doogie59 
Your answer is 16.93%.
Here is how you can reproduce it for yourself.
Since you know the riskfree rate, the expected market return and the
beta(a) of the assets in your portfolio, you can use the calculator at
this linked site to quickly determine the return on each stock in the
portfolio:
Money Chimp: CAPM Calculator
http://www.moneychimp.com/articles/valuation/capm.htm
Using that calculator, the expected return for each of the stocks in
your posited portfolio are:
A) 11.5%
B) 15%
C) 17.6%
D) 22.8%
To determine the return on the entire portfolio, I first calculated
the amounts in dollars of the expected return on each stock in the
portfolio, The results of this calculation are as follows:
A) $575
B) $1500
C) $1408
D) $1596
I then added these amounts and calculated the percentage that their
sum ($5079) represents of the value of the entire portfolio ($30,000).
The result of this calculation was 16.93%
Additional Information:
Here, from Forbes Financial Glossary, is the definition of "Expected Return":
"Expected return
The expected return on a risky asset based on a probability
distribution for the possible rates of return. Expected return equals
some risk free rate (generally the prevailing U.S. Treasury note or
bond rate) plus a risk premium (the difference between the historic
market return, based upon a well diversified index such as the S&P 500
and the historic U.S. Treasury bond) multiplied by the assets beta.
The conditional expected return varies through time as a function of
current market information."
Search Strategy:
I found the calculator (and much other information about expected
rates of return) using the following Google search:
expected market return equals beta
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&c2coff=1&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A200401%2CGGLD%3Aen&q=expected+market+return+equals+beta
I am confident that this is answer you are seeking. If anything is
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markjga 
Clarification of Answer by
markjga
on
29 Mar 2005 14:08 PST
doogie59 
While my methodology was right on, I misread your question and used
the wrong figure as the expected market return in my calculation.
(Thanks to r0ug2ga for noticing the (critical typo. The correct
answer in 18.2% and here is a rewrite of the answer with the corrected
breakdown of the calculations:
Your answer is 18.2%.
Here is how you can reproduce it for yourself.
Since you know the riskfree rate, the expected market return and the
beta(a) of the assets in your portfolio, you can use the calculator at
this linked site to quickly determine the return on each stock in the
portfolio:
Money Chimp: CAPM Calculator
http://www.moneychimp.com/articles/valuation/capm.htm
Using that calculator, the expected return for each of the stocks in
your posited portfolio are:
A) 12.25%
B) 16.10%
C) 18.96%
D) 24.68%
To determine the return on the entire portfolio, I first calculated
the amounts in dollars of the expected return on each stock in the
portfolio, The results of this calculation are as follows:
A) $612.50
B) $1610
C) $1516.80
D) $1727.60
I then added these amounts and calculated the percentage that their
sum ($5466.90) represents of the value of the entire portfolio ($30,000).
The result of this calculation was 18.2%
Additional Information:
Here, from Forbes Financial Glossary, is the definition of "Expected Return":
"Expected return
The expected return on a risky asset based on a probability
distribution for the possible rates of return. Expected return equals
some risk free rate (generally the prevailing U.S. Treasury note or
bond rate) plus a risk premium (the difference between the historic
market return, based upon a well diversified index such as the S&P 500
and the historic U.S. Treasury bond) multiplied by the assets beta.
The conditional expected return varies through time as a function of
current market information."
Search Strategy:
I found the calculator (and much other information about expected
rates of return) using the following Google search:
expected market return equals beta
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&c2coff=1&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A200401%2CGGLD%3Aen&q=expected+market+return+equals+beta
I am confident that this is answer you are seeking. If anything is
unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the answer.
markjga
