Finance Exam - Learn IT All

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  Risk averse people only take risks when
    • A. 

      They believe they will be rewarded for doing so

    • B. 

      They have to

    • C. 

      It is necessary to guarantee an additional realized return

    • D. 

      Actual returns are below expected return

  • 2. 
    The collection of eligible investments is called the
    • A. 

      Eligible set

    • B. 

      Efficient set

    • C. 

      Security universe

    • D. 

      Principal components

  • 3. 
    A security dominates another if
    • A. 

      It offers the same expected return with less risk

    • B. 

      It offers higher expected return for the same risk

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In the absence of a riskfree rate, the minimum variance portfolio
    • A. 

      Is usually efficient

    • B. 

      Is always efficient

    • C. 

      Is never efficient

    • D. 

      Is usually the optimal portfolio

  • 5. 
    Portfolios that are not dominated
    • A. 

      Lie on the efficient frontier

    • B. 

      Are minimum risk portfolios

    • C. 

      Have maximum expected returns

    • D. 

      Have low correlations

  • 6. 
    With the availability of a riskfree rate, the efficient frontier becomes
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Curved

    • C. 

      Shaped like a letter S

    • D. 

      Less attractive by moving down and to the right

  • 7. 
    Portfolios _____ do not exist.
    • A. 

      At the far right of the efficient frontier

    • B. 

      At the far left of the efficient frontier

    • C. 

      Above the efficient frontier

    • D. 

      Below the efficient frontier

  • 8. 
      The line passing through the risk free rate and the market portfolio is called the  
    • A. 

      Market line

    • B. 

      Optimum combination line

    • C. 

      Dominant line

    • D. 

      Unlevered investment line

  • 9. 
    According to the separation theorem, all investors should hold
    • A. 

      As many securities as possible

    • B. 

      As many uncorrelated securities as possible

    • C. 

      Only the risk-free rate and the market portfolio

    • D. 

      Only two risky portfolios on the efficient frontier

  • 10. 
     Efficient portfolios to the left of the market portfolio are called
    • A. 

      Borrowing portfolios

    • B. 

      Fully invested portfolios

    • C. 

      Dominant portfolios

    • D. 

      Lending portfolios

  • 11. 
    Most computer output of efficient portfolios lists only the  
    • A. 

      Corner portfolios

    • B. 

      Odd-numbered portfolios

    • C. 

      Low variance portfolios

    • D. 

      Maximum return portfolios

  • 12. 
    The Markowitz algorithm is an application of
    • A. 

      Linear programming

    • B. 

      Goal programming

    • C. 

      Integer programming

    • D. 

      Quadratic programming

  • 13. 
    What is the beta of the risk-free asset?
    • A. 

      –1.0

    • B. 

      –0.5

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      1.0

  • 14. 
    The value of a negative beta asset is
    • A. 

      The higher expected return of this asset

    • B. 

      The risk reducing properties when added to a portfolio

    • C. 

      That it is a necessary component to have a fully diversified portfolio

    • D. 

      Non-existent because negative beta assets are theoretically impossible

  • 15. 
    The Security Market Line relates expected return to 
    • A. 

      Standard deviation

    • B. 

      Variance

    • C. 

      Beta

    • D. 

      There is no relationship of the SML with expected returns

  • 16. 
    The Security Market Line is a
    • A. 

      Curved line which passes through the risk-free rate and the Market portfolio

    • B. 

      Straight line which passes through the risk-free rate and the Market portfolio

    • C. 

      Line which dominates all assets except those on the efficient frontier

    • D. 

      Line tangent to the efficient frontier

  • 17. 
    Beta is usually calculated using the 
    • A. 

      Market model

    • B. 

      SML

    • C. 

      CML

    • D. 

      Security variances

  • 18. 
     In the U.S., a typical allocation to international stocks would be
    • A. 

      1-2%

    • B. 

      5-7%

    • C. 

      10-20%

    • D. 

      30-50%

  • 19. 
    U.S. equities represent about _________ of the world’s equity capitalization.  
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      17%

    • C. 

      51%

    • D. 

      83%

  • 20. 
    When the Evans and Archer study is repeated with a security universe that includes international securities, the level of systematic risk
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Remains unchanged

    • D. 

      There is no relation between systematic risk and the Evans and Archer study

  • 21. 
    For a portfolio with only U. S. securities, market risk accounts for about ___ of a security's total risk.
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      17%

    • C. 

      27%

    • D. 

      54%

  • 22. 
    A study by Solnik indicates that systematic risk could be reduced to about ______ for a portfolio including both U.S. and international stocks
    • A. 

      6.2%

    • B. 

      11.7%

    • C. 

      19.6%

    • D. 

      27.1%

  • 23. 
    The correlation among securities on European exchanges is generally
    • A. 

      Decreasing

    • B. 

      Increasing

    • C. 

      Remaining unchanged

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 24. 
    According to a study by Bruno Solnik, what percentage of total risk can be diversified away by holding international securities?
    • A. 

      One half

    • B. 

      Five eighths

    • C. 

      Three fourths

    • D. 

      Seven eighths

  • 25. 
    Globally, the number of equity securities is about
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      250,000

    • C. 

      1 million

    • D. 

      100 million

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