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Calculate for securities A and B based on the data given below :

Probability Security A - % Security B - %

0.1 40 40
0.2 20 30
0.4 0 15
0.2 -5 0
0.1 -10 -20

A) what is the rate of return and Std. dev on portfolio A and B

B) Calculate the Co Variance ?
C) SD of the portfolio for equal investments

Q2) With the following data shown in the table below , compute the risk on the

Security STD Deviation Proportion

A 14.5% 60%
B 18.5% 40%
Corr. Coeff 0.91

( Negative Correalted Problem) 2 marks and 3 question like this ( easy Scoring )


Consider two stock P and Q

Stock Expected return Standard deviation
P 16% 25%
Q 18% 30%

The return on the two stocks are perfectly negatively correlated. What is the expected
return of a portfolio constructed to derive the standard of portfolio return to zero?

Consider two stock A and B
Stock Expected return Standard deviation
A 12% 20%
B 20% 40%

The return on the two stocks are perfectly negatively correlated. What is the expected
return of a portfolio constructed to derive the standard of portfolio return to zero?
( Co Variance Problem ) 4 marks

Q5 The following information is available

Stock A Stock B
Expected return 16% 12%
Standard Deviation 15% 8%
Co Efficient of correlation 0.60

A) What is the co variance between stock A and B?

B) What is the expected return and risk of a portfolio in which A and B has
weight 0.6 and 0.4.

Q6) (3 stock portfolio problems) (4 marks and 2 to 3 questions) ( solve first question
wrong and get 3 more such questions, do not forget to correct 1st ans) ( Easiest score
here) ( V V Imp)

A portfolio consists of 3 securities, 1,2,and 3. The proportion of these securities are

w1 = 0.5 , w2 = 0.3 and w3 = 0.2. the standard deviations of returns on these
securities ( in percentage terms) are SD 1 = 10, sd 2 = 15 and sd 3 = 20. the correlaton
coefficients among security returns are p12 = 0.3, p13 = 0.5 and p23 = 0.6. what is the
standard deviation of portfolio return?

Q7) A portfolio consists of 3 securities, 1,2,and 3. The proportion of these securities

are w1 = 0.3 , w2 = 0.5 and w3 = 0.2. the standard deviations of returns on these
securities ( in percentage terms) are SD 1 = 6, sd 2 = 9 and sd 3 = 10. the correlaton
coefficients among security returns are p12 = 0.4, p13 = 0.6 and p23 = 0.7. what is the
standard deviation of portfolio return?

(3 Stock Portfolio – Completely Uncorrelated)

Q8) Manoj kumar owns three stocks and has estimate the following joint probability
distribution of returns:

Outcome Stock A Stock B Stock C Probability

1 -10 10 0 .30
2 0 10 10 .20
3 10 5 15 .30
4 20 -10 5 .20

Calculate the portfolio’s expected return and standard deviation if manoj invest 20%
in stock A, 50% in stock B and 30% in stock C. assume that each security’s return is
Completely Uncorrelated, with the return of other securities. (4) (v v imp)

09) the expected returns and standard deviations of stock A and are :
Stock Expected Return Standard Deviation
A 13% 10%
B 5 18
Rahul buys Rs 20,000 of stock A and sells short rs !0,000 of stock B, using all the
proceeds to buy more of stock A. the correlation between the two securities is .25.
what are the expected return and std deviation of Rahuls Portfolio?

(Mutual Fund)

Q10). Mr Nikhil has 2 options firstly on FD for 5 years at 8% returns as he is a risk

taker to invest in MF over same period. MF charges 2.25% as entry load and 1.1% as
fund management charges. How much should MF give return which is equivalent to
FD? ( v v imp)

(Price of a Share)

Q11) If ABS’s price is Rs 40 per share and its current dividend of Rs 3.85 per share
which is growing at a 7% rate per year, determine irs required returns?

Q 12) If ABS’s pays dividend of Rs 3.85 per share which is growing at 7 % rate per year
and is expected to grow at the same rate in future. Its required rate of return is 14.5%.
determine its share value.

