Sharpe benchmark

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Sharpe benchmark

A statistically created benchmark that adjusts for a manager's index-like tendencies. Named after William Sharpe, Nobel Laureate, and developer of the capital asset pricing model.

Sharpe Benchmark

In financial econometrics, a model for a portfolio's performance that attempts to account for a money manager's index-like tendencies. In other words, the Sharpe benchmark attempts to statistically calculate whether a portfolio's success was due to good management or the taking of excessive risk. The model measures a company's or portfolio's performance against a series of securities indices.
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The Sharpe Portfolio Performance Measure confirms that low price-earnings ratio portfolios earn less than larger P/E portfolios over most of the time.