Risk Measures

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Definition: Risk Measures



Full Definition of Risk Measures


Risk Measures are historical predictors of investment risk and volatility and major components in modern portfolio theory (MPT).

MPT is a standard financial and academic methodology for assessing the performance of a stock or a stock fund compared to its benchmark index.

Five measures of risk are: Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, and Sharpe Ratio.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Risk Measures are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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