# FIN 550 FIN550 week 1 to week 11 Complete Course FIN 550 FIN 550 week 1 to week 11 Complete Course

## FIN 550 FIN550 week 1 to week 11 Complete Course FIN 550 FIN 550 week 1 to week 11 Complete Course

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FIN 550 Week 1 Discussion
"Investment Performance and Decisions"  Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, predict the performance of the DOW for the next two years. Provide support for your prediction.
Analyze the factors that influence investment decisions at different stages in an investor’s life cycle, and make a recommendation at which stage the average investor should consider financial investments. Provide support for your recommendation.

FIN 550 Week 1 Homework
Chapter 1: Problems 5(a-d), 7, 9, and 12
Chapter 2: Problems 4(a-b), 5(a-b), and 6(a-b)
•Chapter 1: Problems 5(a-d), 7, 9, and 12

5. During the past five years, you owned two stocks that had the following annual rates of

return:

Year                                 Stock T               Stock B

1                                    0.19                      0.08

2                                    0.08                      0.03

3                                   −0.12                  −0.09

4                                   −0.03                    0.02

5                                     0.15                    0.04

a. Compute the arithmetic mean annual rate of return for each stock. Which stock is

most desirable by this measure?

b. Compute the standard deviation of the annual rate of return for each stock. (Use

Chapter 1 Appendix if necessary.) By this measure, which is the preferable stock?

c. Compute the coefficient of variation for each stock. (Use the Chapter 1 Appendix if

necessary.) By this relative measure of risk, which stock is preferable?

d. Compute the geometric mean rate of return for each stock. Discuss the difference
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