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Please answer each of the following questions in detail and provide in-text citations in support

of your argument. Include examples whenever applicable. Make sure to provide examples for

each of the questions below.

1. Please explain the risk vs. expected rate of return tradeoff, the security market line, and

determination of beta on this basis. Include explanation of all the constituents namely,

security market line, risk measure, expected rate of return, risk-free rate of return, and

market rate of return. Include hypothetical examples for better clarity.

2. Explain the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and its significance and include

hypothetical examples for better clarity.


must cited:  Ross, S. A., Westerfield, R. W., & Jordan, R. D. (2018). Fundamentals of corporate finance (12th ed.). McGraw-Hill