Sharpe Ratio

Definition

Named after Nobel laureate William F Sharpe, the Sharpe ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted returns. The statistic is calculated by dividing the average excess return by the volatility of returns. See Sorting the Sheep from the Goats.

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