Question 1

Investments in individual stocks and stock portfolios (combination stock) take a lot of risk and required details studies on the return rate trend. The objective of investor is to gain higher return and less risky.

The lesser the variation in returns, the investor will be more confident in investing in the portfolios. Based on the following table that consist the return rate of 3 investments, A, B and C; answer the following questions.

Returns of Investments

Investment A

Investment B

Investment C

30.00

13.09

30.33

-32.17

6.80

-26.90

-2.13

13.77

-30.37

30.31

64.26

35.58

4.30

22.42

-5.61

6.06

-18.74

-27.96

25.00

34.40

29.00

14.73

24.37

12.71

12.89

49.87

-26.01

36.13

-15.46

-1.81

-20.24

22.92

0.46

1.53

-16.25

6.11

1.20

20.95

2.07

17.61

-17.33

6.04

-2.59

43.71

29.44

1.20

7.60

40.45

33.00

-12.83

11.00

9.94

57.41

-30.72

14.26

0.52

-25.93

-33.39

65.97

-36.68

-15.83

61.00

8.29

58.67

-26.24

27.93

0.63

-11.96

61.00

0.25

57.01

-28.17

38.00

1.94

-20.44

5.23

61.24

-34.75

6.93

28.45

-34.75

66.00

58.28

9.66

-13.24

-8.55

54.19

24.30

-28.54

63.37

-18.95

-5.29

44.00

-10.01

19.84

-4.15

9.43

-7.04

-20.23

35.24

13.73

23.46

1.21

-12.11

4.16

40.70

8.80

-11.53

31.76

12.89

10.03

22.18

62.64

3.19

11.07

63.00

10.51

3.24

28.23

24.34

8.47

-19.27

39.04

25.10

7.05

22.87

36.08

-9.22

24.76

-24.24

-28.51

45.21

-21.95

-17.00

15.28

-38.47

64.88

-18.09

10.33

17.30

34.21

13.44

47.27

-9.59

12.68

52.00

52.00

68.00

22.70

-26.10

a) Identify the type of data

(If Qualitative – state Nominal or Ordinal)

(If Quantitative – state Discrete or Continuous)

How the data was obtained?

Returns of Investments

Investment A

Investment B

Investment C

30.00

13.09

30.33

-32.17

6.80

-26.90

-2.13

13.77

-30.37

30.31

64.26

35.58

4.30

22.42

-5.61

6.06

-18.74

-27.96

25.00

34.40

29.00

14.73

24.37

12.71

12.89

49.87

-26.01

36.13

-15.46

-1.81

-20.24

22.92

0.46

1.53

-16.25

6.11

1.20

20.95

2.07

17.61

-17.33

6.04

-2.59

43.71

29.44

1.20

7.60

40.45

33.00

-12.83

11.00

9.94

57.41

-30.72

14.26

0.52

-25.93

-33.39

65.97

-36.68

-15.83

61.00

8.29

58.67

-26.24

27.93

0.63

-11.96

61.00

0.25

57.01

-28.17

38.00

1.94

-20.44

5.23

61.24

-34.75

6.93

28.45

-34.75

66.00

58.28

9.66

-13.24

-8.55

54.19

24.30

-28.54

63.37

-18.95

-5.29

44.00

-10.01

19.84

-4.15

9.43

-7.04

-20.23

35.24

13.73

23.46

1.21

-12.11

4.16

40.70

8.80

-11.53

31.76

12.89

10.03

22.18

62.64

3.19

11.07

63.00

10.51

3.24

28.23

24.34

8.47

-19.27

39.04

25.10

7.05

22.87

36.08

-9.22

24.76

-24.24

-28.51

45.21

-21.95

-17.00

15.28

-38.47

64.88

-18.09

10.33

17.30

34.21

13.44

47.27

-9.59

12.68

52.00

52.00

68.00

22.70

-26.10            

 

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