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The standard deviation of the market-index portfolio is 20% Stock A has a beta of 1.5 and a residual standard deviation of 30% LO 6-5 What would make for a larger increase in the stock’s variance

The standard deviation of the market-index portfolio is 20%. Stock A has a beta of 1.5 and a residual standard deviation of 30%. (LO 6-5)

  1. What would make for a larger increase in the stock’s variance: an increase of .15 in its beta or an increase of 3% (from 30% to 33%) in its residual standard deviation?

  2. An investor who currently holds the market-index portfolio decides to reduce the port- folio allocation to the market index to 90% and to invest 10% in stock A. Which of the changes in ( ) will have a greater impact on the portfolio’s standard deviation?

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