Week 10 Discussion Question

In working out your responses to the Discussion Question, you should choose examples from your own experience or find appropriate cases on the Web that you can discuss. Credit will be given for references you make to relevant examples from real companies. Please make sure that you cite and reference all your outside sources (including the textbook itself) properly, as per the Harvard Referencing System.

Identify and analyse the factors that can affect the reliability of a firm’s beta. Do you think the recent global financial crisis has had an impact on a firm’s beta, its cost of equity and its cost of capital? What are the likely implications, for both the firm and its providers of capital?

Please submit your initial response through the Turnitin submission link below in addition to posting it to the Discussion Board thread.