TITLE

Measuring Up

AUTHOR(S)
Panning, William H.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Best's Review;Jan2005, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that in the corporate world, performance measures are far less informative. We eagerly rank corporations by their financial performance, but we seldom incorporate the appropriate denominator-the risk firms take to achieve that performance. V is defined as-are you ready for this?-the average of the squared deviations from the average return for a series of time periods- days, months, or years. A related measure is standard deviation, or SD, which is the square root of V. VaR measures how much a line of business or company could lose during a specified period-a day, month or year-with a specified probability. VaR is typically used to estimate the capital a firm needs to survive extreme possible losses.
ACCESSION #
15520474

 

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