Q13) the price of stellar ltd is currently at Rs 40. the dividend next year is expected to
be Rs 4. required return on the stock is 12%. Find the expexted growth rate under the
constant growth model. ( 4 Marks)

Q14) The Equity stock of Rax Limited is currently selling for Rs 30 per share. The
dividend expected next year is Rs 2. The investor’s required rate of return on this
stock is 15%. If the constant growth model applies to Rax Ltd, what is expected
growth rate?

Q 15) Vardhman ltd’s earning and dividends have been growing at a rate of 18% per
annum. This growth rate is expected to continue for 4 years. After that the growth rate
will fall to 12% for the next 4 years. Thereafter, the growth rate is expected to be 6%
forever. If the last dividend per share was rs 2 and the investors required rate of return
on vardhaman’s equity is 15%, what is the intrinsic value per share? (4) (v v Imp)

( Portfolio Return) ( Easiest Chapter High scoring ch)

Q16) Determine the expected return on the following portfolio :

Securities No Of shares Cost price Expected year –

end Price
A 200 100 140
B 150 75 78
C 300 125 140
D 100 65 95

A) what is the weight of security B

B) The expected return on security C ?
C) Determine the return on security A is ?
D) What is the return on the portfolio?
Q17) at the beginning of the year Ray decides to take Rs 50,000 in savings out of
the bank and invest it in a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Rs 20,000 was placed
into common stocks and Rs 30,000 into cororate bonds. A year later, Ray’s stock
and bond holdings were worth Rs 25000 and Rs 23000 respectively. During the
year Rs 1000 cash dividends was received on the stocks Rs 3000 in coupon
payments was received on the bonds. The stock and the bond income was not
invested in Ray’s portfolio.
A) Find out the ray stock portfolio during the year.
B) What was the return on Ray’s bond portfolio during the year.
C) Find out ray’s total portfolio during the year.

(Fund Performance Measurement) ( 12 marks ) ( very easy chapter high scoring ) (

ratio’s : - Sharpe , Treynor, Jenser) ( 4 marks Each ratio )

Q 18 ) Consider the following info for 3 Mutual funds A B and C and the market .
Mean return% Standard Deviation Beta
A 12 18 1.10
B 10 15 0.90
C 13 20 1.20
Market Index 11 17 1.00
The mean risk free was 6% . Calculate treynor measure (4 marks ), sharp ratio ( 4 Marks)
and Jensen measure for three mutual funds and the market index. (12 marks )

Q 19) the risk free rate is 8% and the expected return on the market portfolio is 14%. The
Beta of the stock Qis 1.25. Investor believe that the stock will provide an expected return of
A) The fair return as per SML is
B) The alpha of the stock is ?

( Real Estate ) ( 10 marks ) ( High scoring. Easy Chapter)

Q20) there are 300 apartments which are rented for Rs 1000 per month. The occupancy rate
of the village is 75% and the cost of maintenance of the village is Rs 10 lacs annual. If the
return expected is 10% what should be the price of the village?

Q21) Ms Madhu is in business of buying houses, getting them repaired and selling them at
profit. She is considering purchasing a house and she knows that she has to invest 2,50,000 at
the end of first month and Rs 50,000 at the end of 6 months before selling. She expects to sell
property 18 months down the line for 17 lacs 60 thousand. If Madhu expects 25% return on
annual and 6% brokerage is involved for both transactions ( Buying and selling) At what
price should she buy this property. ( 4 marks IP and RP)

Q22) Rachna takes a personal loan of Rs 2 lacs with down payment of Rs 10,000. she pays
10% compounded semi annually. She pays after 1.5 years in next 5 half yearly instalments .
What be her instalments. ( 4 marks RP and IP)
Q23) Garry has got an inheritance of Rs 2,00,000. he would like to withdraw money after 10
years as pension. He gets 12 % compounded monthly. How much will he be able to withdraw
as annuity.

Duration / Coupon. ( 10-20 Marks)

Q 24) Ramesh Bajaj purchased a bond with a Rs 1000, face value, a 10% coupon rate, and
four years to maturity. The bond makes annual interest payment, the first to be received one
year from today. Ramesh Paid Rs 1032.40 for the bond.
a) What is the bond’s yield to maturity?
b) If the bond can be called two years from now at a price of Rs 1100, what is yield to call
(2 -3 question like the above one is expected)

Q25) A 5 year annual annuity has a yield of 6% What is the duration? ( 4 Marks ) ( VV IMP)

Q26) A 10% coupon bond has a maturity of 12 years. It pays interest semi annually. Its yield
to maturity is 4 % per half year period. What is its duration?

