Finance: What is Alpha?

What is Alpha? Alpha is an investing term that describes the success of an investment. It looks at the investment’s ability to beat beta (or market risk) and outperform the overall market.

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eleven percent last year and you ve a trading or

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investing in stocks and maybe options and whatever other vehicles

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you deployed like dead and you know leverage and you

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were on lee up eight percent last year Well then

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you had low alfa sorry just keeping it real You

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actually destroyed value after all your hard work from that

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year you could have done nothing I he just let

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your money sick and an s and p five hundred

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index fund played golf all day and night If you

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you know had those glow in the dark ball thing

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is and you would have done three hundred basis points

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better than you did trying teo you know outsmart mr

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market So hi alfa Good low alfa bad unlike your

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