Betas are misunderstood, misapplied and, often, feared. A key feature of the CAPM is “beta” that represents an asset’s exposure to market risk. Practitioners using the CAPM or its modified form must determine a beta value to apply the model for cost of capital calculations. Join Dr. Michael Crain and Dr. Bill Kennedy for an exploration of the theory and evidence of CAPM beta, use of beta in valuation practice, and the link between capital structure and beta.
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