here is the instructions for the final stock tracker spreadsheet the questions have several links that will show you how to do the calculations use april 24th as the last date to track your stocks as you will see when you look at the assignment the – exclusivewritings.com

1. Be sure your data is listed so that each column is a different stock and the rows contain the

prices for each day of your collection.

Stock 1

Stock 2

Stock 3…

Stock 10

1/1/17

1/2/17

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HPR1

HPR2

HPR3

HPR1

Volatility1

Volatility2

Volatility3

Volatility10

Investment

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

2. Compute the holding period return for each. Here is a website that will help:

http://financetrain.com/how-to-calculate-the-holdi…

3. Compute the annualized volatility for each of your stocks:

https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/how-to-calcu…

4. Compute the return on an equally weighted portfolio of your ten stock.

https://www.boundless.com/finance/textbooks/boundless-finance-textbook/introduction-to-

risk-and-return-8/implications-across-portfolios-80/calculating-expected-portfolio-returns-349-

3894/

5. Construct a correlation matrix for the ten stocks in your spreadsheet.

www.ruf.rice.edu/~admn543/

Correlation

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6. Using the correlation matrix, construct 6 portfolios of two stocks each. Find 2 portfolios of

positively correlated stocks, 2 portfolios of negatively correlated stocks and 2 portfolios of

stocks that have correlations that are as close to zero as you have.

7. Compare the portfolio returns you get to the individual returns of the stock that comprise them.

8. Lastly, create portfolio of 5 stocks of your own choosing and weight. Compute the daily value of

that portfolio, then use this column to determine the holding period return and volatility of your

self-constructed portfolio.







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