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Consider the following table, which gives a security analyst's expected return on two stocks for two particular market returns:

Market return | Aggressive Stock | Defensive Stock |

7% | 4% | 2.5% |

25 | 38 | 16 |

If the T-bill rate is 3% and the market return is equally likely to be 7% or 25%, what are the alphas of the two stocks?

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Step 1

For the Calculation of Alpha, first we have to calculate Beta of each stocks and Beta can be calculated by using this formula:

Expected Return of Stock = Risk-Free Rate (RF) + Beta (β) × (Market Return - Risk-Free Rate (RF))

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**Calculation of Beta (β) of Aggressive Stock: **

Step 2

**Calculation of Beta (β) of Defensive Stock: **

Step 3

Beta of Aggressive Stock (β) = 1.89

T-Bill Rate or Risk-Free Rate (RF) = 3%

Market Return (MR) = (7% + 25%) ÷ 2 = 16%

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