# Answer to Question #1117 in Finance for Joel Smith

Question #1117

In the next year, the market risk premium, (rM - rRF), is expected to fall, while the risk-free rate, rRF, is expected to remain the same. Given this forecast, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

(Points : 4)

The required return for all stocks will fall by the same amount.

The required return will fall for all stocks, but it will fall more for stocks with higher betas.

The required return will fall for all stocks, but it will fall less for stocks with higher betas.

The required return will increase for stocks with a beta less than 1.0 and will decrease for stocks with a beta greater than 1.0.

The required return on all stocks will remain unchanged.

(Points : 4)

The required return for all stocks will fall by the same amount.

The required return will fall for all stocks, but it will fall more for stocks with higher betas.

The required return will fall for all stocks, but it will fall less for stocks with higher betas.

The required return will increase for stocks with a beta less than 1.0 and will decrease for stocks with a beta greater than 1.0.

The required return on all stocks will remain unchanged.

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