### Mean-Variance Analysis

Comparing securities using means and variances.

The general rules:

A demonstration of why the rules are true:

Rule: V(X+Y) = V(X) + V(Y) + 2 COV(X,Y).

Proof:

Pictures of covariances and correlations:

Question: Can investors exploit this last rule and/or the Central Limit Theorem to get favorable combination of risk and return?

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04:36 PM