For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – June 12, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Match Group, Inc. (MTCH - Free Report) , Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD - Free Report) , Banco Macro S.A. (BMA - Free Report) , Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (HALL - Free Report) and FTI Consulting, Inc. (FCN - Free Report) .
5 Low-Beta Stocks to Help You Deal with Market Volatility
Most analysts seem to believe that only risky stocks fetch lucrative returns, ignoring the fact that those securities are rewarding only when the market is bullish.
We have thus chalked out an investment plan to show that even less risky stocks are worthwhile bets, if certain parameters are considered.
Meaning of Beta
Beta measures the volatility or risk of a particular asset in comparison to the market. In other words, beta measures the extent of a security’s price movement relative to the market. In this article, we are considering the S&P 500 as the market.
If a stock has beta of 1, its price will move with the market. So, the stock is more volatile than the market if its beta is more than 1. In the same way, the stock is not as volatile as the market if its beta is less than 1.
For instance, if the market offers a return of 20%, a stock with a beta of 3 will return an overwhelming 60%. Similarly, when the market slips 20%, the stock will sink 60%, which is beyond upsetting.
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