Seeking Investment Alpha

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Use beta to compare stock’s exposure to the systematic risk

Use alpha to quantify the investment’s return over the market return

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to use beta to compare stock’s exposure to the systematic risk and use alpha to quantify the investment’s return over the market return. ATTENTION: To take this course, it is required that you are familiar basic financial risk management concepts. You can gain them by taking the guided project Compare Stock Returns with Google Sheets. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We're currently working on providing the same experience in other regions. This course's content is not intended to be investment advice and does not constitute an offer to perform any operations in the regulated or unregulated financial market

Skills you will develop

Financial Data AnalysisValuation (Finance)Risk ManagementPortfolio Management

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Calculating Portfolio Returns

  2. Annualized Returns and Standard Deviation

  3. Sharpe Ratio

  4. Variance and Covariance

  5. Individual and Portfolio Beta

  6. Investment Alpha

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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