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CAPM, SML, and Investors

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a widely used concept in finance. The model is expressed graphically by the Security Market Line (SML). Within the context of investment, explain how CAPM can be useful to investors.

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Solution Summary

This solution explains the components of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and graphically illustrates the components in a Security Market Line (SML). The solution also shows the computation using a simple example. Finally, a short discussion on investor approach to CAPM is included.