Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM
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CAPM is a model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return.
The dividend payout ratio and retention ratio measure how much profit a company gives back to shareholders as dividends. When a business earns money, it must decide whether to use all of its earnings for future operations or to pass some of it along to stockholders through a quarterly dividend check.
The discount rate is the interest rate you need to earn on a given amount of money today to end up with a given amount of money in the future. Let's say you need $1,000 one year from now to go on vacation. We can use the discount rate to determine how much money you would need to have today to have $1,000 in one year.
Most investment choices involve a tradeoff between risk and reward. The "Efficient Frontier" is a modern portfolio theory tool that shows investors the best possible return they can expect from their portfolio, given the level of volatility they're willing to accept.
A business's "gross margin" is a rough gauge of how profitable its operations are. It measures how much sales revenue the company retains after all of the direct costs associated with making a product or providing a service are accounted for. Direct costs refer to materials, labor and expenses related to producing a product.
Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality
Learn about the differences between these two words and how each one is used in the stock market.
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