Andrew plan to retire in 40 years. He is thinking of investing his retirement funds in stocks, so he seek out information on past returns. He learns that over the 101 years from 1900 to 2000, the real (that is, adjusted for inflation) returns on U.S. common stocks had mean 8.7% ans standard deviation 20.2%. The distribution of annual returns on common stocks is roughly symmetric, so the mean return over even a moderate number of years is close to normal. What is the probability (assuming that the past pattern of variation continues) that the mean annual return on common stocks over the next 40 years will exceed 10%? What is the probability that the mean return will be less than 5%?
(please help so i can understand this problem for points by showing me step by step)
I’ll solve this problem for $5 USD via paypal. Contact me if your interested.