Jensen’s alpha calculates the difference between the portfolio actual return and the required return by the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). It gives you the abnormal return of a security or portfolio over the theoretical expected return, predicted by the CAPM. A positive Jensen’s alpha identifies that the portfolio has outperformed the market. By contrast, a negative result marks a portfolio that has underperformed the market.
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