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Task Instructions

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

website (


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.


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