# Compounded Annual Returns

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## Question 1

Find 10 years share price and dividends’ of two Malaysian publicly listed companies and
subsequently answer the questions a, b and c below.
a) Critically analyse the basis of choosing the companies. (10 marks)
b) Calculate the discretely compounded annual returns and the respective risk for both firms.
c) Calculate the continuously compounded annual returns and the respective risk for both firms.
Which is the better investment of the two? Analyse your answer. (20 marks)
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Question 2
Suppose that the annual returns on two shares are perfectly negatively correlated and that =
0.07, = 0.20, , and . Assuming that there are no arbitrage opportunities, by
using the Goal Seek function (excel) calculate the weight (proportion) of the two assets that
produce the lowest portfolio variance? (Use the Goal Seek function) (30
marks)
Question 3
You believe that there is a 20% chance that Astro company’s share will drop by 11% and 80%
chance that it will increase by 17%. In addition, there is a 25% chance that OCK Group Berhad
company’s share will drop by 15% and a 75% chance that it will increase by 24%. The
covariance is 0.009. Calculate the expected return, the variance, the standard deviation, and the
correlation for each share. (20
marks)
PART B: (100%)
Question 4
You are 30 years old today and decided to apply for a postgraduate in finance. Your current
annual salary is RM36,000 and is expected to grow by 4% annually. Graduates in finance earns
RM50,000 upon graduation, with salaries growing by 3.5% yearly. Cost of the 2 years of study
is RM25,000 per year which should be paid at the end of each study year. If your retirement age
is 67 and the discount rate is 7% annually, is it worthwhile to quit your current job and do your
Finance for Managers- FIN6013– GSB SEGi University |
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(50 marks)
Question 5
Analyse the FOUR (4) advantages and disadvantages of fund raising either from bond or share
to the company’s performance. (50 marks)
Requirement of the assignment:
The length of assignment is between 1,800 to 2,000 words (part A: 1000 words, Part B: 1000
words), tables, figures, appendices, etc. The assignment should be arranged in the following
manner:
? Individual Assignment Cover Sheet- SEGi
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