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During this module, you will learn about the importance of risk and return to constructing an efficient portfolio using modern portfolio theory methodology; the role that correlation plays in portfolio diversification and portfolio optimization; how to measure portfolio performance; the significance of the Capital Asset Pricing Model to portfolio optimization and portfolio performance measurement; limitations and criticisms of modern portfolio theory.

2 hours of video content.
Estimated 4 hours to complete.


  • Calculate portfolio returns
  • Calculate portfolio risk in the form of standard deviation of returns
  • Calculate correlation of returns for a portfolio
  • Be able to create optimal portfolios for a two-asset portfolio
  • Be able to explain the efficient frontier for portfolios
  • Calculate Sharpe ratios
  • Calculate active return
  • Calculate tracking error
  • Calculate information ratios
  • Calculate Treynor ratios
  • Calculate beta of a portfolio
  • Calculate the alpha of a portfolio


Complete topics step by step or jump to any of the below at any time.

  • Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT)
  • Returns
  • Standard deviation of returns (risk)
  • Correlation of returns
  • Portfolio optimization I
  • Portfolio optimization II
  • Portfolio optimization and the capital market line
  • Evaluating portfolio risk and return
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Evaluating portfolio risk and return with CAPM
  • Criticisms of MPT


This course is open to all. To maximize the benefit of this course we recommend an understanding of financial statements and Microsoft Excel.


**Training The Street acquired AMT Training in 2021. We have merged AMT's products into one store, to increase our content offering.**

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  • Financial Math for Financial Markets
  • Excel Best Practices for PC: Become an Excel Expert
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  • Equity Markets
  • Derivatives Fundamentals
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Portfolio Construction Theory

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