Question:
(a) An efficient financial market is assumed to hold under the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). What is the main hypothesis of an efficient financial market?
(b) Define the three forms of market efficiency.
(c) Distinguish between diversifiable risk and non-diversifiable risk.
(d) You are the portfolio manager at Peacock Funds Ltd. You are considering purchasing the equity shares of Swan Ltd. The current price per share of Swan Ltd. is Rs 40. You expect the dividend per share to be Rs 4 and the market price per share of Swan Ltd. at the end of the year to have the following probability distributions:
What is the expected return if Rs 4000 is invested in the shares of Swan Ltd?
(e) The rate of return on Treasury Bills is 4 percent and the market risk premium is 8 percent. Using the CAPM model, calculate beta (β) if investors require a 10 per cent rate of return on common stocks.