### Calculate variance and standard deviation for stocks a

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Assume you have predicted the following returns for Stock A and B in four possible states of the economy. What is the expected return of each stock? Calculate the variance and standard deviation for Stocks A and B.

 State Probability Stock A Return Stock B Return Expansion .15 22% 17% Normal .50 15% 12% Mild Recession .20 5% 2% Recession .15 1% -2%

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