[A] During 2007, a firm has sold five assets describeed below.
Compute the tax liability on the assets. The firm pays a 40% tax rate on ordinary income.
Asset

Purchase Price

Sale Price

1

$10,000

$12,000

2

$50,000

$40,000

3

$37,500

$50,000

4

$ 3,000

$ 3,500

5

$15,000

$12,000

[B] Russo's Gas Distributor, Inc. wants to estimate the required return on a stock portfolio with a beta coefficient of 0.5. Suppose the riskfree rate of 6% & the market return of 12%, find out the required rate of return.