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Choose two organisations from different industries currently listed on the Australian Securities
Exchange from the list provided. Collect daily share prices and ASX200 index values for the period
30 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 for your selected organisations. Note that this period is the
one that has witnessed the emergence of the coronavirus and its rapid spread globally. Economies
have already begun to experience negative effects and many industries are predicted to incur heavy
losses. Australian industries such as airline, hospitality, tourism, transport and many more have been
heavily impacted. Major securities markets worldwide have plunged over this period, the Australian
Securities Exchange included.
Complete following tasks for the chosen organisations:
(a) Collect daily share prices using ASX200 index values easily obtainable on the yahoo finance
To search for the information, type in the quote look up section the code for the
organisation or the ASX200 code. You then have to search for historical data for the period
(b) Calculate the following measures:
(i) geometric mean return (ii) a measure of total risk (iii) systematic risk of the selected shares
(iv) two risk-adjusted returns using the metrics already determined.
(c) On the basis of the calculated return and risk measures and two additional important
qualitative factors about the chosen organisation, make a recommendation about which of
the two organisations you would rather invest in. Explain your reasoning in detail in your
(d) Analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your selected organisations and industries
their operate in. Include comments on overall financial market situation, the specific
industries they operate in, investors confidence and the organisation itself.