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Finance & Accounting
Pages 6 (1506 words)
“In finance, risk is best judged in a portfolio context." Is this true? Why? Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Risk and Return 3 Portfolio Theory 4 Capital Asset Pricing Model 4 Dividend Policy 5 Long Term Financing 5 Capital Structure (Irrelevance) 6 Capital Structure (in market perfection) 6 WACC Capital 6 Option (Financial and Real) 7 Empirical Evidence of Risk in Portfolio Context 7 Reference 8 Introduction In present corporate scenario, the market investors adopt the policy of undertaking diversified investments thereby resorting to a portfolio of investments.
investment in diversified portfolio like equity, bond, preference share, different securities etc in domestic as well as international stock market. A number of companies are attached with this investment process where the finance managers and the fund managers of the investment companies are responsible for the whole process of investment by taking into consideration the associated risk factor (Kimmel, 2008 p.145). Risk and Return In case of investment, risk is associated with the financial operation and transaction of securities and stocks (Correia, 2007 p.111). So, the risk of the financial operation is determined by calculating the difference between the expected return and the actual return of the stocks. On the other hand the return on the investment designates the total earnings of the investment. Here the return of the investment may be positive or negative. Rate of return is the fundamental expectation of the investors. ...
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