What is "BETA"
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Posted: Monday Aug 29 5:25:04PM 2005
Measure of volatility:
Posted: Monday Aug 29 10:27:07AM 2005
Wow - that takes me back to school. If memory serves, beta is a measure of risk, part of the Captial Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). A beta of 1 is the risk related to all available investments in a market (a fully diversified portfolio). A higher beta is riskier than average, and therefore may offer higher returns.
Anyone else with a better explanation - feel free.
Posted: Monday Aug 29 3:55:09AM 2005
If the beta is -5 or +5 what is better?