What are Low Beta & High Alpha Stocks?

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What are the base values for alpha and beta?

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1. If your benchmark index increased 3% in the first quarter and your portfolio increased 9%, what is the alpha of your portfolio?

2. If your benchmark index increased 3% in the first quarter and your stock increased 9%, what is the beta of your stock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet any time you want to see how much you know about low beta and high alpha stocks. You need to know how to calculate both types for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • A possible benchmark index for calculating alpha and beta
  • Alpha and beta base values
  • Calculating a portfolio's alpha
  • Finding the beta of stock

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about calculating alpha and beta of stock
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what alpha and beta measure and indicate
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on low beta and high alpha stocks

Additional Learning

Learn more about these stocks by working through the lesson called What are Low Beta & High Alpha Stocks?. This lesson allows you to:

  • Determine what 'the market' is in phrases like 'the market dropped'
  • Compare and contrast beta and alpha stocks
  • Review why alpha and beta don't react the same way daily
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