Tag: volatility

  • July 5, 2016

    Optimal Diversification

    Diversification is one of the most important and reliable methods of enhancing risk-adjusted investment performance. Diversification occurs when assets with imperfectly correlated returns are combined into a portfolio. Diversification reduces risk and can do so without reducing expected returns. Three critical questions arise in trying to diversify optimally or ideally: how ...

  • June 7, 2016

    Rates v. Prices and Market Efficiency

    Informational market efficiency is the concept that financial values reflect available information. For example, a financial value is informationally efficient with respect to underlying fundamental information if that fundamental information (e.g., financial statements) cannot be used to generate improved risk-adjusted returns. Prices that are not informationally efficient offer investors the ...

  • May 31, 2016

    Random Walks and Market Efficiency

    A financial value is a random walk if its next change in value is not related to, predicted better with or explained by, any previous changes in value. If a financial value follows a random walk then the market for that value is informationally efficient (more precisely, weak-form efficient) with ...

  • April 28, 2016

    What is the VIX?

    As FDR famously proclaimed: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. The VIX is a market-traded measure of the anticipated volatility of the stock market as indicated by the S&P 500 index. The VIX is computed and reported on a continuous basis using a complex formula involving ...

  • July 25, 2013

    Housing stocks fall, Facebook jumps on Wall Street

    MATTHEW CRAFT / AP Business Writer The Associated Press | July 25, 2013

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      NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing results from PulteGroup, D.R. Horton and other home builders left major stock indexes with only tiny gains in afternoon ...

  • August 12, 2011

    Investing in Volatility, to Cash In or to Hedge Bets

     

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    Published: August 12, 2011
     
    THE stock market in the last week has been the very definition of volatile, up one day, down the next, then up again the day after.
  • June 8, 2010

    The Trick to Balancing, and Rebalancing, Your Portfolio

    Ed Rabinowitz, Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
     
    Have you ever tried standing on one leg? (Of course you have.) Maybe you were able to maintain that position for one minute, perhaps longer, but eventually -- and before you toppled over -- you put your other foot on the ground. In other words, ...

  • May 27, 2010

    Market Outlooks: Volatility, 1,000 Point Dow Drop in Next Month

    Published: Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 1:13 PM ET
     
    By: JeeYeon Park CNBC.com Writer
     
    Stocks jumped at the open and kept climbing on Thursday, following the previous session's late-day selloff. Can the markets hold the gains until the close? Christopher Hobart, CEO and ...

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