William Sharpe published the capital asset pricing model (CAPM). Parallel work was also performed by Treynor and Lintner. CAPM extended harry Markowitz’s portfolio theory to introduce the notions of systematic and specific risk. For his work on CAPM, Sharpe shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economics with Harry Markowitz and Merton Miller.
CAPM considers a simplified world where:
CAPM decomposes a portfolio's risk into systematic and specific risk. Systematic risk is the risk of holding the market portfolio. As the market moves, each individual asset is more or less affected. To the extent that any asset participates in such general market moves, that asset entails systematic risk. Specific risk is the risk which is unique to an individual asset. It represents the component of an asset's return which is uncorrelated with general market moves. According to CAPM, the marketplace compensates investors for taking systematic risk but not for taking specific risk. This is because specific risk can be diversified away. When an investor holds the market portfolio, each individual asset in that portfolio entails specific risk, but through diversification, the investor's net exposure is just the systematic risk of the market portfolio. Systematic risk can be measured using beta. According to CAPM, the expected return of a stock equals the risk-free rate plus the portfolio's beta multiplied by the expected excess return of the market portfolio. Specifically, let zs and zm be random variables for the simple returns of the stock and the market over some specified period. Let zf be the known risk-free rate, also expressed as a simple return, and let ßbe the stock's beta. Then
Where E denotes an expectation.
Stated another way, the stock's excess expected return over the risk-free rate equals its beta times the market's expected excess return over the risk free rate.
For example, suppose a stock has a beta of 0.8. The market has an expected annual return of 0.12 (that is 12%) and the risk-free rate is .02 (2%). Then the stock has an expected one-year return of
Because 1 is linear, it generalizes to portfolios. Let Zp be a portfolio's simple return, and letßnow denote the portfolio's beta. We obtain
Formula 1 is the essential conclusion of CAPM. It states that a stocks (or portfolio's) excess expected return depends on its beta and not its volatility. Stated another way, excess return depends upon systematic risk and not on total risk.
We call CAPM a "capital asset pricing model" because, given a beta and an expected return for an asset, investors will bid its current price up or down, and adjusting that expected return so that it satisfies formula 1. Accordingly, the CAPM predicts the equilibrium price of an asset. This works because the model assumes that all investors agree on the beta and expected return of any asset. In practice, this assumption is unreasonable, so the CAPM is largely of theoretical value. It is the most famous example of an equilibrium pricing model.
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