Q27) a firm’s current assets and current liabilities are 1600 and 1000 respectively. How much
can it borrow on a short term basis without reducing the current ration below 1.25.( marks)
(Same question will come in exams)


Q28) A growth oriented non- dividend paying share is bought for Rs 250 and sold for Rs 450
after 5 years, the compound annual growth rate is :

Q29) A Rs 100 parvalue bond having 10 % coupon rate will mature after 7 years. Find the
value of the bond if the discount rate is 8%.

Q30) Suppose a company sold an issue of bonds with a 10 year maturity, a 1000 par value, a
10% coupon rate and semi annual interest payments.
A) 2 years after the bonds were issued, the YTM of the bond is 6%. At what price (approx)
the bond would sell in the market?
B) Suppose, after 2 years of issue the YTM rise to 12%, what would be the approximate
market price of the bond?

Q31) A bond has a face value of Rs 1000 and coupon rate of 8%. The required rate of return
is 6%.
A) What will be the value of bond if the bond is perpetual?
B) If the maturity life of the bond is only 5 years, value of the bond will be?
C) If in B Question , the required rate of return is 10%, the value of the bond will be?

Futures and Options – 30 Marks ( V V Imp Chapter Practice Thrice) ( Same Q can
come) ( 32, 33 , 34 Most imp q’s)
Share Current Exercise Call Call Put Put
Price Price Premium Premium Premium Premium
3 months 6 months 3 months 6 months
A 52 50 3 4 0.35 1.05
B 40 45 1 1.25 5.5 6.00
C 35 30 6 6.3 0.45 0.65

Each Contract is equal to 100 shares.

A) if you purchase one 3 months call contract on A, what profit or loss will you make at the
maturity date if the price of A at that time is Rs 57.
B) If B price is Rs 35 at the maturity of the 6 months options, determine the value of five 6
months put contracts at their maturity date.
C) If you had purchase five 3 months call options of C and the price of C share is Rs 32 at
maturity. Determine your profit or loss on the investments.
D) If you had purchase five 3 months puts on C, what would your profit or loss position have
been at maturity if the share’s price was Rs 32.
E) Your client wrote five 6 months call options on B’s share. What is his profit or loss on the
options at maturity if the price of B at that time is Rs 43?
F) If your client had written five 6 months put options on B, what would his profit or loss
have been at maturity of the options if the share price was Rs 43 per share?
G) Which of the following options are in the money?
(a) A’s 3 month call
(b) B’s 6 month Put
(c) C’s 6 month put
(d) a and b
(e) none of the above.

Q33) Covered call writing is a strategy preferred by risk averse investors. Consider an
investor who writes a covered call on xyz share. Spot price is 38, Exercise price is 40 and 3
months call on xyz share is traded at 3.
A) What is the initial cash flow incurred at the time of investment?
B) What is the maximum profit realizable from this strategy ?
C) What is the unannualised rate of return if the share price rises to 42?
D) What is the unnanualised rate of return on the investment in share alone ( assume that no
call is written)

Q34) Subash has bought a 60 call option at 4 and simultaneously sold a 70 call at 2. from this
information, find out ;
A) what is the breakeven price?
B) What is the maximum profit expected from this spread?
C) What is the maximum loss expected?
( 4 marks , V V Imp )
Executive Summary

2 stock portfolio – 8 marks

3 stock Portfolio (std dev, Covariance, Return on portfolio) – 16 marks
Price of a Share – 4 marks
Portfolio Return – 8 Marks
Ratio’s : - Sharpe , Treynor, Jenser (12 Marks) ( 4 marks Each ratio )
Real Estate ( 10 marks )
Duration / Coupon. (8 -10 Marks)
Bonds ( 6 -10 Marks)
Futures and Options – 30 Marks

If we can solve the above 35 questions we have ensured we can attempt 100 marks
question all correct and score minimum A grade if not A certainly B. No scope of
getting C grade.