Free CFP Questions for Investment Planning

Sample CFP Questions

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Q 1. All of the following are fundamental assumptions of the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), except for which one? 
A. All investors have the same one-period time horizon.
B. All investors have the same expectations about the risk-return relationship of assets.
C. Investors can borrow and lend at a specific risk-free rate of return equal to zero.
D. There are no transaction costs, taxes, or inflation.
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Q 2. According to which of the following theories, security prices in different markets will not diverge for a long time? 
A. Arbitrage Pricing Theory
B. Black-Scholes Valuation Theory
C. Efficient Market Theory
D. Modern Portfolio Theory

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Q 3. Kappa stock is predicted to pay $1.50, $1.60, and $1.70 in yearly dividends over the next three years. At the end of three years, the stock price is anticipated to reach $14.00. What is the anticipated price per share if the desired rate of return is 8%? 
A. $14.67
B. $14.81
C. $15.23
D. $16.10
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Q 4. How does the yield to maturity (YTM) compare to the coupon rate on a bond that is selling at a discount to par?
A. The YTM will be less than the bond’s coupon rate
B. The YTM will be greater than the bond’s coupon rate
C. The YTM will be unaffected by the bond’s coupon rate 
D. The YTM will be the same as the bond’s coupon rate
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Q 5. Assume a 16 percent actual realised return on an investor’s portfolio. For the same time period, the S&P 500 has a realised return of 18% and a risk-free rate of 6%. The portfolio’s beta is 0.75.  What is the portfolio’s alpha?
A. -0.02
B. -0.01
C. +0.01
D. +0.02
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Q 6. Charles paid $50 per share for 100 shares of ABC stock. He sold the shares for $70 a share at the end of the two-year period. The stock did not pay a dividend in the first year. The stock paid a $3 dividend in the second year. What was the holding period return of Charles’s investment?
A. 23%
B. 26%
C. 32%
D. 46%
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Q 7. If the stock market rises 4.5 percent, a stock with a beta of —1.2 and a standard deviation of 8.7 will change in which of the following ways? 
A. Increase by 2.8%
B. Increase by 3.6%
C. Decrease by 4.8%
D. Decrease by 5.4%
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Q 8. Which of the following statements about registered bonds and bearer bonds is/are correct? (1). A registered bond is registered with the corporation or organization that issued the bond, and coupon payments are made to the owner of record.(2). A bearer bond can be transferred like cash, and coupon payments are made to the person who holds the bond.
A. (l) only
B. (2) only
C. None of the above
D. All of the above
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Q 9. The duration of a coupon bond is always________ its term to maturity. A zero-coupon bond’s duration is always_______ its term to maturity.
A. less than, greater than
B. greater than, less than
C. less than, equal to
D. equal to, less than
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Q 10. A client of a CFP® professional expects a publicly traded company’s common stock to climb dramatically in the coming months. The client is cash-strapped and must wait for a certificate of deposit (CD) to mature before purchasing the stock. Which of the following strategies should the CFP® professional suggest?
A. Buy call options
B. Buy a straddle
C. Sell a spread
D. Sell put options
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