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Compare and contrast SWOT analysis with portfolio analysis?

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Compares and contrasts SWOT analyses to portfolio analyses.

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A SWOT analysis is a Situation analysis in which internal strengths and weaknesses of an organization, and external opportunities and threats faced by it are closely examined to chart a strategy. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

A Portfolio analysis is the process of looking at every investment held within a portfolio and evaluating how it affects the overall performance. Portfolio analysis seeks to determine the variance of each security, the overall beta of the portfolio, the amount of diversification and the asset allocation within the portfolio. The analysis seeks to understand the risks associated with the current composition of the portfolio and identify ways to mitigate the identified risks.

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