Alpha

[Sevendust album] Alpha is the sixth studio album by alternative metal band Sevendust, and was released on March 6, 2007. Alpha is the band`s second album featuring Sonny Mayo on rhythm guitar and the first with him as part of the writing process. Alpha is also the first album by the band to be released under the Warner-affiliated Asylum Re
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Alpha

[comics] Alpha is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. He is a martial artist created by writer Kelley Puckett and artist Damion Scott as a villain to Batgirl, and he first appeared in Batgirl #35 (2003). ==Fictional character biography== An extraordinarily skilled martial artist, Alpha was one of the instructors hired by assass
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Alpha

[programming language] The Alpha language was the original database language developed by Edgar F. Codd, the inventor of the relational database approach. It was eventually supplanted by SQL, which IBM developed for the first commercial relational database product. ...
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Alpha

[navigation] Alpha (also called RSDN-20 ) is a Russian system for long range radio navigation. RSDN in Russian stands for Радиотехническая Система Дальней Навигации (Radiotehnicheskaya Sistema Dal`ney Navigatsii), i.e., radio-technical long-distance navigation system. ALPHA was used to determine positi
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Alpha

[Asia album] Alpha is the second album by rock band Asia released in 1983. Alpha has now sold nearly three million records. ==Overview== Alpha focused almost entirely on pop and pop-rock sounds, and is almost devoid of progressive rock elements. Although Alpha achieved multi-platinum status, it did not meet music industry expectations after
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Alpha

[band] Alpha is a trip hop/electronica group, comprising founding member Corin Dingley, vocalist and lyricist Wendy Stubbs and Hannah Collins; other founding member, Andy Jenks, left the group before the release of their 2007 LP "The Sky Is Mine". Originally working under the name "Ariel", the duo of Dingley and Jenks came together in 1995
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Alpha

[investment] For instance, although a return of 20% may appear good, the investment can still have a negative alpha if it`s involved in an excessively risky position. ==Origin of the concept== The concept and focus on Alpha comes from an observation increasingly made{Citation needed|date=March 2008} during the middle of the twentieth centur
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Alpha

[Centauri] This category lists those programming languages that provide adequate support for text-oriented operations. Many of these are character string oriented languages. ...
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Alpha

Denotes a unipolar SUNSPOT group.
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Alpha

A measure of selection risk (also known as residual risk) of a mutual fund in relation to the market. A positive alpha is the extra return awarded to the investor for taking a risk, instead of accepting the market return. For example, an alpha of 0.4 means the fund outperformed the market-based return estimate by 0.4%. An alpha of -0.6 means a fund
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Alpha

The highest rank in the social order of each wolf pack. There are both alpha male and alpha female within each pack. Usually this pair are the parents of most of the other members of the pack, as generally only the Alpha pair mate. Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet.
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Alpha

Is a measure of the incremental reward (or loss) that an investor gained in relation to the market. Typically, this is measured as performance of a selected portfolio relative to a market benchmark. An enhanced S&P 500 portfolio might have an alpha of .25 which means that the pickup was .25% or a quarter point better than the standard.
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Alpha

Alpha is a coefficient that measures the risk-adjusted performance, or the excess return, considering the risk due to the specific fund and its underlying investments, rather than the overall market. A high alpha indicates that the fund has performed better than would be predicted given its beta (volatility).
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alpha

[adj] - first in order of importance 2. [n] - the beginning of a series or sequence 3. [n] - the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
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Alpha

A type of cell in the pancreas. Alpha cells make and release a hormone called glucagons. The body sends a signal to the alpha cells to make glucagons when blood glucose falls too low. The glucagons reaches the liver where it tells it to release glucose into the blood for energy.
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Alpha

The relationship which the return on a stock has with the return on the market as a whole, often... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/alpha.htm?id=1566&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of alpha'>more</a>
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Alpha

The alpha of a security or fund is its out-performance over the risk adjusted return, with risk measured by beta....more on Alpha
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Alpha

Al'pha noun [ Latin alpha , Greek 'a`lfa , from Hebrew āleph , name of the first letter in the alphabet, also meaning ox .] The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning . « In am Alpha and Ome
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alpha

First letter of the Greek alphabet, a. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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alpha

adjective early testing stage of a software or hardware product; `alpha version`
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alpha

adjective first in order of importance; `the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees`; `the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star`
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noun the beginning of a series or sequence; `the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end`--Revelations
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alpha

noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
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Alpha

Measure of risk-adjusted performance. An alpha is usually generated by regressing the security or mutual fund`s excess return on the S&P 500 excess return. The beta adjusts for the risk (the slope coefficient). The alpha is the intercept. Example: Suppose the mutual fund has a return of 25%, and the short-term interest rate is 5% (excess return...
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Alpha

• (n.) The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.
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