Beta and risk rankings. You are considering stocks A, B, and C for possible inclusion in your investment portfolio. Stock A has a beta of 0.80, stock B has a beta of 1.40, and stock C has a beta of 0.30
a. Rank these stocks from the most risky to the least risky
b. If the return on the market portfolio increased by 12%, what change would you expect in the return for each of the stocks?
c. If the return on the market portfolio decreased by 5%, what change would you expect in the return for each of the stocks?
d. If you believed. that the stock market was getting ready to experience a significant decline, which stock would you probably add to your portfolio? Why?