Systematic versus Unsystematic Risk Indicate whether the following events might cause stocks in general to change price, and whether they might cause Big Widget Corp.’s stock to change price:
a. The government announces that inflation unexpectedly jumped by 2 percent last month.
b. Big Widget’s quarterly earnings report, just issued, generally fell in hue with analysts’ expectations.
c. The government reports that economic growth last year was at 3 percent, which generally agreed with most economists’ forecasts.
d. The directors of Big Widget die in a plane crash.
e. Congress approves changes to the tax code that will increase the top marginal corporate tax rate. The legislation had been debated for the previous six months.