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Cmfas M8 Quiz 16 covered
4.RISK AND RETURN : –
9.Required Rate Of Return And Jensen’s Alpha (Measure) Under The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM):
Market Rate Of Return
Market Risk Premium
Beta
Summary of CAPM
5.TIME VALUE OF MONEY : –
1.The Basics Of Time Value Of Money:
The Role Of Interest
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Question 1 of 30
1. Question
If the Market Rate of Return is equal to the RiskFree Rate, what would be the impact on the Required Rate of Return for a security with a Beta coefficient of 1?
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be equal to the RiskFree Rate. When the Market Rate of Return equals the RiskFree Rate, the Required Rate of Return for a security with a Beta coefficient of 1 will be the same as the RiskFree Rate.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be equal to the RiskFree Rate. When the Market Rate of Return equals the RiskFree Rate, the Required Rate of Return for a security with a Beta coefficient of 1 will be the same as the RiskFree Rate. 
Question 2 of 30
2. Question
Mr. Thompson, a portfolio manager, is using the CAPM to determine the Required Rate of Return for a diversified portfolio. If the Market Rate of Return decreases while other factors remain constant, what impact will this have on the portfolio’s Required Rate of Return?
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The correct answer is (a) The Required Rate of Return will decrease. In the CAPM, a decrease in the Market Rate of Return, holding other factors constant, leads to a lower Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) The Required Rate of Return will decrease. In the CAPM, a decrease in the Market Rate of Return, holding other factors constant, leads to a lower Required Rate of Return. 
Question 3 of 30
3. Question
Suppose the Market Rate of Return is higher than the RiskFree Rate, and the Beta coefficient of a security is less than 1. How would this affect the Required Rate of Return?
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will increase. Even with a Beta coefficient less than 1, the higher Market Rate of Return in the CAPM leads to a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will increase. Even with a Beta coefficient less than 1, the higher Market Rate of Return in the CAPM leads to a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 4 of 30
4. Question
In the context of the CAPM, how does the Market Rate of Return account for the systematic risk of the overall market?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) It reflects the total risk, both systematic and unsystematic. The Market Rate of Return in the CAPM incorporates both systematic and unsystematic risk, providing a comprehensive measure of the market’s expected return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) It reflects the total risk, both systematic and unsystematic. The Market Rate of Return in the CAPM incorporates both systematic and unsystematic risk, providing a comprehensive measure of the market’s expected return. 
Question 5 of 30
5. Question
Mr. Johnson is an investor assessing the Required Rate of Return for a specific security using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). What component of the CAPM represents the compensation investors demand for bearing the risk of the overall market?
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The correct answer is (c) Market Risk Premium. The Market Risk Premium in the CAPM represents the additional return investors expect for taking on the systematic risk associated with the overall market.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (c) Market Risk Premium. The Market Risk Premium in the CAPM represents the additional return investors expect for taking on the systematic risk associated with the overall market. 
Question 6 of 30
6. Question
Consider a scenario where the RiskFree Rate is 2%, and the expected return on the overall market is 8%. What is the Market Risk Premium in this situation?
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The correct answer is (b) 6%. The Market Risk Premium is calculated by subtracting the RiskFree Rate from the expected return on the overall market (8% – 2% = 6%).Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) 6%. The Market Risk Premium is calculated by subtracting the RiskFree Rate from the expected return on the overall market (8% – 2% = 6%). 
Question 7 of 30
7. Question
Ms. Turner is evaluating two investment options. Investment A has a Beta coefficient of 1.5, and Investment B has a Beta coefficient of 0.8. If the Market Risk Premium is 10%, how does the Beta coefficient influence the Required Rate of Return for each investment?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) Investment A will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A higher Beta coefficient indicates higher sensitivity to market movements, resulting in a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) Investment A will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A higher Beta coefficient indicates higher sensitivity to market movements, resulting in a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 8 of 30
8. Question
In the context of the CAPM, how does an increase in the Market Risk Premium affect the Required Rate of Return for individual securities?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will increase. An increase in the Market Risk Premium implies higher compensation for market risk, leading to a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will increase. An increase in the Market Risk Premium implies higher compensation for market risk, leading to a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 9 of 30
9. Question
Suppose the Market Risk Premium is negative. What does this imply for the Required Rate of Return according to the CAPM?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (c) The RiskFree Rate becomes the sole determinant. A negative Market Risk Premium implies that investors would prefer riskfree assets over the overall market, making the RiskFree Rate the primary factor in determining the Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (c) The RiskFree Rate becomes the sole determinant. A negative Market Risk Premium implies that investors would prefer riskfree assets over the overall market, making the RiskFree Rate the primary factor in determining the Required Rate of Return. 
