# Calculate Jensen’s Alpha with Excel

Jensen’s Alpha is a risk-adjusted performance benchmark that tells you how by much the returns of an actively managed portfolio are above or below market returns.

Jensen’s Alpha is a risk-adjusted performance benchmark that tells you how by much the returns of an actively managed portfolio are above or below market returns.

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