mat243 discussion post based on python script output

Using the sample data, perform one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Evaluate whether the average return of at least one of the industry-specific ETFs is significantly different. Use a 5% level of significance.

In your initial post, address the following items:

  1. Define the null and alternative hypothesis in mathematical terms and in words.
  2. Report the level of significance.
  3. Include the test statistic and the P-value. See Step 2 in the Python script.
  4. Provide your conclusion and interpretation of the test. Should the null hypothesis be rejected? Why or why not?
  5. Does a side-by-side boxplot of the 10-year returns of ETFs from the three sectors confirm your conclusion of the hypothesis test? Why or why not? See Step 3 in the Python script.

Attached is the data needed to answer the questions.