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