As a financial advisor, you are assigned a new client who is considering investing in one of two stocks, A or B.

The table below shows information about the performance of stocks A and B last year.


Standard Deviation

Stock A

15 %


Stock B



  1. As a financial advisor, are there factors other than return and risk that should be considered in making this decision?
  2. Based on these factors, what stock would you recommend to the client?
  3. What reasons will you convey to your client to justify your decision in recommending this stock?
  4. How will this recommendation impact the client?

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed;

Main Elements

Integration and Application


Critical Thinking

Guidelines for Submission: your analysis of the scenario must be submitted as a 1-2 page Microsoft work document with double spacing and 12 point times new roman font.