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Detailed spreadsheet for calculating mutual fund or equity financial performance. Calculates CAGR, Sharpe Ratio, Treynor Ratio, Beta, Jensen's Alpha, Information Ratio, Tracking Error and R-Squared. Uses two hypothetical mutual funds ("Papa" and "Mama") as case study for comparison. Includes references.

When you pick the best choice for your portfolio, defend your decision in a 100 - 200 word essay.

The following return information is given for two mutual funds (Papa and Mama), the market index, and the risk-free rate.

Year Papa Fund Mama Fund Market Risk-Free
2008 -12.6% -22.6 -24.5% 1%
2009 25.4 18.5 19.5 3
2010 8.5 9.2 9.4 2
2011 15.5 8.5 7.6 4
2012 2.6 -1.2 -2.2 2

Calculate the Sharpe ratio, Treynor ratio, Jensen's alpha, information ratio, and R-squared for both funds and determine which is the best choice for a portfolio.

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Please find the attached spreadsheet for calculations, and attached Word document for more effective formatting.

The Papa fund is superior by all measures to Mama fund. Beginning with a comparison of the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of both funds as compared to both the market index and the risk-free rate. CAGR is superior to a simple average of returns due to the compounding nature of returns over time. Papa returned a 7.1% CAGR over the time period considered, compared to Mama's 1.4% return. While both beat the market's 0.8%, only Papa did better than the 2.4% risk-free return. The other measures all confirm that Papa's fund is managed more effectively, and offers a higher risk-adjusted return than the Mama fund. ...

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Detailed spreadsheet for calculating mutual fund or equity financial performance. Calculates CAGR, Sharpe Ratio, Treynor Ratio, Beta, Jensen's Alpha, Information Ratio, Tracking Error and R-Squared. Uses two hypothetical mutual funds ("Papa" and "Mama") as case study for comparison. APA format, includes references.

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