Asked Apr 3, 2019

Suppose you observed the following situation:


Security Beta Expected Return


Cooley, Inc. 1.6 19%


Moyer Co. 1.2 16%


What would the risk-free rate have to be if these securities are correctly priced?


Expert Answer

Step 1

Calculation of Risk Free Rate:

The risk free rate can be calculated using the CAPM. Follow the below the steps to find the risk free rate.

Step 2

The formula to calculate the expected return using CAPM for the stocks is shown below:

Step 3

Subtracting the above two formulas of Cooley Inc and Moyer Inc we get...


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