Question 10 of 30
10. Question
Mr. Anderson is analyzing the Required Rate of Return for a stock with a Beta coefficient of 0.5. If the Market Risk Premium is 12%, how would the Beta coefficient influence the stock’s Required Rate of Return?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be lower than 12%. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower systematic risk, leading to a lower Required Rate of Return compared to the Market Risk Premium.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be lower than 12%. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower systematic risk, leading to a lower Required Rate of Return compared to the Market Risk Premium. 
Question 11 of 30
11. Question
Consider a situation where the Market Risk Premium is 15%, and the RiskFree Rate is 3%. What is the expected return on the overall market according to the CAPM?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) 18%. The expected return on the overall market is the sum of the RiskFree Rate and the Market Risk Premium (3% + 15% = 18%).Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) 18%. The expected return on the overall market is the sum of the RiskFree Rate and the Market Risk Premium (3% + 15% = 18%). 
Question 12 of 30
12. Question
If the Market Risk Premium is zero, how would this affect the Required Rate of Return for securities with different Beta coefficients?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be equal to the RiskFree Rate for all securities. When the Market Risk Premium is zero, the RiskFree Rate becomes the sole determinant of the Required Rate of Return in the CAPM.Incorrect
Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return will be equal to the RiskFree Rate for all securities. When the Market Risk Premium is zero, the RiskFree Rate becomes the sole determinant of the Required Rate of Return in the CAPM. 
Question 13 of 30
13. Question
Mr. Thompson is considering investing in two stocks, Stock A and Stock B. Stock A has a Beta coefficient of 1.2, and Stock B has a Beta coefficient of 0.8. How does the Beta coefficient influence the Required Rate of Return according to the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) Stock A will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 indicates higher sensitivity to market movements, resulting in a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) Stock A will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 indicates higher sensitivity to market movements, resulting in a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 14 of 30
14. Question
In the context of the CAPM, what does a Beta coefficient of 0 signify for a stock?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) The stock has no market risk. A Beta coefficient of 0 indicates that the stock’s returns are not correlated with market movements, suggesting no market risk.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) The stock has no market risk. A Beta coefficient of 0 indicates that the stock’s returns are not correlated with market movements, suggesting no market risk. 
Question 15 of 30
15. Question
Mrs. Rodriguez is assessing the Required Rate of Return for a stock with a Beta coefficient of 0.5. How does the Beta coefficient influence the relationship between the stock’s returns and market returns?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The stock’s returns are less volatile than the market. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower volatility compared to the overall market.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The stock’s returns are less volatile than the market. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower volatility compared to the overall market. 
Question 16 of 30
16. Question
Consider a situation where the market is experiencing a downturn. How would a stock with a Beta coefficient of 1.5 likely perform relative to the market during this downturn?
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The correct answer is (c) The stock will perform worse than the market. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 implies higher sensitivity to market downturns, leading to relatively poorer performance.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (c) The stock will perform worse than the market. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 implies higher sensitivity to market downturns, leading to relatively poorer performance. 
Question 17 of 30
17. Question
Mr. Chang is evaluating a stock with a Beta coefficient of 0.2. How does the negative Beta coefficient impact the stock’s relationship with the overall market?
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The correct answer is (a) The stock’s returns move in the opposite direction of the market. A negative Beta coefficient indicates an inverse relationship with market movements.Incorrect
Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) The stock’s returns move in the opposite direction of the market. A negative Beta coefficient indicates an inverse relationship with market movements. 
Question 18 of 30
18. Question
Suppose an investor seeks a portfolio with minimal market risk. Which combination of stocks would be most suitable based on their Beta coefficients?
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The correct answer is (b) Stock R with Beta 0.3 and Stock S with Beta 0.9. A combination of negative and low Beta coefficients helps in constructing a portfolio with minimal market risk.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) Stock R with Beta 0.3 and Stock S with Beta 0.9. A combination of negative and low Beta coefficients helps in constructing a portfolio with minimal market risk. 
Question 19 of 30
19. Question
During a period of economic uncertainty, an analyst is examining two stocks, X and Y. Stock X has a Beta coefficient of 1.5, and Stock Y has a Beta coefficient of 0.7. How do these Beta coefficients reflect the stocks’ sensitivity to market movements during uncertainty?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) Stock X is more sensitive, and Stock Y is less sensitive to market movements. A higher Beta coefficient (1.5) indicates greater sensitivity, while a lower Beta coefficient (0.7) suggests less sensitivity.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) Stock X is more sensitive, and Stock Y is less sensitive to market movements. A higher Beta coefficient (1.5) indicates greater sensitivity, while a lower Beta coefficient (0.7) suggests less sensitivity. 
