# Chapter 5 investments

Portfolio objectives should be established before beginning to invest.
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A portfolio consisting of four stocks is expected to produce returns of 9%, 11%, 3% and 17%, respectively, over the next four years. What is the standard deviation of these expected returns?
respectively, over the next four years. What is the standard deviation of these expected returns?
A) 5.00%
B) 5.77%
C) 25.00%
D) 33.33%
The stock of a technology company has an expected return of 15% and a standard deviation of 20%. The stock of a pharmaceutical company has an expected return of 13% and a standard deviation of 18%. A portfolio consisting of 50% invested in each stock will have an expected return of 14 % and a standard deviation
A) less than the average of 20% and 18%.
B) the average of 20% and 18%.
C) greater than the average of 20% and 18%.
D) the answer cannot be determined with the information given.