Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Definition & Application Wiki

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) Definition & Application Wiki

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Short Definition

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is used in finance to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return of an asset, if that asset is to be added to an already well-diversified portfolio, given that asset's non-diversifiable risk. The model takes into account the asset's sensitivity to non-diversifiable risk (also known as systemic risk or market risk), often represented by the quantity beta (β) in the financial industry, as well as the expected return of the market and the expected return of a theoretical risk-free asset.

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