Alpha is generally used to determine the investment’s deliverance as expected against the set standards of the market’s index usually considered as a benchmark, as they denote the market fluctuations. When an investment earns more than the set market standard, it is the alpha of the investment.
It’s frequently used for gauging mutual funds and other investments alike.
Generally denoted in singular form, alpha represents the percentage of how good or how bad an investment is performing according to the market standards. For example, if the fund has performed 5% better or 5% worse.
The risk ratios that are used to gauge fund’s performance are:
- Standard Deviation
- Sharpe Ratio