Finance Exam

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ch12 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Last year, T-bills returned 2 percent while your investment in large-company stocks earned an average of 5 percent. Which one of the following terms refers to the difference between these two rates of return? A. risk premium B. geometric return C. arithmetic D. standard deviation E. variance 2. Which one of the following best defines the variance of an investment's annual returns over a number of years? A. The average squared difference between the arithmetic and the geometric average annual returns. B. The squared summation of the differences between the actual returns and the average geometric return. C. The average difference…show more content…
B. U.S. Treasury bills provided a positive rate of return each and every year during the period. C. Inflation equaled or exceeded the return on U.S. Treasury bills every year during the period. D. Long-term government bonds outperformed U.S. Treasury bills every year during the period. E. National deflation occurred at least once every decade during the period. 18. Which one of the following categories of securities had the highest average return for the period 19262010? A. U.S. Treasury bills B. large company stocks C. small company stocks D. long-term corporate bonds E. long-term government bonds 19. Which one of the following categories of securities had the lowest average risk premium for the period 1926-2010? A. long-term government bonds B. small company stocks C. large company stocks D. long-term corporate bonds E. U.S. Treasury bills 20. Which one of the following categories of securities has had the most volatile returns over the period 1926-2010? A. long-term corporate bonds B. large-company stocks C. intermediate-term government bonds D. U.S. Treasury bills E. small-company stocks 21. Which one of the following statements correctly applies to the period 1926-2010? A. Large-company stocks earned a higher average risk premium than did small-company stocks. B. Intermediate-term government bonds had a higher average return than long-term corporate bonds. C. Large-company stocks had an average annual return of 14.7 percent. D.

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