Finance 100 – Financial Return & Risk Concepts

I am having some difficulties trying to figure out the following proglems – I am nervous to go to class Monday and not understand how to do them (incase of quiz) – PLEASE HELP!!!

1) From the information below, compute the average annual return, the variance, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation for each asset.

a) 5%, 10%, 15%, 4%

b) -6%, 20%, 2%, -5%, 10%

c) 12%, 15%, 17%

d) 10%, -10%, 20%, -15%, 8%, -7%

– Based upon your answers to question 1, which asset appears riskiest based on standard deviation? Based on coefficient of variation?