### What does BETA measure?

In the world of finance: BETA is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. Beta is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), a model that calculates the expected return of an asset based on its beta and expected market returns.

### How do you measure the risk of a single asset?

The total risk of a single asset is measured by the standard deviation of return on asset. Standard deviation is the square root of variance. To measure variance, you must have some distribution/ possibility of asset returns. However, the relevant risk of a single asset is the systematic risk, not the total risk. Systematic risk is the risk that cannot be diversified away in a portfolio. Systematic risk of an asset is measured by the…

### What information does beta give to a financial manager?

Beta is also referred to as financial elasticity or correlated relative volatility, and can be referred to as a measure of the asset's sensitivity of the asset's returns to market returns, its non-diversifiable risk, its systematic risk or market risk. On an individual asset level, measuring beta can give clues to volatility and liquidity in the marketplace. On a portfolio level, measuring beta is thought to separate a manager's skill from his or her willingness…

### How can you measure volatility using beta?

You can use Beta to measure market volatility because of beta is the elasticity of a stock change as a result of a change in the market. That is, Beta of a sotck is found by comparing the senstivity of a stock's return to the fluctuations in the market. Beta is found by dividing the product of the covwariances of the stock and market retun by the variance of the market. The bench marks of…

### What does beta mean in reference to mutual funds?

Answer beta A quantitative measure of the volatility of a given stock, mutual fund, or portfolio, relative to the overall market, usually the S&P 500. Specifically, the performance the stock, fund or portfolio has experienced in the last 5 years as the S&P moved 1% up or down. A beta above 1 is more volatile than the overall market, while a beta below 1 is less volatile. general market fluctuations, which affect all the securities…

### What are the limitations of the sharpe Treynor and Jensen Indices?

The limitations usually relate to risk measurements. For the Sharpe - it is normal distribution: are all returns' distributions normal:-)? The Treynor is based on beta, some people have empirically proved that beta does not always work as a proxy for risk (i.e. high beta portfolios do not always fetch high returns). Plus a beta has to be calculated over a benchmark - is this benchmark close enough to be applied? As for Jensen's…

### If stock beta is 1.2 the risk free rate is 4 and market rate of return is 14 what is the market risk premium?

I'm going to assume that you mean the risk free rate is 4%, or 0.04, and the market rate of return is 14%, or .14. If that is the case, then we solve: Market Rate of Return = (Risk Free Rate) + Beta * (Market Risk Premium) 0.14 = 0.04 + 1.2 * MRP 0.1 = 1.2 * MRP 0.1 / 1.2 = MRP 0.08333... = MRP The Market Risk Premium would be approximately 8.33%…