTax RateX13.5%5%15%Y8.7%4.7%25%Z5.2%2.5%28%6. In what ways does a proprietorship differ from a partnership? In what ways does a proprietorship differ from a corporation?7. What information might a changing stock price give to managers?8. What are agency costs? Give some examples. How might they be measured?

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