Understanding Risk & Return

  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 3.3 hours  
  • Access: 1 Year
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Learn how to calculate risk and return on individual assets and portfolios.

  • This course is only suitable for desktop use.

Course Outline

The "Understanding Risk & Return on Assets" course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and practical insights into the fundamental concepts of risk and return in finance. This course is ideal for individuals looking to enhance their investment decision-making skills and gain a deeper understanding of how to evaluate different types of assets.

Participants will begin by exploring the foundational concepts of risk and return, learning about their significance and how they influence investment strategies. The course covers various types of risks, such as Volatility Risk, Portfolio Covariance & Standard Deviation, and Portfolio Management.

What You Will Learn

Topic 1: Investment - An Introduction

  • Investment Basics
  • Investment Perspectives & Approaches
  • Investable Assets
  • Investment Risk & Return

Topic 2: Risk & Return - An Introduction

  • Calculating the Expected Return
  • Calculating Volatility (Risk)

Topic 3: Risk & Return - Portfolios

  • Calculating the Risk/Return of a Portfolio
  • Portfolio Covariance
  • Portfolio Variance & Standard Deviation
  • Semivariance

Topic 4: Risk & Return - Efficient & Optimal Portfolios

  • Minimum Variance Portfolio
  • Efficient Frontier
  • The Optimal Portfolio
  • The Complete Portfolio

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