Alpha

A measure of a fund's risk-adjusted return. Alpha can be used to directly measure the value added or subtracted by a fund's manager. It is calculated by measuring the difference between a fund's actual returns and its expected performance given its level of market risk as measured by beta

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.

Alpha

Denotes a unipolar SUNSPOT group.

Alpha

[Lombard] Alpha is a Franco-Belgian comics series written by Pascal Renard, illustrated by Youri Jigounov and published by Le Lombard in French and Cinebook in English. ==Story== ==Volumes== ==Translations== Since July 2008, Cinebook Ltd has been publishing Alpha. Three albums have been released so far: ...
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[Dollhouse] ===Music of the Final Fantasy series=== I`m nominating this as a good topic as I think it meets the criteria. Over the past year I`ve gotten every single article up there to GA/FL with the exception of FF8. The topic includes the music articles on all of the main series Final Fantasy games, as well as the spinoff series that hav...
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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

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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alpha

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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Alpha

(from the article `Northrop, John Knudsen`) ...subcompartments. In 1929 Avion was bought by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation and was renamed Northrop Aircraft Corporation. Under this ...
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Alpha is a Greek mixed name. The meaning of the name is `First Born ` Where is it used? The name Alpha is mainly used In English. Alpha doesn`t appear In 2007`s top-1000 name list.The last time Alpha appeared In the top-1000 was 68 years ago, In 1940. It ranked #841 In that year. . 1880 was a `top year` for the name Alpha. (Based on 12
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Alpha

A measure of performance on a risk adjusted basis Discover What It`s Like to Live Easy With EquiTrend
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Alpha

[video game] ==Gameplay== The storyline of Alpha progresses as the player inputs short commands carried out by the game’s heroine. Similarly to another interactive fiction game by Square, The Death Trap, but contrary to most games in the genre, the situations confronted by the main character are presented in still pictures. The text is di...
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Alpha

[The X-Files] `Alpha` is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on March 28, 1999 in the United States. The episode was written by Jeffrey Bell, and directed by Peter Markle. The episode is a `Monster-of-the-Week` story, unconnected to the series` wider...
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