Portfolio performance encompasses both return AND risk. Smart investors who want to get beyond a haphazard approach and bring order into their portfolio always consider both the potential for gain-- and compare it to the risk being taken. These two key factors are expressed in two terms you hear often as an investor: Alpha and Beta. Do you know how to use them? Today, we'll get back to the basics and simplify them to help you make better financial decisions. The goal is grow your money with less risk--and we'll talk about several ways to do it on today's show. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!