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We continue our journey into the wonderland of alpha, taking up with leverage and the Efficient Frontier. We documented last time that a mix of a risky portfolio and the risk-free rate (Rf) yields a linear Capital Asset Line (CAL) within risk-return space. When the mix is varied to decrease the amount of Rf, the riskiness and expected return of the portfolio increase. The mirror image occurs as we increase the relative percentage of Rf in the portfolio mix. We can even borrow at the risk-free rate to purchase additional risky assets for our portfolio – one form of a practice known as leverage. Continue reading “Modern Portfolio Theory – Part Two” »Click here for reuse options!
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