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Month: April 2013

  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • April 24, 2013
  • Chuck Osborne

Is Volatility Back?

For years I have been giving the same talk about the standard measures of risk used in the modern financial world: standard deviation and beta. Standard deviation is a measure of absolute volatility, while beta is a measure of relative volatility. Standard deviation measures the average, or “standard,” difference, or “deviation” (we financial types are…