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Alpha - Do You Have the Skills?

What Alpha? In one of my earlier videos, I talked about Beta. Alpha and Beta are like two siblings that go hand in hand. Together with the risk-free rate, they can collectively explain where your returns are coming from. How much is coming from risk-free returns, how is from the market, and how much is perhaps from your skills in stock selection. Let's look at what's in the video.

1. What is Alpha

2. What are the components driving a portfolio's returns

3. How to calculate Alpha on MS Excel

4. What are the uses of Alpha

5. What do you need to take note of about Alpha

See the earlier video on Beta here

Disclaimer: This video is provided for informational purposes only. We are not affiliated with Ninja Trader. This video is not intended to be, nor shall it be construed as, financial advice, an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell an interest in any investments.


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