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Chicago, IL – August 29, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI - Free Report) , Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC - Free Report) , Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY - Free Report) , North American Construction Group Ltd. (NOA - Free Report) and Unitil Corp. (UTL - Free Report) .
Want to Avoid Market Volatility? Buy These 5 Low-Beta Stocks
Risky stocks are not the only source of high returns and also, the strategy works well only in a bullish market. Although risk lovers are willing to take the menace, risk averse investors mostly try to avoid stocks with significant exposure to the market.
We have created a strategy, suitable for both risk lovers and risk-averse investors, that shows high returns can also be generated from stocks with lower correlation to market volatility.
Beta indicates the volatility of a particular stock with respect to the market. In other words, beta measures the extent of stock price movement relative to the market (we are considering S&P 500 here).
If a company has a beta of 1, it means that the relative volatility of the stock is the same as that of the S&P 500. In the same way, if the stock’s beta is greater than 1 then it is more volatile compared to the market. Conversely, a beta below 1 signifies less volatility.
Now, if a portfolio’s beta is 3, it is three times more volatile than the market. Hence, if the market is projected to give 20% return, the portfolio will then definitely contribute 60% return which is amazing.
However, the opposite case also holds true. If the market slips 20% then the portfolio return plummets 60% which is surely a matter of concern.
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