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Risk and Return on Uganda's stock exchange

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  • Mayanja, Abubaker B.
  • Legesi, Kenneth

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Using data from 2003-2007, we calculate the systematic risk and cost of equity for firms listed on USE; Preliminary estimates show that nominal Cost of equity capital reduced over time from 63.24 percent (January 2005 to January 2006) to 18% (February 2006 to March 2007). The efficient frontier shifted below in the period considered to suggest a general lowering of expected returns on portfolios, re-affirming the notion that stock markets lead to reduction in the cost of funds; and thus a viable option to bank finance that at the moment is considered prohibitive with annual percentage rates of between 20-25.

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  • Mayanja, Abubaker B. & Legesi, Kenneth, 2007. "Risk and Return on Uganda's stock exchange," MPRA Paper 6407, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6407
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    1. Blume, Marshall E, 1970. "Portfolio Theory: A Step Toward Its Practical Application," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 43(2), pages 152-173, April.
    2. Blume, Marshall E & Friend, Irwin, 1973. "A New Look at the Capital Asset Pricing Model," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 28(1), pages 19-33, March.
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    Keywords

    Cost of equity capital; Beta; CAPM; Uganda Securities Exchange (USE);

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    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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