Question 20 of 30
20. Question
In the context of the CAPM, how does a Beta coefficient of 1.0 influence the Required Rate of Return for a stock?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (c) The Required Rate of Return is equivalent to the market RiskFree Rate. A Beta coefficient of 1.0 indicates the same level of market risk as the overall market.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (c) The Required Rate of Return is equivalent to the market RiskFree Rate. A Beta coefficient of 1.0 indicates the same level of market risk as the overall market. 
Question 21 of 30
21. Question
What is the primary purpose of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in the context of investment and finance?
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The correct answer is (b) To estimate the expected return on an investment based on its risk. The CAPM helps investors calculate the expected return by considering the investment’s risk in relation to the overall market.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) To estimate the expected return on an investment based on its risk. The CAPM helps investors calculate the expected return by considering the investment’s risk in relation to the overall market. 
Question 22 of 30
22. Question
In the CAPM, what is the significance of the RiskFree Rate?
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The correct answer is (a) It represents the minimum return an investor expects. The RiskFree Rate is the baseline return expected by investors for an investment with no risk.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) It represents the minimum return an investor expects. The RiskFree Rate is the baseline return expected by investors for an investment with no risk. 
Question 23 of 30
23. Question
Mr. Johnson is evaluating two investments, Investment X and Investment Y. Investment X has a Beta coefficient of 1.2, and Investment Y has a Beta coefficient of 0.8. According to the CAPM, how does this information influence their Required Rates of Return?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) Investment X will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 indicates higher risk and, therefore, a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) Investment X will have a higher Required Rate of Return. A Beta coefficient greater than 1 indicates higher risk and, therefore, a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 24 of 30
24. Question
Under the CAPM, how does an increase in the expected market return affect the Required Rate of Return for a given investment?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return increases. The Required Rate of Return is influenced by the expected market return, and an increase in the latter leads to a higher Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The Required Rate of Return increases. The Required Rate of Return is influenced by the expected market return, and an increase in the latter leads to a higher Required Rate of Return. 
Question 25 of 30
25. Question
Suppose a stock has a negative Jensen’s Alpha. What does this imply about its performance relative to the expected return under the CAPM?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (b) The stock underperformed the market. A negative Jensen’s Alpha suggests that the actual return of the investment was lower than the expected return predicted by the CAPM.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) The stock underperformed the market. A negative Jensen’s Alpha suggests that the actual return of the investment was lower than the expected return predicted by the CAPM. 
Question 26 of 30
26. Question
In a scenario where the RiskFree Rate decreases, what effect does this have on the Required Rate of Return for an investment?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) The Required Rate of Return decreases. A lower RiskFree Rate reduces the baseline return, leading to a decrease in the Required Rate of Return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) The Required Rate of Return decreases. A lower RiskFree Rate reduces the baseline return, leading to a decrease in the Required Rate of Return. 
Question 27 of 30
27. Question
Mr. Patel is considering an investment with a Beta coefficient of 0.5. How does the Beta coefficient influence the investment’s risk and return relationship under the CAPM?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) The investment is less risky with a lower expected return. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower risk and, consequently, a lower expected return.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) The investment is less risky with a lower expected return. A Beta coefficient less than 1 indicates lower risk and, consequently, a lower expected return. 
Question 28 of 30
28. Question
If an investment has a positive Jensen’s Alpha, what conclusion can be drawn about its performance relative to the expected return according to the CAPM?
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Explanation:
The correct answer is (a) The investment outperformed the market. A positive Jensen’s Alpha indicates that the actual return of the investment exceeded the expected return predicted by the CAPM.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) The investment outperformed the market. A positive Jensen’s Alpha indicates that the actual return of the investment exceeded the expected return predicted by the CAPM. 
Question 29 of 30
29. Question
Why is the concept of time value of money important in financial decisionmaking?
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The correct answer is (b) It allows for the comparison of cash flows at different points in time. Time value of money recognizes that a sum of money today is not equivalent to the same sum in the future, enabling better decisionmaking in financial matters.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (b) It allows for the comparison of cash flows at different points in time. Time value of money recognizes that a sum of money today is not equivalent to the same sum in the future, enabling better decisionmaking in financial matters. 
Question 30 of 30
30. Question
Mr. Anderson is considering two investment options, Option A and Option B, both promising a return of $1,000. However, Option A offers the return in one year, while Option B offers it in three years. According to the time value of money, which option should Mr. Anderson prefer?
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The correct answer is (a) Option A. The time value of money implies that receiving a sum sooner is preferable, as it allows for the possibility of earning interest on that amount during the time.Incorrect
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The correct answer is (a) Option A. The time value of money implies that receiving a sum sooner is preferable, as it allows for the possibility of earning interest on that amount during the time.