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expected rate of return

the rate of return expected to be realized from an investment; the mean value of the probabality distribution of possible results


discrete probability distribution

the number of possible outcomes is limited, or finite


Continuous probablility distribution

the number of possible outcomes is unlimited, or infinite


standard deviation

a measure of the tightness, or variablility of a set of outcomes


variance

the standard deviation squared


coefficient of variation (CV)

a standardized measure of the risk per unit of return. It is calculated by dividing the standard deviation of the expected return.


risk aversion

riskaverse investors require higer rates of return to invest in higherrisk securities


risk premium (RP)

the portion of the expected return that can be attributed to the additional risk of an investment. It is the difference b/w the expected rate of return on a given risky asset and the expected rate of return on a less risky asset


expected return on a portfolio (Kp)

the weighted average expected return on stocks held in a portfolio.


realized rate of return (K)

the return that is actually earned. The actual return k usually differs from the expected return (k).


Correlation Coefficient (r)

a measure of the degree of relationship between two variables


firm specific (diversifiable) risk

the part of a security's risk assocaited with random outcomes generated by events, or behaviors, specific to the firm. It can be eliminated by proper diversification.


Market (nondiverifiable) risk

the part of the security's risk associated with economic, or market, factors that systematically affect most firms. It cannot be eliminated by diversification.


Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

a model used to determine the required rate of return on an asset, which is based on the proposition that any asset's return should be equal to the riskfree return plus a risk premium that reflects the asset's nondiversifiable risk.


Relevant Risk

the risk of the security that cannot be diversified away; the securities market risk. It reflects the security's contribution to the risk of a portfolio.


Beta Coefficient

a measure of the extent to which the returns on a given stock move with the stock market.


Market Risk Premium (RPm)

the additional return over the riskfree rate needed to compensate investors for assuming an average amount of risk.


Security Market Line (SML)

the line that shows that relationship between risk as measured by beta and the required rate of return for individual securities


Equilibrium

the condition under which the expected return on a security is just equal to its required return and the price stable


Correlation Coefficient (r)

a measure of the degree of relationship between two variables


firm specific (diversifiable) risk

the part of a security's risk assocaited with random outcomes generated by events, or behaviors, specific to the firm. It can be eliminated by proper diversification.


Market (nondiverifiable) risk

the part of the security's risk associated with economic, or market, factors that systematically affect most firms. It cannot be eliminated by diversification.


Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

a model used to determine the required rate of return on an asset, which is based on the proposition that any asset's return should be equal to the riskfree return plus a risk premium that reflects the asset's nondiversifiable risk.


Relevant Risk

the risk of the security that cannot be diversified away; the securities market risk. It reflects the security's contribution to the risk of a portfolio.


Beta Coefficient

a measure of the extent to which the returns on a given stock move with the stock market.


Market Risk Premium (RPm)

the additional return over the riskfree rate needed to compensate investors for assuming an average amount of risk.


Security Market Line (SML)

the line that shows that relationship between risk as measured by beta and the required rate of return for individual securities


Equilibrium

the condition under which the expected return on a security is just equal to its required return and the price stable
