# In addition to the information in exercise 29 on the S&amp;P 500 and core bonds, J.P. Morgan Asset Management reported that the expected return for real estate investment trusts (REITs) was 13.07% with a standard deviation of 23.17% ( J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Guide to the Markets, 1st quarter, 2012). The correlation between the S&amp;P 500 and REITs is .74 and the correlation between core bonds and REITs is −.04. You are considering portfolio investments that are composed of an S&amp;P 500 index fund and REITs as well as portfolio investments composed of a core bonds fund and REITs. a. Using the information provided here and in exercise 29, determine the covariance between the S&amp;P 500 and REITs and between core bonds and REITs. b. Construct a portfolio that is 50% invested in an S&amp;P 500 fund and 50% invested in REITs. In percentage terms, what are the expected return and standard deviation for such a portfolio? c. Construct a portfolio that is 50% invested in a core bonds fund and 50% invested in REITs. In percentage terms, what are the expected return and standard deviation for such a portfolio? d. Construct a portfolio that is 80% invested in a core bonds fund and 20% invested in REITs. In percentage terms, what are the expected return and standard deviation for such a portfolio? e. which of the portfolios in parts (b), (c), and (d) would you recommend to an aggressive investor? which would you recommend to a conservative investor? why?

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