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Chicago, IL - February 4, 2019 - Stocks in this week's article are El Pollo Loco LOCO , Jabil, Inc. JBL , Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI , Pandora Media, Inc. P and Talend SA TLND .
Overcome Market Volatility with These 5 Low-Beta Stocks
The general belief that only risky stocks generate lucrative returns is not always true. This is because those securities earn handsome returns only when the market is bullish.
In this article, we present a strategy that clearly shows that a low-risk portfolio can also generate impressive returns if some specific parameters are considered.
Meaning of Beta
Beta measures the volatility or risks to a security relative to the market (we are considering the S&P 500 here). That is, beta measures the extent to which the price of a stock moves with respect to the market.
If the beta is equal to 1 it means that the stock is as volatile as the market. So, a stock is relatively more volatile if it has beta greater than 1 and less volatile if beta is less than 1.
For example, if the beta is 1.8 then the stock will witness 80% more movement than the market. Hence, we can say that if the market goes up, the stock will outperform by 80%. Conversely, if the market plunges, the stock will lose much more value than the market.
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