Discussion Assignment 4.2



Activity Context

This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

o Apply the theories, models, and practices of finance to the financial management of the firm.

Activity Instruction

Discuss beta and its importance. What type of investors would invest in a high beta stock and a low beta stock? Also, in your textbook, review the Real World case, focusing on “Beta, Beta, Who’s Got the Beta?,” on page 343. Despite the discrepancies, is beta a useful tool? Why were the beta estimates discussed in the reading different? Why would you as an investor rely on beta in the first place?

Support your post as appropriate with the theories presented in this week’s required reading.

Readings (see attached)



Discussion Participation Scoring Guide 


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