A measure of an investment's volatility relative to a chosen benchmark. For stocks or stock funds, the benchmark is usually the S&P 500. For bonds or bond funds, it is Treasury bills. The beta of the benchmark is always 1.00. So a stock fund with a beta of 1.00 has experienced up and down movements of roughly the same magnitude as the S&P 500. Mean......
- the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
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A sunspot group having both positive and negative magnetic polarities, with a simple and distinct division between the polarities.
Beta is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ==Transformers: Generation 1== The gravelly-voiced Beta began existence as one of the Quintessons` many robotic slaves. She would not remain so. In the course of time she became a warrior, armed with a powerful crossbow weapon, and standing be...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_(Transformers)
(Beet, Chard, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet) B. vulgaris is the botanical name for two varieties of vegetables. The Beet and Swiss Chard, also known as Leaf Beet or Spinach Beet. Both of these biennials are grown as annuals. The Beet belongs to a group of plants, which were selected from an ancient European species. This group includes Sugar Beets, grown...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10004
The second rank in the social order of a wolf pack. A pack may also have both a beta male and a beta female. A wolf at this rank will usually dominate all of the other wolves in its gender except the alpha wolf.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20085
Is a quantitative measure of a security, basket, or funds behavior relative to the market or benchmark. This relationship typically represents the historic price movement of a specific security against the movement in the S&P 500. A beta of 1.35 would indicate that the security move 1.35 times the movement in the S&P or 35% greater variability. The...Found on http://www.oasismanagement.com/glossary/
Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a fund or portfolio, relative to the overall market. A beta above 1 shows that a fund is more volatile than the overall market, while a beta below 1 represents a fund which is less volatile.
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An index of systematic risk. It measures the sensitivity of a stock's returns to changes in returns on the market portfolio. The beta of a portfolio is simply a weighted average of the individual stock betas in the portfolio.
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A measurement of the relationship between the risk of an individual stock or stock portfolio and the risk of the overall market. The beta is a measure of the sensitivity of an investment`s return to market movements. A diversified portfolio of high beta stocks is more risky than a diversified portfolio of low beta stocks. Found on http://www.exchange-handbook.co.uk/index.cfm?section=glossary&first_letter=
Statistical measure of how sensitive a security or portfolio is to movements in the market index. For example, a security with a beta of 1 is expected to give the same return as the index. Higher beta stocks or portfolios (beta greater than 1) are expected to outperform in rising markets and underperform in falling markets. Low beta stocks (beta le...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20211
- beets 2. [n] - the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabetFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=beta
Beta is a measure of the correlation between the value of a security and the market. Beta is used to calculate discount rates for CAPM....more on BetaFound on http://moneyterms.co.uk/
[ Greek bh^ta
.] The second letter of the Greek alphabet, B, β. See B
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(B, β) is used variously for classifying, as: (a) (Astron.)
To designate some bright star, usually the second brightest...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/43
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preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; `a beta version`; `beta software`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=beta
The measure of an asset`s risk in relation to the market (for example, the S&P500) or to an alternative benchmark or factors. Roughly speaking, a security with a beta of 1.5, will have move, on average, 1.5 times the market return. [More precisely, that stock`s excess return (over and above a short-term money market rate) is expected to move 1....Found on http://www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/bfglosb.htm
• (n.) The second letter of the Greek alphabet, B, /. See B, and cf. etymology of Alphabet.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/beta/
(from the article `Sharpe, William F.`) ...theory showed that the market pricing of risky assets enabled them to fit into an investor`s portfolio because they could be combined with ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/56
(from the article `Nicaragua`) In October Hurricane Beta caused considerable damage to homes, crops, infrastructure, and the ecosystem, mostly around cays and isolated communities ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/56
The measure of a stocks risk relative to the market. Discover What It`s Like to Live Easy With EquiTrendFound on http://www.equitrend.com/glossary255.xhtml
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A statistical measure of a stock's volatility compared with the overall market. A beta of less than 1 indicates lower risk than the market; a beta of more than 1 indicates higher risk than the market. (See volatility.)Found on http://www.finra.org/Glossary/index.htm
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