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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2120
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Beta CoefficientBeta measures the responsiveness of a securitys stock price to movements in the overall market as measured by an indexBeta is calculated using historical data and can be very helpful for choosing stocks that are bestsuited for the current and anticipated stage of the business cycleBeta tells the investor about the volatility associated with the investmentFormula Beta change in security stock price change in market indexIf Beta0 then stock price is unaffected by market fluctuationsif 0Beta1 then security price is less volatile than the marketif Beta1 then the security is more volatile than the marketExample 1 If 10year historical data shows th
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